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Whipgate

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Never let the facts get in the way of a good story. Maybe you’ve heard that line before, but it is so true with today’s liberal media mob.

Let’s back up a bit to get the timeline correct on the 15,000 Haitians that seemingly appeared out of nowhere and made tent cities at the southern border at Del Rio, TX. It is an intelligence failure for sure, but that’s the subject of another article and hopefully a congressional investigation.

Fox News had a drone that captured the emerging tent city in its earliest days. The media mob ignored the story because it put the Biden Administration in a bad light. In fact, they ignore or give cursory coverage to almost anything related to illegal immigration. The FAA then banned the drone, and that created quite a backlash as Fox News decried the censorship loudly. Our own government suddenly looked very Soviet-era as it tried to quash bad and embarrassing news. The FAA reversed course within a day.

The tent city border crisis was the fifth or sixth story one evening on NBC Nightly News, but it still wasn’t being covered as the human tragedy and U.S. government failure that it was. What changed and got the national media so interested in this crisis in Del Rio? Answer—agents on horses.

Only after scenes of border patrol agents on horseback who quite successfully thwarted most of the migrants from illegally entering the U.S. did the story catch wings. But the narrative wasn’t the Biden Administration’s immigration failure. It was those “out-of-control border patrol agents who whipped” innocent Haitians as they innocently crossed a river. Leftists were heard making the usual white supremacy and racist claims. Beatings by whips.

Whips? What whips? The whole story was debunked within hours. Agents don’t carry whips. The video clearly shows agents holding the long reins of the horses to keep control of the animal. Reins are also used to put a barrier between the animal and other people, in this case, the illegally crossing migrants, so that they did not get trampled.

No matter. Democrats started with their tweets. The predictable news outlets and liberal newspapers ran with stories of whips and beatings—even after the story was debunked. Vice President Harris said she was “deeply troubled.” Press Secretary Jen Psaki called the images “horrible” and followed up with, “I don’t think anyone seeing that footage would think it was acceptable or appropriate.”

Perhaps the only Democrat who tried in earnest to correct an out-of-control media, in this case in a CNN interview, was Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar. “Border Patrol has had those horse brigades for a while. They don’t carry whips, and they do not carry lassos. We cannot paint the Border Patrol with the same type of paintbrush. What are they supposed to do, just stand there and let everybody come in? They’re supposed to be enforcing the law.”

Cuellar has consistently spoken out against Biden’s ineffective border strategies and his dismantling of Trump’s policies. He is one of just a few Democrats willing to speak the truth. Cuellar understands border Democrats and even non-border Democrats cannot run on immigration in 2022.

If there’s anything we can learn from “Whipgate,” it is that there’s a continued need to rein in fake news. But a serious question lingers too. Why do liberals and their media allies like to paint law enforcement in such a negative light, even resorting to totally false reporting to do so? Maybe that’s worth probing too.

Jeff Szymanski works in political communications at AMAC, a senior benefits organization with 2.4 million members. He previously taught high school economics for 15 years.

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Frank Greene
5 days ago

Finish building the wall. The materials are onsite and were paid for by the taxpayers. Install where required and have all illegals remain in Mexico until their court date.

Frank Greene
5 days ago

There is another caravan of Haitian’s making its way through Panama that Biden was warned about last April by the Prime Minister of Panama. Biden or Harris have done nothing. The previous Haitian caravan consisted of 16,000, the next will be 60,000 additional asylum seekers. Is Biden going to allow them into our country with vetting, disease testing or vaccination? We’re rapidly becoming a third world country because of our entitlements.

Clay
23 days ago

I respect what Doris is saying about “course words“. But course words spoken at the right times can have a dramatic effect on the point being made. A president who occasionally has course words against the bad and evil that is happening to our country is much better, in my opinion, then a well spoken, polished, politician from the swamp who is trying to destroy our country. Please look past his mannerisms and observe his track record. And may I remind you that Christ knows his heart and don’t forget the old adage that “actions are stronger than words“.

