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CBS Rips ‘Cruel’ Trump Immigration Policy at Border


[See NewsBusters for more.] CBS reporters on Monday night and Tuesday morning focused on the Trump administration’s (now ended) zero tolerance separation effort, blasting it as “cruel” and an example of why journalists need to get beyond “policy” and focus on real world results. Strangely, CBS journalists often skip the equally heart-wrenching impacts of murders and drunk driving killings by those illegally in the United States. On Tuesday’s CBS This Morning, reporter Manuel Bojorquez covered the very sad story of a ten-year-old boy, Ervin Alvizures, who was separated from his Guatemalan father in 2018. After playing images of Ervin and his father tearfully reuniting, co-host Norah O’Donnell ripped into the “cruel” policy and called for more emotion-based journalism: “Instead of reporting about policies, we have to report about the people this effects. The cruelty, how it tears your heart apart to be apart from a child.” 

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