Fox News reported last night that the border agents who were falsely accused of whipping Haitian immigrants have been cleared of all wrongdoing:
🚨🚨: Fox reporting that the mounted Border Patrol agents falsely accused of "whipping" illegal migrants in Del Rio have been cleared!
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) April 13, 2022
My first question is why did clearing these agents take so long? We knew in September of last year, right after it happened, that these agents didn’t do what they were accused of doing by the media and politicians.
And I distinctly recall Mayorkas saying that they would expedite this investigation and that it should only take a few days. This was after these agents were put on ‘desk duty’.
But hey, I am glad they were cleared of any wrongdoing even if it did take 6-7 months. And you would think the MSM would be reporting this news since they rushed to accuse these agents falsely.
According to Newsbusters, that’s not the case. Only Fox News covered this and the rest completely ignored it:
After spending days beating a dead horse with their fake news coverage claiming Border Patrol agents were “whipping” Haitian migrants, the liberal broadcast networks ignored the news that the agents involved were all cleared of alleged wrongdoing.
Loyal NewsBusters readers may remember in September that ABC’s World News Tonight was quick to take a victory lap after the agents were put on desk duty.
However, now that the agents are in the clear, all three networks ABC’s World News Tonight, CBS Evening News, and NBC Nightly News were more interested in covering local weather reports, The Library of Congress adding new songs to their registry, and El Salvador using Bitcoin as their national currency.
Despite the blackout from the networks, Fox News Channel’s Special Report made sure their viewers weren’t kept in the dark, with correspondent Lucas Tomlinson reporting how the network “has learned that officials have cleared the horse-mounted border patrol agencies of wrongdoing after they were accused of whipping migrants in September and placing them on probation.”
After that quick report, anchor Bret Baier made sure to bring the subject back up during the “All-Star Panel.” Talking to senior political analyst Brit Hume, Baier reminded viewers this incident happened in September 2021 and noted how “we are just getting to the back end of this investigation where the guys are not being punished; Brit, and remember how much coverage was given to that moment.”
Exactly. Tons and tons of coverage was given to these false accusations, but nobody in the MSM cared to even report that the agents were cleared. Honestly, I would hope Fox News is continuing to report it today and not just on last night’s edition of Special Report.