Source: Sister Toldjah
The media-driven narrative over the fake “border patrol agents on horseback seen whipping Haitian migrants” story continues to crumble, with the latest example coming from the New York Times who over the weekend quietly issued a correction of sorts to one of their stories on the issue.
In the story they published Friday on President Biden’s declaration that the agents will be punished for something they didn’t do, Times White House correspondent Michael D. Shear wrote the following paragraph (bolded emphasis added):
The images of agents on horseback chasing, and in some cases using the reins of their horses to strike at running migrants, came as Mr. Biden’s administration moved to forcefully round up and deport more than 2,000 of the 15,000 migrants who gathered in a makeshift camp in Del Rio, Texas. Thousands more have been moved to other parts of the country or have been released with orders to appear in court later.
Such reporting needlessly added fuel to an already out-of-control fire in which predictable comparisons were made by some Biden administration officials including Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris and other Democrats between border patrol agents and plantation overseers who violently abused slaves.
The paragraph in question was quietly updated at some point after the story went up Friday to remove references to “striking”:
Images of Border Patrol agents on horseback waving their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande have prompted a torrent of criticism from Democrats and civil rights groups who have accused Mr. Biden of continuing some of the most aggressive approaches to immigration put in place by President Donald J. Trump.
The formal correction itself, which appears at the bottom of the page, reads as follows:
Correction: Sept. 24, 2021
An earlier version of this article overstated what is known about the behavior of some Border Patrol agents on horseback. While the agents waved their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande, The Times has not seen conclusive evidence that migrants were struck with the reins.
Here’s a screengrab of it in case they delete it or alter it: