“Rolling Stone: Trump’s Border Wall Takes a Fall—Literally” Left-Wing Media Criticizes the Fall of U.S. Border
A number of left-winged media took the opportunity as part of the border wall fell over due to a strong gust of wind.
The Rolling Stone also took the time to sensationalize the incident with headlines that read “Trump’s Border Wall Takes a Fall—Literally.”
Another headline from the Huffington post sad “Trump’s signature border wall fell over in Mexico from high winds a day after he boasted about the strength of his barrier.”
Other media outlets also chimed in. “Portion of U.S. border wall in California falls over in high winds and lands on Mexican side,” the controversial media network CNN posted. NBC News also aired the same sentiment “Portions of California border wall wilt and fall into Mexico after high winds.”
On the other hand, Al Jazeera’s headline read “Part of President Trump’s proposed border wall fell over because of high winds.” The problem according to the Daily Wire is that these biased media networks failed to tell the whole story.
In fact, only a small portion of the wall blew over because the concrete has just been poured. This means that it did not have enough time to harden before the strong gust of wind came over. It also explains why the entire wall did not collapse since the other portion of the border wall where the concrete had enough time to set in did not collapse. The given information regarding the concrete was not posted on CNN and NBC, while HuffPost partially mentioned the cause.
According to reports from the National Weather Service, the winds in the area were as high as 37 mph on Wednesday.
A Washington Post reporter had also criticized the headlines, and even calling CNN’s biased news report. In his Twitter post, Nick Miroff wrote “I get the urge to dunk on the border wall, but this is misleading. The panels that fell over in the wind were not anchored yet. You can clearly see that in the photo. And adjacent sections did NOT fall, likely because the concrete base had time to harden.”
When there are issues, flaws, problems etc with the border wall and its construction, we will continue to cover them. This incident was not one of those.— Nick Miroff (@NickMiroff) January 30, 2020
Miroff also added that if there were real issues with the border such as flaws, problems, and construction, the Washington Post will not hesitate to cover this news. However, Miroff pointed out that “the incident was not one of those.”
Mexican authorities were also quick to respond to the incident and were able to contain the traffic situation. Information that was confirmed by Border Patrol Agent Carlos Pitones in his interview with the San Diego Union-Tribune. “CBP will work with the construction contractor to mitigate the impact of high winds as construction continues,” Pitones said.
The biased headline came after President Donald Trump promised in his visit to Iowa that he plans to revive border walls. Trump also reminded the people of his 2016 campaign “Illegal aliens from Mexico are going to pay for the wall…through remittance, 100 percent,” Trump said.
Recently, the administration had also celebrated its 100-mile mark, as most of the barriers are fitted with newer and better designs. They have also constructed around half a mile of construction in the Rio Grande Valley, where no wall had once existed.