Source: R. Cort Kirkwood
The radical Left needed all of two minutes to create a national moral panic about the mounted Border Patrol agents who supposedly used whips two days ago to round up Haitain illegal aliens at the border with Mexico.
People interested in the truth need all of two minutes to prove the radical Left lied.
Border agents did not whip the illegals. What lying radical leftists said were whips were reins the agents use to handle their horses. Nor did they use the reins as whips, as some claimed and enhanced photos showed.
No matter. The open-borders lobby had the images it needed to push the narrative: We must let the Haitians into the country. So says a petition at change.org just hours after the narrative began galloping through social media.
Typical of the claims was one from Sawyer Hackett, whom you’ve never heard of. He toils for leftist Julian Castro, the failed presidential candidate and former secretary of Housing and Urban Development under President Barack Hussein Obama.
Castro is no relation to Fidel Castro, but his man Hackett used the photo like one of Fidel’s expert propagandists.
“Border patrol is mounted on horseback rounding up Haitian refugees with whips,” Hackett falsely tweeted:
This is unfathomable cruelty towards people fleeing disaster and political ruin. The administration must stop this.
Of course, the photo does not show a “whip” or “unfathomable cruelty.” It shows a border agent wrangling an illegal alien by his shirt. The reins are in front of the illegals’ face.
“For all you Twitter warriors out there: these are NOT whips,” the National Fraternal Order of Police wrote to hacks likes Hackett over a four-photo spread:
And no, Border Patrol agents are NOT “whipping” people.
They are REINS… Stay with us here, like a steering wheel is used to drive a car, the reins are used to “drive” the horse.
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