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8 Times The Media Said There Was No Crisis At The Southern Border

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Now that media-savvy congressional Democrats like Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez have brought attention to the humanitarian crisis on the U.S.-Mexico border caused by Congress’s refusal to fix our exploited immigration laws, political pundits are having to eat their own words from just a few months ago claiming that the border crisis was manufactured by President Trump as a political stunt.

Last week, before President Trump departed for the G20 Summit in Japan, he told reporters on the White House lawn that his critics are now seeing he was right all along.

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“It’s humanitarian aid, it’s very important and I think that a lot of people are starting to realize that I was right when I said we have a crisis at the border,” Trump said. “…A crisis at the border wasn’t a manufactured crisis, which they were saying, it wasn’t manufactured at all. We have a crisis at the border.”

So who are the people he’s referring to? Many of the journalism world’s favorite pundits and media institutions. Here are the receipts.

1. Reporter Jim Acosta’s Self-Own at the Wall

CNN Chief White House correspondent Jim Acosta traveled to the U.S.-Mexico border in January this year, where he thought he could record a clever video of him next to a steel portion of the border wall. Instead, he recorded a self-own demonstrating Trump’s point, that walls do indeed work.

“I found some steel slats down on the border,” wrote Acosta on Twitter. “But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen, Texas, area of the border where Trump will be today.

2. ‘Morning Joe’ Described the Crisis as Manufactured

“This is a manufactured crisis. At the heart of this whole thing are a whole bunch of lies,” MSNBC’S Eddie Glaude Jr. said on “Morning Joe” in January.

Here he is making the same statement on Twitter in November last year.

3. CNN Anchor Don Lemon, the ‘Manufactured’ Crisis Broken Record

Don Lemon, perhaps the worst offender of border crisis denial, discussed how the border was a “manufactured” crisis throughout the early months of 2019.

Lemon brought in his colleague Chris Cuomo to discuss their fears that people will actually believe Trump when he says there is a national emergency happening along the U.S.-Mexico border.

“Here is a really, really disgraceful thing, okay? You listening? All of this, this whole mess, is manufactured. It’s a manufactured crisis. A non-crisis at the border that’s really not fooling anybody. People go, ‘Oh, it’s a crisis, it’s a crisis.’ They know it’s not a crisis. That’s all for political expediency,” Lemon said on Feb. 14.

4. Joe Scarborough: Americans are ‘Stupid’ for Believing There’s a Border Crisis

On Jan. 8th, MSNBC host Joe Scarborough asked, “Why in the world would the networks run Donald Trump’s address tonight when we know that Donald Trump is going to be using it to spread these lies?”

“He is going to be telling nothing but lies and falsehoods, and he’s going to be twisting reality,” he said. “And at this point I’ve got to say, how stupid are Americans who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border?”

5. Anderson Cooper: The Number of Migrants Seeking Asylum Has Slowed to a ‘Trickle’

“Now, it’s not our job to advocate for or against a given policy,” Cooper said on Jan. 8. “It’s our job to call out the dishonest pursuit of it. So, as we wait for the president to speak about what he calls the crisis on the border, we’re starting with the crisis of credibility he’s created for himself.”

“The number of people able to apply for asylum each day at a legal point of entry, that’s been slowed intentionally to a trickle. One intelligence official has had enough of what he or she says as all the misrepresentation telling CNN, quote, no one is saying this is a crisis except them,” he said.

Ironically, CNN titled this segment, “#KeepingThemHonest”

6. The New York Times’ ‘The Daily’ Says None of Trump’s Concerns Are True

The popular podcast produced by the New York Times, “The Daily,” reported on Trump’s claims that the border is a crisis on Jan. 8. The report describes President Trump’s concerns about the border as if they are outlandish, then spends 15 minutes explaining why they are not true. In hindsight, it seems that the president was right all along.

