Liberals question Obama's reaction to immigration crisis
A media research firm is wondering whether cracks are forming in President Obama's support from the liberal media.
After President Obama’s recent trip to Texas, many have questioned his decision not to visit the U.S.-Mexico border and gain a firsthand witness of illegals entering the nation.
In recent days, traditionally left-leaning journalists like Andrea Mitchell, Jon Karl and MSNBC's Chuck Todd have clashed with the White House over illegal immigrant deportations.
Tim Graham, of the Media Research Center, says the issue has created a source of conflict among Obama’s supporters.
“I think what you’re seeing here is some nervousness over Obama’s tactics from his media base of support,” he says. “Some felt that it would have been a good show for him to go to the border and meet with these migrant children and see some of the conditions that they are in.”
Graham maintains the immigration challenges facing the nation could help the GOP.
“This is an issue that can energize the conservative base, and thus lead to a real turnout problem for the Democrats in the fall,” he says. “They were already nervous about losing a lot seats.”
Some commentators say President Obama revealed his priorities by attending a fundraiser rather than visiting the border.