Mainstream Media Finally Notices Workers Displaced by H-1Bs

By John Miano on June 5, 2015

I am pleasantly surprised to see that the news media is taking an interest in Americans being replaced by foreign workers on H-1B visas.

In the 1990s, the media published such stories without restraint. However, as political correctness grew, those stories disappeared. The story the media wants the public to believe now is that foreign workers don't take American jobs — they create them. When the facts do not fit that politically correct narrative, the media tends to ignore the story altogether.

But maybe change is in the wind.

As my colleague David North wrote yesterday, the latest story to break out is from Florida, where Walt Disney World replaced Americans with H-1B programmers from India. This was first reported back in January by an Orlando television station and the computer trade press.

The local newspaper, the completely useless Orlando Sentinel, reported the story in January, but omitted the politically incorrect details about the replacement by foreign workers.

Now, four months later, the New York Times has done not one, but two stories on the topic in a week.

Maybe there is some hope that declining readership will spur newspapers to report the news rather than censor it.