aside President’s Story Of Caravan Of Immigrants Driving To US-Mexico Border Was FOX TV Garbage

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We all know by now that our republican President Donald Trump loves to watch FOX TV, to where too often he proceeds to act on whatever its hosts declare.

“In May 2015,  there was an analysis done by Punditfact, in a partnership between the Tampa Bay Times and Politifact.com, which maintains scorecards on the accuracy of major TV news networks. As of January, about 60 percent of facts reported by Fox News were false.”

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“But Fox News is not the only network blurring the lines between fact and fiction. A combined scorecard for MSNBC and NBC shows that Punditfact found 44 percent of the news broadcast by those networks was at least “mostly false” or worse. CNN got the best grades on their scorecard, with 80 percent of their reports deemed at least “half true.”

“Punditfact began maintaining these scorecards in 2014, and their January analysis shows that MSNBC and CNN are improving their truthfulness score with time. Fox, however, is not improving — in fact, it’s getting worse.”

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So one morning as FOX TV hosts were spouting off about a massive caravan of would-be immigrants that would soon be descending on the U.S. border, the president acted on this news, as if it was for real.

Here’s the rest of the story…

On April 3, 2018, Eric Boehlert of Shareblue media penned the following report, “Reporter busts Trump’s racist caravan lie: ‘It’s a human rights march’

“It’s called the ‘Stations of the Cross’ caravan, and it poses zero danger to the U.S.”

“Trump claimed on Tuesday (4/3/18) that the situation along the U.S.-Mexico border has become so dire and dangerous he’s going to send U.S. troops to protect it, once again wallowing in incoherent scare rhetoric about immigration. It’s all part of his renewed scare campaign about immigration.”

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Dozens of Central American migrants, traveling with annual “Stations of the Cross”

“Teaming up with Fox News, Trump has for days been wildly hyping the idea that a massive caravan of would-be immigrants would soon be descending on the U.S. border.”

“The big Caravan of People from Honduras, now coming across Mexico and heading to our ‘Weak Laws’ Border, had better be stopped before it gets there,” Trump tweeted.

 “None of this matches realty.”

“The annual caravan in question, which has taken place for years and most often without notice from the United States, has already stalled in Mexico. And there appears to be no plan for members to continue on to the U.S. border.”

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STATIONS OF THE CROSS

“There were reports Mexican officials were seeking to end the caravan, but it was for all intents and purposes over anyway,” the Associated Press reported. “The participants were never equipped to march en masse to the U.S. border or anywhere near it.”

“Indeed, the peaceful protest was halted days ago in the town of Matias Romero in the southern state of Oaxaca, according to the AP.”

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“So no, there isn’t some marauding mob — a massive caravan — heading to the U.S. in order to swamp the border, as CNN’s Jim Acosta stressed, following Trump’s racist, white-nationalist comments on Tuesday (4/3/18).”

“We should point out when he’s talking about this caravan of people coming up through Central America, through Mexico, that is not a new phenomena. That is almost a peaceful protest that’s been happening over the years,” said Acosta.”

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“It’s a human right march in some sense, in that it sheds light on the people of Central America, the very difficult condition they’re going through.”

“The mass movement of people is known as the “Stations of the Cross” caravan, and it’s been held in southern Mexico for about 10 years. “The event first began as short processions of migrants, some dressed in biblical garb and carrying crosses, as an Easter-season protest against the kidnappings, extortion, beatings and killings suffered by many Central American migrants as they cross Mexico,” Time reported.”

“Who else but Trump would try to a take a “Stations of the Cross” human rights march and turn it into caravan of destruction?”

15 comments

    • Dear John Fioravanti,

      His base keeps hovering around 37% of the population but he won the election with this damn number. His power is maintained by keeping its various coalitions content which consists of the White Evangelicals, the hard-line anti-immigrant zealots, the disaffected blue collar workers, the racists and the business executives who just got what they wanted, the tax cuts.

      I am believing that the blue collar workers and the White suburban Moms married to those professionals who got their tax cuts, are those of his base who could be persuaded to vote Democrat.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Ravenhawks magazine,

      If the president knows this, he doesn’t give a hoot. What needs to happen, is him paying a personal price for believing whatever FOX TV hosts say and then acting on it. It is only then when he’ll change this dangerous pattern.

      Thanks a million times over for all of your support and for this reblog.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear 1EarthUnited,

      You are probably right on this one. But this time he is sending down the US national guard to deal with a problem that doesn’t exist.

      But he needs to do this to show how tough he is on the immigration population. He needs to keep his base intact.

      What’s right or true is immaterial.

      Hugs, Gronda

  1. This is idiotic and anyone who believes it wants to believe it. He’ll act this way as long as Congress gives in to him. He’s the spoiled little boy in the big white house. His mother couldn’t handle him so sent him to military school. Too bad it’s a bit late for that now. 😦 — Suzanne

    • Dear Suzanne,

      This story makes me pray for the FBI Special Counsel Mueller’s report to be issued real soon regarding his “obstruction of justice” findings as it relates to President Trump.

      The GOP in the US Congress need to grasp that hanging onto this sinking ship is a losing proposition.

      Hugs, Gronda

    • Dear Roger,

      This FOX TV does this “fake news” reports quite often. This TV News station could literally start a war. This is why I was so thrilled with the Parkland, Florida High School student survivors/ activists who were successfully taking on one of its hosts, Ms. Ingraham who tried to humiliate them. They were able to get up to 18 companies to pull their ads from her show.

      Hugs, Gronda

  2. I see Trump is doubling down on his fake news faux pas.

    https://thehornnews.com/trump-deploys-national-guard-to-u-s-mexico-border/

    Asserting the situation had reached “a point of crisis,” President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed a proclamation directing the deployment of the National Guard to the U.S.-Mexico border to fight illegal immigration.

    “The lawlessness that continues at our southern border is fundamentally incompatible with the safety, security, and sovereignty of the American people,” Trump wrote in a memo authorizing the move, adding that his administration had “no choice but to act.”

    The announcement came hours after Trump pledged “strong action today” on immigration and a day after he said he announced he wanted to use the military to secure the southern border until his long-promised, stalled border wall is erected.

  3. Dear !EarthUnited,

    As per the 4/3/18 NY TIMES report, “While the president couched his idea as an urgent response to an onslaught at the nation’s southern border, the numbers do not point to a crisis. Last year, the number of illegal immigrants caught at the border was the lowest since 1971, said the United States Border Patrol. Still, Mr. Trump seized on what has become an annual seasonal uptick in Central American migrants making their way north to make his case.”

    He needs to look tough for his ant-immigration segment of his base. Some of the right wing pundits like ann Coulter have warned him that he needs to build the wall or he’ll lose some of his base.

    If the states can use the help, why not. I’m sure the president will coordinate with the states.

    Hugs, Gronda

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