Script-readers at CNN and MSNBC were in full-throttle hysteria over the weekend as the news cycle narrative shifted decidedly toward stories of children being separated from criminal alien parents crossing the border illegally.
Newsbusters reports those familiar, six-figure salaried, coastal talking heads evoked the holocaust, slavery, and Japanese internment camps a total of 22 times from June 15 -18 when discussing U.S. immigration policy.
The holocaust references usually attempted to compare detention centers at the southern border to Nazi concentration camps.
On Friday, MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough opened Morning Joe by saying “Children are being marched away to showers…just like the Nazis said they were taking people to the showers, and then they never came back. You’d think they would use another trick.”
CNN made 12 holocaust references during the three day period. On Saturday’s CNN Newsroom pundit Dave Jacobson insisted, “Donald Trump increasingly looks like Hitler in Nazi Germany.”
The next day he said, “Increasingly, Donald Trump is turning this nation into Nazi Germany and turning these [detention centers] into concentration camps.”
Things got so out of hand on CNN, even Brian Stelter felt the need to inject a little sanity. On his show on Sunday, he told his guests, “Doesn’t the tone of this coverage offend a great deal of Americans who feel that the real scandal is that people are entering the country illegally in the first place?”
On noted homophobe Joy Reid’s MSNBC program, contributor Jonathan Capehart compared the centers to Japanese internment camps and to the Trial of Tears, calling all three programs “very American.”
Media loverboy and former CIA and NSA director Michael Hayden tweeted a picture of a Nazi death camp with the words, “Other governments have separated mothers and children.”
Other governments have separated mothers and children pic.twitter.com/tvlBkGjT0h
— Gen Michael Hayden (@GenMhayden) June 16, 2018
The practice of separating criminal illegals from their children is nothing new and marks a continuation of policies aggressively practiced by both the Obama and Bush administrations.
Former First Lady Laura Bush and her brother-in-law Jeb Bush were also deployed to condemn the Trump administration’s continuation of standard immigration protocol.
Speaking to reporters this week President Trump called the practice of separating kids from parents “so sad,” and insisted Congress could act on passing an immigration deal to end it.
“It can be taken care of quickly, beautifully, and we’ll have safety,” he said.
Earlier this month, mainstream media went into damage control mode after posting photos of children sleeping in cages at detention centers. Multiple legacy media outlets decried the Trump administration’s cruel treatment of kids. It turned out, those photos were taken in 2014, under Obama’s reign.
Hillary Clinton, naturally, chimed in and even invoked scripture.
Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity. Jesus said "Suffer the little children unto me." He did not say “let the children suffer.”
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) June 18, 2018
Apparently President Trump has done the impossible: made liberals turn to Christ.
feature image: Jonathan Capehart/The Stream