SF Weekly: “Mission Mission shows new concern for the plight of the immigrant”



This is just kinda sad: In a major act of retroactive cover-your-ass, Kevin Montgomery — aftergoing all bro-douchey on local coverage of the detention of Amuse Bouche vendor Murat Celebi-Ariner last week (an important story in the, uh, Mission) — of Mission Mission shows new concern for the plight of the immigrant.

Follows a long story from a reader, presumably, about a kid scooped up and thrown into ICE detention. And you wanted us to know this because?

Let me get this straight, SF Weekly: some guy on the internet said something you don’t like so, in response, you launch a personal attack and lambast the general importance of Latino immigrants’ struggles, presumably, because they didn’t jump on some tired “street food” bandwagon?  Really?  Aren’t you supposed to be above that?  You are print journalists.  Homeless people use you for warmth.  I’m some guy behind a monitor who spends too much time at Bender’s.  I’m only used for warmth once every three years, average.

I know Mission Mission does not always tout the Weekly’s party-line and, yeah, we had a different take on this one, but we don’t get why that provoked two posts worth of vitriol from one of the Weekly’s editors.  I don’t think using the situation to promote a general discussion around the Missions’ immigration problems is so absurd.

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