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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 08:49 PM

Eric Boehlert: Washington Post goes all in with anti-Biden border coverage


Washington Post goes all in with anti-Biden border coverage
GOP talking points
Eric Boehlert
13 hr ago

Eagerly joining forces with partisan Republicans, the Washington Post over the weekend uncorked a doomsday write-up about the surge of young migrants currently overwhelming U.S. facilities along the Southern Border. Laying all of the blame for the three-decade problem directly at the feet of the new, two-month-old Democratic administration, the Post article echoed every conceivable GOP talking point.

What the piece failed to do was include crucial context for a complicated policy puzzle, and to delve deeply into whether Trump spent four years deliberately creating a border crisis that Biden is now trying to fix.

The Post also included no context for how Biden's brand new administration has been addressing border crossings while at the same dealing with the aftermath of a deadly insurrection, an impeachment trial, and passing the largest social spending bill in U.S. history. All in less than 60 days.


"The politicians and the pundits trying to push America back to the “good old days” of 2018, of ripping families apart or condemning them to inhumane refugee camps in Mexico, are shameless," stressed the Philadelphia Inquirer's Will Bunch, after the Post article was published.

In terms of border crossing apprehensions, 2021 is currently on pace to match the 2019 surge under Trump. Where was the panic-stricken media coverage about the border "crisis" then, and how the Republican administration had no policy answer? In truth, Trump touted the huge influx in 2019 because he thought it was good politics for wanting to build a mythical wall across America's southern border, which Democrats opposed.

So when a Republican was in the White House, he claimed the huge border surge was bad news for Democrats, and the press largely played along. Two years later, the press is once again playing along with Republicans, claiming a huge border surge is bad news for Democrats.

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Reply Eric Boehlert: Washington Post goes all in with anti-Biden border coverage (Original post)
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Iliyah Mar 22 #1

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Mon Mar 22, 2021, 09:49 PM

1. Pres. Biden and his administration concerning. . .

immigration will slowly become a working positive system. As to the border matter that will also take time especially when the Rescue Package kicks in.

Apparently 60 + few days President Biden can work miracle from the over 3 years handling by shithole and his racist administration.

I think majority of Americans understand that.

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