Media Choose To Defend MS-13 Instead Of Acknowledging Misleading Reporting On Trump

Media Choose To Defend MS-13 Instead Of Acknowledging Misleading Reporting On Trump

Trump was criticized for referring to members of MS-13 as 'animals.' This is a violent gang with the motto 'kill, rape, control.'

News outlets including the Associated Press and The New York Times took comments from Trump regarding MS-13 gang members out of context Wednesday, misleading readers to believe he referred to immigrants generally as “animals.”

When these outlets and journos were called out for their extremely misleading reporting, many of them chose to defend MS-13 rather than walk back their criticism of Trump. This is a gang with the motto, “kill, rape, control.”

Let’s take a stroll down the walk of shame, shall we?

First we have CNBC journalist John Harwood who was responding to conservative columnist Bethany Mandel, who called the misleading reporting “disturbing.”

Then we have MSNBC host Lawrence O’Donnell who insisted that Jesus Christ would “condemn” President Trump for calling MS-13 “animals” and that other Christians who don’t condemn him “don’t understand their own religion.”

Washington Post columnist Jennifer Rubin went further, saying “Even if he was referring to the tiny percentage of immigrants who commit crimes,” calling any human being an “animal” to her is “repulsive.”

CNN commentator Keith Boykin blasted the president for using a “dehumanization tactic” and linked him to “slave traders and slave owners” who justified the oppression of black people for centuries.

Vox correspondent Dylan Matthews insisted MS-13 members are “still human” and that it’s “bad” to call them animals.

Will Wilkinson, who is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times and a columnist for Vox, believes “every member” of MS-13 is “human” and that they have “dignity that demands respect.”

Social justice advocate and author Amy Siskind accused President Trump of “dehumanizing” MS-13 and hinted to Congress that he should be impeached.

Even Democratic lawmakers stuck their necks out for MS-13. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) denounced how Trump views the MS-13 and called on “vigilant citizenry and the rule of law” to protect these murderers and rapists from deportation.

His colleague from the same state, Rep. Eric Swalwell (D-CA), tweeted to his followers that if they are a “decent person” and were in a meeting with Trump, they would denounce him immediately.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) tweeted that our “great-great-grandparents” weren’t animals when they came to America, and members of MS-13 “aren’t either.”

Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) also believes MS-13 gang members are not “animals” and that Trump’s remarks were “deeply offensive and racist.” She added that these thugs are “our family and friends” that “make significant contributions to our country.”

You can’t make this stuff up.

Let’s pause for a moment. Are we expected to believe that all these anti-Trumpers are actually defending the criminals of MS-13? No, but by their standards for how they described Trump’s remarks about violent illegal immigrants, the tables can easily be turned on them.  And that’s a tactic neither the left nor the right should embrace.

It’s one thing to vehemently oppose this president, but to be brainwashed by your own hatred for Trump that you’re purposefully manipulating his remarks about MS-13 so that it appears that he was referring to all immigrants is truly appalling and absolutely shameful.

Joseph Wulfsohn is a writer and columnist for Mediaite. His work has been quoted by Fox News and FoxNews.com.
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