Fox & Friends got hold of a video of a group of migrants running ashore in Florida and suggested that “proved” there are 30 million “illegals” in the U.S., about three times the official number, and that they are to blame for unemployed Americans.
As New Times Broward-Palm Beach reported, a woman was recently shooting a video of her model friend on a Miami beach when a group of about nine migrants jumped off a boat “and dashed across the sand and into the city, leaving the boat bobbing, empty, by the beach.” Or as the Fox lower third described it, “storming the shore.”
To discuss the incident, Fox & Friends trolled out immigrant-hating, Cliven Bundy fanboy, Dennis Michael Lynch. He just happens to have a new anti-immigration documentary coming out called, “They Come to America III: The Cost of Obama’s Legacy.”
After The Daily Show hilariously eviscerated Lynch’s credibility in 2013, you’d think even Fox News would stop taking him seriously. Wrong.
Lynch told the Curvy Couch Crew he could tell just by how the migrants in the Florida video dispersed off the boat and spread out widely that they were illegals.
Host Brian Kilmeade mocked them, saying they “could be a group of friends that just got into a terrible fight.”
Reporter Ed Henry, supposedly an objective reporter, was a guest co-host of this conservative show. He joked, “You mean to tell me people in Miami don’t swim fully clothed?” Then he laughed.
Lynch thought that one video proved that the official estimate of 11 million illegals in the country is wrong. “Look at how many are getting away,” he said. He dubiously claimed his “research” shows that the number is “closer to 30 million.” One piece of evidence he gave is that documents are in English and Spanish – which neatly disregarded the number of Spanish-speakers legally in the U.S.
But nobody questioned Lynch’s credibility, much less his “research.” Even though Lynch, the “expert” brought on to discuss the video, when asked when it was shot, answered, “I don’t know.” (A simple Google search could have told him the date was July 10.)
Elisabeth Hasselbeck was wowed. She thought the official 11 million count was a big deal compared to the 9.6 million unemployed Americans. A full-sized graphic blared the comparison. The not-so-subtle suggestion was that illegals are responsible for unemployment.
Lynch went on to claim that next year, when businesses are required to provide heath insurance, they will start hiring illegal foreign workers instead of Americans.
Lynch didn’t mention anything about his presidential run (to be fueled by his “powerful message”) but he did praise Donald Trump – to a point. “I appreciate Donald Trump, what he has done for this topic. Because he’s been the first person ever to depoliticize it," Lynch hilariously claimed. However, Lynch said, referring to the Florida video, “He has to tell me how it is you stop that with a wall.”
As the discussion ended, Lynch promoted his website, gave a plug for his latest documentary and said he hoped to be back on Fox to discuss it next week. “Wait until I show you the northern border and what’s coming through,” he promised.
Watch it below, from the July 28 Fox & Friends.