A few days after a failed violent assault by droves of Central American migrants from the infamous caravan tried to invade the U.S. on Sunday, over 100 of them grew frustrated and boarded planes for their home countries on Tuesday. And after being appalled by President Trump’s defense of Border Patrol’s use of mere tear gas to repel the attack, ABC and NBC couldn’t be bothered that evening to mention the migrants packing up and leaving and that the Tijuana locals were happy to see them go.
CBS Evening News was the only broadcast network to mention the defeated migrants during their Tuesday evening broadcast. “Today more than 100 Central Americans lined up to fly back to their home countries. They believed their chances of winning asylum were slim,” reported anchor Jeff Glor as part of a 23-second news brief.
He also noted that the Trump administration doubled down on their defense of using tear gas against the attackers. Glor added that the “Department of Homeland Security also firmly denied reports that rubber bullets were used.”
Meanwhile, on Fox News Channel’s Special Report, they ran a full-length report, which noted the “greater realization tonight among thousands of Central American migrants that they may never be successful in their attempt to legally enter the U.S. via asylum,” according to anchor Bret Baier.
Fox News correspondent Jeff Paul was stationed near the migrants still camped out in Tijuana, Mexico. He spoke to one man who seemed to suggest it was “not logical” how the Border Patrol reacted to them on Sunday. But he was “happy” to be going home because, among other things, he would be “reunited” with “my country.”
Paul also spoke to teenager Henri Juarez, who appeared to be the same person ABC talked to on Monday and touted his future attempts to get into America illegally.
While he tried to play down his plans for illegally entering the U.S., Juarez told Paul that “[t]hese crutches will not stop me from crossing that fence, illegally or legally. But I do not intend to cross illegally.” Yet, during ABC’s World News Tonight, the network suggested he sustained the injuries to his head while taking part in the assault on the wall.
“A clash with Border Patrol agents during a Sunday demonstration now complicating the situation,” Paul reported. “While it only involved a few hundred of more than 5,000 migrants, some say it makes them all look bad and they’ve had enough.”
When it came to the Tijuana locals, who ABC and NBC have proven they’re not keen on, some couldn’t wait for the migrants to get deported. “Deport them back to where they are. Let them over here. They need to get them out of Tijuana because it’s just crazy for us,” Candace Sanchez told Paul.
“The Border Patrol union now calling on members to Congress to act, pushing them to fund a wall before chaos erupts once again,” Paul continued, a crucial point many in the liberal media don’t like to spread.
It will be interesting to see if the ABC and NBC will mention those migrants heading home during their Wednesday morning programs, and to see if CBS will elaborate further.
The transcripts are below, click “expand” to read:
CBS Evening News
November 27, 2018
6:42:52 p.m. Eastern [23 seconds]
JEFF GLOR: The Trump administration today issued a new statement defending its use of tear gas, Sunday, to prevent migrants from crossing into the U.S. from Tijuana, Mexico. The Department of Homeland Security also firmly denied reports that rubber bullets were used. Today more than 100 Central Americans lined up to fly back to their home countries. They believed their chances of winning asylum were slim.