“It’s also grown so that now when the president describes this crisis, he doesn’t just talk about illegal immigration, he talks about anybody who is crossing the border for any reason at all,” said New York Times reporter Caitlin Dickerson. “All of it is a crisis he says and the only way to stop this crisis he describes is by building a wall.”

“At the risk of over-simplifying, none of it is true. Just to be clear, there is no significant body of research to back up any of these ideas even though we hear them repeated all the time,” she said.

Listen here.

7. Univision Journalist Jorge Ramos: Trump Invented the Invasion

“There’s no crisis,” Univision’s Jorge Ramos said on “Anderson Cooper 360” in January. “It’s a manufactured crisis.”

But Ramos went all out to make his point. He penned a New York Times column claiming that Trump, “invented an invasion,” and posted on his own social media accounts that the crisis was only in the President’s head.

8. The New York Times Editorial Board Says Trump Dreamed Up the Crisis

In a Nov. 12, 2018 op-ed, The New York Times editorial board criticized Trump for his concern with securing the border.

“Mr. Trump’s claim is that what’s happening hundreds of miles south of the United States-Mexico border ‘has precipitated a crisis’ requiring extreme measures,” they wrote. “He creates nonexistent threats, generates manufactured fears.”

via thefederalist

6 COMMENTS

  1. This crises was created by Congressional dereliction of duty. It has been building for the last decade. It has been caused by poorly devised immigration laws, and policies, and the lack of enforcement. It has been abrogated by inadequate boarder security. Politicians have constantly denied there was even a problem much less a crises until they decided that it could be used to their political advantage. And it doesn’t help that anyone can just say the magic word asylum and get a free pass. 3W3Y

  2. HOW ABOUT SOURPUSS LEMON AND RACHEL MAKING AN APOLOGY TO THE PEOPLE OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA FOR THE LIE’S ABOUT THE BOARDER. I COULD WISH IN ONE HAND AND SHIT IN THE OTHER TO SEE WHICH ONE WOULD BE FILLED FIRST. I GUESS I DO NOT HAVE TO TELL YOU WHICH ONE WOULD BE FILLED FIRST. I JUST DO NOT GET IT THAT THEIS ARE SOOOO MANEY PEOPLE OUT THEIR THAT CAN NOT SEE WHAT THE HELL THESE SO CALLED MEDIA OUT LETS ARE DOING. THEY ARE NOT MEWS MEDIA THEY ARE TABLORDS.

  3. THE DNC is the major problem in America without them we could handle problems the leaders should be charged with inciting riots and other criminal activity

  4. It’s time for Americans to rally and riot all the News Stations that are doing this bias reporting.
    ABC. CBS. NBC. CNN. MSNBC. and any of the other fake news!!!! THE NEWS MEDIA IS THE REAL ENEMY OF THE UNITED STATES!!!!

    See how they are blaming Trump for all the immigration problems. He’s trying to fix it!!! They are blaming him!!! They deny the problem and then acknowledge there is a problem. Then he Democrats still blame Trump be they the democrats won’t pass anything so the much needed help can be received. I just pray that most of those democrats are not what the media is portraying. Surely mist of them can’t be that far left….can they? I hope not. And his is the type of post that should be shown. It’s not racist or mean.

  5. It’s time all conservatives just simply stop spending hard-earned dollars on these folks. Just don’t watch or listen to those channels, or buy their printed media. Eventually their ratings will drop, and their networks will fold, get sold, or go on to another crap-filled-something.
    Most Americans are today aren’t disciplined or educated enough to withstand the media onslaught, and the media outlets know it. Millennials that follow these folks just simply don’t have the tools, because they were fed propaganda lies all their lives, and too dependent upon their hand-held devices and 24/7 connection to the internet where there’s no such thing as Truth.
    Much of the modern education started in the Boomer’s era, by dropping certain subjects, infusing modern PC history, or eliminating prayer and the pledge of allegiance.
    People who make their income by telling lies (usury) will pay for it ultimately.

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