[More in the cross-post on the MRC's NewsBusters blog.]
On the 18 November 2015 edition of CNN Tonight, Nicholas Kristof of the New York Times and liberal analyst Rula Jebreal bewailed the latest Bloomberg poll that found that 53 percent of Americans are opposed to letting 10,000 Syrian refugees into the country. Kristof hyped that "this almost exactly matches up a poll in January 1939 of whether or not to admit 10,000 mostly Jewish children into the U.S.....in retrospect, we clearly acknowledge that was a shameful period in American history." Jebreal slammed this majority as "racist," and cried, "They're weaponizing fear! That poll reflects fear."