The New York Times continued to paint Republicans as the extremists on the immigration issue, even when it’s the Democratic Party who seems eager to welcome a surge of migrants and perhaps even give them the vote.
The online headline over the story by Nicholas Nehamas and Eileen Sullivan didn’t even nod toward objectivity: “With Unrealistic Immigration Proposals, DeSantis and Trump Try to Outdo Each Other.”
Campaign reporter Nehamas is notoriously hostile to DeSantis, and Sullivan’s previous misleading reporting captures her siding with illegal immigrants, so this anti-DeSantis screed comes as no surprise.
As a presidential candidate, Gov. Ron DeSantis of Florida has said he would authorize the use of deadly force against people crossing the border, seek to end the practice of birthright citizenship and send the military to strike against drug cartels inside Mexico, a key ally of the United States, even without the permission of its government.
Those positions put him on the hard right among the Republicans running for president, many of whom are tapping into deep anger among …