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November 26, 2018

Shocking Report from MSNBC: The Majority of "Migrants" Are Adult Men, Not Women and Children as Previous #FakeNews Reports Intimated

From John Sexton. You don't say.

MSNBC's Ali Velshi and Stephanie Ruhle had an interesting segment today, though I'm not sure it sent the message they were hoping to get out about the caravan. Ruhle was speaking with MSNBC’s Gadi Schwartz who was doing a live shot from Tijuana in the heart of a makeshift migrant camp. "You're in that tent camp," Ruhle said, "Give us the profile of who is there mostly and what are they looking for?"

Before he could answer, Ruhle suggested that maybe the migrants didn't have information about how to cross the border and that's why they tried to storm across over the weekend. "There could be people yesterday who were running because they thought it was their only chance," she said.

Yes, that must be it.

'It’s very difficult because this has become such a polarizing issue," Schwartz replied. He added, "The truth is that the majority of the people that are part of this caravan, especially outside if we can make our way over there we'll show you, the majority of them are men."

Hmmm. That didn’t seem that complicated or polarizing. It seemed like a simple fact that people on the right have been pointing out for several weeks.

"From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men and some of these men have not articulated that need for asylum. Instead, they have talked about going to the United States for a better life and to find work," Schwartz added.

More at the link, including video, and including Ali Veshi's ruminations about how using tear gas to disperse a riot might implicate the chemical weapons ban treaty, despite the fact that every police force in the world deploys tear gas against rioters or hostile mobs.

Sexton also had a good post earlier about the "asylum seekers," including video of the violent attempt to storm the border fence.

CNN went on to frame the incident as a "peaceful march" that "devolved into chaos."

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I don't think our media is really this dumb. Rather, I think they’re being intentionally dishonest. The intent of this group was always to do exactly what it did, i.e. rush the border in numbers in hopes of overwhelming authorities. As Jazz pointed out earlier, that’s exactly what they did when they reached the southern border of Mexico. And in that case, it worked. Last week, DHS Secretary Nielsen warned that members of the migrant caravan were planning something just like this. The border was even shut down for several hours to prepare for it. Everyone except the media seems to have seen this coming.

Agent Scott immediately took issue with CNN’s framing of the incident. "I kind of challenge that this was a peaceful protest or that the majority of these people were claiming asylum," Scott said. He continued, "We ended up making about 42 arrests only 8 of those were females and there were only a few children involved. The vast majority of the people we’re dealing with are adult males."

He transcribes the video I posted earlier, where Real News CNN Firefighter John Berman repeatedly badgers the Agent into giving him the answer he's looking for, that these are legitimate asylum seekers, and the agent keeps responding with facts that suggest this isn't the case. But Berman knows the Narrative he wants, and he's a dog with a bone.

The video of the violence is definitely worth the click.

Just try not to click on anything else over there. AllahPundit's having one of his little spells, as usual.






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