Xenophobia Runs Rampant as Immigrant Families Are Turned Away by Right Wing Protesters
In one of the sickest displays of right wing xenophobia I’ve seen in a long time, protesters turned out en masse in the California town of Murrieta today to wave flags, spew anger and hatred, chant “USA! USA!” and block buses containing hundreds of immigrant families from entering a Border Patrol processing center. Here’s the Desert Sun’s report: Protesters Block Bus at Murrieta Border Patrol.
So awful it’s hard to imagine.
But it gets worse. Because this is the graphic used by Fox News today to illustrate their report:
With an image of the Statue of Liberty, no less.
Give me your tired, your poor,
Your huddled masses, yearning to breath free,
The wretched refuse of your teeming shore,
Send these, the homeless, tempest tost to me,
I lift my lamp beside the golden door.
It may be time to rewrite that inscription to reflect the new right wing reality.
To make things even weirder, Fox News blatantly stole their logo from the video game Bioshock Infinite, a game about a perverse right wing world where racists are in charge: