Fury from many over President Donald Trump’s executive order temporarily suspending immigration (“immigrant and nonimmigrant entry” according to the EO) from seven countries has prompted a flashback to a time the previous administration did something similar with no MSM outcry:
Washington Post fact checker Glenn Kessler tried to point out the difference:
two big differences: 1) pause was not announced at the time, done quietly. reporters only found out years later. 2) not based on religion.
— Glenn Kessler (@GlennKesslerWP) January 28, 2017
That sure says a lot:
We weren't really into doing our jobs back then. https://t.co/21n6l1PbTq
— Smokin Monkey (@ARaised_Eyebrow) January 28, 2017
At least it’s been publicly confirmed.
Just a little, not that it’s incredibly surprising.
1) We don't do our jobs when Dems are in power 2) QED
— 100 Proof (@ChampionCapua) January 28, 2017
The most transparent adm did things they didn't publish? Isn't it the job of a free press to monitor that?
— Roxanne Chester (@ggm281) January 28, 2017
(1) Asserting your own incompetence is not a good argument.
(2) This one isn't either. Read the damn EO. https://t.co/GRvJ4Pve47
— N. Bourbaki (@d08890) January 28, 2017
"Reporters only found out years later" about what Obama admin did kind of proves the entire point of this exercise https://t.co/spsboFcnTC
— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) January 28, 2017
I'm sure they feel quite betrayed to discover what he was doing as they were filling out their tourney brackets with him.
— Dan Ornelas (@DanielMOrnelas) January 28, 2017
Most transparent and scandal free administration in history tho…
— Mark Felten (@MFelten25) January 28, 2017
Most transparent administration ever strikes again
— Chriscom (@Postwatch) January 28, 2017
This isn't helping you or your profession, Glenn
— Matthew Moon (@seenyourluna) January 28, 2017
so not being open and honest with the public was a good thing?
— Zunnar ?? (@Chadrl) January 28, 2017