A picture of a mounted Border Patrolman grabbing a Haitian invader's t-shirt as his reins swing free led to a huge explosion of fake news and hysterical screeching on Twitter and in the MSM.
Haitian migrants appeared to be getting chased off with whip-like devices used by border agents. https://t.co/XiX0FkcQji— TMZ (@TMZ) September 21, 2021
PJ Media's Insanity Wrap does a roundup:
They’re called reins. They’re how riders direct their horses.
Nobody was whipped. Nobody even appeared to get whipped, as TMZ weaselly worded it.
“That photo shows an agent grabbing a t-shirt sleeve. The video shows agents trying to keep control of their horses as they seem to be startled by many people around,” pointed out one Twitter rando.
Or as another random Tweeter put it, “It’s amazing how yesterday it was accurately reported that this agent was grabbing the fella’s shirt. Today it has become that he was whipping the guy.”
Near as Insanity Wrap can tell, the #WhipGate frenzy began with this El Paso Times report by Martha Pskowski, who could use a lesson or three in horsemanship.
27 years old and knows literally nothing, Insanity Wrap would wager.
Joy Reid wants to know, “Are these images from 2021 or 1851?”
MSNBC devoted a full five-minute segment to it on Monday, warning that the photo “might be tough to look at, but it’s important to look at.”
It’s very difficult to see a horseback rider ride his horse.
What's causing this emotional reaction to the sight of a white law enforcement officer and a black criminal being caught with what they imagine is a whip is the image of slavery. There's been a lot of what John Derbyshire calls "Abolitionist Porn"... movies and TV shows about the horrors of slavery, with white villains. That's what made Joy Reid, a wealthy and privileged black woman working for a major media outlet as result of affirmative action, talk about images from 1851.
But the Haitian isn't a slave—he's an illegal immigrant breaking into America to get at American money and taxpayer dollars.
In the Lincoln-Douglas debates, Abraham Lincoln spoke of
the same spirit that says, “You work and toil and earn bread, and I’ll eat it.” No matter in what shape it comes, whether from the mouth of a king who seeks to bestride the people of his own nation and live by the fruit of their labor, or from one race of men as an apology for enslaving another race, it is the same tyrannical principle.
It's the American taxpayer who will "work and toil and earn bread,"—the Haitian plans to eat it.
Kamala Harris, a woman with Indian and Jamaican ancestors, who was not able to do anything in her capacity as Vice-President to defend the border, is becoming emotional about the Haitians. She's finally found her border issue!
.@VP Kamala Harris: "What I saw depicted about those individuals on horseback treating human beings the way they were is horrible. I fully support what is happening right now, which is a thorough investigation." https://t.co/2nLemZc38J pic.twitter.com/8l2TV9RCG2— The Hill (@thehill) September 21, 2021
More proof that the Democratic Party has tipped in the direction of hysterical screeching—and treason.