The liberals outrage over the family-separations at the southern border has been unlike anything we’ve seen so far in the President Trump era.
Liberal mainstream media outlets are solely to blame for perpetuating the spread of misinformation and hysteria.
And now that also includes the famously liberal ESPN network after one host used his grief from a recent family tragedy to make an insane attack on Trump’s immigration policy.
Tony Reali is the star and moderator of hit ESPN show Around the Horn. He’s a charismatic Italian American, always wisecracking with the four sports journalists on his panel.
But Reali was absent from Around the Horn for the last week because he and his wife suffered a heartbreaking tragedy where they lost one of their twins.
Anyone within a galaxy of me knows we were expecting twins. We lost Amadeo in the moments leading up to childbirth. We delivered Enzo weeks early in an emergency. Last week was our memorial mass for Amadeo. This week Enzo came home happy, healthy and strong.
— Tony Reali (@TonyReali) June 17, 2018
A parent losing a child is one of the worst things imaginable.
But upon Reali’s return, perhaps too soon, he used his recent tragedy as a platform to criticize illegal immigrants being separated from their children at the border.
After a heartfelt speech about his grieving process, that undeniably took a lot of courage to convey, Reali then said,
“But I need to say this now. More duality, if I’m brutally honest. Today my thoughts are with children in cages. That’s parents experiencing loss too. Humanity needs to be better. Amadeo, I’ll love you forever. You’re named for God’s love. May we all be craving it. May we all be giving it to each other. May we all be compassionate enough to give it to all.”
But what Reali is doing here is calling for an empathy that’s inherently dangerous. It ignores the concerns that real Americans have about MS-13 gang members and violent criminals living in their communities under the guise of “seeking asylum.”
And although photos of “children in cages” have spread like wildfire on Twitter, the photos that aren’t going viral are of the detention centers where the children are receiving great care.
Joel Pollak of Breitbart News visited one of the facilities and noted that the liberal media is not giving the whole story.
Media tell us @realDonaldTrump is keeping kids in “cages.” The facility I visited is a dormitory with a school, clinic, and outdoor recreation. They give them new clothes .They have field trips to parks & zoos. They even had a “prom.” Sad situation but not what we have been told.
— Joel B. Pollak (@joelpollak) June 15, 2018
Laura Ingraham of Fox News noted that the detention centers are a lot like summer camp.
Liberals were furious with Ingraham’s comparison – and like her comments towards LeBron James to shut up and dribble – leftists are calling for yet another boycott of her show.
Of course, these are the same people who called these detention centers “concentration camps,”– not like“concentration camps,”but literal concentration camps.
Yes, Reali’s loss of a child is heartbreaking. But it wasn’t the time or place to use it as moral high ground, especially when what’s happening at our borders is necessary to protect these children and American citizens.