Fox Alerts Viewers to Refugee With Criminal Record Who Shot Cop

August 8th, 2018 3:14 PM

On Tuesday night, FNC gave an update on the case of an Iraqi refugee with a criminal history who managed to escape deportation and recently went on to shoot a police officer in Colorado Springs. FNC reporters have covered the story a number of times since Friday, but the other networks have completely ignored the tragic event.

Ironically, on the same day that the attempted cop killing story broke, several networks did make time to undermine the Trump administration's push to deport illegal immigrants, this time by focusing on the wife of a pro-Trump veteran who was given a deportation order and left for Mexico.

Fox and Friends -- which usually covers attacks on police officers -- on Friday morning ran three briefs on the case of Officer Cem Duzel, who was shot in the head in Colorado Springs by Karrar Noaman Al Khammasi, an Iraqi immigrant and refugee. On Monday, Fox and Friends First ran an update in which viewers were informed that Khammasi had a "long criminal history," including drunk driving and trespassing, but had avoided deportation.

On Tuesday night, FNC's The Ingraham Angle devoted a six-minute segment to the subject and recalled for viewers that, although ICE had Khammasi in custody previously and tried to deport him because of his criminal record, a court ruling required him to be released.

As Ingraham hosted two guests -- one from the right and one from the left -- the more left-leaning guest made the typical liberal claims that illegal immigrants have a lower rate of committing crimes than American citizens, and Ingraham countered by citing a study by right-leaning crime research John Lott finding that illegal immigrants have a higher crime rate.

The more right-leaning guest -- former ICE acting director Thomas Homan -- pointed out that, regardless of the crime rates of immigrants versus citizens, it just makes sense to deport criminals if it prevents more crime in the future.

Picking up on the Ingraham segment, Fox and Friends ran an update on Wednesday morning.

While the other networks ignored the Colorado story, CBS, NBC, MSNBC and CNN all made time for the case of Alejandra Juarez, who traveled back to Mexico on Friday after she was given deportation orders in spite of her husband being an Iraq War veteran who voted for Trump.