Mainstream morning information ignores huge migrant caravan heading to US border
An enormous migrant caravan left the city of Huehuetán within the south of Mexico Monday on the third day of their trek towards the U.S. southern border, however anybody who depends on mainstream morning information would do not know.
NewsBusters managing editor Curtis Houck monitored Monday’s editions of NBC’s “Today,” ABC’s “Good Morning America” and “CBS Mornings” however didn’t find a peep in regards to the largest and most organized migrant caravan this 12 months.
“This story was ignored on Monday’s broadcast network morning newscasts,” Houck wrote, noting that CNN and MSNBC didn’t hassle with the story, both.
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“Worse yet, the story didn’t receive a mention on the two liberal cable networks either as CNN’s ‘New Day’ and MSNBC’s ‘Morning Joe’ couldn’t even spare a few minutes to offer a condescending dismissal of the caravan as imaginary or insignificant,” Houck wrote.
The caravan is made up of largely Central Americans, South Americans and Haitians with members registering to hitch by way of QR code beginning on Oct. 15.
Houck additionally seen “New Day was focused on former President Obama declaring culture wars a “trumped-up” and “phony,” while “Morning Joe” mostly covered the Jan. 6 Capitol riot and the latest Facebook controversy. Over on the broadcast networks, things were much lighter.
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“Instead of overlaying a brand new chapter within the border disaster, ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ touted a haunted home in Denver, Colorado, ‘CBS Mornings’ aired an interview with Bruce Springsteen and former President Obama, and NBC’s ‘Today’ had a short on Ryan Gosling being forged to play Ken in a Barbie film,” Houck observed.
As for the caravan, video footage captured by Fox News showed thousands of migrants, including small children being pushed in strollers, walking north about 20 miles north of Tapachula. One migrant carried a large wooden cross at the front of the caravan while others carried American flags and signs with President Joe Biden’s name.
“Tell Biden we’re coming,” one migrant named William from El Salvador told Fox News.
Customs and Border Protection introduced Friday that there had been greater than 1.7 million migrant encounters in fiscal 12 months 2021, breaking information. Additionally, there have been greater than 192,000 encounters in September alone – a slight lower from the greater than 200,000 encountered in July and August, however an indication that the border disaster that has dogged the Biden administration is much from over. The administration additionally needed to cope with a large Haitian migrant surge in September, and fears that extra surges could possibly be on the best way.
Border Patrol sources informed Fox News that as many as 60,000 migrants are amassing on the Mexican aspect of the border and intend to enter the U.S. within the coming days.
Fox News’ Griff Jenkins, Adam Shaw and Jessica Chasmar contributed to this report.
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