Accuracy in Media

Esquire magazine received a jolt when a liberal reporter they sent to the U.S.-Mexico border to find out how the locals feel about illegal immigration, returned agreeing with Donald Trump’s call to “build that wall.”

Appearing on Morning Joe, Esquire Editor-in-Chief Jay Fielden described the instructions the reporter was given for his assignment:

“You gotta go down there with no preconceived notions, right, just an empty notebook. Go to my former home state and walk the border, drive the border 800 miles and talk to whoever you see and let them tell us what they think about what’s really going on — whether we need a wall, in fact. Instead of hearing it from the debate stage, let’s hear it from the people who are down there everyday.”

What did the reporter find out? That locals want a wall. And no matter what their ethnic background was they said, “We want a wall and yet, we want it to be married with some compassion for the people that we’re trying to keep from jumping over the wall,” according to Fielden.

Fielden added that Hispanics are less sympathetic to illegals crossing the border than whites are. That’s because they think it’s unfair that many first generation immigrants came over legally and they now find themselves competing with illegals for jobs on a daily basis.

“Let ’em get in line,” one local legal immigrant told the reporter.

This is not the result that Esquire or the reporter expected, I’m sure, but give credit to the magazine for printing the story rather than killing it to hide yet another liberal inconvenient truth.

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