Media Sob-Story Eruption Occurs following Amnesty Setback
February 18, 2015, 02:00 PM
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A couple years back, I suggested a journalist employment visa be created to promote more sympathy in America’s newsrooms for citizen workers who are replaced by dirt-cheap foreigners: “Let’s Have Immigrant Diversity in the Main Stream Media!”.

The news coverage about Obama’s amnesty being temporarily blocked caused a flood of sob-story crapdoodle about illegal aliens in television reports. So the idea of making journalists live in the same endangered employment world as other American workers is still needed.

Naturally the liberal media didn’t discuss the illegality of Obama’s amnesty, where he unconstitutionally took the legislature’s function for himself, like a king.

Newsbuster collected offensive reports of the issue, where illegal aliens are treated as victims rather than purposeful job stealers who harm Americans.

Networks Paint Illegal Immigrants as Victims After Judge Halts Obama’s Executive Amnesty, Newsbusters, February 17, 2015

Just shy of 24 hours after U.S. District Judge Andrew Hanen halted President Barack Obama’s executive amnesty, the major broadcast networks displayed their palpable opposition to the ruling during their Tuesday night broadcasts, lamenting that it “dashes American dreams for millions of families under the threat of deportation” after Wednesday was set “to be a historic day for millions of illegal immigrants” when they could apply for legal status.

The three newscasts offered a minuscule 18 seconds highlighting those against Obama’s executive action (not including quotes from Hanen’s ruling) throughout their 5 minutes and 58 seconds of coverage.

On the CBS Evening News, anchor Scott Pelley bemoaned that “tomorrow was supposed to be a historic day for millions of illegal immigrants” as “[t]hey would be able to begin to apply for legal status under immigration reform that President Obama implemented by executive action over the objections of Congress.” Pelley continued by telling viewers how that was not going to happen after “a federal judge’s ruling has now put all of that on hold.”

At the end of his report, CBS News chief White House correspondent Garrett brought up the Republican reaction to the decision: “Republicans countered this ruling showed the President acted outside the law and the administration should now back down.”

Meanwhile, on the NBC Nightly News, interim anchor Lester Holt declared that “[t]he showdown over immigration” had taken “a dramatic turn” as the court case “dashe[d] American dreams for millions of families under the threat of deportation” leaving them “in limbo.”

NBC News senior White House correspondent Chris Jansing led off her segment from the view of victims, telling stories of two millennial-aged illegal immigrants who are affected by the ruling. Jansing fretted how one young woman’s “dream of working for the FBI may not come true” while another’s “future plan” of obtaining a Ph.D. “is at stake.”

She reported that Obama’s action in November “gave hope to them and more than 4 million other undocumented immigrants” but now are blocked by Hanen’s decision. Continuing the abysmally skewered coverage, a soundbite was heard from NBCNews.com contributor Raul Reyes, who worried that the lives of those looking to apply for legal status “are on hold.”

The only opposition in the segment came as Jansing noted that 26 states are a part of the suit and played a clip of Republican Governor Greg Abbott that, added together, made for a total sum of 9 seconds.

Later, Jansing touted how “[m]illions of others who hope to be citizens one day wait” as “activists” staged “rallies and press conferences with emotions running high.”

Finally, ABC’s World News Tonight featured anchor David Muir announced that the news is “a new standoff over immigration” and spun President Obama’s response to the case as “shooting back” late Tuesday afternoon. Correspondent Jonathan Karl then followed a clip of the President’s response and, as he did on Tuesday morning, failed to note any opposing viewpoint to Obama’s executive action.

More detailed transcripts follow in the Newsbusters piece.