Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)
Yes, we have films confirming hundreds of mostly-military-aged males from a foreign country attempting to invade our Southern border on Sunday, but this is not an invasion. Signed, Your Fake News Media. – After several hundred of the thousands of Central American “migrants” camped out in Tijuana, Mexico attempted to invade the U.S. en masse via one of the border crossings into San Diego, your fake news media and its Democrat Party masters condemned…wait for it…President Donald Trump, U.S. law enforcement officials and the U.S. military personnel stationed there. Because of course they did.
Some things in life are just too predictable.
The invaders hurled rocks, large chunks of granite, bottles and used pepper spray to assault law enforcement officials, who finally responded at one point by using tear gas. Democrats and their media agents nodded in sympathy while the invaders were assaulting our law enforcement officials – this was no day to pretend to support “first responders” after all – and then reacted with head-exploding outrage when the Americans actually fought back with non-lethal means.
These are not people you want in the fox hole next to you when the next war comes.
The despicable creeps who run The Hill actually headlined their report on the invasion attempt thusly:
US agents fire tear gas at migrants along border: AP
So, the 80% of The Hill’s readers with short attention spans who only scan headlines went away outraged in the belief that U.S. “agents” just started lobbing tear gas canisters over the border into Mexico for no particular reason. Which, of course, was exactly what The Hill wants its readers to believe.
Even those who actually read a little bit of the article in question left thinking the U.S. actually provoked the incident. Here are the first three carefully-worded paragraphs:
U.S. border agents began spraying tear gas at migrants attempting to breach a southern border crossing on Sunday, The Associated Press reported.
The Central American migrants were seeking to come through a border crossing between Tijuana and California, according to an AP reporter at the scene.
The incident happened shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings at the San Ysidro port of entry, one of the busiest entry points between the U.S. and Mexico.
Note the first four words: “U.S. border agents began”. Right off the bat, the reader is conditioned to believe that U.S. law enforcement initiated this invasion, which the writer takes great pains to portray as some sort of unplanned, spontaneous “incident”, going so far as to say, in the third paragraph that “The incident happened (yes, dear reader, it just ‘happened’) shortly after the U.S. suspended pedestrian crossings”.
So, The Hill is telling its readers that this was just a spontaneous, unplanned event that “happened” after the U.S. Border Patrol agents shut down the border crossing and started shooting tear gas into an innocent group of “migrants” who we are to presume were just innocently milling around somewhere on the Mexico side of the crossing. In fact, this was a carefully pre-planned invasion, as even the little old Campaign Update reported to you early yesterday morning, fully 8 hours before the invasion began. It is utterly outrageous that American media outlets reported on this invasion in a way that places the blame on U.S. officials, but then, the Campaign Update again predicted that would be the case early yesterday morning.
Enemies of the people, defined. That is your fake news media.
Ocasio Cortez Watch:
But hey, it was all ok when Obama did it. – When a group of 100 “migrants” confronted U.S. Border Patrol officials at the same border crossing five years ago, when America’s Worst Mistake was occupying the White House, the Border Patrol responded by – guess what? – using pepper spray to repel them. Go figure. As you might imagine, the fake news media paid the incident scant attention, and what little reporting was done related to it was portrayed in a completely different manner.
Here is the headline from the story run by the San Diego Union newspaper on November 25, 2013:
Border Patrol: crowd confronts agents
What? No use of the word “fire” in the header? No mention of pepper spray? No attempt to portray the Border Patrol agents as the aggressors? What is going on here?
Surely, the first few paragraphs of this story would paint U.S. officials as the aggressors, right? Well, let’s see:
A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said.
The incident has raised concerns among advocates on both sides of the immigration debate, as well as Border Patrol representatives.
Immigrant-rights groups in San Diego said they didn’t know beforehand about the plan to rush the border, and they worry that desperation is driving homeless deportees to make a bold bid to rejoin their families in the United States.
“A group of about 100 people…threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents” the story begins, clearly and correctly portraying the invaders as the aggressors. The next phrase, “who responded by using pepper spray and other means” clearly and correctly portrays the U.S. Border Patrol as the party being attacked, and responding with appropriate means to protect themselves.
Why the difference in reporting? Isn’t the answer obvious? When the media is fake, and it shares pre-planned talking points with one political party, the nature of the reporting related to eerily-similar invasions will depend entirely upon which party controls the White House.
Again, all of which just proves exactly how clear-eyed President Trump really is when he tags the fake news media as the Enemies of the People.
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