It has been a disheartening last few weeks for national Republicans, even as we should be celebrating our biggest Congressional majorities in almost a century, our control of the Executive Branch, and the very real possibility that we might soon have a conservative Supreme Court again. Why do we feel so down in the dumps? Mostly because since President Trump’s inauguration we have faced a constant barrage of fire from the national media and the liberals who love them. If it’s not immigration, it’s Russia, if it’s not Russia, it’s immigration… if only the media would have cared this much about the Benghazi debacle or ISIS… the Obama administration might have been forced to tell the truth and fix the mess they made.
I’m not the only one who has noticed the constant attacks on the GOP and the Trump administration, Fox News host Bill O’Reilly has noticed it too. He’s also noticed one other thing about the attacks… they are mostly made of lies and half-truths.
BILL O’REILLY: Last week, about 680 undocumented aliens were arrested by ICE officials. Many of them have already been deported.
The coordinated raids targeted aliens who had committed crimes in the USA, mostly felonies.
Seventy-five percent of those taken into custody had convictions, including homicide and child rape.
One man, arrested in Chicago, is an Iraqi citizen with a conviction for sexual abuse of a victim unable to consent.
Many of the arrested non-felons were associated with the criminals.
But those facts have largely gone unreported by the American press — and by the radical left, which is actively misleading you.
STATE SEN KEVIN DE LEON (D-CA): “What took place yesterday with raids in personal homes is part of the cog of the Trump deportation machine.”
RAUL REYES, ATTORNEY: “How inhumane this is! To be breaking down people’s doors and separating parents from their children.”
REP. RUBEN GALLEGO (D- AZ): “This is Donald Trump really executing his campaign plan. He’s trying to be a tough guy so he’s going to go after the maids, the moms, the people that are working in the shops instead of going after the hardcore criminals.”
Maids, moms and shopkeepers, according to that dishonest politician.
Now the false news reporting actually reached the level of hysteria.
Newspaper headlines screamed 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 bannered the fact the raids were targeted at illegal aliens who had committed serious crimes.
That’s not press bias, that’s blatant dishonesty.
And here’s another example.
In the year 2013, the Obama administration removed 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:
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 gang-bangers or criminals – that we’re deporting them as quickly as possible.”
At this point, that’s almost exactly what President Trump is doing.
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.
It is flat out disgraceful.
If the federal government cannot remove aliens who commit serious crimes, then we do not have an effective federal government.
Yet the far left and the press, knowing full well that the ICE raids were directed at dangerous people, chose not to report that – instead smeared President Trump.
We have now reached a low point in American journalism.
As for the far left, they are people who do not want any immigration enforcement.
They want open borders. They want alien criminals protected. They want anarchy.
Why? Because they do not like America as it stands right now.
It is important for all honest citizens to know you are not getting accurate information, and that there is a radical element in this country that wants to destroy it.
If this continues, there will be a breaking point.Tags: Bill O'Reilly Donald Trump
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