Boyles praised anti-immigration ad, failed to disclose "hate group" ties of Vinson, organization that produced and aired it

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Peter Boyles interviewed John C. Vinson, president of the American Immigration Control Foundation, about an anti-immigration radio ad by the group that Boyles said "speaks the truth" and is a "home run." Vinson is a founding member of the League of the South. Both the AICF and the League of the South are considered "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center.

On his June 22 radio show, KHOW-AM's Peter Boyles interviewed John C. Vinson, president of the American Immigration Control Foundation (AICF), about an AICF anti-immigration radio ad that Boyles said "speaks the truth" and is a "home run." Vinson is a founding member of the League of the South. Both the AICF and the League of the South are considered "hate groups" by the Southern Poverty Law Center (SPLC). According to the SPLC, Vinson "often speaks" at meetings of the Council of Conservative Citizens, a group that the Anti-Defamation League (ADL) reported was "established by former activists in the segregationist White Citizens' Councils" and that, according to the SPLC, has described blacks as "a retrograde species of humanity."

In addition to discussing the AICF ad with Vinson, Boyles repeatedly played it for listeners on his June 22 show. The ad purports to translate into English the comments of a Spanish-speaking immigrant, who states, in part, "If things keep going this way, there may soon be enough of us to make the Americans have to learn Spanish." The ad asks listeners, "Do you think that America needs tens of millions more people who don't want to learn English?"

Boyles said that the ad is "going be called racist. It's going be called mean-spirited." Boyles, however, commented, "Look, folks, the ad speaks the truth," describing the ad as a "home run."

In his interview with Vinson, Boyles also referenced the book Londonistan (Encounter Books, May 2006) by British author Melanie Phillips. According to Phillips's website, the book "pieces together ... the collapse of British self-confidence and national identity and its resulting paralysis by multiculturalism and appeasement." Boyles stated that "there's this wonderful book, Londonistan, and about what happened in France with the -- with the Arabs taking -- the Muslims taking over -- totally changing the culture in Great Britain.Why isn't anyone learning from that?" Boyles added that, according to Phillips, "these guys come in -- they totally take over a town. They turn it into -- the women are wearing all the, you know, their religiously dressed clothes. The young men aren't working. And you go in as a British citizen, and you get attacked. She writes about it -- she chronicles it. Now, why does anybody want to bring that kind of a condition into this country?"

Vinson then said, "Well, it's already happening in this country. I went to Los Angeles one time a few years back, and we were just parked at a stoplight. And several Latino men came over and looked like they wanted to start a fistfight. We didn't look at them or anything." Boyles responded, "Yeah. And whether it's -- whether it was real or perceived, it's for real."

According to the SPLC, Vinson "is a founding member of the white supremacist League of the South." Vinson contributed to the League of the South's The Grey Book: Blueprint for Southern Independence (Traveller Press, 2004), which argues that Southern states should secede from the United States and form their own country. A review of the book by Frank Conner on the Florida League of the South website states: "The League of the South's vision provides a jolting contrast with the South of today -- which is being run by Scalawags, to force upon us the amoral multicultural socialist society created by the Northern liberals."

According to the SPLC, Vinson "often speaks at ... meetings" of the Council of Conservative Citizens (CCC). A November 27, 2005, Denver Post article reported that the CCC "declares on its website that it opposes 'all efforts to mix the races of mankind (and) to promote non-white races over the European-American people.' It sells T-shirts that say: 'White pride. Save our Culture.' " The Post further noted that "[b]oth the Southern Poverty Law Center and the Anti-Defamation League call the Council of Conservative Citizens a white-supremacist group."

The AICF, of which Vinson is president, is funded by John Tanton's U.S. Inc., a foundation that funds 12 anti-immigration groups, three of which are considered hate groups by the SPLC. In the summer of 1998, Vinson authored an article in the Tanton-published journal The Social Contract. Vinson wrote: "Multiculturalism, which subordinates successful Euro-American culture to dysfunctional Third World cultures, keeps gaining ground against surprisingly weak opposition."

The AICF sells several of Vinson's works on its website, including a booklet, "Immigration and Nation, A Biblical View," which the site describes as follows:

John Vinson's Immigration and Nation, a Biblical View examines Old and New Testament teachings on these matters. The author concludes from numerous passages that the divine plan calls for the division of mankind into nations, each with its own unique character and distinctions. To the extent that immigration erases these distinctions, it is out of the will of God. Far from being a humanitarian enterprise, the author concludes, massive immigration is a policy rooted in humanistic pride and the worship of mammon.

