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May 17, 2016

Mickey Kaus: Liberal Legacy Media Continues Refusing to Admit Immigration Fueled Trump's Success (Or Even David Brat's!)

They wish this were not an issue, therefore, it is not.

Even apolitical owners of big, mainstream media outlets typically donít like to bring up the immigration debate. At the very least it's "divisive." More important, reporting on, say, support for a border wall could alienate new, growing blocs of ethnic consumers that businesses (especially newspapers) want to reach. But it's not easy to write long, important thumbsuckers about Trump's primary victory without even mentioning the issue that both launched his campaign into prominence and fueled its continued rise. Luckily, Americaís premier journalists are up to the job.

He names three journalists who do sterling service in this area, then adds a couple of others. I was pretty surprised to see the normally-sensible Megan McArdle's post on the rise of Trump fail to mention immigration -- and to see her claim that Rubio was the only candidate would could "unite all factions of the party," without a single hint as to why a large faction of the party considered him flatly unacceptable.



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