There’s no denying the mainstream media wants to control what Americans think about current events.
By silencing critics, they can make a position appear so one-sided that it’s as if no one in their right mind could hold an opposite view.
But new analysis shows just how ridiculously slanted their reaction was to Trump’s decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.
The Media Research Center is reporting the “Big Three Networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) spent 99 percent of their evening broadcasts railing against it with scant coverage of those who supported the move.”
The report continues:
In all, the networks spent 17 minutes and 44 seconds of air time lambasting Trump and his decision while only giving 11 seconds to those who supported him or thought he didn’t go far enough. The time totals don’t include commercials or network teasers for the stories.
CBS Evening News spent the most air time reporting on DACA’s rescindment with nine minutes and nine seconds dedicated to the pro-DACA side. That time was spread over four stories and none of their coverage shared the opinion of Trump’s supporters or any other opponents to DACA. They led the evening off with it and pushed back their coverage of Hurricane Irma, which was approaching Florida.
When teasing the story, CBS anchor Anthony Mason described the situation as “shattered dreams,” playing off the term “Dreamers” the phrase used to describe those who receive DACA protections. “A promise kept by President Trump is a dream lost for thousands of undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children,” he bemoaned.
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Trump’s decision to end DACA in six months was portrayed by the White House as the only decent way to end a program that was on shaky constitutional ground.
Even Dianne Feinstein was forced to admit that in an interview with MSNBC’s Chuck Todd.
Despite Obama criticizing Trump’s action as “cruel, wrong and self-defeating,” in 2012 he called his executive order a “temporary stop-gap measure.”
Trump has called on Congress to come up with a fix, and his supporters in Congress believe whatever that is should include proposals for Trump’s border wall.
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