As if to show up the far from hinged claims made by Larry Silberman in his latest Powerline blog post, the mainstream Sunday news shows are uncritically accepting Trumpian framing of migrants representing a CRISIS at the border:
There might be CARAVANS!
See also the Washington Post:
This piece rests on WaPo’s attribution of the recent surge in border crossings to Biden’s policy stances as the predominant driver of events and reticence to declare the Trump practice of expelling unaccompanied minors illegal, framing it instead as a useful but abandoned measure https://t.co/WycWMXUpQT— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 20, 2021
It also seems to be WaPo’s sotto voce editorial position that “hundreds of families crowded into squalid camps” just outside US territory is a policy win, whereas letting them out of those camps and beginning a legal adjudication process is a failure. pic.twitter.com/HZAAwBOjs6— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 20, 2021
The mainstream media can be seen as the liberal equivalent of Fox News only by someone who believes they should never be exposed to information that challenges their own shallow ideological priors at all. So, most of our current federal judiciary.