The Wednesday edition of NPR's All Things Considered spotlighted 15 teenaged Latina activists who protested a new law in Texas that allows law enforcement in the state to investigate the immigration status of individuals in police custody. The young women dressed in formal dresses during their demonstration outside the state capitol in Austin, and performed a choreographed dance. Correspondent Vanessa Romo identified the group that organized the protest, but failed to mention their liberal ideology.
On Wednesday's MTP Daily, during a discussion of the Trump administration's Voter Integrity Commission, MSNBC analyst and Daily Beast columnist Jonathan Alter griped that it is actually a "voter suppression commission" which poses a "threat to democracy." He then warned of America becoming a "banana republic" and asserted that the commission is "trying to rig" the election "for the next time."
On Sunday's PoliticsNation on MSNBC, during the show's regular "Gotcha" segment, host Al Sharpton was imagining racist dog whistles as he complained about "unmitigated, racially-tinged cruelty" from Congressman Steve King, and suggested that those who think like the Iowa Republican are "evil."
El actor, compositor y dramaturgo Lin-Manuel Miranda volvió a acaparar los titulares tras la difusión del video musical "Immigrants...We Get The Job Done", difundido para intesecar con los temas patrióticos del Día de la Independencia de los Estados Unidos. Pero esos titulares bien parecen irónicos, dada algunas de las letras antiestadounidenses de la canción.
On Monday's CNN Tonight, correspondent Sara Sidner recalled reports of an 11 percent increase in hate crimes in California, but did not put into context that the state has recently suffered a general increase in violent crime -- that is about in line with the hate crime increase -- that has been linked to the release of many formerly incarcerated criminals.
On Wednesday's New Day on CNN, during a discussion of how to pay for President Donald Trump's proposed border wall, co-host Alisyn Camerota seemed taken aback that Iowa Republican Rep. Steve King suggested shifting money from the food stamp program to help pay for the wall. Camerota fretted: "You want to take food from people that are s -- the people who are on the lowest rung in terms of the nation's safety net and their children -- in terms of food stamps, you're happy to take -- you're willing to take money from them to build the 1.6 or to give the 1.6 billion to the border wall?"
Celebrated actor, playwright and composer Lin-Manuel garnered friendly headlines again with his release of the music video "Immigrants...We Get The Job Done", timed to intersect with the patriotic thematics of the July 4th holiday. But those headlines and the well-timed release actually seem quite ironic, given some of the song's anti-American lyrics.
Our friend Howard Portnoy at Liberty Unyielding found The New York Times on Monday offered the kind of story we saw in The Washington Post: A heart-breaking tale of Donald Trump “winning” by discouraging illegal immigration. The front-page article poured out for 1,698 words under the headline “Fearful Migrants Stop Short of U.S.”
In case you missed it, Congressman Luis Gutierrez (D-IL) took time during a recent speech on the floor of the U.S. House of Representatives in order to bemoan MRC Latino's coverage of statements he made to Telemundo two years ago with regard to sanctuary city legislation.
On CNN's New Day Wednesday morning, co-host Chris Cuomo claimed that serious allegations of voter fraud are "B.S.": "Is there a second line to this story in terms of what this commission is about other than the obvious, which is trying to put meat on the bones of a B.S. allegation."
Rara vez se ven en Univisión noticias que vinculan directamente a un gran número de inmigrantes ilegales en Estados Unidos con la delincuencia común, pero eso es precisamente lo que sucedió en uno de los recientes noticieros nacionales de la cadena.
After Thursday’s network evening newscasts devoted 28 times more coverage to Donald Trump’s offensive tweets than to important immigration reform legislation, on Friday, the morning shows on ABC, NBC, and CBS offered even more lopsided reporting. Combined, ABC’s Good Morning America, NBC’s Today, and CBS This Morning devoted a staggering 52 times the amount of coverage to the President’s social media attack than to Kate’s Law passing the House.