CNN vs. CNN: Smer­con­ish Informs on ‘Porous’ Bor­der as Acos­ta Har­rumphs and Mis­leads

Over the week­end, there was a stark con­trast in the way CNN anchor Jim Acos­ta slant­ed his cov­er­age of ille­gal immi­gra­tion to the left while his more inde­pen­dent-mind­ed col­league, Michael Smer­con­ish, used his Sat­ur­day morn­ing show to actu­al­ly inform CNN view­ers on the issue in a way that one nor­mal­ly most­ly sees on Fox.
On Sun­day evening, the more lib­er­al Acos­ta sub­ject­ed Repub­li­can Con­gress­man Ralph Nor­man to a debate over how bad the sit­u­a­tion is. The CNN host accused the con­gress­man of “demo­niz­ing immi­grants” and insist­ed that call­ing the bor­der “open” is just “ped­dled as a talk­ing point” by Repub­li­cans.
As Acos­ta pressed the South Car­oli­na Repub­li­can for resist­ing a bud­get deal, the con­gress­man argued that he wish­es to push Pres­i­dent Joe Biden to enforce the bor­der. Nor­man …