Jeff Merkley

MSNBC brings moral authority to cruel Trump immigration actions

MSNBC brings moral authority to cruel Trump immigration actions

Cable news TV is not the first place I go looking for moral authority.

But I am happy to say that I found it there at MSNBC as it reported, critiqued and challenged the Trump administration’s “zero-tolerance” policy of separating parents and children from families that had come seeking asylum at the Texas border.

For all the times I criticize cable news for its sins, it is an absolute pleasure to watch a channel get several of its hooks into a story and go all out on it, as MSNBC did Wednesday and Thursday. This is especially true when the news operation is clearly on the side of righteousness against a policy as depraved this. Proof of that...

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