NBC Celebrates Poorly Crafted Comic Because It Attacks Trump’s Policies

 

NBC published a grossly biased article focusing on El Peso Hero, a comic that seems to support illegal immigration, and even features out-of-context smear tactics against PU.S. resident Trump:

 

“El Peso Hero” first gained mainstream fame after the Mexican-American superhero delivered a mighty punch, or “trumpazo” to then presidential candidate Donald Trump on a 2015 cover. The issue was in response to Trump’s presidential campaign announcement, where he called Mexican immigrants rapists and criminals.

This special pandemic issue, which is released online for free on Monday, shows “El Peso Hero” taking a backseat to a nurse and other essential workers facing tough day-to-day challenges against COVID-19.

“This is definitely a contrast from “El Peso Hero” fighting corruption, drug cartels, and racism on the [U.S.-Mexico] border,” Héctor Rodríguez said. “Fans will see him in a supporting role to real-life heroes, helping a nurse bring medical masks to agricultural workers, and deliver a much needed message of solidarity and positivity to a community that is often marginalized in the shadows.”

Rodríguez said that “many undocumented Latinos are the glue that holds America together.”

 

Oh, good grief. So the author’s depicting a situation where people who entered the USA without proper permits and documentation as actually helping 100 percent, and NBC regurgitates a smear tactic where Trump’s words were predictably distorted by the mainstream press.

 

 

That wasn’t what Trump said.  Here’s the fact check:

 

Trump was referring to illegal aliens coming over the U.S.-Mexico border who commit additional crimes, such as rapeAs Breitbart Texas has extensively documentedit’s common for human traffickers to “to sexually assault or rape the females” en route to the U.S., and the smugglers “usually remove an article of clothing from the female they rape and they tie it tightly to a tree—a rape tree.”

 

So. I suppose in the minds of the mainstream press, it’s okay if slave-mongers commit violent crimes against women while tied to a tree? Sick. By any chance, does the comic in focus ever deal with horrors like those suffered by sex slaves at the hands of human traffickers? If not, I’m not sure what it’s point is meant to be. It seems to have been conceived as little more than a claim all worried about crime committed by illegal immigrants are inherently stupid, and an attack on right-leaning politicians. And that entering the country without a permit bears no taxation on society, comes with no health hazards at a time when Coronavirus took a toll, to say nothing of suggesting US citizens proper don’t have what it takes to do the same jobs as the interlopers

 

Originally published here.

Avi Green

Avi Green was born in Pennsylvania in 1974, and moved to Israel in 1983. He enjoyed reading comics when he was young, the first being Fantastic Four. He maintains a strong belief in the public's right to knowledge and accuracy of facts. He considers himself a conservative-style version of Clark Kent. Follow him on his blog at Four Color Media Monitor or on Twitter at @avigreen1

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