Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Media: Trump Using 'Former Japanese Internment Camp' For Immigrants; Here's How They Reported It When Obama Did Same Thing

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In a glaring example of the difference between how the mainstream media approaches stories involving the Trump administration's handling of immigration versus its coverage of the Obama administration on the issue, several headlines from mainstream outlets this week portrayed the Trump administration's use of Fort Sill as using a former "Japanese internment camp" to house immigrant children.
"Trump administration to send migrant children to Army base once used as Japanese internment camp," The Hill reported Wednesday. "Trump Admin to Use Army Base That Once Served as Japanese Internment Camp to House 1,400 Migrant Kids," The Daily Beast blasted. "Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Base That Served as WWII Japanese Internment Camp," Time declared.
The Washington Post likewise stresses the internment camp reference, but at least hints that another administration might have done something similar: "Geronimo and the Japanese were imprisoned there. Now Fort Sill will hold migrant children — again." Here's how the Post's coverage begins:
Record numbers of unaccompanied children from Central America have crossed the border in recent months. So many that the Office of Refugee Resettlement has been scrambling to find housing for them.
On Tuesday, the agency announced it has chosen a military base as a temporary shelter: Fort Sill in Oklahoma, which was used during World War II as an internment camp for Japanese Americans and Japanese immigrants. Before that, it was the longtime prison for Apache leader Geronimo.
As intended by the outlets, the headlines have triggered outrage online, with floods of laments about the alleged cruelties of the Trump administration and attempts to compare its handling of immigrants to that dark period in American history in which one of the Democrats' most idealized presidents issued Executive Order 9066 authorizing the military to lock up Japanese Americans — as well as some Italian and German Americans — in internment camps (more on that below).
Read the rest of the story HERE and follow links below to related stories opinions:

HOT AIR: Media slams Trump admin for housing child illegals at former Japanese internment camp — which Obama also used to house illegals

TIME: Trump Administration to Hold Migrant Children at Base That Served as WWII Japanese Internment Camp

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