President Joe Biden's failure to control illegal immigration is undeniable. However, the administration is angry that one Fox News journalist is actually challenging him on it.
White House insiders are perturbed that Fox News' Bill Melugin has doggedly pursued the administration over its failure to stop the flow of illegal immigrants, the Western Journal reported. They're mostly afraid that he's too good at his job.
According to Politico West Wing Playbook published Tuesday, "several current and former White House and administration officials" said they were shaken up by Melugin's coverage. They claim his reports have an "alarmist quality to it, designed to feed political narratives rather than illuminate the actual issues feeding the migrant flow."
They were miffed that the Emmy-winning journalist scooped the rest of the media. He was the first with the news about the two chartered planes full of migrants that Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis sent up to Martha's Vineyard and other such moves.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre expressed her outrage over this in a news conference last week. "The fact that Fox News — and not the Department of Homeland Security, the city, or local NGOs — were alerted about a plan to leave migrants, including children, on the side of a busy D.C. street makes clear that this is just a cruel, premeditated political stunt," she said.
Busloads of illegal immigrants were also sent to a spot near Vice President Kamala Harris's Washington, D.C. residence recently, much to the chagrin of the left. There's no doubt that humiliation plus Melugin's persistent reporting is making them uneasy.
Democrats have relied on the mainstream media's lack of curiosity to allow the illegal immigration situation to go unnoticed in the past. However, Fox News is not beholden to the left and therefore allows Melugin to report as he sees fit.
The 2022 midterm elections and Biden's re-election could be jeopardized if enough Americans wake up to the problem of the influx of illegals at the border. It's not that they're afraid of Melugin, but rather what he's exposing.