Media bias pervades in coverage of migrant caravan


HOUSTON - Plenty of attention has been paid to the immigrant caravan that is fleeing Honduras and making its way north to the U.S.-Mexico border. The focus unfortunately has been one-sided, at least in the opinion of Kyle Drennen, Senior Media Analyst with the Media Research Center.

Drennen says coverage has been focused on, "Praising the migrants and sort of just going after (President) Trump. They're not really getting into the foreign aspect or what's really going on in those countries. I think the first responsibility for any kind of refugee crisis has to be with those government and what's going in those countries and why they're not providing safety for their own people."

Drennen anticipates media will continue covering the caravan even when they cross the border after the mid-terms elections on November 6, but he believes media's slights have had much to do with the campaigning rhetoric. "They're trying to find ways to have this issue to hammer Trump ahead of the mid-terms but I think they're nervous this will help him and the Republicans during the mid-terms."

The caravan has grown to more than 7,000 as it continues it's quest north into the United States. President Trump tweeted, "Every time you see a Caravan, or people illegally coming, or attempting to come, into our Country illegally, think of and blame the Democrats for not giving us the votes to change our pathetic Immigration Laws! Remember the Midterms! So unfair to those who come in legally."



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