How the Mainstream Media Is Propagating GOP Myths

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The Caucus Room Conspiracy is alive and well, and it’s getting a big time boost from the mainstream media.

On Sunday morning, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson went on NBC’s “Meet the Press” — or as I like to call it, “Meet the Republicans” or “Hassle the Democrats” — to talk about the Obama administration’s efforts to deal with the surge in undocumented mostly Central American children crossing the US-Mexico border.

That surge is a real problem — the number of children showing up at the border has skyrocketed over the past few years — and it’s exactly the type of thing “Meet the Press” should be talking about.

The only problem is that David Gregory, the host of the “Meet the Press,” is more interested in repeating Republican talking points than he is in getting to the bottom of what’s really going on at our border.