On her radio show Monday, conservative talker Laura Ingraham floated the idea that President Barack Obama and the news media are using the Israeli-Gaza conflict and Malaysia Flight 17 to distract Americans from undocumented immigrants crossing the U.S. border.
“These are important stories, I’m not saying they’re not,” Ingraham said. “But what is happening in this country (on the border) is critically important, immediately important to the lives of people who are here now.”
Ingraham then posed the question to her audience. “Do you believe there is an ongoing attempt to divert attention in the American media and by the Obama administration away from our own domestic crisis here in favor of swamping the narrative with only foreign policy stories?”
Unanswered by Ingraham was how, exactly, focusing on two conflicts abroad would help the Obama administration. (Recall, if you can, the other foreign policy stories that have aided Obama over the course of the last two years: Syria, Ukraine, BENGHAZI.)
Rush Limbaugh made similar comments on his own radio show last week. “Talk about an opportunity to abandon the bad Obama news at the border,” Limbaugh said of the commercial Malaysian flight, which was shot down by a missile in Ukraine, killing all 298 people aboard.
Former Rep. Allen West (R-FL) wrote in a blog post that Obama is “purposefully creating drama abroad,” though did not give a reason why.
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