Media Bias

Over-the-Dinner-Table Moralizing in ‘Blue Bloods’ Turns to ‘Who is an Immigrant?’

Recently I wrote about how the immigration topic, and often very particular positioning of it, is permeating all aspects of our culture. Another example popped up on Friday night’s CBS staple, “Blue Bloods,” with the episode Foreign Interference, which touched on sanctuary cities and “who is an immigrant?”

It’s Time for Journalists to be Honest

I am a graduate of Brooklyn College of the City University of New York with a degree in Communications Arts and Sciences. I considered several possible careers when I graduated, including journalism. Journalists are supposed to be “fact finders.”

Leading Newspapers Slant Immigration Coverage -- Censorship Par for Course at L.A. Times, N.Y. Times, Washington Post

Immigration restrictionists constantly carp about how biased “lamestream media” coverage is of the immigration issue. They’re right.

Journalists rely on “frames” and “narratives” when writing about and interpreting newsworthy events and multi-faceted, long-term issues. Unfortunately, those frames and narratives may reflect hidden biases or agendas more than they reflect reality. Far from contributing to readers’ nuanced understanding or perspective, all too often reporting only serves to reinforce the predetermined narrative.

Immigration activist D.A. King Interviewed on Univision’s Sunday Morning Current Affairs Al Punto Show

Recently, long-time pro-immigration enforcement D.A. King was profiled on the front page of The New York Times. The story drew the attention of newscaster Jorge Ramos and others at Univision TV. King, of the Georgia-based Dustin Inman Society, was invited to Univision’s Miami studios for an interview.

Abundant misinformation in citizenship column

A May 18 op-ed in my local Montana daily packs abundant misinformation into 600 words. [Citizenship for Working Families Equals Stronger Families, Communities, by Al Ekblad and Brian McGregor, Bozeman Daily Chronicle, May 18, 2013]

Mainstream Media's Blatant Amnesty Bias

Recently, Fox News threw Marco Rubio round after round of softball questions about his Gang of Eight amnesty bill, the Border Protection, Economic Opportunity and Immigration Modernization Act, S.744. Interestingly, Rubio tried to distance himself from the very bill he helped write. In fact, he couldn't defend S. 744 at all.