(National Sentinel)Â Media Savvy:Â As the caravan migrant â€œcrisisâ€ festers along the U.S.-Mexico border, our Leftist â€œestablishmentâ€ media continue to misrepresent what is actually occurring so they can lay the blame for it at the feet of POTUS Donald Trump.
Earlier this week the media, and like-minded talking heads on various cable news outlets, were outraged (again) over images showing â€œwomen and childrenâ€ being â€œgassedâ€ by U.S. Border Patrol and Customs and Border Protection agents.Â
As reported byÂ The National Sentinel, what â€˜the mediaâ€™ failed to report wasÂ why anyone was gassed: Male migrants became overly aggressive, stormed the border, and began pelting agents with rocks and bottles. San Diego Chief Border Patrol AgentÂ Rodney Scott said that personnel did not use tear gas, pepper balls, and other dispersion techniques untilÂ afterÂ his agents were attacked. â€œSeveral agents were actually struck by rocks,â€ Scott said.
Regarding the images taken by the establishment media showing women and children caught up in the melee, they were physically placed in front by the attacking migrants.Â
â€œWhat we saw over and over yesterday was that the group â€” the caravan, as we call them â€” would push women and children to the front and then begin, basically, rocking our agents,â€ Scott said.
â€œThey use women and children regularly,â€ National Border Patrol Council President Brandon Judd toldÂ The Daily Caller.
Breitbart NewsÂ confirmed this, publishing additional comments from Scott, who said he found it â€œunconscionableâ€ that anyone â€œwould take children intentionally into this situation.â€
He also noted that agents do not and did not target any women and children with tear gas.
â€œWe try specifically to target the instigators, the person assaulting the agent. But as you saw, once that chemical is released, it does go through the air â€¦ I inhaled quite a bit of it yesterday,â€ he said, adding:
We are in the process of building the new border wall here, but we donâ€™t have it completed. There were some sections that had the dilapidated border wall that was made out of scrap metal the military gave us.
The group breached a couple sections of that, actually tore down one small section, started to rush across. And thatâ€™s another timeÂ that they startedÂ assaulting our agents. We were able to hold them back using riot-type, riot techniques. But there were, ultimately 42 arrests of individuals. And again, as I mentioned, the vast majority of those were adult males.
The â€œvast majorityâ€ of people comprising the caravans â€” a great many of whomÂ appear to be military-aged malesÂ â€” are attempting to claim economic hardship as their impetus for wanting asylum in the U.S., Scott said.
But as Border Patrol Council spokesmanÂ Chris Cabrera toldÂ Fox Newsâ€™ Laura IngrahamÂ Monday night on her show, â€œThe Ingraham Angle,â€ claiming to want a better life or a better job are not valid reasons for granting asylum.
â€œThey know theyâ€™re taking advantage of the system, and they know there is nothing we can do about it,â€ he said, adding that the strategy ofÂ invading the U.S. borderÂ en masse is to gain access one way or another because thanks to existing law, anyone who enters â€” legally or otherwise â€” can claim asylum within a year.
He added that none of the chaos along the U.S.-Mexico border is POTUS Trumpâ€™s fault, despite the mediaâ€™s best efforts to blame him.
â€œThe president canâ€™t be held responsible for this. Thereâ€™s only so much he can do. He has called for an additional 5,000 border patrol agents, yet Congress has failed to act on that. If we had that, we wouldnâ€™t be in this situation where we needed the military to come in and help us,â€ he said.
A version of this story first appeared at NewsTarget.
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