'Laurel vs Yanni Writ-Large': The Five Reacts to Media Outcry Over Trump's MS-13 'Animals' Comment
The panel on "The Five" reacted to the mainstream media apparently taking President Trump out of context when he referred to a certain group of illegal immigrants as "animals."
At a roundtable at the White House with California officials opposed to Gov. Jerry Brown's (D) sanctuary state policy, one woman told Trump her concerns with ICE reporting procedures.
The woman said that it is difficult to report illegal immigrants suspected of being in MS-13 because of the "threshold" necessary to make a report to ICE about the individual.
Trump responded by saying that "these aren't people, these are animals, and we're taking them out of the country."
Media outlets including the New York Times and USA Today ran with stories claiming Trump used the term "animals" to describe illegal immigrants.
— The New York Times (@nytimes) May 16, 2018
Greg Gutfeld said the incident is similar to the "Laurel-Yanni experiment -- writ large."
In the latest social media craze, a robotic voice says a word that has been considered by some listeners to sound like "Yanni" while others believe the voice says "laurel."
"Normal people heard what they heard correctly which was he was referring to a 'gang'. The media heard 'racist'."
"They're mis-hearing this on purpose," Gutfeld added, calling it more evidence of the media's "confirmation bias."
Jesse Watters called the press' reporting "grotesquely irresponsible."
Watch what the rest of the panel had to say, above.