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Democrats Arrested, But Why?

Illegal Immigration Reporting Totally Twisted

No wonder people are misled.

The lamestream media told you:


“U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and two other Democratic members of Congress were arrested as they led immigration-related protests outside Trump Tower on Tuesday.

“The eight-term Arizona Democrat has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration's crackdown on undocumented immigrants and its decision to end an executive action by former President Barack Obama that temporarily protected ‘dreamers’ from removal proceedings...”
 
http://www.azcentral.com/story/news/politics/arizona/2017/09/19/rep-raul-grijalva-arrested-while-protesting-outside-trump-tower-immigration/681895001/


The Uninvited Ombudsman notes however that:


Maintaining its official narrative, instead of reporting straight facts, AZCentral.com could have more accurately reported:

“U.S. Rep. Raul Grijalva and two other Democratic members of Congress were arrested blocking Manhattan traffic in an immigration-related protest outside Trump Tower on Tuesday.

“The Arizona Democrat, among the most far-left-leaning members of Congress, now in his eighth term, has been an outspoken critic of the Trump administration's effort to stop the massive illegal entry of people sneaking undetected across the nation’s southern border. He objects to Trump’s decision to end an unconstitutional executive action by former President Barack Obama, which created the current crisis of so-called ‘dreamers.’ Congress abdicated its check-and-balance duty, ignoring the illegal order when it was mandated.

“The metaphorical ‘dreamers’ are now at the center of deportation proceedings for their lack of legal status to be present in the country.”

The Washington Post had a slightly different take, calling it: “a protest of President Trump’s decision to end legal protections for hundreds of thousands of young immigrants.” That would more accurately read: “...to remove hundreds of thousands of adults in the country illegally under Obama’s unconstitutional action while in office.” In a now common propaganda tactic, the Post calls the illegal immigrants “immigrants.”

In predictable lockstep, CNN reported Grijalva’s arrest as part of, “a demonstration in support of immigrants,” without mentioning these are illegal immigrants. CNN omitted mention of Obama’s illegal action or these people’s secret entry into America past border guards. They go on to say the program, “was put in place under President Barack Obama” without mentioning anything about the lack of authority to do so, which has created this political crisis. A quick survey of other mainstream reports is unsurprisingly similar. No one breaks the mold.

If the illegal and unconstitutional nature of the former president’s program, and the sneak-entry across our border was mentioned, even if not prominently, the entire sense of the public conversation would change. National media is aware of this, as you are now.

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  • Freelance writer Alan Korwin is a founder and past president of the Arizona Book Publishing Association. With his wife Cheryl he operates Bloomfield Press, the largest producer and distributor of gun-law books in the country. Here writing as "The Uninvited Ombudsman," Alan covers the day's stories as they ought to read. Read more.

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