'Murphy Brown' Slammed As 'Grossly Offensive' After Depicting ICE Raid in Thanksgiving Episode


Rebooted sitcom “Murphy Brown” aired a special Thanksgiving episode on Thursday night which, like all great Thanksgiving stories, featured an ICE raid in order to showcase liberal Hollywood’s disgust with the agency.

As reported by NewsBusters, the holiday special had a scene in which Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents barge into a food truck and announce that they are looking for the truck’s owners.

The ICE agents inform the group — Brown and her friends who gathered together for Thanksgiving — that they have an “outstanding removal order” for the truck’s owners, who are undocumented immigrants.

And because, as we all know, ICE agents are racists, they also question an Indian-American character from Ohio about where he’s from.

If you only knew about the agency via this liberal sitcom, you’d probably assume that ICE agents believe anyone who’s not white lives in the U.S. illegally.

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“You cannot barge in here like this,” Brown, played by especially liberal actress Candice Bergen, tells them.

“I know you’re used to dealing with people who are scared and vulnerable, but if you don’t get out of this truck, I will spatchcock you,” the titular character continues, wielding a spatula in lieu of comedy.

The scene plays out like a leftist Hollywood fantasy, with brave liberal Murphy Brown protecting those scared and vulnerable immigrants from the evil forces of U.S. law.

Miguel, a recurring character who’s a DACA recipient, appeals to the agents, asking them what they have against his parents.

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“What did they do except give up everything so I could grow up in a country that we thought was the most compassionate place in the world?” he asks.

“Sorry, kid,” an ICE agent says sadly to an actor who looks like a grown man. “We’re just following government orders.”

According to Newsbusters, the episode finished off with Brown making an emotional appeal to her fictional audience.

“People say, ‘Why can’t these illegals just get in line and apply for citizenship?’ Well, there isn’t any line,” the character says. “There’s no path to citizenship if you’ve come into this country the way my friends did — yes, illegally.”

Looks like even when Hollywood tries to push a leftist narrative, they can’t avoid inadvertently saying that maybe people should try the legal path to citizenship.

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And not everyone appreciated the sitcom’s takedown of ICE.

As reported by Fox News, former Secret Service agent Dan Bongino took to “Fox & Friends” on Saturday, calling the show out for using ICE agents as a “foil” for a “sick political message.”

Calling the scene “grossly offensive,” Bongino said, “There’s no issue out there that Hollywood and the intelligentsia and academia has misread America more on than immigration.”

“You want to make it even worse?” he continued. “A lot of ICE agents out there, a large swath of them, are Hispanic men and women who want to defend this country as well.”

While Hollywood’s liberal ideology is nothing new, this is an example of the new heights to which the left will go to attack conservative values. But attempts to pull heartstrings fall flat when coming from a crowd so intolerant of everyday Americans.

While the left casts ICE as villains and liberals like Candice Bergen as heroes, ICE agents are out there everyday sacrificing safety to defend Americans. Too bad the liberal narrative doesn’t catch this.

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Karista Baldwin studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice.
Karista Baldwin has studied constitutional law, politics and criminal justice. Before college, she was a lifelong homeschooler in the "Catholic eclectic" style.
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