MSNBC Applies 'Illegal' to Trump Actions But Not Illegal Immigrants

NewsBusters | 4/13/2019 | Staff
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On Friday's MSNBC Live with Katy Tur, as fill-in anchor Chris Jansing hosted a discussion on President Donald Trump talking about possibly sending illegal immigrants to sanctuary cities instead of releasing them near the border, the group of mostly MSNBC reporters and contributors repeatedly used the word "illegal" to prejudge such an action as well as label other previous actions by the administration, even while refusing to apply the word to describe the illegal immigrants they were discussing.

Correspondent Jacob Soboroff even complained about separating families being illegal even though, at the time it was done, it was in line with established legal precedent until a liberal judge questionably blocked the practice. Jansing led the show:

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It is 11 a.m. out West, 2 p.m. here in Washington, where an immigration plan that government officials scuttled because it was, quote, "so illegal," could be back on. The Washington Post first reported that the President and his top aides weighed whether to release migrant detainees in sanctuary cities -- cities represented largely, by the way, by Democratic lawmakers and cities Trump criticized both before and after becoming President.

After the MSNBC host refused to forthrightly label illegal aliens as "illegal," several clips of President Donald Trump were played in which he used the term "criminal aliens" a couple of times, which is not the same as the host using the accurate descriptor herself without qualification.

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Jansing then recalled reports that the administration had decided not to pursue the action, followed by the development that President Trump himself tweeted that it was still a possibility. The only time the words "illegal" and "immigrants" were placed next to each other by Jansing or any other panel member was...
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