Last week, Fox News’ Laura Ingraham found herself in hot water after she opted to defend Trump’s decidedly inhumane detention centers and unilateral policy of separating parents and their children seeking asylum at the southern border. During her misguided rant, Ingraham attempted to normalize the detention centers by suggesting they were like “summer camps.”
I don't know what the fuck kind of summer camp Laura Ingraham went to… pic.twitter.com/MiWewWQpAg
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) June 19, 2018
Despite a renewed boycott over the abhorrent comments, occasional Fox News contributor Rachel Compos-Duffy joined in on her outlet’s strategy of trying to normalize Trump’s imprisonment of immigrants on minor misdemeanor charges and his policy of separating them from children by suggesting that the cages where immigrant kids are housed are better than where many African Americans grew up.
Compos-Duffy has made a career as a professional apologist for the worst of Trump and the Republicans’ harsh policies, playing up her Hispanic heritage to try and be a spokesperson for the ethnic group that has been most harmed by the president’s racist, extremist immigration policies.
She tried out for a spot on ABC’s The View several times but was never chosen. Instead, she found her place as an occasional contributor to Fox News, which is always looking for people who can claim to represent a group like Hispanics who in reality hate what the network stands for and says.
Compos-Duffy, who began her media career living in a house with others on the MTV show Real World San Francisco, is now married to Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy, a Republican who prides himself on being a close ally of President Trump.
Compos and Duffy met because both were on different versions of MTV’s Real World.
A Catholic and anti-abortion crusader, Campos-Duffy is the mother of eight children and spokesperson for the LIBRE Initiative, a non-profit organization which promotes constitutionally limited government, rule of law and free market capitalism to the Hispanic community, which is funded by the notorious Koch brothers.
At a time when Hispanics are under siege in the U.S. like never before – and millions face deportation as the policy of allowing asylum is being ended – Compos-Duffy comes off especially disingenuous and self-serving in her defense of Trump.
So it is only fitting that she uses unnamed African Americans as a tool to try and pretend that holding helpless, innocent little children in cages, and in some cases in tents in the Texas summer heat, is all right because life for some blacks – in her telling – was supposedly even worse.
Like the president she defends and the network where she is heard, Compos-Duffy is a disgusting example of a turncoat who cashes in on her heritage to defend the indefensible, while in the real world – not the MTV version – Hispanics have it worse than ever before in the modern era.