This image, currently on the main L.A. Times web page, is far from subtle:
It’s not an easy issue. I feel terrible for this poor little girl in the photo. And if her dad isn’t otherwise a criminal, I think the government is misplacing its resources by tossing him out, while claiming a lack of resources to deport every illegal immigrant who has committed a crime.
But a rank appeal to sympathy like this is misplaced, when it is not counterbalanced by providing the whole picture.
It would be child’s play to write an article about these victims’ families.
You might even be able to snap a picture of one of them crying.
You’ll never see that in the L.A. Times.