Media top headlines September 21
In media news today, the media peddles a narrative that horseback Border Patrol agents were using whips on Haitian migrants, Jen Psaki gets hammered for citing Biden’s history with grief while discussing errant Afghanistan drone strike, and the media frets over too many white Emmy winners
MSNBC host Joy Reid continued to push the claim Monday that Border Patrol agents used whips to curtail Haitian migrants.
“The ReidOut” host invited Minnesota Rep. Ilhan Omar, D-Minn., to discuss the recent images of horse-riding Border Patrol agents curtailing illegal immigrants at the Texas border.
“Very quickly, I know funding for the government begins in the house. Should we be looking at the budget for Homeland Security? Because I was not aware that whips which come from the slave era, slavery era, were part of the package that we issue to any sort of law enforcement or government sanction personnel. Were you aware that was being issued to people, that people had that kind of equipment on them that they could use on humans?” Reid asked.
Although the image of Border Patrol agents using whips had been since been refuted at the time of the show, Omar implied that the use of whips is “obviously systematic racism at play.”
“We do not carry whips and the only thing I see in their hands is reins,” the agent said.
The agent added, “BP does an excellent job when it comes to use of force training. There is no way a horse patrol unit would be whipping aliens. Whips are not issued or authorized for use.”
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