NBC News anchor Chuck Todd, acting more as a self-appointed arbiter of the truth than an unbiased journalist, questioned “how to cover a dishonest proposal from the President of the United States honestly?”
The “dishonest proposal” being President Trump’s suggestion that he could use an executive order to nullify birthright citizenship in the United States. A proposal that has Trump’s critics, to include the liberal media, up in arms. Even some Republicans say this would be a violation of the 14th Amendment, but there are constitutional scholars who argue that the amendment has been misinterpreted or misused when it comes to birthright citizenship.
“So today the president proposed doing away with birthright citizenship, the
constitutional right that any child born in the United States automatically becomes an American citizen,” Todd said.
The tone of Todd’s narrative exposing his contempt for President Trump.
“Now what the president really is proposing is that we stop talking about bombs sent to his political opponents by a political supporter,” he continued. “That we stop talking about whether a mass murderer was somehow influenced by his words or policy proposals. That we stop talking about the connection between his rhetoric and a spike in ethnic attacks and that we start talking about what really matters a week before the midterms: an unstoppable caravan of desperate refugees bent on destroying the country they hope to live in.”
Looking past the idea that accusing the president of fostering violence is incitement, which is dangerous territory for the media, Todd’s bias in favor of a horde of migrants marching on our southern border with the intent on forcing their way into the United States is impossible to miss.
Todd would go on to suggest what NBC will and will not report — business as usual — suggestion “ludicrous” proposals from the president may not make the cut.
But a bigger problem for Todd is placing himself in the role of deciding what’s honest and what’s not.
Last week, Todd outright dismissed Trump warning that there are criminals and “very bad people” traveling in the caravan. He said on air, “Keep in mind there’s no evidence of any criminals in the Central American caravan.”
Yet, Fox News interviewed a migrant in the caravan who was previously deported who said he was planning to apply for a pardon for a felony conviction in the U.S. when he reaches the border.
The crime? Attempted murder.
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) October 30, 2018
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