Gutfeld on the media's take on border separations

So, on other networks the Holocaust was mentioned 12 times over three days. Guess why?


JOE SCARBOROUGH, MSNBC: Another being marched away to showers. They're being told they are -- just like the Nazis, it said that they were taking people to showers and they never came back.

DAVE JACOBSON, CNN: Donald Trump increasingly looks like Hitler in Nazi, Germany.

MARIA CARDONA, CNN: They are the tactics that have been used through history by the worst purveyors of pure evil, including slave traders, including Nazis, including terrorists.

CHRIS MATTHEWS, MSNBC: Well, the images have suggests those of concentration camps, families being cut apart.


And let's not forget General Michael Hayden's tweet saying "other governments" separated families too -- i.e., Nazi, Germany. So temporarily housing kids makes the United States the Third Reich and our agents the S.S. But "other governments," does he mean Obama's? Here's a Washington Post headline from 2015: "Mexican kids held for months as punishment for border crossing." And here's the president from 2014:


THEN-PRESIDENT BARACK OBAMA: The message absolutely is don't send your children unaccompanied on trains or through a bunch of smugglers. We don't even know how many of these kids don't make it, and may have been waylaid into sex trafficking or killed because they fell off a train.


He's absolutely right, which is why Trump stepped up the arrest for adults for violating immigration laws and also busting child sex traffickers. Yet no one compared President Obama to Nazis. But now they offend Holocaust victim survivors and Americans in charge of taking care of these kids while they're here, right, Wolf?


WOLF BLITZER, CNN: You understand the controversy with any comparison to the Holocaust. Yes, the kids were brought in the trains to Birkenau, which is in Auschwitz. I speak with some authority on this. My grandparents were murdered at Auschwitz and my dad survived. But two of his brothers and two of his sisters were killed at Auschwitz. They were separated -- they weren't separated to go to some other facility. They were separated to die.


Well done, Wolf.

Fact is this problem is born from a larger broken system and now we're trying to solve long-term and short-term crises at once. It's like plugging a hole in a boat while you're rowing. Some people saw it coming. Remember when we tried to help countries under the thumbs of anti-capitalists? Folks who stopped that are now shocked to see people fleeing those very countries. And now everyone is alive with condemnation, but pressed for an alternative, they've got nothing. And we're waiting for one. Something no White House before has actually produced.

So, we all agree separation sucks, but when faced with child sex trafficking and a tripling of pretend families, where is your answer? Instead, the media uses children to maintain the narrative that Trump is evil, even as he reduces the threat of nuclear war, and with no memory of what they reported when their guy was president.