Open Borders Media Turn Riley's Murder into 'Republicans Pounce' Story

March 1st, 2024 10:43 AM

The horrific murder of college student Laken Riley in Athens, Georgia last week has resulted in some of the most inhuman political coverage imaginable from our news media. Corporate journalists have spent the week wringing their hands about the resulting “backlash” against illegal aliens, and scoffing at Republicans for “seizing” on this tragedy — by calling for policy changes that could have prevented it.

Just listen to some of the takes these propagandists have offered about Laken Riley’s murder:



One of the most cynical moments on CNN was flagged by NewsBusters associate editor Nick Fondacaro on Monday, when The Lead host Jake Tapper transformed into a living incarnation of the “Republicans pounce!” meme:

So, Republicans, obviously, seizing on this horrific tragedy at the University of Georgia. This girl, this nursing student, killed by an undocumented Venezuelan migrant. And they're seizing on this as an example of Biden's failure to protect the American people, to secure the border…

Over on PBS, NewsHour host Amna Nawaz brought on radical leftist professor Charis Kubrin to pontificate that “immigrants are not the ones engaging in crime.”

Undocumented immigrants are not engaging in more crime, contrary to public perception. And the presence of undocumented immigrants in an area does not correlate with higher crime, particularly violence.

As our own Clay Waters pointed out, Kubrin also previously donated to radical progressive Congresswoman Katie Porter (D-CA). Explains a lot, when you think about it.

The news media know the border is a losing issue for their favorite political party. Thus far, they’ve been dealing with it by obfuscating as much of the damage caused by America’s open border as possible. But it looks like that’s not working anymore, and instead they’ve fallen back to accusing critics of xenophobia and feigning outrage whenever anyone to the right of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez talks about crime perpetrated by illegal aliens.