What do reporters look like before they become jaded and conformist? Like this guy, reporting the facts on the ground. But could honesty like this endanger his job?
Media bias isn’t about what you TELL people, it’s also about the details you carefully ignore.
A good example of that is how the media outrage over children being ‘snatched from mother’s arms’ at the border began in response to a single photo pushed by an Obama insider.
It was that photo of children sleeping in a glorified kennel.
One problem — it was taken while Obama was in office. And yet, somehow, Trump got to be the lightning rod for the angry media outrage, and the politicians on the Left… how convenient for them.
Here we have a reporter walking among the migrants in the Caravan making political waves in Tijuana which unexpectedly broke out into what Rush calls a ‘random act of journalism’.
One part of it is just fine, from the perspective of that well-worn ‘sweet immigrants hoping for a better life’ narrative.
He shows the audience that yes, indeed, there are women and children present. But he keeps on talking.
MSNBC anchors get completely rekt by their own reporter on the ground covering the migrant caravan.
ANCHOR: "It's innocent women and children right?"
REPORTER: "From what we've seen, the majority are actually men and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum" pic.twitter.com/tWBTkeGmSE
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 26, 2018
The plot twist is that he doesn’t stop there and leave us with an impression that it’s JUST women or children. Or even that it’s MOSTLY women and children.
He plays it pretty straight up when he admits that it is also true that most of the people in this group are neither women nor children, but are, in fact, adult males.
That is exactly the point that has been made by the Right, both with respect to this ‘caravan’ and also the swarm of humanity flooding into Europe for the last few years. For example: Hundreds Of ‘Sweet Refugees’ Storm Spain’s Border – Attack Cops With Acid
We’re not seeing impoverished women, children and the aged fleeing some war-torn hellhole. We’re seeing men making a play to climb the social ladder and get a better income.
We can’t blame them for wanting a shot at the American Dream but that does NOT meet any criterion of seeking ‘asylum’.
Will this honest reporter get sat down and have the business side of journalism explained to him? Will he out on his ear? Or will his next assignment be somewhere in the Antarctic reporting on the condition of polar ice sheets?