You would think that with charges of bias being thrown at them like never before, the mainstream liberal media would be more careful than ever to get their facts straight before smearing President Trump and his administration. Apparently, though, the #Resistance wants their salacious news and these networks and newspapers know that they no longer care if all the t’s are crossed and the i’s are dotted. The old maxim of today’s news being tomorrow’s birdcage lining has accelerated: What’s hot this hour is gone the next. And in a competitive media environment, you’ve got to make every headline as hyperbolic and clickworthy as it can be.
Sometimes that involves shading the truth just a little.
“We have people coming into the country, or trying to come in — we’re stopping a lot of them,” President Trump said Wednesday during a White House roundtable on immigration. “You wouldn’t believe how bad these people are. These aren’t people, these are animals, and we’re taking them out of the country at a level and at a rate that’s never happened before.”
Did he…did he just refer to our country’s most precious resource – undocumented citizens – as…as…ANIMALS?
Before the day was through, California officials were casting Trump into the same box of deplorables as the Nazis, Democrats were hanging their heads in mourning for our lost country, and a million media pundits were rushing to their keyboards to tell us about the “history of dehumanization” and how it leads to violence, vigilantism, and concentration camps.
The only problem being, of course, that Trump didn’t say what they said he said.
Well, okay, he did make those comments, but he did so in direct and specific response to the Fresno Police chief, who was complaining that thanks to California’s new sanctuary laws, she could not even notify ICE if she arrested a member of MS-13 – one of the most deadly, dangerous gangs in the Western Hemisphere. THAT is who Trump was referring to when he called them “animals,” and we defy any liberal to stand up on television and defend MS-13 gang members as being anything better than that.
In an era of fake news being hurled at the president every day, this was one of the media’s fakest moments of the year. If anything, it proves that none of these so-called journalists on the left have learned the slightest thing from the 2016 election. Right now, they’re being too richly rewarded for going after this president using any lies they can invent. We suppose their plan is to get back to “real news” once he’s out of office.
They may find it’s a little too late by that point, unfortunately.