The liberal media wants you to believe that the migrant caravan traveling to the United States, with the intent of entering the country illegally, is mostly made up of women and children who are hoping to find refuge. This isn’t exactly the case, however.
Conservative Tribune reports that MSNBC reporter Gadi Schwartz was reporting live from the tent city in Tijuana, Mexico when he accidentally “revealed that the demographics of the caravan were, um, slightly different than women and children and women and children and also women.”
Anchor Stephanie Ruhle criticized President Donald Trump for saying that “it’s not women and children, it’s stone-cold criminals” traveling with the caravan.
Take a look:
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 (@bennyjohnson) November 26, 2018
“You’re in that tent camp,” Ruhle could be heard saying to Schwartz. “What is the profile of who is there mostly, and what are they looking for?” She went on to say that those who charged the border on Sunday may have “thought it was their only chance.”
Schwartz did say that there were some “women and children,” but he went on to say that “the truth is the majority of people that are part of this caravan … the majority of them are men.”
“When this becomes a polarized political issue in the United States, you have people on one side who point and say there are women and children here, and that is true. And then there are others who point and say, uh, that these are men that are trying to cross the border, and that’s true, too,” he continued.
“From what we’ve seen, the majority are actually men,” he went on. “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, to find work.”
So, several things to unpack here. First, there’s nothing wrong with “going to the United States for a better life, to find work.” We have ways you can do that via legal immigration pathways.
That, uh, doesn’t appear to be the aim here.
That’s not what this caravan was supposed to be about, however. We were told, in news segments slathered with lachrymosity, that these were people escaping credible fear in Honduras. What was that credible fear? That didn’t seem to matter — remember, believe all credible fearers.
Except that’s not the case. In one of the greatest instances of euphemism since “illegal aliens” became “undocumented immigrants,” we’re told that “these men have not articulated that need for asylum.”
That’s the mainstream media for you. Even when they’re trying to prove one point, they go ahead and disprove it, because… well, facts.