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On Sunday's AM Joy on MSNBC, during an update on the reunification of illegal immigrant children with their parents, MSNBC correspondent Mariana Atencio suggested that the enforcement of immigration laws by the Trump administration is motivated by "racism and xenophobia" as she recalled the cace of a detained illegal immigrant mother who is still waiting for her child to be reunified with her.
Host Joy Reid also was the latest host on MSNBC to conflate legal asylum seekers with illegal immigrants who only seek asylum after they get caught crossing the border illegally as she commented that "It is not illegal to seek asylum" -- as if seeking asylum were the reason the woman in question was being detained
It seems as though Chris Matthews never lost the “thrill” up his leg. Seven and a half years after that infamous comment, the Hardball host reflected on Barack Obama’s presidency. On July 22, 2015, Matthews gushed over the “immaculate” Democrat: “He's been immaculate in the presidency. Nobody has accused him of any corruption. His kids are perfect. His wife is perfect.”
Make sure you aren’t drinking your Saturday coffee for this one: On July 24, 2001, Diane Sawyer described former Bill Clinton operative turned ABC host George Stephanopoulos as “non-partisan.”
Below are Rich Noyes’s collected tweets from the 29th week of This Day in Media Bias History. To get the latest daily examples, be sure and follow Noyes on Twitter. (To see recaps of the first 28 weeks, go here.)
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