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Report: Politico Tells Reporters to Not Call the Border Situation a Crisis

Report: Politico Tells Reporters to Not Call the Border Situation a Crisis

Weird. Politico used “border crisis” during President Barack Obama’s administration.

The Washington Examiner obtained an internal email from Politico telling reporters to not call the border crisis a crisis, even repeating the demands of the Associated Press (emphasis mine):

“Avoid referring to the present situation as a crisis, although we may quote others using that language while providing context. While the sharp increase in the arrival of unaccompanied minors is a problem for border officials, a political challenge for the Biden administration and a dire situation for many migrants who make the journey, it does not fit the dictionary definition of a crisis,” the memo from deputy production director Maya Parthasarathy reads. “If using the word ‘crisis,’ we need to ask of what and to whom.”

The Washington Examiner provided the definition of crisis: “a condition of instability or danger, as in social, economic, political, or international affairs, leading to a decisive change.”

As I mentioned, The Associated Press already chose not to use the word the crisis in this situation. I found it precious the memo said, “With immigration and the U.S. border back in the news” after harping on President Donald Trump about kids in cages for four years. The AP also tries to twist the crisis definition to fit its narrative (emphasis mine):

With immigration and the U.S. border back in the news, it is especially imperative for the AP to consistently use accurate and neutral language in its coverage along with giving proper context to border numbers given the political rhetoric on the topic.

The current event in the news — a sharp increase in the arrival of unaccompanied minors — is a problem for border officials, a political challenge for Biden and a dire situation for many migrants who make the journey, but it does not fit the classic dictionary definition of a crisis, which is: “A turning point in the course of anything; decisive or crucial time, stage, or event,” OR “a time of, or a state of affairs involving, great danger or trouble, often one which threatens to result in unpleasant consequences [an economic crisis].”

Therefore, we should avoid, or at the least, be highly cautious, about referring to the present situation as a crisis on our own, although we may quote others using that language.

If using the word “crisis,” we need to ask of what and to whom. There could be a humanitarian crisis if the numbers grow so large that officials cannot house the migrants safely or in sanitary conditions. Migrants may face humanitarian crises in their home countries. In theory, there could be a security or a border crisis if officials lose control of the border, allowing people to enter unencumbered in large numbers. But, in general, avoid hyperbole in calling anything a crisis or an emergency.

Translation: Avoid hyperbole when we like the person in the White House and parties in control of Congress.

Politico used border crisis in the past. The publication used “border crisis” during President Barack Obama’s administration!

I noticed the recent articles mentioned “border crisis” when the author or others blamed Trump for the migrant surge.

Look at what the Associated Press published in a June 2019 article (emphasis mine): “For a highly significant scoop that dominated the news cycle on multiple days and returned world attention to the border crisis, Mendoza, Burke and Attanasio win AP’s Best of the Week award.”

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Besides giving him a great, privileged life, what has our country done to Joe Biden to make him act so eagerly in furthurance of its destruction?


 
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Observer | April 22, 2021 at 5:52 pm

“In theory, there could be a security or a border crisis if officials lose control of the border, allowing people to enter unencumbered in large numbers. ”
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The government would first have to have control of the border before they could lose it. The Biden mal-administration does not have control of the border. The cartels control the border. The Trump administration had wrested some control of the border back from the cartels, but the Biden globalist hacks gave all that up on day one, and the cartels are now fully back in charge.

As for people entering unencumbered in large numbers, that has been going on for months now. The cameras in Arizona that are trained on the border show that the Biden mal-administration is only stopping (and then releasing into the U.S.) about 10% of the illegals coming across the border. The other 90% are coming in “unencumbered” and in huge numbers (hundreds of thousands each month).


 
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Ben Kent | April 22, 2021 at 7:04 pm

JOURNALISTIC INTEGRITY ? ?

If your editor tells you that you cannot accurately report a story – you resign – if you have an ounce of integrity. What happened to journalists ?

Most journalists KNOW what is happening to their profession and to their country. It is disgusting that we do not see dozens resign from the hell-holes their media masters have created (I mean editors and management). Bari Weiss resigned the NY Times last year. I thought that might have started an exodus of people with integrity. But it did not. You have to be soulless to work for the mainstream media these days.

Oh, come on. Let’s drop the pretenses: these people are part of the scam. And they are paid well for it.

Demos-cracy is aborted at the Twilight Fringe (i.e. Twilight Amendment a.k.a. penumbras and emanations). Some, select civil and human rights matter.

Emigration reform to mitigate [catastrophic] [anthropogenic] immigration reform and collateral damage at both ends of the bridge and throughout Social justice anywhere is injustice everywhere. Diversity (i.e. color judgment), including racism, breeds adversity. The Pro-Choice religion is a first-order forcing of progressive corruption. BLM (Baby Lives Matter)


 
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henrybowman | April 22, 2021 at 9:44 pm

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…it does not fit the dictionary definition of a crisis,” the memo from deputy production director Maya Parthasarathy reads. “If using the word ‘crisis,’ we need to ask of what and to whom.”

Arizona Declares State Of Emergency, Deploys National Guard To Border Due To Biden’s Immigration Crisis (dateline yesterday)

Asked and answered, Blue-Anon “journalists.”
Now, say its name.


 
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randian | April 22, 2021 at 9:53 pm

In theory, there could be a security or a border crisis if officials lose control of the border, allowing people to enter unencumbered in large numbers

How is that different from what’s happening?


 
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Dimsdale | April 23, 2021 at 10:25 am

Forget “crisis;” this is an INVASION!

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