We rubes may think that the buzz over Justin Bieber is about the brat’s penchant for acting like a colossal douchebag, but Media Matters is here to remind us that that’s not the issue. The issue here is … immigration?
Justin Bieber's case drags media in wrong direction on immigration. http://t.co/D5BUgcAgw2
— Media Matters (@mmfa) January 24, 2014
Leave it to MMFA to go there.
Canadian pop star Justin Bieber drew media attention today for his arrest on charges of driving under the influence, driving with an expired license, and resisting arrest, with numerous outlets comparing his possible but unlikely deportation with that of the nearly 2 million undocumented immigrants deported under the Obama administration. But Bieber has little in common with the typical deportee and should not be used as an example for reforming the immigration system.
And MMFA should not be used an example of journalism. It’s a wonder that anyone takes them seriously.
— matthew (@mattweihl) January 24, 2014
— Sunny (@sunnyright) January 24, 2014
— Jeff Poor (@jeff_poor) January 24, 2014
Eh, it wha-? I don’t … wait. RT @mmfa: Justin Bieber's case drags media in wrong direction on immigration.
— T. Becket Adams (@BecketAdams) January 24, 2014
— John Fugelsack (@JohnFugelsack) January 24, 2014
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) January 24, 2014
What else is there to say?