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Default Democrats, media change tune on border: No longer a ‘manufactured crisis’

Funny how times change.

It's a manufactured crisis! It's a real crisis! Manufactured! Real! Manufactured! Real!

The MSM have gone from a make-believe crisis to concentration camps.

Does anyone take these goons seriously anymore?

Democrats, media change tune on border: No longer a ‘manufactured crisis’

Mainstream media and congressional Democrats alike were in lockstep just months ago that the situation along the southern border was a “manufactured crisis” being ginned up by the president for political reasons -- but the narrative has swiftly shifted as those same voices now acknowledge the crisis while citing the conditions to attack the Trump administration.

Trump highlighted the change in tone in brief remarks to reporters Wednesday afternoon.

“It wasn’t manufactured at all,” he said.

It's a striking contrast between then and now.

After Trump in January declared a “humanitarian and security crisis" during a primetime Oval Office address, Sen. Chuck Schumer, speaking beside House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, said Trump was working to “manufacture a crisis, stoke fear and divert attention from the turmoil in his administration." Party leader Tom Perez also called it “manufactured.”

Democrats, many of whom downplayed the Central American caravans back in 2018, renewed their skepticism again after Trump declared a national emergency in February in pursuit of a border wall. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., described it as a "'crisis' that doesn't exist." Sen. Elizabeth Warren tweeted at the time that "we're not falling" for the "fake crisis."

CNN’s Jim Acosta famously stood along the Mexican border only six month ago, patting the steel slats and declaring that he didn’t see anything resembling “imminent danger” or migrants trying to enter the United States.

“No sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about… pretty tranquil down here,” Acosta said.

CNN’s Kirsten Powers told Anderson Cooper last December that “the entire thing is something that's been manufactured to basically gin up support for a wall” when asked about the situation along the border. New York Times politics editor Patrick Healy said on CNN back in April 2018 that a “manufactured crisis” was occurring at the border.


Now, Ocasio-Cortez and others are comparing the situation to concentration camps.

While that comparison has been criticized, the evidence of overwhelming migrant flows and poor conditions at some detention centers has become undeniable for both sides of the aisle.

A heart-stopping and tragic photo of a father and daughter who died while attempting to cross the Rio Grande on Sunday underscored the disastrous situation. CNN covered it with a chyron, “Shocking image illustrates crisis at American’s Southern border,” and the Times published the photo on its front page.

Stories of neglect and mistreatment at a Border Patrol facility in Clint, Texas -- including inadequate food and water and children taking care of toddlers -- have also gained attention, coming as acting Customs and Border Protection Commissioner John Sanders stepped down this week amid controversy over the conditions.

Pelosi, on the House floor Tuesday, decried the situation as "child abuse" and called it a "crisis" while accusing the administration of failing to provide adequate care to children in custody.

Media Research Center vice president Dan Gainor told Fox News that “the media strategy has shifted” as anti-Trump pundits and Democratic officials are now concerned with the number of people crossing the border.

“The press can't deny it anymore, even though they did just a few months ago,” Gainor said, adding they would use the tragic photo to blame Trump. “They won’t explain that its Democrats pushing open borders who have escalated this crisis by encouraging more people to enter the U.S.”

On April 8, 2018 CNN’s Brian Stelter opened his “Reliable Sources” show by hammering the point of the crisis being artificial while criticizing the decision to send in the National Guard.

“Hey, a manufactured crisis at the border,” Stelter said, according to a CNN transcript. “A story that symbolizes everything that's wrong with the Trump era. President Trump receives faulty information, then he makes impulsive decisions and his staff has to scramble. Ask yourself: why is there so much talk about the U.S.-Mexico border all of a sudden? Why are National Guard troops suddenly being deployed?”

Stelter went on to answer his own questions: “Trump wants a PR victory… as a result, we're all talking about the border. A manufactured crisis.”

Stelter has since changed his mind, and opened his media newsletter on Tuesday by noting “the humanitarian crisis at the border is back at the top of the national news agenda.” Media watchdogs took to Twitter, pointing out Stelter’s pivot and responding with an image of a chyron beneath the CNN media pundit that said, “A manufactured crisis on the border.”

