CNN’s Jim Acosta has been at the center of the news cycle for 12 days. It’s not his reporting that landed him there. He’s the center of attention after the Secret Service suspended his hard pass to the White House. His pass is back and most seem to be moving on from the story. But something has been lost in the mix. The statements he made while badgering the President on November 7 were spoken with authority and certainty.
Less than two weeks later, all three of his claims have been proven wrong by the migrant caravans themselves.
“They’re hundred of miles away, though. They’re hundreds and hundreds of miles away.”
Around 3,000 migrants arrived in the last few days, doubling the total number of migrants waiting to be processed at the San Ysidro border crossing to 6000. Thousands more are expected in the coming days.
They certainly walked “hundreds and hundreds of miles” very quickly.
An estimated 3,000 migrants have arrived in recent days in Tijuana, which sprawls into San Diego in southern California.
On Sunday several hundred Tijuana residents took to the streets to protest against the caravan, which set out from Honduras on October 13.
“Your campaign had an ad showing migrants climbing over walls and so on, but they’re not going to be doing that.”
A picture can say a thousand words, but in this case it only has to say two words to Acosta: “Wrong again.”
“As you know, Mr. President, the caravan was not an invasion. It’s a group of migrants moving up from Central America towards the border with the U.S.”
How many criminals need to be among the migrants for it to be considered an invasion? 50? 100? 200?
How about 500?
More than 500 criminals are traveling with the migrant caravan that’s massed on the other side of a San Diego border crossing, homeland security officials said Monday afternoon.
The revelation was made during a conference call with reporters, with officials asserting that “most of the caravan members are not women and children”. They claimed the group is mostly made up of single adult or teen males and that the women and children have been pushed to the front of the line in a bid to garner sympathetic media coverage.
By now, any thinking person regardless of political ideology should realize Jim Acosta is an idiot. In the short time he held the mic at the press conference, he made three debunked statements. Journalists are supposed to expose the truth, not spread lies.