America Mexico Again

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Fox News published an opinion piece titled Make America Mexico Again: Why Americans are fed up with illegals.” This news story discusses the issue of illegal immigration from Mexico. According to Britannica.co, Fox News was created by Robert Murdoch who “enlisted television producer and former Republican political consultant Roger Ailes to oversee the new network, and Ailes’s business acumen and political leanings became closely associated with its eventual success.” Fox News trademark slogan is “Fair and Balanced” but have also formed relationships with the Republican Party and its leaders. The network also involves many high profile Republican party members to commentate such as Newt Gingrich. Therefore, Fox News has come to be known as …show more content…
Below the headline is a picture of children, with their faces blurred, holding signs and flipping the camera off. On one of the signs it reads “Brown Pride”, there is a man holding up a Mexican flag in the background and one of the children is wearing a sombrero. The author, Todd Starnes, begins the article with the statement “There is something a bit unsettling about watching violent, foul-mouthed protesters waving the Mexican flag on American soil.” Here, he is relating to the stereotype of the aggressive Mexican immigrant and are where they are not welcome. The article goes on to discuss how Hispanic children were at the Donald Trump rally, protesting against the Trump supporters. The author states that the children were shouting “F**k you” to the camera and to the Trump supporters. The author describes them as “angry” and “violent” and includes video evidence of the children screaming into the camera. Starnes then goes on to say “what kind of a parent would allow their child to behave that way in public?” using this to enforce the stereotype that immigrants are running wild and are out of control. Starnes brings up another incident where a “horde of illegals” attacked Trump supporters in Southern California and that one Trump supporter needed six stiches after the rally. The victim was interviewed and described the people as irrational and thought they were going to kill him. The author is portraying this man as the victim without giving the other side of the story as this man could have started a fight. The author justifies the violent immigrant stereotype by describing the situation in the streets of the rally as the immigrants “spilled into the streets” and “smashed police cars.” Starnes discusses how he feels that this is not right because the mob was angry about

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