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.Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org.