CNN has, as per the usual, displayed a sense of moral superiority when it comes to the border issue. The network’s unending finger wagging at Trump and Republicans has made them believe their own propaganda, and now they think they know what’s best when it comes to any issue.
This was on full display on Wednesday as CNN host Brooke Baldwin had border patrol agent and National Border Patrol Council spokesman Chris Cabrera on her show to answer for the way border patrol agents were treating small children who were separated from their families.
Before bringing him on, Baldwin played audio of children crying and a border patrol agent commenting that they had an orchestra in need of a conductor. Baldwin then asked Cabrera to answer for this seemingly callous response to crying children, to which Cabrera proceeded to remind her that the media is not there all the time, and they don’t see what they see. The guard was likely trying to make the best of a bad situation, noted Cabrera.
“I don’t think everybody understands what’s happening down here. You know, a lot of these kids that are coming here, and put through terrible, terrible situations by their parents; they are brought over in extremely dangerous conditions, in extremely dangerous terrain, and all this can be avoided if they just go through the port of entry. There would be no crime committed by them and they wouldn’t get separated. Why they don’t do this is beyond me,” explained Cabrera, adding, “As we all know, when you get arrested, you don’t get to stay with your family.”
Cabrera also noted that this situation at the border isn’t anything new, and was implemented years ago, and that the conditions under how the kids get here illegally are far worse than when they’re detained.
“When you see a 12-year-old girl with a Plan B pill, or their parents put her on birth control because they know getting violated is part of the journey, that’s just a terrible way to live. When you see a 4-year-old girl traveling completely alone with just her parents’ phone number written across her shirt. I mean, come on now, something needs to be done,” he said. “We had a 9-year-old boy last year have heat stroke in front of us and die with no family around, and that’s because we’re allowing people to take advantage of this system.”
Baldwin didn’t relent, however, and made Cabrera reassure Americans that they were taking care of the kids. Cabrera reminded her that the men of the border patrol are human beings just like everyone else, and likely have more sympathy than the vast majority of Americans safely outraged in their living rooms.
“I can tell you with absolute certainty they’re being treated humanely,” he replied. “Most of our agents are parents. I’ve seen guys, and I’ve done it myself, you give your last bottle of water to a kid, you’ll take a toy out of your car to give to one of these kids because you know the situation they’re in. Agents are very sympathetic. We’re human, we’re fathers, we have families. We do a lot for the communities here, whether or not a camera is involved. Our agents are very involved. And nobody saves more lives along the southwestern border than the U.S. Border patrol.”