One of the strangest developments in the Age of Trump is the news media’s abandonment of reality-based reporting. They have gone from journalism to fabulism. They aren’t fudging facts and spinning the news, they’re just making shit up.
Illegal immigration has been a chronic problem for decades. It was a problem when Ronald Reagan was President. It was a problem when George H.W. Bush was President. It was a problem when Bill Clinton was President. It was a problem when George W. Bush was President. It was a problem when Bronco Bama was President.
Now that Donald Trump is President, the media says, “Problem? What problem?”
Jim Acosta’s first tweet posted up above was self-debunking. “I’m standing behind a wall and there is no illegal immigration problem here. Walls obviously don’t work.”
Debunking the second one requires a little local knowledge. The place where Acosta is standing is at a bend in the river and the Border Patrol uses it for observation because it gives a clear view in both directions. There is also a boat ramp there that the BP uses to launch their boats. The Mexican side of the river is fairly open with few places to hide. Last but not least, it is close to the BP’s local office. Needless to say, the Border Patrol has agents there on a frequent basis.
Unsurprisingly, the coyotes take their pollos somewhere else to cross into the United States.
The last tweet reminds me of a sulky teenager.
Parent: “Clean your room. It’s a mess.”
Teen: “No it’s not.”
Parent: “Yes it is.”
Teen: “Nuh uh.”
Parent: “Uh huh.”
Teen: “Nuh uh.”
The news media wants us to believe them and not our lying eyes and ears. This raises a key question: Are they delusional idiots or just shameless liars?
I’m going with shameless idiots.