On today’s episode of The Daily Daily Caller Podcast…
It’s not often such an obvious example of media bias comes along, but on today’s show we examine how a comment from President Donald Trump about violent MS-13 gang members was purposefully distorted by “journalists” to imply the president was talking about all immigrants.
Listen to the show to hear all about it.
Context is everything, and journalists from Andrea Mitchell at NBC News to the New York Times to Vox News deliberately lied about the context of Trump’s comments, calling MS-13 members “animals,” to feed the left-wing narrative that he hates immigrants.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2018
It’s expected for politicians to lie to gain political advantage and paint their opponents in an unfavorable light, but so many journalists took the exact same spin and “reported” it as fact.
When all of our great-great-grandparents came to America they weren’t “animals,” and these people aren’t either.
— Chuck Schumer (@SenSchumer) May 16, 2018
— Andrea Mitchell (@mitchellreports) May 16, 2018
Vox News blamed Trump for their taking his statement out of context because he wasn’t explicit enough for their feeble brains. “It’s not clear who the president was referring to — whether he was simply picking up on Sheriff Mims’s reference to MS-13 gang members or referring to deportees more broadly. But the president didn’t exactly bend over backward to specify that not all immigrants deported by this administration are ‘animals,'” they wrote.
“These aren’t people. These are animals.” President Trump used the harsh rhetoric to describe some undocumented immigrants during a California “sanctuary state” roundtable. https://t.co/mOwXilRtwE pic.twitter.com/eYC6XhtR57
— CBS News (@CBSNews) May 16, 2018
When you hear the entire audio, it’s unambiguous to anyone who hasn’t recently suffered a severe closed-head injury that the President was talking explicitly about MS-13. But liberal journalists never let the facts stand in the way of a good narrative.
MUST WATCH and RT: Trump calls MS-13 animals… not immigrants in general. This clip was cut and taken out of context to make him look like he’s calling all people crossing the border animals. pic.twitter.com/9KmIYgemME
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) May 17, 2018
It’s a disgrace. Context matters, which is why these liberal outlets refused to provide to their audiences.
The New York Times dropped a bombshell story yesterday, though not one they intended to drop. In a long story on how the Obama administration started their spying on the Trump campaign, the Times inadvertently exposed how the old story — that the investigation started because of George Papadopoulos got drunk in London and told an Australian diplomat about Russia allegedly having Hillary’s hacked emails — couldn’t be true because the spying started three days before the FBI even knew about the drunken ramblings of the low-level campaign volunteer.
6. Now NYT tells us FBI didn’t debrief downer until August 2nd. And Nunes says no “official intelligence” from allies was delivered to FBI about that convo prior to July 31. So how did FBI get Downer details? (Political actors?) And what really did inspire the CI investigation?
— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) May 17, 2018
Facts matter, or at least they’re supposed to. Unless the FBI has a time machine, their old story for how the investigation began was a lie.
The Daily Daily Caller Podcast is a daily look and mocking of the news from a conservative perspective. Hosted by Derek Hunter, it is available in audio form Monday-Thursday and will have a video option on Fridays.
Derek Hunter is a columnist and contributing editor for The Daily Caller and author of “Outrage, INC: How the Liberal Mob Ruined Science, Journalism, and Hollywood” from HarperCollins, available June 19. Pre-order a copy here. Send compliments and complaints to firstname.lastname@example.org or follow him on Twitter at @derekahunter.