On Good Morning America Tuesday, the ABC news team behaved as if they were Democrats’ collective lawyer, trying to defend and justify the reasons why Democrats won’t funder border detention facilities. After fretting over the poor conditions at these detention centers, congressional correspondent Mary Bruce and anchor George Stephanopoulos went out of their way to defend Democrats and blame President Trump for the lack of funding.
On Ari Melber's MSNBC show, Mara Gay, a member of the New York Times editorial board, argues that the US should admit Central Americans fleeing "domestic violence." David Frum rebuts, saying the asylum system is designed to address cases of individual governmental persecution, not people's personal troubles. He also refutes Gay's claim that violence is on the rise in Central America, pointing out that the homicide rate has declined by two-thirds since 2011.
BBC One’s limited series Years and Years tells the story of the Lyons family living in the United Kingdom between 2019 and 2034. Episode 1, which premiered in the United States on HBO on June 24, quickly shows us that President Trump will be reelected in 2020, but ends with the vision of Trump having just fired nuclear missiles at China.
President Trump reportedly called off last weekend’s planned Immigration and Customs Enforcement raids as part of a strategy to ratchet up the pressure on congressional Democrats to change the country’s asylum laws. But Monday’s evening newscasts of ABC and NBC gave the credit to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) because she claimed she told the President he was “scaring the children of America” with the raids.
On Monday, Morning Joe finally discovered something that the rest of America has known for over a year: there is a humanitarian crisis at America’s southern border. In doing so, however, they ignored the real issues plaguing America’s Customs and Border Patrol and went straight to throwing particularly disgusting political dirt at the Trump Administration.
President Trump is “terrorizing” illegal immigrants, according to the liberal media, by threatening mass deportations across the country. It was the buzz word used by MSNBC and CBS last week and on Monday, Princeton University professor and contributor Eddie Glaude repeated that rhetoric on MSNBC Live. He stopped just shy of calling the President a terrorist, accusing him of committing a “terroristic gesture” by threatening to enforce the law.
In Sunday’s New York Times, the paper’s Vatican-beat reporter Jason Horowitz brought his usual caffeinated anti-conservative labeling habit to a story sketching out a clash over migrants in Italy pitting “far-right...ultra-conservative” Catholics like Cardinal Raymond Burke against the liberal views of Pope Francis: “As the Pope Champions Migrants, Some Cardinals Court the Far Right.”: "When the far-right Italian politician Matteo Salvini rose to testify that he hoped to be a better Christian despite being a divorced and first-class 'sinner,' one of the ultraconservative cardinals most critical of the pope smiled and clapped on the dais behind him."
Sunday’s New York Times featured reporter Emily Cochrane’s “At Demand for Roll Call Votes, Colleagues Grouse: ‘This Is So Stupid,'" on Republican congressman Chip Roy insisting on roll-call votes on amendments before the House. The text box quoted a colleague: “All he’s doing is making everybody mad.” Times reporters sure become easily annoyed at Republican stunts -- but Democratic ones, like the summer of 2016 Democratic “sit-in” on the House floor to demand a vote on gun control, were seen as admirable by the Times and the rest of the press.
The New York Times must have regretted missing out on the misleading and slanted coverage of the rest of the press earlier this month, when multiple outlets blared the claim that housing child migrants at Fort Sill in Oklahoma would be locking them up in a former Japanese “internment camp.” But the paper made up for it with Ben Fenwick’s coverage of a subsequent protest on Sunday: “Protesters Denounce Camp Plan for Child Migrants.”
On Joy Reid's MSNBC show, illegal alien Jose Antonio Vargas called on US citizens to take "risks" to "protect" illegals if they see them being arrested. Sounds like Vargas was calling on people to commit the crime of interfering with a lawful arrest.
It was President Trump’s first interview with NBC’s Meet the Press since taking office, and political director and moderator Chuck Todd was not going to waste his opportunity to confront the President from the left. In contrast with his softball interviews with some of the 2020 Democratic candidates, Todd wasn’t afraid to get in the President’s face about topics like immigration. Todd demanded to know if Trump was holding migrant kids “hostage” at the border and whether or not he was “prepared to lose” in 2020.
The front of Friday’s New York Times featured campaign reporter Astead Herndon making a detour to Minnesota to name and shame local alleged Islamophobics. The headline: “Resettled Refugees Unsettle a Mostly White City -- Anti-Muslim Backlash as Somalis Start Over in Minnesota.” A front-page photo caption: “John Palmer reads conspiratorial websites at a restaurant each weekday in St. Cloud, Minn.” The online photo caption (and the story itself) gave the name of the restaurant, though the picture itself makes it relatively obvious as well.