CNN did not respond when asked when the crisis stopped being considered manufactured.


DePauw University journalism professor and media critic Jeffrey McCall told Fox News that “the border is complex and doesn't lend itself to simple narratives that reporters often seek” and “the inability of the media to cover the matter in a nuanced and less politically charged manner is unhelpful to the nation” as a whole.

“Sadly, the situation at the border has become more of a rhetorical struggle than about really trying to fix the problem. Trump has no doubt has tried to define the matter in ways that are politically advantageous and that included using the word ‘crisis.’ Many reporters were unwilling to concede the use of that term and legitimize Trump’s assertion,” McCall said. “As conditions have deteriorated, however, the media narrative seeks to define the Trump administration as unresponsive to the humanitarian issues.”
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8 times MSNBC, CNN hosts flip-flopped on border crisis rhetoric, from Chuck Todd to Wolf Blitzer

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough

"He is going to be telling nothing but lies and falsehoods, and he’s going to be twisting reality,” Scarborough said on Jan. 8. “And at this point, I’ve got to say, how stupid are Americans who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border?"

But on June 10, Scarborough reversed course and called the situation a "crisis" after all.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

"President Trump will speak tonight from the Oval Office, trying to sell his border wall to a doubtful nation, as his administration uses falsehoods and misstatements to build the case for what it calls a crisis on the border," Blitzer said on Jan. 8.

"We're following breaking news on the crisis at the border," Blitzer said on June 25. "Is there a reason to believe this crisis, and it's a real crisis, involving kids along the border is going to be resolved any time soon?"

MSNBC’s Chuck Todd

"[Trump's] claims about why he needs the wall, who is going to pay for it, how is he going to build it, and who he thinks it would stop have been endlessly debunked and endlessly contradicted by his own statements and misstatements. Just consider this one: He is going to argue before the nation tonight that there is a full-blown crisis at the southern border," Todd said on Jan. 8.

But on June 25, Todd opened "Meet the Press Daily" by declaring breaking news regarding "the humanitarian crisis having to do with the migrants coming over the southern border."

CNN's Chris Cuomo

"You can build a physical barrier. But why say it's a cure-all to keep back this demonized group of people, like this marauding horde that doesn't exist. [Trump] created all of this. It's all bogus," Cuomo said on Jan. 11.

"Cuomo Prime Time" called it a crisis on June 6.

"Let's talk about what you're doing and what you're not doing on an issue that's a major crisis and importance right now," he said. "What's happening at the border?"

MSNBC’s Brian Williams

"Tonight, the president tries to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist, and he used the backdrop of the Oval Office do it," Williams said on Jan. 8 when recapping Trump's primetime Oval Office address.

But on June 25, Williams said Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to come to Congress and testify "as this President is facing a crisis on the border."

CNN’s Don Lemon

"Let's talk about his imaginary Latin-American migrant conspiracy," Lemon said on April 24. "This is part of a long history of him making things up about the caravan and the border crisis."

But on June 25, Lemon sang a different tune.

"For anybody who doesn't think that immigration is a crisis, I got to show you this picture," Lemon said.

The "CNN Tonight" host then showed viewers a tragic photo of a father and daughter who died while attempting to cross the Rio Grande on Sunday.

MSNBC’s Nicole Wallace

"I think there are half a dozen things that were wrong, falsehoods, lies and you talked about a lot of them before the speech. But the big scam of the whole address is there is a crisis. There is not a crisis. Border crossings at the southern border are a 45-year low,” Wallace said on Jan. 8.

But on June 24, Wallace said, “There is a stench ... those are the powerful words written to describe the humanitarian crisis at the border now resulting in the suffering of children and infants as the president and his administration concoct a toxic brew of political opportunism and operational incompetence."

CNN’s Anderson Cooper

"Now, it's not our job to advocate for or against a given policy," Cooper said on Jan. 8. "It's our job to call out the dishonest pursuit of it. So, as we wait for the president to speak about what he calls the crisis on the border, we're starting with the crisis of credibility he's created for himself."

