The New York Times corrected an article from last week which asserted that horseback Border Patrol agents used their reins to “strike at running migrants. The Times‘ correction states the original version of the article “overstated what is known about the behavior of some Border Patrol agents on horseback.”
“Overstated” is an understatement, or at least a euphemism for “slandered,” since all available evidence absolves the Border Patrol of any of the heinous accusations leveled at them by race-mongering media leftists and grandstanding Democrat leaders.
The Times White House Correspondent Michael D. Shear wrote an article on September 24 in which he reported, falsely, that Border Patrol agents on horseback chased and struck at running migrants with the reins of their horses. Shear also noted that President Biden vowed that Border Patrol agents who mistreated Haitian migrants crossing the Rio Grande would face “consequences.”
Since that article, even the photographer who shot many of the images now at the center of the controversy declared that he “didn’t ever see them [the agents] whip anybody,” and that his photos have “really been misconstrued.”
The Times‘ correction reads: “Correction:
An earlier version of this article overstated what is known about the behavior of some Border Patrol agents on horseback. While the agents waved their reins while pushing migrants back into the Rio Grande, The Times has not seen conclusive evidence that migrants were struck with the reins.
Shame on Shears, the propaganda outlet The New York Times, and President Biden for smearing the agents trying to contain the border chaos the leftists have intentionally created.