Top Five Media Lies on the Migrant Caravan
One of the biggest news stories of the year was the attempted breaching of the southwest border near San Diego, following weeks of coverage of the so-called "migrant caravan."
But one common element to much of that reporting hasn't been just bias, but outright misrepresentation and inflammatory politicization of the issue by the establishment media.
The following list covers some of the top media lies about the migrant caravan we've seen over the past month, but this list is by no means exhaustive.
Media Lie No. 1: The migrant caravan has no intention of breaching the border wall.
Earlier this month, CNN White House correspondent Jim Acosta confronted President Trump during a November 7 press conference to attack Trump's claim that the caravan was an invasion. During the exchange, Acosta said that it was not an invasion. He cited a campaign video showing migrants climbing over walls, with Acosta saying about the caravan: "They're not going to be doing that."
But in fact, that's exactly what they did:
After the attempts to breach the wall near San Diego over the weekend, the media yet again claimed that the attempted illegal storming of the border was proof that a border wall wasn't needed:
Media Lie No. 2: The caravan is largely women and children seeking asylum from violence in their home countries.
This has been the narrative pushed by the media since the caravan was first announced last month. And even after the attempted breaching of the border -- during which apparently no one presented themselves to claim asylum -- this was still the narrative. For example, read this CNN contributor:
They trotted out the "women and children" claim on MSNBC, which was shockingly debunked by their own reporter at the scene: