Surprise: ‘CBS Evening News’ Puts Aside Nonsense to Cover Border Crisis

NewsBusters | 7/18/2019 | Staff
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After the CBS Evening News with Norah O’Donnell debuted with two nights of rampant liberal bias on a number of fronts, Wednesday’s installment included a rare reprieve with substantive, snark-free coverage of the illegal immigration crisis at the border (compared to what we usually see) and another example of how, even in the liberal media, broken clocks can occasionally be right.

O’Donnell began what will be at least two days of coverage on the border by setting the scene as CBS News was given exclusive access “inside the largest migrant processing facility in the country” and the first time cameras were allowed in period (click “expand”):

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We are here tonight at the very heart of the immigration crisis and saw images that would break the heart of any parent. CBS News cameras were allowed exclusively inside the largest migrant processing facility in the country. It's all right here along the southern border. We have seen still photographs of it before, but that is like nothing like witnessing in person young children lying on the floor on Mylar blankets and looking into their eyes and wondering what they're thinking as their lives are in limbo. We also talked to Border Patrol agents trying to do the best job they can and in an exclusive interview, the acting Secretary of Homeland Security told us what more needs to be done, and he pointed a finger at Congress.

No use of the word “concentration camps?” Watch out, CBS! One better hope “The Squad” doesn’t watch the show!

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O’Donnell first showed her interview with former Venezuelan journalist “Angelina Estrada and her two-year-old son Martin,” who are “just one of the 815 families” inside the 77,000 square foot Ursula immigration processing center. Estrada told O’Donnell that she was being treated well (click “expand”):

O’DONNELL: We begin tonight inside the Ursula...
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