4 Media Lies About the Government Shutdown

www.theepochtimes.com | 1/15/2019 | Staff
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The fake news media loves to lie about President Donald Trump, and they’ve been especially brazen in their dishonesty when it comes to the partial government shutdown over border security.

For the last three weeks, the mainstream media has framed the government shutdown as a catastrophe, amplifying the voices of impacted federal workers while ignoring the many federal employees who still want the president to stand firm on border security.

Media - Trump - Presidency - Degree - Dishonesty

While the media has been unfairly critical of Trump throughout his presidency, the degree of journalistic dishonesty has never been higher than it is today. Here are the four biggest lies perpetrated by the press about the border wall debate.

The fake news media wants to convince the American people that there is no border security crisis, hoping to turn them against Trump’s crusade to secure the border.

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MSNBC’s Joe Scarborough even called Americans who recognize the border crisis “stupid” while accusing the president of being a liar.

“[Trump] is going to be telling nothing but lies and falsehoods, and he’s going to be twisting reality,” Scarborough said before the president delivered his Oval Office address to the American people last week. “And at this point I’ve got to say, how stupid are Americans who still believe there’s a crisis on the southern border?”

CNN - Jim - Acosta - President - Claim

CNN’s Jim Acosta also did his best to downplay the president’s claim by posting a widely-mocked video of himself standing next to the border wall in which he inadvertently acknowledged that border walls are effective.

“I found some steel slats down on the border,” he said. “But I don’t see anything resembling a national emergency situation.”

Course - Crisis - Border—and - Media

Of course, there is a real crisis at the border—and the media knows it.

Women and children suffer deprivation, exposure, and the constant threat of violence and sexual assault while attempting to cross the border illegally; drug cartels exploit...
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