In their defense, they’re all a little slow on the uptake…
Since 2015, Trump has said the border is a problem that needs fixing. There was a time when the left (and their PartisanPress flunkies) agreed with that statement. They would speak of the harm that could have on the lives of their working-class supporters.
That was before their party’s paradigm shift. The one that said their party’s entire electoral future hinged on open-borders policy. (They slipped, and the memo admitting as much was made public.)
Now their policy denounces any enforcement of the border, and when Trump made it a key issue last December, the Democrats and Media rallied around Chuck and Nancy’s lead calling it a Manufactured Crisis.
We NOW know the crisis is anything but ‘manufactured’ — Even AOC agrees. (Well NOW she does, anyway.)
On Tuesday, the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General released a report titled “DHS Needs to Address Dangerous Overcrowding and Prolonged Detention of Children and Adults in the Rio Grande Valley.” It’s a strong header for a government document, and the pictures within do even more to underscore the horrendous conditions for many of the migrants detained at Border Patrol facilities.
Federalist’s Madeline Osburn put together a great list commemorating 8 times the Media were gas-lighting us on the immigration crisis (see the original piece for full background and commentary on each) instance:
1. We’ve got Jim ‘LookAtMe’ Acosta:
I found some steel slats down on the border. But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.. at least not in the McAllen TX area of the border where Trump will be today. pic.twitter.com/KRoLdszLUu
— Jim Acosta (@Acosta) January 10, 2019
2. This professor here is ‘enraged’ by NBC’s reporting of a ‘manufactured crisis’ (while using an NBC photo many have criticized as looking staged):
This is a completely manufactured crisis driven by the racism of POTUS. It enrages me. https://t.co/NtNMzeouhx
— Eddie S. Glaude Jr. (@esglaude) November 25, 2018
You will remember this particular situation involved groups rushing the border en masse, and was resolved only when troops were massed to meet them and the border was (briefly) shut down entirely.
3. Don Lemon is beclowning himself as usual…
CNN's @DonLemon: "All of this disruption and chaos and the government is still shut down because of a manufactured crisis … Remember when the President said, ‘I alone can fix it?' Guess what? It's really true this time. The President can fix this. The question is, will he?" pic.twitter.com/TXjlgNaafU
— CNN Tonight (@CNNTonight) January 18, 2019
This time he has help: Don Lemon was afraid that people might actually BELIEVE Trump’s claim that there was a crisis on the border.
CNN's Don Lemon is worried people will believe Trump's speech on the southern border crisis: "But do you think it should be — I don't know — a delay of some sort, and then you can — because people believe it. Trump will say what he has to say. People will believe it…" pic.twitter.com/H91aHzuxU4
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 8, 2019
4. Joe Scarborough — (again).
Jan 8: “And at this point I’ve got to say, how stupid are Americans who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border?”
Great work, Joe. That quote aged like milk.
5. Anderson Cooper
While pretending not to be for or against any policy, he claimed to be calling the president out on his dishonesty:
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.
6. The New York Times’ podcast ‘The Daily’…
“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.
7. Univision’s Jorge Ramos (who is a dual citizen) as recently as April wrote in the Times:
8. Times Editorial Board:
“He creates nonexistent threats, generates manufactured fears.”
It was discredited then: 8 Recent Reasons The “Manufactured” Border Crisis ISN’T Manufactured
And even THEY have switched positions now…
But eventually, (even at CNN) the truth comes out:
CNN's Fareed Zakaria on Trump's claims about asylum: "it pains me to say this, but he is right, that the United States faces a crisis with its asylum system"
Zakaria notes how many asylum seekers take advantage of the system pic.twitter.com/OaSnRPiDvp
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) July 3, 2019
So, what happened? It’s ‘Almost’ like they’re all singing from the same script, isn’t it?
Raise you hand if you’re old enough to remember when AOC claimed the crisis at the border didn’t exist pic.twitter.com/7cvYGCsptI
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 2, 2019
They wouldn’t being blowing smoke to manipulate an issue to their own political advantage, would they???
Let’s talk about photo ops pic.twitter.com/17zxQnyqSi
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) July 2, 2019