For two weeks now, the news media, Hollywood and the Democrats that depended on them have been working themselves into a lather over “separating families.”
So certain are they that flogging this story while trying to manipulate the public will result in a tsunami-size Blue Wave.
And how’s it going?
Well, according to Rasmussen, 54% of Americans blame the illegal alien parents for the crisis on the border.
Only 35% say the government is to blame.
Meanwhile, 54% of voting Americans are in complete agreement with President Trump that the United States will not be turned into a migrant camp.
So in other words, this is yet another media manipulation fail.
And the only people who didn’t see that coming are the ones who cried along with Rachel Maddow.
But wait! There’s more!
You know that now famous picture of the little girl crying?
Of course you do.
The media has made that picture an avatar for the manipulated crisis.
Well, it turns out the Honduran mother and daughter were never separated at the border [hat tip The Daily Mail].
And it gets worse … for the media.
According to the little girl’s father, his wife and daughter are together and just fine.
Worse still, the wife, who is claiming “political asylum,” kinda got outed as a fraud … by her own husband. Who, by the way, is still in Honduras.
According to the Dad who is a port captain at Puerto Cortes, his wife told him she always dreamed of living in America.
But he didn’t agree with the idea of them trekking across Mexico and illegally crossing the border. And, as Dad put it, things in Honduras are fine, not great, but fine.
In other words, his wife and daughter didn’t make that trek to escape some unspeakable horror in order to gain justifiable asylum.
She just wanted to illegally enter the US.
The media manipulation fails again.
Of course at the end of the day, the media doesn’t care that they’re peddling lies.
The fact is, they know they’re lying.
If they were really about getting to the truth and reporting facts, the photographer who took that picture would have checked up on who that little girl was and whether the woman standing next to her is her mom.
But facts be damned. There’s a public to manipulate!
My guess is, the news media took one look at that picture and thought, “We got it! We got Trump’s “Elian Gonzalez” photo!!! This will destroy him!!!!!”
And all inquiry stopped right there.
They don’t want to report the facts.
They’re too busy crafting a narrative to manipulate the emotions of the American people.
And from Rasmussen’s numbers it’s clear that the media manipulation is failing spectacularly.
But that’s what happens when the news media turns into a 24/7, non-stop Sally Struthers Christian Children’s Fund commercial.
There’s only so much emotional exploitation and manipulation we can take.
At least the Sally Struthers commercials were mercifully brief.
Hammering the American people all day every day in the same insipid, weepy fashion will simply result in us tuning out.
And letting Ana Navarro scream like an unhinged lunatic isn’t exactly a winning tactic either.
The missing part of Ana Navarro's now infamous panel appearance that CNN doesn't want you to see. pic.twitter.com/rKsv9cymJK
— Carpe Donktum🔹 (@Carpedonktum) June 22, 2018
Besides, by now most Americans know that the news media is lying to them.
They know all this yelling and sobbing and kvetching and pearl-clutching is an act.
They know the objective isn’t to “reunite families” but to get Democrats elected in November.
And President Trump knows it too.
We have to maintain strong borders or we will no longer have a country that we can be proud of – and if we show any weakness, millions of people will journey into our country.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 21, 2018
Elect more Republicans in November and we will pass the finest, fairest and most comprehensive Immigration Bills anywhere in the world. Right now we have the dumbest and the worst. Dems are doing nothing but Obstructing. Remember their motto, RESIST! Ours is PRODUCE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
Republicans should stop wasting their time on Immigration until after we elect more Senators and Congressmen/women in November. Dems are just playing games, have no intention of doing anything to solves this decades old problem. We can pass great legislation after the Red Wave!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 22, 2018
See, this is exactly why the media manipulation isn’t working anymore.
Unlike feckless squishy Republicans who cave at the first phony tear, President Trump calls out the lies.
The news media, Hollywood (and the Democrats who depend on them) have gone all-in on this so-called “crisis.”
They really do believe that it is the crest of this mythical Blue Wave that will take them all the way to victory in November.
But it isn’t working.
Like I said last week, this is going to backfire.
And from the looks of that Rasmussen poll, it already has.
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