In the aftermath of DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen's congressional testimony on the separation of illegal immigrant families on Wednesday, MSNBC personalities raged about "cages" for kids. Correspondent Jacob Soboroff declared that he was "angry" about her testimony and accused her of "lying" while host Katy Tur admitted that she had never heard before that some illegal immigrant parents chose to leave their children in the U.S. even though this significant fact has been reported since last summer.
As Democratic Senator Dick Durbin appeared as a guest on MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell Reports Thursday, host Andrea Mitchell displayed the latest example of a liberal journalist slamming the Donald Trump administration for doing something the Barack Obama administration also did as she called it a "shameful policy" for Border Patrol to keep children in "cages," echoing her liberal guest's complaints.
On Friday's New Day on CNN, co-host Alisyn Camerota suggested that DHS Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen last year lied and tried to cover up the change in policy that led to the separation of illegal immigrant parents from their children, but it turns out that the CNN host was citing a tweet by Nielsen that was taken out of context that actually only applied to asylum seekers following the proper legal procedure. In fact, at a June 2018 press conference, Secretary Nielsen even more explicitly stated that illegal immigrants are criminals and will be separated from their children during prosecution.
On Wednesday's Anderson Cooper 360, host Cooper devoted 16 minutes of his show to trashing Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen over her congressional testimony as he also brought on New York Democratic Congresswoman Kathleen Rice as a guest to join in on the bashing.
Joe Scarborough loves to claim that he is still the conservative he was back in his days as part of the '94 Republican revolution. But Joe's moved left on a number of issues. And Scarborough hit a new low last night, recycling a classic pro-abortion line, tweeting: "Trump Republicans believe protecting life begins at conception and ends at birth." As I asked when retweeting it: "what's next, Joe: 'If you're against abortion, don't have one?'"
After they freaked out about President Trump’s national emergency declaration regarding the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, the Big Three broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) seemed reluctant to report on new numbers from Customs and Border Protection saying they had caught 76,000 illegal immigrants in February. While The New York Times had it as a front-page story on Wednesday, NBC News completely omitted it from their morning and evening news programs.
Minutes after President Trump declared a national emergency at the U.S. southern border on Friday, MSNBC congressional correspondent Garrett Haake touted Democrats scrambling to release “statements and tweets about how ridiculous they found that entire press conference.” Later in afternoon, the reporter even eagerly predicted that liberal lawmakers would be able exploit the deaths of military service members to denounce the executive action.
After news broke on Wednesday that House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was rescinding her invitation for President Trump to deliver his State of the Union address to Congress during the ongoing government shutdown, the broadcast networks hailed the Democratic leader “flexing her muscles” with the “brazen power play.” However, when Republican House Speaker John Boehner suggested President Obama delay an address to Congress by a single day in 2011, reporters lost their minds, calling the move “racist” and telling the GOP to “grow up.”
The latest pettiness in American politics was Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Wednesday suggestions to President Trump that since the government was shut down he should postpone his State of the Union address or find another venue. Being the Democratic Party cheerleaders that they were, ABC’s World News Tonight praised it as Pelosi’s “bold power play” against a Republican President.
The announcement of Donald Trump’s oval office address regarding the crisis at the southern border has set the entire media machine on a tailspin of hatred and outrage. Trump refuses to back down on strong border policy, and progressives refuse to act sane. The worst examples include Hollywood stars on Twitter, who are screaming to high heaven about how wrong and “fucked up” this all is.
In the aftermath of two migrant children dying in Border Patrol custody after their fathers brought them across the border illegally, several MSNBC reporters and contributors have blamed the Trump administration for their decision to cross the desert rather than wait in line at a legal port of entry to apply for asylum.
In some candid statements during an appearance on ABC’s This Week, where she claimed to be speaking for average Americans, Washington Post national correspondent Mary Jordan suggested that not only did they want the government shutdown to end, they wanted to ditch the border wall idea and just let the migrants cross into America.