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Is Fox News Part of the Obama Border Conspiracy?

Sunday, July 20th, 2014

Inspired by Aides were warned by border crisis (David Nakamura, Jerry Markon, and Manuel Roig-Franzia, Washington Post 7/20/14 page A1) and Feds see surge in children crossing US-Mexico border amid concerns over immigration policy (FoxNews.com 12/23/13). 

 “Nearly a year before President Obama declared a humanitarian crisis on the border, a team of experts arrived at the Fort Brown patrol station in Brownsville, Tex., and discovered a makeshift transportation depot for a deluge of foreign children. Thirty Border Patrol agents were assigned in August 2013 to drive the children to off-site showers, wash their clothes and make them sandwiches. As soon as those children were placed in temporary shelters, more arrived. An average of 66 were apprehended each day on the border and more than 24,000 cycled through Texas patrol stations in 2013. In a 41page report to the Department of Homeland Security, the team from the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) raised alarms about the federal government’s capacity to manage a situation that was expected to grow worse.” – Washington Post

The number of children caught crossing the U.S.-Mexico border has surged over the last two years, raising questions about whether the Obama administration’s changing immigration policies are creating a magnet. Statistics released late last week show 24,668 ‘unaccompanied alien children’ were placed last year in the care of the federal agency that, by law, is responsible for them. That’s nearly double the number from 2012, and nearly quadruple the number in years past. ” – FoxNews.com online report in Dec. 2013, but why didn’t they start reporting it 24-7 on Fox News like they are now?

As Fox News articles from 2013 have shown,

Fox has long about the border surge known.

Why did it take Fox News so long to go 24-7 on this crisis?

It can’t be just because they were obsessed with Benghazi and ISIS.

(Fox has no problem flogging multiple conspiracy theories at the same time

They have an inexhaustible supply of anti-Obama slime).

So why didn’t Fox start last year

To use the child immigrant surge to stoke anti-immigrant fear?

Why? One possible explanation:

Fox is in on Obama’s plot to allow unlimited immigration!

Or maybe Fox waited and allowed the crisis to fester,

Creating a big crisis to supply something else about Obama to pester.

Or they might have done it to create ratings and more political drama.

Either way, Fox News allowed this crisis to happen, not Obama!

(Or, maybe it’s just that nobody saw this as a big crisis until now.

And that would be Obama’s fault how?)

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Here are a few examples of Fox News’s near continuous coverage from June 2014. Why didn’t Fox raise the alarm earlier?

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