Fox News helps promote Border Patrol union’s alternative facts regarding border agent’s death

[ Originally published on this site as post ]

Last year, Donald Trump, Texas Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Senators John Cornyn and Ted Cruz wasted no time trying to pin the death of a border patrol agent on Mexicans, with Trump tweeting that “we will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!” Gross … and fake news. The FBI interviewed nearly 700 people and in a report released this month, stated that it found no evidence that the agent was attacked by Mexicans or anyone else for that matter. Seems clear enough, unless you’re reading Fox News:

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Don’t let the facts get in your way, guys. It must be noted that the National Border Patrol Council, the Border Patrol’s official union, endorsed Trump in 2016 and has been colluding with anti-immigrant organizations for years. Among other things, the union records a podcast out of Breitbart studios, and according to a 2015 report,the Texas chapter of the National Border Patrol Council honored Breitbart Texas … and its Managing Director, Brandon Darby, with an appreciation award for their work in ‘exposing the realities of law enforcement along America’s southern border.’” 

Well, “the realities of law enforcement along America’s southern border” actually include border agents purposefully destroying lifesaving jugs of water left in the desert and then prosecuting the good samaritans who leave them there, but the union most likely won’t mention that during their next podcast. Their mission is an anti-immigrant one, and Fox News’s mission is to defend Donald Trump at all costs. The unfortunate headline in the tweet shows what happens when the two marry without any regard to the facts.