Mainstream Media Scream: ABC calls protesters 'anti-immigrant'

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This week's Mainstream Media Scream features ABC correspondent David Wright rapping “anti-immigrant” protesters and describing the nation as no longer welcoming to immigrants.

On Friday’s "World News" on ABC, Wright called those in Murrieta, California protesting the buses bringing in illegal immigrants “anti-immigrant” and then ended by contrasting President Obama’s upbeat message, about America “welcoming” immigrants, with how “it sure doesn’t look that way in Murrieta.”

David Wright: A different sort of fireworks today in Murrieta, California.

Protester: I hate that all of our country is being invaded.

Wright: This week, protesters here blocked several busloads of undocumented immigrants. They hoped to do so again today, but the anti-immigrant protesters were outnumbered three to one, and, so far, the buses haven’t come.


Wright: Today, at a ceremony for new citizens in Washington, D.C., the president made no mention of the anger across the Southwest.

President Obama: The basic idea of welcoming immigrants to our shores is central to our way of life. It is in our DNA.

Wright: But it sure doesn’t look that way in Murrieta. David Wright, ABC News, Los Angeles.

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “President Obama thinks the media are hostile to him? Wright perfectly encapsulated how the media are portraying this issue through a liberal prism favorable to Obama by portraying his critics as unreasonable - conflating concern over uncontrolled illegal immigration with opposition to all immigration.”

Rating: Four out of five screams.

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