President Trump’s immigration policies are properly the source of very serious debate. However, that does not mean that the discussion does not have its lighter, even humorous, moments. This is especially true when Tucker Carlson of Fox News is involved. While he is very serious about the topics discussed on his program, it can be amusing to watch liberals flailing about as they try to answer his questions.
The political left simply cannot accept the principle that a nation must defend its borders, meaning that immigration must be controlled. Failure to do so means that the borders eventually become meaningless. While this might appeal to George Soros and his acolytes such as Mr. Obama and Mrs. Clinton, it should be abhorrent to Americans who love their country and its traditions rooted in western culture.
But back to Tucker Carlson. He recently interviewed immigration activist Jose Antonio Vargas. When attempting to pin Vargas down on his positions, Carlson essential reduced the man to the point of Vargas just making meaningless statements as opposed to giving intelligent responses.
As background, “Vargas was sent by his parents to the United States illegally from the Philippines when he was 12 years old. After becoming an adult, Vargas never shied away from openly admitting that he was an illegal immigrant, gaining him much notoriety. But usually, the hosts fawn over him. Not this time, though.”
When pressed, Vargas stated that, “The country has a right to define and defend its borders. But at the same time, we have a right to ask harder questions of ourselves about ‘why are people coming here?’” Vargas continued with, “Tucker, do you think that I came to this country so you can beat me up and call me ‘illegal and criminal’ on national television? Do you think that’s what I want?”
Not a very impressive response. And Mr. Vargas gets even more ridiculous, fuming about how offensive he believes it is to refer to immigrants here illegally as “illegal” immigrants. When Carlson confronted him with how silly his position is, “Vargas then began to complain that people who come to the United States illegally are called illegal immigrants. ‘When you call people criminals … words matter here,’ Vargas said. ‘How do you legalize people you call illegal? You don’t — you call them illegal, end of conversation.’ So Carlson pointed out that Vargas was arguing that the country should be able to enforce immigration laws, but can’t call people who are illegal immigrants illegal.”
Mr. Vargas may be able to achieve immediate celebrity status on networks like CNN and MSNBC due to his being an “illegal immigrant,” but not everywhere. Of course, those networks are not going to ask the hard questions that Mr. Carlson asks, so it’s a much more friendly environment for those who lean left politically.
Yet it is the news media’s job to ask the difficult questions regardless of the political beliefs of the persons being interviewed. Mr. Carlson understands that. Perhaps that is why his ratings are so high.
Source: Right Wing News