Fox News host Laura Ingraham is no stranger to controversy. When she’s said something provocative on air, she’s had to defend herself from leftist attacks, almost by rote.
If you remember back in April when Ingraham had the gall to attack Democrats’ favorite teeny-bopper gun-control advocate David Hogg, leftists ravenously started a boycott against her Fox show, targeting her advertisers. Thanks to conservative pushback, the boycott was a resounding failure. (RELATED: Laura Ingraham Maintains Top Spot With Fox News Show Despite Advertiser Exodus).
In light of the media-generated outcry over President Trump’s ‘zero tolerance’ immigration policy at the U.S.-Mexico border, Laura Ingraham decided to say something else controversial about the practice of separating families who attempt to cross the border illegally. (RELATED: Democrat Rep Admits – Obama Tried to Keep Child Migrant Problem Quiet).
Here’s what Ingraham said that’s drawing so much controversy:
“As more illegal immigrants are rushing the border, more kids are being separated from their parents. And temporarily housed at what are, essentially, summer camps.”
Laura Ingraham describes the detention facilities where children are sent after being forcibly separated from their parents as “essentially summer camps.” pic.twitter.com/K6ao3lbS6Q
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 19, 2018
Immediately, liberals called out Ingraham on her phrasing, with her old nemesis Hogg taking the lead:
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018
So @IngrahamAngle we meet again. Who are you biggest advertisers now?
— David Hogg (@davidhogg111) June 19, 2018
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Send. Her. Kids. There.
— Jennifer Rubin (@JRubinBlogger) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham just described Trump’s internment camps for kids as “essentially summer camps”!
I’m convinced that @IngrahamAngle is really The Grinch. How can anyone hate kids more than this evil lady does?
Time for another Boycott of her advertisers if any are left!
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham: they’re essentially summer camps
Also Laura Ingraham: pic.twitter.com/l0LCnqgaGD
— Zach Heltzel (@zachheltzel) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham, like Tucker Carlson and Sean Hannity, would happily defend genocide if the Trump administration asked them to do so. https://t.co/RV7kwPn70R
— Dave Hogg (@stareagle) June 19, 2018
I hope Tucker Carlson and Laura Ingraham never eat spit-free food again https://t.co/3yNDtUhoYG
— Owen Ellickson (@onlxn) June 19, 2018
There were, of course, demands for another boycott:
— Grant Stern (@grantstern) June 19, 2018
Laura Ingraham says the child concentration camps are “basically summer camp.” @davidhogg111 does she even have advertisers left to boycott at this point? If so, we’re on the job. pic.twitter.com/nF8A2CMa0h
— Millennial Democrats (@Millennial_Dems) June 19, 2018
Even Dictionary.com, the account of which is apparently being run by a Maoist acolyte, jumped in:
Essentially = Constituting the essence of a thing.
— Dictionary.com (@Dictionarycom) June 19, 2018
This is all sound and fury from a bunch of “woke” Twitter warriors who never said a damn word when Obama was stuffing migrant families in cages like packs of dogs. (RELATED: Trump’s ‘Zero Tolerance’ Immigration Policy Isn’t New – Obama Did the Same Thing).
If these critics truly cared, the would have been calling out our unproductive illegal immigrant detention practices long before this. Instead, they’re using the current situation as a cudgel to beat the Trump Administration.
If you want to get a sense of what one of these detention facilities looks like, take a look at the following video of one put out by the Department of Health and Human Services:
Dachau it ain’t.
Let’s make one thing clear: while American facilities for holding illegal immigrants are not ideal living environments, they are unquestionably better than the living conditions in many Central American countries beset with narco-gang violence. If it weren’t for the drug-fueled murder sprees infesting their homes, many of these migrants wouldn’t have made the treacherous journey to get here.
So, yes, in a sense, these holding facilities are like a summer camp. In fact, they’re a sanctuary from the violence we’re told is driving migrants to the U.S. in the first place.
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