Today’s paragraph comes to us from Yemeli Ortega’s article at yahoo.com.
The article, as anti-Trump as most emanations from media are, assures us that there is no point to putting up a wall between the United States and Mexico, because people will find a way to overcome it (I wonder what yahoo.com thinks about laws against murder and rape: have they stopped either from taking place?).
In any event, this particular paragraph caught my eye:
In Tijuana, Trump’s visit to the prototypes looks like just the latest slap in the face from a man who launched his presidential campaign calling Mexican immigrants “criminals” and “rapists” and has since driven US-Mexican relations to their lowest point in recent memory.
That so, Ms. Ortega? Let’ check that out.
Here, verbatim, is what Donald Trump said:
The U.S. has become a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems… when Mexico sends its people, they’re not sending their best. They’re not sending you. They’re not sending you (pointing at different people in the audience). They’re sending people that have lots of problems, and they’re bringing those problems with us. They’re bringing drugs. They’re bringing crime. They’re rapists. And some, I assume, are good people.
Hmmm…..does that read the way Yemeli Ortega wrote it? Well, let’s see:
-Trump started by talking about the U.S. becoming a dumping ground for everybody else’s problems. That inherently means there are people from those countries who are not problems – the ones who Ms. Ortega apparently does nacknowledge the existence of.
-Then he said Mexico is not sending their best. That means he is also saying there are fine people in Mexico – who are not jumping the border.
-And then he said that, among the Mexicans who are jumping the border, he assumes some are good people.
Does this in any way coincide with Yemeli Ortega’s claim that he called Mexican immigrants”criminals” and “rapists” – no qualifiers of any kind, he called them all “criminals” and “rapists”?
I award Yemeli Ortega Paragraph Of The Day “honors” for showing us the meaning of fake news, in all its glory…with a (dis)honorable mention to yahoo.news for having no problem publishing it.