Cooper continued: "The number of people able to apply for asylum each day at a legal point of entry, that's been slowed intentionally to a trickle. One intelligence official has had enough of what he or she says as all the misrepresentation telling CNN, quote, no one is saying this is a crisis except them."

However, on June 25, Cooper said: “There is breaking news tonight, action in Congress on the humanitarian crisis on the border and we'll bring that to you as we go tonight.”
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"Democrats and the media said A when A was happening, and B when B was happening, what hypocrites!" - Fox News, confused by chronology, probably.
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"Democrats and the media said A when A was happening, and B when B was happening, what hypocrites!" - Fox News, confused by chronology, probably.
In October 2018 the first of multiple caravans set out accross Mexico intent on crossing the US border by force if necessary. Size estimates vary.

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Mexico’s interior ministry put the figure at 4,500 on Tuesday; local officials in the town Huixtla estimated the number of participants at closer to 6,000, while UN officials said there were 7,200 migrants.
https://www.google.com/amp/s/amp.the...igrants-mexico

The caravan violently stormed the Mexican border injuring multiple police officers attempting to protect the border. After the caravan reached the US border a group attempted to storm the US border injuring CBP officers in the process. Multiple additional caravans were promised. Yet, Democrats claimed there was no crisis.

In 2019 the number of illegal immigrants apprehended has spiked upward compared to 2018. But Democrats continued to deny the reality of the border crisis.

When the Democrats claimed there was no crisis a crisis was impending in the near term. When a massive assault on our border is ongoing they finally admitted there is a crisis.
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There's no crisis!

There's a crisis!

There's no crisis!

The crisis is like that of WWII concentration camps!

But there's no crisis....

Lib logic will suck every last brain cell outta your head. They're in a frenzy because they can't have it both ways.
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"Democrats and the media said A when A was happening, and B when B was happening, what hypocrites!" - Fox News, confused by chronology, probably.
No...

The MSM said "A" in unison, and then every one of them flipped at the SAME TIME and started yelling "B"...If SOME is the media started saying it and it trickled to a point where everyone is saying it, there's maybe a point there...But when the switch gets flipped all AT ONCE, then it's not sincere....It's a narrative...

You should be wondering why no one was listening to Trump when he was 6 months AHEAD of the media...But I think you know why...
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The migration is an imaginary conspiracy theory until I can use it to fear-monger.

CNN’s Don Lemon

"Let's talk about his imaginary Latin-American migrant conspiracy," Lemon said on April 24. "This is part of a long history of him making things up about the caravan and the border crisis."

But on June 25, Lemon sang a different tune.

"For anybody who doesn't think that immigration is a crisis, I got to show you this picture," Lemon said.

The "CNN Tonight" host then showed viewers a tragic photo of a father and daughter who died while attempting to cross the Rio Grande on Sunday.

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The facts do not support a border crisis, so Mueller is going to Congress to testify about the crisis on the border Trump is facing.

MSNBC’s Brian Williams

"Tonight, the president tries to sell a crisis that the facts tell us does not exist, and he used the backdrop of the Oval Office do it," Williams said on Jan. 8 when recapping Trump's primetime Oval Office address.

But on June 25, Williams said Special Counsel Robert Mueller agreed to come to Congress and testify "as this President is facing a crisis on the border."

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Trump used misstatements and falsehoods to push his fake border crisis. We now cut away to bring you breaking news on the crisis at the border.

CNN’s Wolf Blitzer

"President Trump will speak tonight from the Oval Office, trying to sell his border wall to a doubtful nation, as his administration uses falsehoods and misstatements to build the case for what it calls a crisis on the border," Blitzer said on Jan. 8.

"We're following breaking news on the crisis at the border," Blitzer said on June 25. "Is there a reason to believe this crisis, and it's a real crisis, involving kids along the border is going to be resolved any time soon?"

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Funny how times change.

It's a manufactured crisis! ...
yes it was manufactured by orange boy. he did a good job.
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