All we want is a cable news channel that reports the news, but CNN and company insist that we want panels of contributors and analysts to tell us how to interpret what little they allow to get through in the first place.
We’d thought that Chris Cillizza had the gig of political analyst at CNN, so we were surprised to see that his name wasn’t on this hot take; it’s Zachary B. Wolf telling us that we need to look at the context of deportations under Presidents Obama and Trump to understand why Obama deported so many more people.
— CNN (@CNN) July 13, 2019
Speaking of context being everything, Wolf manages to work into his analysis of deportation numbers the tidbit that Trump “infamously called some Mexican immigrants ‘rapists'” — which, as far as we know, no one has disproved, but that line will raise the hackles of those who actually believe Trump called all Mexicans rapists and must assume women are perfectly safe being trafficked to the border through Mexico.
More context: “Interior” deportations — those illegals who’d been here longest and moved inland from the border — were on the downswing during Obama’s administration, but “Trump still has not reached anywhere near the level of interior removals as the early Obama administration, according to Cato’s analysis of data through 2018.”
Was the border crisis manufactured? No. Was the anger at the Trump administration manufactured? Yes. There’s your context.
Yes it’s all about context. Obama good, Orange man bad ?
— Nancy Day (@nancyd499_day) July 13, 2019
Yes, Orange Man Bad.
— Jeni Peni (@peni_jeni) July 13, 2019
This is exactly why Trump calls you the enemy of the people
— JC (@jcdav) July 13, 2019
I did more bad than you do but I am better than you because I did it differently. Nice angle
— Josh Ugwu (@joshugwu) July 13, 2019
But I am sure Pres. Obama was not responsible for the deaths of people and constantly maintained them in overcrowded, squalid conditions.
— LlerrodM (@LlerrodM) July 13, 2019
According to the DHS, migrant deaths during the Trump administration are on par with the Obama administration … and Obama did keep kids in cages, and there’s plenty of photographic proof … but no, President Obama wasn’t personally responsible for those deaths like Trump.
Some gold medal caliber mental gymnastics here……???
— DCinNC (@DCinAZ) July 13, 2019
Sure! Context is everything! Mr. Obama left Hispanics voters behind. He never visited a detention facility. After 7 yrs. of ignoring Hispanics he made a limp move and left the issue to the next President. His administration was a savage with deporting immigrants, behind doors.
— Diana Negron (@dnegronvalentin) July 13, 2019
"It's different when we do it."
— Archimedes Watts (@archimedeswatts) July 13, 2019
Yes, context like…he wasn’t Trump. So shut up!
— The Truth About Guns (@guntruth) July 13, 2019
Yes Obama deported them with love & compassion while singing kumbaya.https://t.co/GYkuAwvNtc
— fda365 (@fda365) July 13, 2019
Depends on what the definition of “is” is. That kind of context?
— Resistance is Futile (@KellieCFP) July 13, 2019
Yes see 44 was enforcing federal law, while 45 is enforcing federal law.
— ™® (@BwbgAgJzffalTpD) July 13, 2019
Yes the context is that Obama is a Democrat and “meant well” so the media never called his border facilities “concentration camps” and hardly even covered it when a judge forced them to stop overcrowding children in filthy facilities.
— Lyndsey Fifield (@lyndseyfifield) July 13, 2019
— Chad Urban (@Chad_Urban) July 13, 2019
— Mike Sneary (@O8CHIO) July 13, 2019
I feel like, and I could be wrong… but he won’t even be asked a question about it from you guys lol pic.twitter.com/RiMB6nRqtU
— Steven Garron (@steven_garron4) July 13, 2019
By context you mean words and media coverage, right?
— Abel F Cano (@AFCano03) July 13, 2019
The Babylon Bee couldn't have done better than this. Bravo
— studio – walters (@studio_walters) July 13, 2019
— Timothy Ferris (@irishson1916) July 13, 2019
Does this person still not know that this photo was cropped from a protest and the kid was running around freely seconds later? Probably not … that’s one reason we’re thankful for the #SocialMediaSummit:
Hold on gotta stretch before I reach as far as possible…. Obama good…Trump bad….story done! #fuckoffcnn
— corandog (@corandog) July 13, 2019
— pirkster (@pirkster_jax) July 13, 2019
Obama deported out of love. Trump is deporting out of necessity and rule of law. Context added!!
— Dan Schabow (@DSchabow) July 13, 2019
So the people who got deported by Obama are like “it’s cool, fam. Context.” ?
— Fat Jeremy (@BLTDayCobra) July 13, 2019
CNN’s selective interest in context. Interesting they are often not even interested in truth let alone context
— Paul Capobianco (@pauljcapo) July 13, 2019
The context is that you like one but not the other
— Jack (@All_Jacked_Up13) July 13, 2019
That's the biggest bruh moment I've ever seen
— LKSaint (@LKASaint) July 13, 2019
dang. Obama was actually better at something ?
— Adrian (@Adrian_S29) July 13, 2019
‘Trump is Trump’: Even ‘The Daily Show’ thinks Chris Cillizza’s expert political analysis is a joke (video) https://t.co/yvZzbbg12X
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 20, 2019