Wednesday, June 29, 2016

Media equating Syrian refugees with Pilgrims

Limbaugh: 'It's criminal the way these people have rewritten history'

While the Pilgrims who came to America in 1620 have been portrayed by some in the media in recent years as villains who sparked genocide against Native Americans, 2015 appears to be an exception, at least at the Huffington Post.  A new column by Igor Bobic, an associate politics editor at the website, tries to equate the Pilgrims’ story to the current situation involving the influx of Syrian refugees, as Bobic writes, “It’s worth keeping in mind that the U.S. has a long history of taking in refugees.”

Bobic continued, “When the Mayflower pilgrims landed in New England in the early 17th century, they established a harvest celebration that would later become known as Thanksgiving by sitting down with Native Americans gracious enough to share their land and way of life. And, well, we all know how that turned out.”........Read more

 

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