From the June 22 broadcast of KHOW-AM's The Peter Boyles Show:

BOYLES: Now this commercial is playing, and, oh, my God, this has, this has outraged people. It has not outraged me, and we'll explain why. But I wanna get your thoughts. First of all, I think, first of all, we should hear this commercial that everyone is so worked up about. If you would, play it.

[Male speaking Spanish]

TRANSLATOR: America's population is growing rapidly, largely due to immigration. This year, America's population will exceed 300 million."

[Male speaking Spanish]

TRANSLATOR: "Now lots of people are talking about the largest immigration increase in America's history. Tens of millions more immigrants like me in the next few decades."

[Male speaking Spanish]

TRANSLATOR: "There are so many of us now, that we don't have to speak English in many places."

[Male speaking Spanish] [Man laughs]

TRANSLATOR: "If things keep going this way, there may soon be enough of us to make the Americans have to learn Spanish." Hey, that's not funny.

NARRATOR: Do you think that America needs tens of millions more people who don't want to learn English? Do our teachers need more language problems in the classroom? Visit AICFoundation.com for more information. We speak your language. Paid for by American Immigration Control Foundation.

BOYLES: What do you think of the spot? 303-713-8255. I like it. I was driving over to TV last night. I was listening to [KHOW hosts] Craig and Dan -- Caplis and Silverman and how upset they were, because -- and other people were upset about that ad. Look, folks, the ad speaks the truth. Why are, and by the way, it isn't that you press one now for English. You press two for English. Why are city jobs, you have to be required to speak Spanish. Look at everything that's happened in this country.

Now, the great and fine president has done nothing. You can't aim these ads at politicians, because, as we know, the [Denver Mayor] John Hickenloopers of the world and the George Bushes of the world do nothing. This ad has already been called mean-spirited. And what is the great anger? The great anger is that this guy laughs in the end of the ad. He laughs in the end of the ad. It's from the American Immigration and Control Foundation. You heard the ad. Give me your thoughts on this. 303-713-8255.

[...]

BOYLES: I apologize -- stepped on it -- here's the man -- American Immigration Control Foundation -- here's John Vinson. Hey, John, good morning.

VINSON: Hello.

BOYLES: Home run, man -- congratulations.

VINSON: Thank you.

BOYLES: How did you come up with it? Who scripted it? And first, I think we should talk about the foundation, and then a little bit about yourself as well. So if we can begin with a bio and a little talk about the company.

[...]

BOYLES: If -- if it plays the other way, the Democrats don't do anything. You know, the, the Hickenlooper characters, the [Colorado Speaker of the House Andrew] Romanoff characters, the [Denver Democratic state Rep.] Fran Coleman characters, then what would you say? "Oh, that's a bunch of GD conservatives saying bad things about elected officials."

CALLER: Yeah.

BOYLES: This, this commercial, this, this, this, this spot, says it.

CALLER: Um-hum.

BOYLES: Now, it's going be called racist. It's going be called mean-spirited. And like that last fellow, I said to him, I said, "OK, is it true?" And he said, "Yes, it is true."

CALLER: Yeah.

BOYLES: So, so other than calling it a name, and it's gonna get called a lotta names, other than calling it names, what is wrong with it?

CALLER: There needs to be two more ads in this, in this, in this grouping. And there needs to be one where you've got a corporate executive or, you know, somebody running a company who's hiring illegals giving his doubletalk about --

[...]

BOYLES: You know, the -- I have a -- we've been reading and talking so much, and there's this wonderful book, Londonistan, and about what happened in France with the -- with the Arabs taking -- the Muslims taking over -- totally changing the culture in Great Britain. Why isn't anyone learning from that?

VINSON: Oh, I think people ought to learn from that. They ought to take a look at what happened in France last November. They brought those people in, because supposedly Frenchmen wouldn't do the jobs that they would do. Well, the first generation did work hard. But the second generation decided that it really didn't want to work. And we're going to have the same thing here.

BOYLES: They talk -- they talk about parts -- you go into these places, and nobody speaks English -- they spit on you. And like in Birmingham -- and this woman -- you read her stuff. She said these guys come in -- they totally take over a town. They turn it into -- the women are wearing all the, you know, their religiously dressed clothes. The young men aren't working. And you go in as a British citizen, and you get attacked. She writes about it -- she chronicles it. Now, why does anybody want to bring that kind of a condition into this country?

VINSON: Well, it's already happening in this country. I went to Los Angeles one time a few years back, and we were just parked at a stoplight. And several Latino men came over and looked like they wanted to start a fistfight. We didn't look at them or anything.

BOYLES: Yeah. And whether it's -- whether it was real or perceived, it's for real. I'm gonna say -- hey, John, thanks. I'm going to put you on hold, and we're gonna talk to you real quick off-air. And congratulations on the commercial, man -- thanks.

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