Tuesday, January 29, 2008

When the media (news outlets ie. Fox News, CNN) portray migrant workers as the new terrorists it becomes reminiscent of how they used to portray them as the drug lords smuggling drugs into our country at every opportunity during the Regan administration and through the Clinton administration. It is a way of justifying the increased use of militarization on the border and creating an unjustified frenzy among the people of the United States. They do this by utilizing the colors on the terror threat color chart we have all become so accustomed to seeing. The yellow stands for 'Elevated' and the 'significant risk of terrorist attacks'. This is the color the media uses when it runs stories about migrant workers. They use very large yellow font in an attempt to create a connection with the 'Elevated' risk factor and migrants from Mexico.