Doris Jones
24 days ago

Please tell Trump to stop with the course words. We Christians want to be proud of the man who will save America. But Christ is watching Please President Trump clean up the words our children are watching

Robert Gentner
24 days ago

The larger question in my mind is exactly how did the reported 15,000 Haitians get here in the first place? Who organized and transported them, gave them tents and provided food and water? Is our intelligence department that incompetent that they don’t know about this?

Pedro
24 days ago

Why is AMAC censoring comments? I demand an explanation. There is no place for this here. If comments are abusive, let the users decide by votes.

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13 days ago
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Chigger
24 days ago

AMAC is censoring my comments!!! AMAC is no different from the leftist media!

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Judy Fuchs
25 days ago

Democrats are determined to destroy this country

Judy Fuchs
25 days ago
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You evidently didn’t like my comments so will not bother again since you didn’t print 2/3 of it.

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Sara J Grosso
17 days ago
Reply to  Judy Fuchs

What is going on with AMAC????? I thought they let us voice our opinions??????

Randy
25 days ago

Why do the liberal Democrats want to make law enforcement look bad ? Do they have some criminal gain and Why are they so set on destroying America? One day those illegals could be at their front door. Then what will they say?

Sara J Grosso
17 days ago
Reply to  Randy

Randy they are trying to destroy everything that America has stood for for the sole reason of turning this country into a socialist country. The democrats are for socialism so THEY can run the country like Hitler did in Germany. All the money goes into THEIR pockets and no one elses. And they rule with an iron fist just as Hitler did. THEY will tell us all what to do (as they are trying now) THEY will handle our health (as they are trying to do now especially with the vaccines) THEY will own the schools (as they are trying to do now especially with the teaching of the racial crap and the LGBQ (whatever the heck it is called) THEY will tell us which businesses can be open (which they are trying to do now by giving unemployment to everyone so they stay home and not work) THEY ARE HITLER IN THE MAKING FOLKS AND THEY KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THEY ARE DOING.

Raes
25 days ago

I was born and live in Texas…explain to your child or senior parent that they can’t go to the Dr….or the hospital…after all…illegal immigrants come first…should we let our child or parent die for an illegal immigrant…and try to explain to a child or senior parent…why the grocery shelves seem empty…should your child or parent do without a meal because we must feed illegal immigrants…after all…it is quoted…that “even the poor in American are fat”..and tell your child or parent that it’s not safe to go anywhere alone…because of crime…this is a reality…and if not already…this invasion will affect every aspect of our lives…only God is that unselfish…he gave us this land to prosper and to be free…we send the taxpayers dollars to help these countries…we can’t take care of them here…in addition…to sending money…it’s not possible to do both…if not already…everyone will be affected…the biased media doesn’t care about illegal immigrants…instead they would rather point out… poor and exhausted border patrols who are only doing their job…why?…because they love their country…I pray that the American people…acknowledge the dishonesty…very soon… because…this Country…if not already…will eventually fold…THIS IS AN AMERICAN CRISIS!

Charlie
25 days ago

We are under attack from within and the southern border. This is a well calculated move. The demoncrates aren’t going to fix anything so I feel it’s up to the American people to fix these issues

Chris
25 days ago
Reply to  Charlie

Please sign me up! I did 20 years in the Navy Construction Battalions, I’ll do 20 more.

Ben
25 days ago

It’s completely inconceivable for me that the Democratic Party is using the power of the “system” to undermine the promise of equality for all, to try and force equity for all on the backs of hard working Americans. But that’s exactly what they are doing. It’s absolutely shameful. And I was the president of a local union in my town for years and a loyal Dem. ( no longer). Biden administration is ruining this country!!. Thank god there’s still 80 million people out there who still have faith in the American Dream.

Sally Duncan
25 days ago

NOTHING surprises me about what the mainstream media spews. That is why I don’t have TV on for the news. There is no news, just lies. They are sickening! Thank you for what you do in bringing the truth to all of us deplorables!

DaveL
25 days ago
Reply to  Sally Duncan

TRUTH!

Cayce
25 days ago

Great article. Thank you.

Fran
25 days ago

The ENTIRE Democrat party members and their Media appendages are PARASITES, SAVAGES and FRAUDS. They are DEVOTED to DESTROYING EVERYTHING that is AMERICA.

Bob
25 days ago

Well written.

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