MSNBC’s Thomas Roberts is a news anchor. Just ask him. Ask NBC News. They describe him as a “News Anchor.” Not a host, like Ed Schultz or Rachel Maddow or Al Sharpton. No, those MSNBC prime time types are there to get ratings with their opinions and commentary. But during the day, Roberts handles the “news” and he’s a serious, unbiased anchor.

Today, when hosting a “serious” discussion about immigration reform, Roberts focused on the leaked plan from the White House this weekend which Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI) decried and labeled as “dead on arrival.”

Roberts set his entire segment up under the premise that Republicans had no real substantive opposition to the President’s plan; they just opposed it because they hate Obama. His question to his guest, Rep. Henry Cueller (D-TX) was, “Is this strictly because President Obama’s name is attached to it?”

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