For decades the liberal media has avoided the topic of illegal immigration. And when it is discussed or written about, the narrative is always driven by the pro-amnesty agenda of an editor or station head who ignores the truth. Outlets like The New York Times, the Huffington Post, ABC NEWS and The Washington Post are notorious for publishing polls claiming “Americans favor amnesty and open borders.”
Thanks to the hard line approach of Donald Trump, the topic of immigration can longer be avoided or tainted. The liberal media can no longer send out false stories because the issue has become too big to cover up. For example, liberal leaning Esquire Magazine sent a liberal-leaning journalist to Texas with a very simple, straight forward assignment: Ask people living along the border what they think needs to be done to stop the flow of illegal immigrants into the U.S.
The magazine’s editor-in-chief, Jay Fielden, recently appeared on MSNBC’s “Morning Joe” to explain the results of the assignment.
Fielden said he instructed the reporter to “go down there with no preconceived notions, just an empty notebook.”
Fielden, a former Texan, explained the assignment was to drive or walk the 800-mile border and “talk to whoever you see and let them tell us what’s really going on and whether we need a wall,” he told Scarborough and his panel.
“They said, ‘Build the wall,’” Fielden said, adding, “Hispanic, Anglo, Democratic, Republican, uncommitted, clueless, whatever, they said, ‘We want a wall, and we want it tied to some compassion.’”
“Most of those Hispanics are first-generation and they see it as unfair,” he said. “I think they feel, as one guy said, ‘Get in line.’”