Once the secular media has gone into the tank for a political movement it is very difficult to know what to believe anymore. Well, there can be little doubt that the secular media in our nation on the whole is committed to the Socialist progressive movement, and the days of unbiased reporting of news is a thing of the past.
This morning we discuss a report on how “climate change” data has been manipulated to advance radical environmentalism, and we take a look at the hypocrisy of Senate Democrats in the handling of President Trump’s cabinet nominations. We will also look at the increasing pressure progressives are putting on American businesses to get in line with their agenda.
Plus, we discuss the death of media objectivity; was the final nail hammered in its coffin? Sadly, truth and facts are no longer priorities when political ideology reigns supreme. One important story that kicked off today’s Media Watch segment is worth reprinting here:
O’Reilly Rips Press Coverage of ICE Raids: ‘A Low Point in American Journalism’
A stunning display of dishonesty from the national press and radical left politicians. That is subject of tonight’s Talking Points Memo.
Last week about 680 undocumented aliens were arrested by ICE officials countrywide. Many of them have already been deported. (O’Reilly appears to have meant to say “previously deported.” — Ed.) The coordinated rates targeted aliens who had committed crimes in the USA, mostly felonies.
75% of those taken into custody had convictions, including homicide and rape. One man arrested in Chicago, an Iraqi citizen, with a conviction of sexual abuse of a victim unable to consent. Many of the arrested non-felons were associating with the criminals.
But those facts have largely gone unreported by the American press and by the radical left, which is actively misleading you.
(Cut away to February 10 segment with California State Senator Kevin De Leon on another Fox program)
KEVIN DE LEON: What took place yesterday, with raids, in personal homes, is part of the cog of the Trump deportation machine.
(Cut away to previously recorded MSNBC segment with attorney Paul Reyes)
PAUL REYES: How inhumane this is to be breaking down people’s doors and separating parents from their children.
(Cut away to separate previously recorded MSNBC segment, with Congressman Ruben Gallego speaking)
RUBEN GALLEGO (D-Ariz.): This is Donald Trump really executing his campaign plan. He’s trying to be a tough guy. So he’s going to go after, y’know, the maids, the moms, the people that are working in the shop, instead of going after the hard-core criminals.
(Return to studio)
O’REILLY: “Maids, moms and shopkeepers,” according to that dishonest politician.
Now, the false news reporting actually reached the level of hysteria. Newspaper headlines screaming things like “The Trump Deportation Regime Has Begun”; “Immigrant Community on High Alert Fearing Trump’s Deportation Force”; On Devon Avenue in Chicago, News of Immigration Raids Intensifies Fears.” We could find no headlines in major newspapers, none, that benefit the fact the rates were targeted at illegal aliens who had committed serious crimes. Committed them. That’s not press bias. That’s blatant dishonesty.
Here’s another example. In the year 2013, the Obama administration removed from this country more than 434,000 illegal aliens, the highest number in history, which goes back to 1892. Did you see any anti-Obama demonstrations? Did you see any screaming headlines in the national media? No you did not, even after President Obama said this:
(Cut to a Barack Obama speech in Madison, TN in July 2015)
BARACK OBAMA: What we should be doing is setting up a smart legal immigration system that doesn’t separate families but does focus on making sure that people who are dangerous, people who are gangbangers or criminals, that we’re deporting them as quickly as possible.
(Return to studio)
O’REILLY: And that’s exactly what President Trump is doing, exactly. But the illegal immigration issue has been set up by the media to demonize Mr. Trump as a racist and a brutalizer of the poor.
That’s what’s really going on here, a set-up. It’s flat-out disgraceful. If the federal government cannot remove aliens were committed serious crimes in this country, then we don’t have an effective federal government.
But the far left and the press, knowing full well that the ICE raids last week were directed at dangerous people, chose not to report that, instead smearing President Trump
We have now reached a low point in American journalism …
O’Reilly went on to contend that those on the far left “do not want any immigration enforcement. They want open borders, they want alien criminals protected, and they want anarchy,” and that they represent a “radical element in this country which wants to destroy it.”
Mike LeMay and David Fiorazo discussed the following:
From our Media Watch segment:
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