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Media bias rampant in border crisis reporting

by Greg Belfrage

There is no media bias.

I can't tell you how many times I've heard that statement over the years from my colleagues in the local media.

One doesn't have to look very far today to find some blatant examples of slanted and biased reporting.

For instance, the story below is from the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C.

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The headline alone nearly made me choke. It is intentionally inaccurate and misleading.

Governor Terry Branstad is no way suggesting that immigrants should be kept out of Iowa. He was addressing the tens of thousands of children who have entered the country illegally.

However, the word "illegal" only appears in the story once. And the single instance occurs in a quote from Branstad.

The reporter who wrote the story never once used the word "illegal" to explain what's happening. Instead, they use the word "children".

Anyone who believe this is an accidental oversight needs to have their head examined.

The media is constantly suggesting that illegal entry into the United States is comparable to the legal process of immigration. No other country on earth views illegal entry in that way.

If you doubt me, google the name of Andrew Tahmooressi.

Illegals become children. Aliens become undocumented workers, migrants or immigrants.

There is no such thing as an "Illegal immigrant". There are illegals and there are immigrants. The latter followed the law. The former did not.

However, the media continues to serve as the lap dog of the Democratic Party by intentionally blurring those lines to elicit sympathy for illegals and demonize opponents of open borders.

These kinds of slanted stories aren't news. They're propaganda.

Greg Belfrage @belfrageshow is heard 6am-9am on KELO 1320 AM and 107.9 FM. Greg can be contacted at greg.belfrage@mwcradio.com.


Photo credits: KELO staff photo