Reality distorted in exonerating border patrol targeting of journalists

A Homeland Department Inspector General’s report found that the border patrol was not retaliating against journalists lawfully reporting on migrant caravans in 2018 and 2019. The report’s conclusion belied details in the report that showed harassment of journalists by border patrol personnel. (techdirt, October 5, 2021, by Tim Cushing)

Daniel Lippman, Politico, September 23, 2021, concluded that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) placed lookouts on five journalists reporting on the caravans with the claim that the DBP needed information from the journalists. But the CBP never interviewed the journalists about migrants illegally crossing the border.

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