Mainstream Media Scream: David Gregory asks if GOP laments on immigration

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This week's Mainstream Media Scream features "Meet the Press" host David Gregory asking Rep. Mike Rogers, the Republican chairman of the Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, if the GOP laments not pushing comprehensive immigration reform.

From the Sunday show:

DAVID GREGORY: Do you lament — you’re going to be leaving politics. Do you lament the Republican Party’s stand on immigration reform? On an unwillingness to come together to find some path to — a path to citizenship for those illegal immigrants here to somehow fix some of these problems?

MIKE ROGERS: To say this is a Republican problem is just completely wrong.

GREGORY: It’s a Republican political problem for sure in elective politics, is it not?

ROGERS: The Democrats have the same problem. And so, I think there’s a way to move forward on this that’s responsible. ...

Media Research Center Vice President of Research Brent Baker explains our pick: “Gregory echoed the liberal establishments presumption that believes in the holy grail of ‘comprehensive immigration reform’ to magically solve all problems — as if he and Democrats are really concerned with GOP success. If only real life were as simple as a television soundbite.”

Rating: Three out of five screams.

Paul Bedard, the Washington Examiner's "Washington Secrets" columnist, can be contacted at pbedard@washingtonexaminer.com.