One of the first things Biden messed up when he took office was our border. He ruined what was the most secure border we have had in years.
But after he screwed it up he spent a year lying to us about how he was going to fix it. He put Kamala in charge of it and she refused to go near our border and claimed she was going to get to the root of the problem in Guatemala, but it seems that was code for do nothing.
So you’d think Dems would be upset about this too, at least the more moderate and the independents. But according to a recent study there is a good reason they don’t seem bothered. The MSM barely covered the border crisis.
“In 2021, the number of migrants apprehended at the southern border was the highest in 20 years, repeatedly shattering records, but the evening newscasts did their very best to drop the story whenever possible. In December, ABC and CBS allowed less than a minute combined: 17 seconds on World News Tonight and 20 seconds on the CBS Evening News.
The NBC Nightly News did slightly better, managing a still unimpressive 3 minutes and 43 seconds. Shockingly, this combination of 260 seconds is better than November. But anything would be superior to November as the three evening newscasts offered zero minutes and zero seconds that month.
Unlike some of the other stories on this list, the border saw spikes in coverage. In March of 2021, there were 173,283 incidents on the border and 113 minutes of coverage. That number dropped to 44 minutes in April and 26 minutes in May. After a brief spike in June, back up to 54 minutes, it dropped to just 4 minutes of coverage in July.
And keep in mind, many of the months the networks abandoned the border were periods of new records. July’s spike to 212,672 apprehensions is quite the contrast to four minutes of coverage.
Here’s the last six months of border crisis coverage (on the ABC, CBS and NBC evening newscasts). Note the spikes in September and October, but otherwise the networks buried the ongoing disaster:
July total coverage: 4 minutes and 20 seconds. August total coverage: 6 minutes and 28 seconds. September total coverage: 54 minutes and 10 seconds. October total coverage: 17 minutes and 36 seconds. November total coverage: ZERO. December total coverage: 4 minutes and 20 seconds.”
The MSM claimed Fox News and OAN were state-run media when Trump was in office. But with Biden, the MSM has been protecting him since before he even took Office. They tried to pretend like he didn’t have dementia. They are even letting him do scripted questions at press conferences. And as you can see above they are still covering for our weak leader acting like the border is a non-issue.