The surge of unaccompanied children at our southern border is truly a humanitarian crisis. But rather than address the root causes of the problem and possible solutions, Fox News has chosen to use these poor children to attack Pres. Obama and, even more cravenly, spread fear about the "illegals" who are already here. Rather than discussing the issue with local authorities, immigration attorneys, and others who actually know something about the problem, Fox News is relying on the observations of the rabidly xenophobic, racist, and paranoid "filmmaker" and Cliven Bundy fanboy Dennis Michael Lynch. On Monday night's Kelly File, while Judge Napolitano bashed Obama, Lynch engaged in his trademark border hysteria in relationship to the children. As usual he was validated by an almost hysterical Megyn Kelly. Last night he was back for more border hysteria while Kelly, playing the "good cop," feigned concern for the children.
Lynch, who spent the last few days at the border, reported his observations. He said that it is worse than what he thought it was. "Everybody is upset about how these children are treated" and "they were telling me today how some of them are ending up in Houston and being used as sex slaves. (He didn't mention that the ACLU is representing children who have accused the border patrol of abusing them.) He then launched into Obama attack mode in saying that the anonymous "they" are "upset that the President of the United States, his job is to protect American workers and to protect America lives and he is not doing that whatsoever." In acknowledging his playing of the fear card, he said "here's a thing to scare the viewers, so to say, we are ignoring the 9/11 Commission Report, I've told you already that Hezbollah and Hamas are working with the drug cartels, so while we have border patrol agents playing babysitter, we have people crossing the border and nobody is apprehending them."
Kelly noted that it has been "documented" that the border patrol is overwhelmed and, in keeping with Lynch's crazy talk, suggested that the can't do "their actual jobs because they don't have the time to do that right now." She continued playing the fear card that was started Monday night when she referenced "health issues." Lynch babbled about how illegal immigrants continue to spread across the country. Kelly's cited a Central American newspaper which is reporting that border crossers will be well treated and exclaimed that "there's no procedure in place to handle them."
Lynch asserted that most Americans are not seeing what Fox viewers are seeing right now. (Cuz most Americans aren't delusional?) and that "nobody else is covering this story like Fox and especially you and I know you don't like this sort of thing." (CNN has this piece, accompanied by video: "Border detention of children shames America.") He claimed that "everybody" he spoke to said "thank Megyn for this." Moving into the fast lane to crazy town, he then said that these folks at the border were "ecstatic" about the defeat of Eric Cantor because this will represent "change." (Huh?) He told a story about how a woman who has had a construction business for three years is going out of business because of competition that is coming in from over the border. After this sweet little propaganda piece, Kelly lamented that the children are "the true victims."
Talk about a show with a split personality. Megyn Kelly laments the plight of the undocumented children while Dennis Michael Lynch spreads fear and loathing of Islamic jihadists sneaking over the border while nobody is looking. What more can you say...
That’s what Slanthead Hannity implies every time he rants about southern border wide open to terrorists!
Of course Hannity, nor anyone else on FNC (or right wing slime radio and/or teevee for that matter) ever shows the slightest concern for the wide open northern border.
You think that’s because little brown people don’t come that way, only those pasty white, freckle-faced, sandy haired guys named Seamus and Mick?
Tell every Latino you see that the GOP stays silent when Fox “News” attacks them.