“Fox & Friends” on Monday had a panel of independent voters to discuss the caravan of Central American immigrants heading through Mexico toward the United States — but it backfired hilariously after the guests expressed empathy for migrants.
Even though the show had spent the entire morning running scare-mongering segments about the caravan, the independent voters on the show said they were nonetheless supportive of helping the migrants.
“There’s a humanitarian crisis taking place in Central America,” said one independent voter interviewed by Fox News’ Steve Doocy. “And yet, this issue gets turned into a complete political football. There’s very little about what’s actually happening.”
A second guest quickly piped up to agree, while subtly knocking Fox for its efforts to frighten viewers about the migrants.
“Treating this as an ‘invasion’ is a bad idea and it’s going to end horribly,” he said. “People have to realize, yeah, these are human beings coming here, and there needs to be a real solution offered in dealing with it.”
Host Steve Doocy briefly acknowledged the migrants’ humanity, but added, “Sure, but the backdrop is the midterms, so it all becomes political.”
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Fox & Friends asked a panel of independent voters about immigration, and their answers rebuked Fox News in all-but-name. pic.twitter.com/vnp2bwta2b# p #8_10 # ad skipped = true #
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