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Actor Ron Perlman suffered a meltdown on Twitter, Monday, attacking the United States, smearing a Marine and launching into a profanity-laced tirade. The star of shows such as Sons of Anarchy and films like Pacific Rim freaked at the news that America would be withdrawing from the United Nations Human Rights Council:
United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ announcement that federal law enforcement and judicial authorities are now working in unison to stop the rash of illegitimate asylum claims that have plagued the U.S. immigration system in recent years is meeting with stiff opposition from Telemundo, the Spanish-language sister network of NBC.
As the Media Research Center has documented over the past several days, the liberal media’s coverage of President Trump’s immigration policies have been incendiary, hyperbolic, and out of control. Since the liberal media was on an anti-Trump rampage, Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson set out to put them in their place Monday night. To do that, he brought on Daily Caller editor Derek Hunter who detailed how the “diabolic” media sought to “prevent rational thought” on the immigration issue.
The pundit class have lost their minds over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance border enforcement policy. Since Friday, the collective breakdown has yielded a total of 22 instances in which cable news commentators compared the separation of parents and children illegally entering the country to World War II-era war crimes and human rights violations.
The liberal media’s shrill condemnation of President Trump’s zero-tolerance border enforcement policy reached a fever pitch on Monday as the broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) dedicated massive amounts of time to hyperbolic assertions about the issue. The coverage from NBC Nightly News was arguably out of control seeing as anchor Lester Host asked a Border Patrol agent if he understood he was "the bad guy."
During interviews on both NBC’s Megyn Kelly Today and CBS This Morning on Monday, Barack Obama’s former communications director Dan Pfeiffer was treated to numerous softball questions that allowed him to promote his new book, political podcast, and blast the Trump administration.
In yet another display of liberal media fearmongering, MSNBC's Morning Joe took to the airwaves on Monday to declare that the children of illegal immigrants were being placed in "dog kennels" while at detention facilities along the U.S. southern border.
If providing temporary shelter, food, education, recreation and medical attention to children crossing the U.S. border illegally is flippantly called “prison” and “destroying the lives of children”, then what term should be used to describe the unlawful act of sending minors – including many unaccompanied – in the first place on a thousand-mile long journey during which by definition their lives are endangered and indeed for not a few ends in their deaths?
On Monday’s edition of New Day, co-host John Berman had on former CIA director under George W. Bush, retired General Michael Hayden to discuss Hayden’s controversial tweet comparing the Trump administration’s zero tolerance policy towards illegal immigration to the Nazi concentration camp of Auschwitz. In a rare yet commendable “man bites dog” act of journalism, Berman pressed back against this ludicrous claim after Hayden doubled down.
On Friday's MTP Daily, during a discussion of the issue of the Trump administration separating immigrant children from parents who are being prosecuted for crossing the border illegally, panel members admitted that President Barack Obama's administration also separated some illegal immigrant families as they were processed. PBS's Yamiche Alcindor even suggested that the focus on President Donald Trump is justified because his presidential campaign "was founded -- in some ways, people think -- in a racist way."
Monday on ABC’s The View, the panel talked about the findings of the IG report released last week, revealing the anti-Trump bias in the FBI between agents Peter Strzok, Lisa Page and former Director James Comey. The hosts argued about whether the findings really were that important in influencing the election.
CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King was absolutely unhinged on Monday, putting aside any pretense of objectivity as she blasted the Trump administration’s policy of separating the children of illegal immigrants: King excoriated it as a form of “child abuse,” an indication of “zero humanity” and lectured viewers at the start of the show that the “Statue of Liberty weeps” at the action.