The New York Times is currently promoting one of its stories on Twitter, and if the saying is that a picture is worth a thousand words, then the limited-character tweets say all we need to know about the state of the media and the Golden State.
The first tweet described the mission of the story: “The NYT followed immigration officers as they navigated the streets and politics of California” — a state it described as “hostile to President Trump’s efforts to step up deportations.”
Another speaks of Immigration and Customs Enforcement officers picking up a “collateral,” or an illegal alien found while looking for another. The NYT described ICE agents as “the front-line soldiers in Trump’s crackdown on illegal immigration.”
“By lunchtime,” another tweet states, “the agents had five immigrants in custody; three of their six targets of the day.”
ICE chief David Marin tells the paper, “We know an arrest is a traumatic event for a family. We know the impact it has and we take it very seriously.”
But one tweet stands out among the rest, in which the NYT states “the officers are operating in enemy territory.”
As @CounterMoonbat said on Twitter, “California is considered ‘enemy territory’ to immigration enforcers. Let that sink in.”
Let it also sink in that the NYT’s piece is very sympathetic to the lawbreakers in the scenario, including a 50-year-old Mexican who has been in the United States and working since he was 16 years old, yet remained “undocumented,” which is newsspeak for criminal alien. The included videos in the piece of them being frisked and chained is supposed to make the viewer feel sorry for men who are fugitives from the law.
And as the piece concludes, the NYT noted that those arrested sit inside small holding cells eating “their brown-bag lunch of a turkey sandwich and apple” while “Mr. Marin and one of his deputies headed for lunch at a small Mexican taqueria.”
That’s irony to the NYT.