Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for July 24th – When news outlets perpetuate lawlessness
Bottom Line: Your daily doses of nonsense in the media and my takes on them...
Excerpt: As the United States takes a harder line on immigration, thousands who called the country home are being forced to go. Often, they leave behind spouses and children with American citizenship and must figure out how to go on with families fractured apart. Studies have found an estimated 8 million to 9 million Americans — the majority of them children — live with at least one relative who is in the country illegally, and so each action to deport an immigrant is just as likely to entangle a citizen or legal U.S. resident.
Hot Take: It's hard to know what the most absurd aspect of this story is... That now we're trying to find a sob story anywhere we can find them to make Trump look like the boogey man (in this case Kansas City) or that simply enforcing the law is considered to be outrageous. When was it exactly that breaking federal laws became acceptable and law enforcement of our laws became wrong? It's not complicated. There's a right and a wrong way of doing things. Respect our laws and you won't have to worry about the consequences. Break our laws and potentially face law enforcement. This isn't complicated and it's absurd that it's controversial. I'm alarmed by how many people simply think that they should be the barometer of what laws should be enforced and which one's shouldn't.
For those with so little foresight the end of that story is chaos and lawlessness. That's not to say that we shouldn't reform our immigration system and laws but until we do and at any point if they're being violated – there is right and wrong and I for one won't be guilted into the perversion of lawlessness perpetuated like this type of incredible irresponsible propaganda. It's shameful that news outlets are so politically motivated that they'd perpetuate the notion that breaking the law is acceptable. Where is the sense of responsibility and where are the ethics? Politics over principals.
Is Trump a Danger or Is He Just Incompetent and a Buffoon? Julian Zelizer, CNN
Hot Take: Best economy in 12 years. Biggest increase in take home pay in 32 years. Record low minority unemployment rates. Record low female unemployment. Biggest foreign policy successes since Reagan (ISIS, North Korea, Syria, Iran). Most approved of Supreme Court since 2009 and higher SCOTUS ratings than thirty years ago. And all in a year in and a half. If he's an incompetent and a buffoon what did that make his predecessor? This is CNN. Lol.
The World Burns. Sarah Sanders Says This Is Fine. Megan Garber, The Atlantic
Hot Take: I guess I didn't get the memo that we're on fire?