ABC Hypes Border Protest Led by the Kennedy Family, Press Sec. Booted from Restaurant

When they’re not busy pushing fake news about President Trump’s immigration policies, the liberal media it touting their fellow #Resistance members’ efforts to oppose it. During Sunday’s Good Morning America, ABC hyped protestors blocking buses leaving a detention center and a hunger strike organized by the Democratic Kennedy family. On top of that, they highlighted Press Secretary Sarah Sanders “feeling the heat” and being booted out of a restaurant.

And protests are growing at the border. Now members of the Kennedy family are teaming up with activists and celebrities to take a stand for the children separated from their parents,” boasted co-host Adrienne Bankert as she teed up the report.

Reporter Marcus Moore, who was on the border, briefly noted that DHS had reunited over 500 kids with their parents before lauding the protestors. “Chaos outside this immigration processing center in McAllen, Texas. Protesters blocking a bus carrying immigrant children. Their obscured faces frozen in time. These moving images captured Saturday,” he began his report.

“Set the children free,” the protestors could be heard screaming as the mob surrounded a bus of undoubtedly frightened children.

Back in McAllen, outrage over stories like this one fueling a groundswell of activism,” Moore hyped. “With the coalition led by legendary human rights activist Delores Huerta and Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy's daughter…” They were holding a 24-day hunger strike to show “solidarity” with the kids, despite the fact they were well-taken care of.

 

 

On top of their supportive coverage of the protests, White House correspondent Tara Palmeri arguably praised a Lexington, Virginia restaurant that made Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sander “feel the heat” by kicking her out. “The restaurant owner telling The Washington Post she kicked her out on moral grounds,” she boasted in a tremendous show of hypocrisy. The left can kick people out on political grounds but demand cakes be baked despite religious convictions.

Palmeri huffed about Facebook comments from people who opposed the restaurant’s bias. But Palmeri showed off the “signs offering thanks and appreciation” that were left outside the building.

Yet she hyped a claim from “former government ethics official Walter Schaub” who suggested the press secretary “may have violated ethics rules with that tweet because she condemned the restaurant with her White House official Twitter account. He said she may have also violated an endorsements ban.

Of course, Palmeri only told half the story and omitted how Schaub was an Obama-era official.

This kind of lionization of protestors and people targeting White House officials by a media organization just demonstrates the lack of a dedication to journalism on ABC’s part.

The relevant parts of the transcript are below, click "expand" to read:

 

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ABC
Good Morning America
June 24, 2018
8:07:38 AM Eastern [58 seconds]

(…)

TARA PALMERI: His staff feeling the heat. Press Secretary Sarah Sanders kicked out of this Virginia restaurant while at dinner with family and friends. The restaurant owner telling The Washington Post she kicked her out on moral grounds. Outside the closed Red Hen restaurant, signs offering thanks and appreciation. But not everybody agrees with the restaurant. On their Facebook page, many users voiced their frustration. One user writing, “They need to change the name of this place to the ‘Red Bigot Inn.’ With more one-star ratings than five-star ratings. Will be nice to see a closed sign in the window soon.”

Sanders tweeting, “Last night I was told by the owner of Red Hen in Lexington, Virginia, to leave because I work for POTUS. And I politely left. Her actions say far more about her than about me.”

[Cuts back to live]

Former government ethics official Walter Schaub said that Sarah Sanders may have violated ethics rules with that tweet because she condemned the restaurant with her White House official Twitter account. He said she may have also violated an endorsements ban.

(…)

8:02:11 AM Eastern [45 seconds]

ADRIENNE BANKERT: All right. And protests are growing at the border. Now members of the Kennedy family are teaming up with activists and celebrities to take a stand for the children separated from their parents. ABC’s Marcus Moore is in McAllen, Texas, where the protests have been intense. Marcus, good morning.

MARCUS MOORE: Good morning, Adrienne. And DHS released a statement saying that more than 500 children who have been separated from their families have since been reunited. As those protests against those separations continue.

[Cuts to video]

Chaos outside this immigration processing center in McAllen, Texas. Protesters blocking a bus carrying immigrant children. Their obscured faces frozen in time. These moving images captured Saturday.

PROTESTORS: Set the children free.

(…)

8:10:15 AM [28 seconds]

MOORE: Back in McAllen, outrage over stories like this one fueling a groundswell of activism. With the coalition led by legendary human rights activist Delores Huerta and Kerry Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy's daughter, declaring a 24-day hunger strike in solidarity with separated immigrant families.

DELORES HUERTA: People are sacrificing—they’re feeling a little bit of pain, maybe hunger pain, but not the kind of pains that the families are suffering or these children are feeling.

(…)


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