Conservative pundit Laura Ingraham on Monday lamented that the media has not been focused enough on her pet issue, the crisis at the southern border.
“So there’s an attempt to switch the narrative. The NBC (sic) didn’t do one story on the border crisis in the first hour of the ‘Today Is Trending’ show — that’s what I’m going to call it,” she said on the “Laura Ingraham Show.”
Ingraham added that the Sunday shows gave little attention to the border crisis over the weekend, and instead covered the Malaysian plane shot down over eastern Ukraine.
“The kids are being dropped off — and not just kids, but migrants — being dropped off all over the country and people are focusing on of course the plane, the downing plane, which is an important story,” she said.
“These are important stories, I’m not saying they’re not,” Ingraham continued. “But what is happening in this country is critically important, immediately important to the lives of people here now.”
She then asked the audience if President Obama was behind the recent narrative shift.
“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 just swamping the narrative with only foreign policy stories?” Ingraham asked.
Rush Limbaugh was also annoyed that the media reduced coverage of the crisis at the border to report on the downed plane.
“I don’t want appear to be callous here, folks, but you talk about an opportunity to abandon the Obama news at the border?” he said on his radio show on Thursday.
Listen to an audio clip from Ingraham’s show via Media Matters: