Border agent pictures are latest example of media whipping things into a frenzy

Posted on AllSides September 22nd, 2021
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Images of border patrol agents pursuing Haitian migrants on horseback this week sparked a media furor when reporters mistakenly claimed the agents were using whips to subdue the migrants.

The ensuing outrage prompted the Biden administration to launch an investigation this week into the tactics used by mounted border patrol agents, whose alleged actions Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said “horrified” him.

But the viral images, along with a story published by the El Paso Times which reported that one border patrol agent “swung his whip menacingly” at a migrant, created a misleading narrative...

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