As the migrant caravan crisis grows, Fox News is peddling fear tactics to their viewers. On Monday, a former ICE agent David Ward told Fox News host Charles Payne that some of the migrants have leprosy.
“We have three tenants of problems, national security, public safety, and public health issues with these caravans coming to the United States,” Ward said.
“In the national security realm, we have all sorts of people, not only from Central America but they are coming in from Africa and the Middle East and other places in this caravan,” he said.
He added, “They are going to come between the ports of entry where we have the paths of least resistance. Then [we have] public health. Individuals [are] coming from all over the world that has the most extreme medical care in the world.”
“They are coming in with diseases such as smallpox and leprosy and T.B. [and this is] going to affect our people in the United States,” he said.
Watch the video below via Fox News.
Later, Payne clarified that there was no evidence that the migrants had leprosy.
Trump’s most unhinged supporters paying $5 a pop to use special emojis on YouTube
The pro-Trump cable network One America News is cashing in on QAnon conspiracy theorists on its YouTube channel.
OAN viewers can pay $4.95 a month to become "members" of the right-wing channel, which then allows them to use customized emojis to signal their recognition of the conspiracy theory's lore, reported The Daily Beast.
"It’s not clear how many people have signed up for the OAN YouTube membership, when OAN started offering the emojis, or how many of those sign-ups were driven by the opportunity to use QAnon emojis," writes The Beast's Will Sommer. "But the creation of the emojis reflects a decision to monetize, not expel, the conspiracy believers. If QAnon fans are going to spam QAnon in the OAN comments, it seems the network has decided they might as well get some money out of it."
Former federal prosecutor explains how AG Barr could help Trump steal the election — and take the US to ‘a very dark place’
Between the coronavirus pandemic, civil unrest in major U.S. cities, huge anti-racism protests, bitter political divisions, a heated Supreme Court battle and President Donald Trump’s ruthless voter suppression efforts, the United States’ 2020 presidential election is turning out to be even more chaotic than the elections of 2000 and 1968. Trump has a devoted loyalist in U.S. Attorney General William Barr, and former federal prosecutor Barbara McQuade discusses the effect he could have on the 2020 election in a disturbing op-ed published in the Washington Post on September 22.