Skip to comments.Axios ripped after deleting tweet accusing border agents of 'whipping at' Haitian migrants
Posted on 09/27/2021 11:52:10 AM PDT by conservative98
Critics ripped Axios on Sunday after the outlet deleted a tweet referring to Border Patrol agents as "whipping at" Haitian migrants attempting to cross from Mexico into the U.S. at the Southern border.
"We deleted a previous tweet that referred to Border Patrol agents as whipping at Haitian migrants. The story has been updated to include comments from some journalists on the border who did not see whipping occur," Axios tweeted, referring to a weekend story it published about Republican Texas Gov. Greg Abbott vowing to hire the agents seen on horseback in viral photos that were taken out of context and leading to accusations of abuse against the migrants.
Media fact-checkers were largely silent last week as the false narrative surrounding the photos, consisting of claims the agents were using "whips" to attack the Haitians, continued to be peddled by many of their own outlets, as well as a number of Democratic lawmakers. The photographer who took the pictures told a Texas outlet last week that he never saw agents using reins as whips.
Critics took to social media to slam Axios, with one pointing out that "journalism" was supposed to mean finding out what actually happened first and then reporting on it, while another accused President Joe Biden and Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas of using the "lie" as an excuse to further open the border to illegal immigration.
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We deleted a previous tweet that referred to Border Patrol agents as whipping at Haitian migrants.
The story has been updated to include comments from some journalists on the border who did not see whipping occur.— Axios (@axios) September 26, 2021
No one saw it occur because it didn't. Journalism is, or at least is supposed to be, the act of finding out what happened & reporting only that. You aren't supposed to report anything until you know something did happen, not what some jackass who wasn't there thought of a picture https://t.co/vlhccgNtfn— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) September 26, 2021
Because it didn't happen. And it is outrageous that this lie was used by @POTUS and @SecMayorkas as an excuse to open the border to illegal immigration even more. https://t.co/3VOLMw1sIl— NumbersUSA (@NumbersUSA) September 26, 2021
Yes, they have been taking a lot of time off lately.
Think of how sick this is. They would rather think that people are getting whipped. THEY ARE MENTALLY ILL.
Axios response should be “As responsible journalists we are dedicated to the truth, not political agendas, and the truth is that the agents did not whip anyone with whips- so we deleted the post because it has been proven to be false- Those that continue to advance the l ie that the agents whipped invaders are irresponsible and spewing a false narrative!”
Nice to know Twitter will ban them all (including Biden) forthwith for creating a false narrative and spreading disinformation. /s
I have been wondering who started the slanderous libel of the border patrol in the first place? and shouldn’t EVERY Presstitute, loudMouth on TV and every News Agency that promulgated this Deliberate False Statement be held Financially Responsible??
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