Fox & Friends Blasts Network Caravan Coverage…Seconds Before Reporting Military Border Mission Complete
No media outlet has covered the caravan of Central American migrants moving their way to the US-Mexico border as comprehensively as Fox & Friends.
Amid criticism of craven fear-mongering designed to rally Trump’s base of “build that wall” voters ahead of the midterms, top-rated morning news program has stayed on target and even started criticizing the lack of coverage on network news (employing the time-honored tactic of “the best defense is a good offense.”)
Citing a report by conservative media watchdog Media Research Center, Ainsley Earhardt noted that NBC and ABC spent zero seconds covering the caravan, while CBS dedicated a mere 21 seconds to a story Fox News has provided voluminous coverage.
In the next breath, co-host Brian Kilmeade reported an update in the caravan story: that the U.S. military deployed to the southern border to prevent this alleged “invasion” had completed their mission and would be returning home by December 15th.
Trump was heavily criticized for deploying those more than 5,000 troops to the border in the first place: he hyped the caravan in the run-up to the midterm elections, using the U.S. military as a very expensive prop, and now has — aside from one short tweet — completely moved on from the topic.
Not one Fox & Friends producer appears to have noticed the seeming incongruity of reporting the early end of the border mission just after criticizing other media outlets for not taking the alleged crisis seriously enough, but savvy media criticism seems not to be the forte of Fox News top-rated morning news show.
Watch the clip above, courtesy of Fox News.
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