Accuracy in Media

Alice Driver of CNN wrote a piece headlined, “Trump’s Mexico wall would be a gift to the drug cartels.” Driver claimed drug smugglers and cartels would like to have a border wall between America and Mexico because it is an archaic symbol, one they could easily smuggle goods across.

Some of the facts that Driver presents appear to be valid:

According to a 2015 report by the US Drug Enforcement Administration, 95% of drugs coming into the US were entering via container ships and other vessels.
In addition to drones and submarines, drug dealers and human traffickers rely on the trucking industry to move drugs and people via the 52 legal crossing points along the US border. In July, eight dead migrants were discovered inside a tractor-trailer parked in a Walmart parking lot in San Antonio, Texas, while two more died at the hospital and dozens were injured. The incredible quantities of money generated by smuggling are often used to grease the palms of border agents and others who inspect vehicles entering the US.

But even with these claims and statistics, the article never asserts the importance of maintaining borders with regard to national sovereignty. The article focused on smuggling methodology rather than attacking the philosophy behind a border wall.

Time will tell whether a border wall will be constructed or improved and whether drug cartels will adjust to the reality of a  bigger border wall.

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  • samo war
  • disqus_smWiOrvPtd

    It is a valid point that a number of illegals enter the country through the legal crossings. The commies want a North American Union and will come up with all kinds of narratives in support of merging the 3 Nafta countries.

  • Robert Walters

    Why is it that the lying Media never discusses the heavily guarded southern border wall of Mexico. If you cross that illegally you will be shot by Security Forces.
    Mexico does not want immigrants entering Mexico from some South America, third world shit hole country.
    Why are the Liberal Snowflakes okey with Mexico having a secure Southern Border but, not the United States.
    Could it be that the corrupt Dem/Lib Party representatives in the border states are deeply involved with the Drug Cartels ? How is it that they are all millionaires!