Remember summer camp? Remember the hours of nothingness to fill, the scheduled meals, the friends for life? Remember when you got to stay up all night with those friends in a detention center? Remember your hot camp counselors in their ICE uniforms? Remember how much you’d fawn over them as they cruelly separated you from your parents, leaving you to howl in anguish in front of your crush? Embarrassing!
Oh, that wasn’t YOUR summer camp experience, Karen? Oh! Well aren’t YOU special that you got to go to a FANCY summer camp with popsicles and a fucking LAKE, Karen! Meanwhile, immigrant children are being forced into alternative “summer camps” and — according to Fox News’ Laura Ingraham — having the time of their lives.
In fact, Ingraham wasn’t even all the way through her hour-long show on Fox News Monday night before she was already under intense, unrelenting fire for calling border detention centers “essentially summer camps.” It’s probably time to look at your life and look at your choices if you’re offensive enough to mobilize an entire army against you in under an hour, but that’s none of our business.
Ingraham then backtracked by blaming her opinion on The San Diego Union Tribune, which definitely did not ask to be brought into this.
“The San Diego Union Tribune today described the facilities as essentially like what you would expect at a boarding school,” she said. “So I will stick to there are some of them like boarding schools.”
Ingraham is white and went to Dartmouth. She, above all people, would know that boarding schools do not force kids to sleep on the floor in cages — because their dads would sue the fuck out of the school!
Why don’t we just call a racist prison a racist prison and move on?
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