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Monday, February 29, 2016

NYT: Fox News Colluded with Rubio to Give Amnesty to Illegal Aliens

A few weeks after Senator Marco Rubio joined a bipartisan push for an immigration overhaul in 2013, he arrived alongside Senator Chuck Schumer at the executive dining room of News Corporation’s Manhattan headquarters for dinner.

Their mission was to persuade Rupert Murdoch, the owner of the media empire, and Roger Ailes, the chairman and chief executive of its Fox News division, to keep the network’s on-air personalities from savaging the legislation and give it a fighting chance at survival.

Mr. Murdoch, an advocate of immigration reform, and Mr. Ailes, his top lieutenant and the most powerful man in conservative television, agreed at the Jan. 17, 2013, meeting to give the senators some breathing room.

But the media executives, highly attuned to the intensifying anger in the Republican grass roots, warned that the senators also needed to make their case to Rush Limbaugh, the king of conservative talk radio, who held enormous sway with the party’s largely anti-immigrant base.

So the senators supporting the legislation turned to Mr. Rubio, the Florida Republican, to reach out to Mr. Limbaugh.

The dinner at News Corporation headquarters — which has not been previously reported — and the subsequent outreach to Mr. Limbaugh illustrate the degree to which Mr. Rubio served as the chief envoy to the conservative media for the group supporting the legislation. The bill would have provided a pathway to American citizenship for 11 million illegal immigrants along with measures to secure the borders and ensure that foreigners left the United States upon the expiration of their visas.

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Anonymous said...

The Chamber of commerce is behind this. They are business people who want the market flooded with immigrants who are ready and willing to work for low wages. The ONLY thing that is going to do a thing to help the economy is for wages to rise on their own because there aren't enough employees to fill the job vacancies.

Anonymous said...

A 'demand-pull' wage increase. Exactly right, 2:34.

Anonymous said...

Fox is now as bad as the other MSM. I get ALL of my real news from alternative news sources now until the government shuts them down.

Anonymous said...

Ted Cruz mentioned this on the debate the other night 3:53. He said when Arizona cracked down on illegals it caused an exodus of legals immigrants also. This because they harbor the illegals. When they left wages in Arizona increased and are still increasing and welfare rolls went down. We've heard the story of the Walmart out west somewhere that due to the high paying pipe line jobs, had to increase their wages to get people to work there. It's like twice as much as Walmart employees make around here.

Thornton Crowe said...

Don't be charmed by Mr. Cruz. He did a last-minute effort to promote the amnesty but it still faltered. He is not the Constitutionalist he claims to be. Not by a long shot.

Rubio and Cruz are of the globalists rather than Nationalist movement headed by Trump. There is distinct differences and if you've seen a lot of the floating deluge around the internet, it's obvious from their high-fives and handshakes behind Trump's back, they were ganging up on him.

This is a rough election and it's a voter's responsibility to self-inform because MSM including Fox News is going to be of no help. They have been yammering on today about Duke when David Duke released a video response stating he did NOT endorse Trump, even though he will be voting for him. Because, as his video retort explains, he sees the onslaught of immigrants flooding the country that can only be stopped by Trump. He and others are assured this will no doubt change the demography of America and strip it of its sovereignty rendering our Constitution useless to protect American citizens.

A lot to think about. I would suggest everyone choose very wisely. This election will fundamentally change America - one way or another (and not all is good.)