Clearwater, FL (PRWEB) December 2, 2005
The founders of The Minuteman Project, Jim Gilchrist and Chris Simcox, appeared today on WTAN 1340 AM radio’s, Scooop Radio Show (http://www.scooopradio.com). What happened during the broadcast was far from your typical news interview. The subject of the show was illegal immigration and the lack of a clear policy direction by the Bush administration toward securing the nation’s borders. What listeners were treated to was a “no holds barred” review of the shortcomings of the INS and overall border security.
Jim Gilchrist, who is a candidate for U.S. Congress in the 48th District in California, gave example after example of how Republican leadership has let down the American people concerning border security. Gilchrist is the widely-known founder of the Minuteman Project, which involves the participation of volunteers who have taken up stations along the U.S. border in an attempt to reduce the number of illegal immigrants crossing the border.
Gilchrist and Simcox were asked to come on the show and respond to the results of a national survey completed by Scooop.net. Scooop.net is a next-generation media site based on democratic voting principles and active participation of its members. Scooop.net just released the results of its weekly hot topic poll regarding the nation’s view on the problem of illegal immigration, border security and terrorism.
Americans are also deeply concerned about the lack of focus that the current administration is displaying regarding illegal immigration and border security. Of those Americans surveyed by Scooop.net, 49% felt that the federal government’s response to the issue of illegal immigration was ineffective with no direction and no clear policy.
Although President Bush has accused Jim Gilchrist of being a vigilante, Americans wholeheartedly disagree. One out of three people polled by Scooop.net said that Gilchrist and the The Minuteman Project are effectively bringing attention to a problem that politicians are not solving. Another 26% of Americans believe that the The Minuteman Project is doing some good but are not solving the problem. Only 6.4% of those surveyed agree with President Bush’s characterization of Jim Gilchrist as being a vigilante.
The timing of the interview is of special note as Gilchrist is in the middle of a very close campaign and may be close to defeating the Republican candidate for the Orange County congressional seat. The election is only five days away and few candidates are typically as frank and honest as Gilchrist was during the interview. Gilchrist discussed such issues as increased crime rates due to illegal immigration and the complete failure of the Bush administration to address this looming crisis.
Scooop Radio, hosted by Bob Cefail, Laura Betterly and Bruce Prokopets, is based on the news content found at Scooop.net (http://www.scooop.net). The show is known for tackling controversial issues head on and not censoring their call-in guests in any way. The show is produced by In Touch Media Group, Inc., an online marketing and PR firm specializing in generating website visitors and customers for its business clients using a combination of effective systems, including search engine advertising, publicity, and other marketing services. The company employs online market research to dramatically increase the effectiveness of search engine advertising, targeted publicity, and strategically placed website advertising.
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