Fake News CNN’s Jim Acosta is in the press briefings for one purpose and that is to create conflict. He isn’t there to ask insightful, probing questions, or to enlighten their viewers. He’s there to disrupt the proceedings, try to twist the message into something negative and make someone look bad. The person who looked the worst in this exchange, by far, was the belligerent himself.
Stephen Miller, President Trump’s senior adviser for policy, held a press briefing for the purpose of rolling out the new immigration RAISE Act to the press, to offer an explanation to the media and thereby to the American people.
Miller made an apparent, well-advised attempt to shut out Acosta, not that the rest of the media is much better, ultimately making his the last question he took. Acosta would have been better off if he’d have been skipped over.
Acosta said, “What you’re proposing or what the President’s proposing here does not sound like it’s in keeping with the American tradition when it comes to immigration.” Somehow, according to him, open borders and low wages is an American tradition. He goes on to quote the statue of liberty pedestal poem, “The New Colossus” written by Emma Lazarus, which wasn’t even a part of the statue until 17 years after its dedication, in 1903.
Acosta, as if that poem in some way represents our immigration law, says, “It doesn’t say anything about speaking English or be a computer programmer.” Yeah, in the days after the Civil War, when that poem was written it’s difficult to imagine that she didn’t include a requirement for computer programming into a poem. Brilliant observation, Acosta.
He then asks his typical obnoxious question, “Aren’t you trying to change what it means to be an immigrant coming into this country if you’re telling them you’ve got to speak English? Can’t people learn how to speak English when they get here?”
Miller begins his dismantling of the agenda driven Acosta by pointing out that it is a current requirement for naturalization that one be able to speak English. Acosta takes a shot at the policy to chuckles from his fellow condescending piranhas in the school, labeling the policy as sounding like some kind of national park revisionism.
Miller turned the caustic Acosta’s unfounded arguments back on him, asking him if the levels of the 70s at 300,000 per year or the 90s of 500,000 per year were in violation of that Lazarus “law of the land.” We let in one million annually now.
Acosta attempts to conflate green card issuance, mentioning the border wall as indicative of legal immigration policy, attempting to equate and conflate the two. Miller immediately seizes upon that, again leaving him looking like a fool and an obvious obstructionist. Acosta repeats something about reduced border crossings, with Miller responding by asking, “Do you at CNN really not know the difference between green card policy and illegal immigration?”
Acosta then goes on to put his foot in his mouth further, asking if we’re just going to bring in immigrants from Britain and Australia, as if those are the only English speaking people outside of the US. He tells him it reveals his cosmopolitan bias.
Acosta accuses Miller and the President of “trying to engineer the racial and ethnic flow of people into this country.” Actually that has been part of immigration policy for decades as well and has recently been slanted heavily in favor of Islamists and Africans and away from white Europeans, particularly under the Hussein Obama regime.
Miller called Acosta’s comments, “one of the most outrageous, insulting, ignorant and foolish things you’ve ever said, and for you that’s still…”
Miller finishes wiping the floor and as he’s leaving the podium Acosta can be heard commenting, as he never shuts up, “reclaiming my time,” Maxine Waters style. He’s got a lot in common with her beyond that one phrase.
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