On Wednesday, a federal judge from the radical Ninth Circuit issued an injunction blocking the White House from reversing the Obama-era executive order that created the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program (DACA). And like the good little liberal cheerleaders that they were, the Big Three networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) welcomed the ruling with open arms despite the fact that it was dubious at best.
What made Judge William Alsup’s ruling so questionable was several key facts. First, DACA was unconstitutionally enacted, meaning it was not an act passed by Congress but created via an executive order. So, his ruling meant that he was forcing President Trump to commit an unconstitutional act, or basically act in an illegal manner. In addition, the ruling meant that a president couldn’t touch a previous president’s executive orders, which was just a ridiculous notion, to begin with.
But despite those facts, which were not covered, the networks sang the praising of the questionable legal maneuver.
“’Outrageous’ is the word the White House used today to describe the injunction imposed by San Francisco Judge William Alsup, who ruled that the administration made a ‘mistake of law’ last fall when it decided to roll back the Obama-era DACA order,” Chief Congressional Correspondent Cordes hyped as she began her report on CBS Evening News later that night.