Saturday, February 19, 2022

Trump Border Chief Reveals ‘Invasion’ at Southern Border; Mainstream Media Chooses Not to Cover Southern Border Crisis

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Trump Border Chief Reveals ‘Invasion’ at Southern Border:
The crisis on our southern border continues to get worse by the day, critics say. Washington’s failure to control illegal immigration is resulting in an influx of drugs and gang violence that makes the country less safe.
Mark Morgan, acting commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection during the Trump administration, is furious that a solid southern border has been transformed into the Wild West in the first year of the Biden administration.
“President [Joe] Biden inherited the most secure border in our lifetime, and with the stroke of a political pen from Day One, he started to systematically dismantle it,” says Morgan, now a visiting fellow in national security at The Heritage Foundation, parent organization of The Daily Signal.
“And as each month in the past year has gone by,” he says, “the border has become less secure and our country has become less safe because of this administration’s, I believe, ideologic and politically driven open-border policies.” --->READ MORE and WATCH his interview HERE
Illustration by Alexander Hunter/The Washington Times
Mainstream media chooses not to cover southern border crisis:
Once in TV journalism, there were people called assignment editors and news directors. Among their responsibilities was instructing reporters and camera crews which stories they were to cover that day. Their choices were based on several factors that included what they regarded as news, viewer interest (i.e., ratings) and, much more subtly, their own biases.
When I began my journalism career as a reporter, there were only three broadcast networks and local TV and radio stations. The radio stations played music and reported local news. The news was what these gatekeepers said it was. When the broadcast TV networks went from 15-minute newscasts to 30 minutes, some expressed fear there wouldn’t be enough news to fill the time.
Then, the news was considered serious business. We would cover congressional hearings and presidential press conferences. There would be crime stories and news from Europe and Asia reported by “bureau chiefs” who were full-time correspondents. Mostly, though, it was subjects considered of importance to America, a type of “eat your vegetables” approach. Yes, the times changed, and much of the media today appears to be more opinion than facts, more infotainment than news.
In 1987, the repeal of the Fairness Doctrine, which required broadcasters to present “fair and balanced coverage,” contributed to the rise of “alternative media.” These cable networks and some print publications began carrying stories ignored by the once-dominant major media. They quickly attracted the loyalty of conservative political and religious people who felt their beliefs and values were being ignored.
The power to ignore is still the greatest power major media has, and few issues demonstrate that more than the trouble at our southern border. --->READ MORE HERE
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