The corporate media’s effort to suppress any news of the ongoing border disaster, which is expected to accelerate after the Biden Administration’s widely advertised repeal of Title 42, includes suppression of the recent overrun of the Mexican National Guard near the border with Guatemala.
CBS, NBC, and ABC omitted this story from their evening news, but Univision and Telemundo did not:
IVAN MACIAS, UNIVISION: Desperation led the migrants to charge the police cordon, which could not contain their advance. They had been waiting for their (legal process) for months, in order to proceed to the United States. Shouting “Freedom!”, they made their way through helmets, batons, and shields. They shove each other and in fact run over fallen undocumented who the guardsmen then tried to detain.
They march jubilantly through several towns. Afterwards, another unit attempted to stop their advance. Using as a battering ram the cross that they carried in peace, they once again advanced by force.
ISSA OSORIO, TELEMUNDO: In Chiapas, migrants twice faced off against elements of the National Guard. They had just traveled seven miles from Tapachula en route to Mexico City, when the (Mexican) National Guard blocked their advance.
Why would ABC, CBS, NBC not cover this story? Because, in part, Mexican national guardsmen getting overrun in Chiapas portends what is about to happen along our own southern border.
As word gets out that the Biden Administration is set to drop Title 42 and the express deportations that come with it, expect more caravans to form along the Northern Triangle and make their way north.
Per ABC News:
The Department of Homeland Security is bracing for as many as 18,000 migrants per day at the southern border if Title 42 is revoked, according to senior DHS officials who briefed reporters on Tuesday.
The DHS officials said they have "no idea" when Title 42, the controversial Trump administration policy that deports single adults under the auspices of a public health emergency, will be lifted.
That’s up to 540,000 migrants in a single month, eye-popping numbers. Imagine what the numbers could be come October, ahead of the midterm. No wonder, then, that this story is kept off the evening news. But it can't stay off forever.
On the other hand, why do Univision and Telemundo carry the story? For opposite reasons. As immigration advocates, these networks are happy to tell the hardship stories of migrants coming to the United States, where they will then be weaponized in order to pressure the Biden Administration into further concessions on immigration enforcement via legislation (not likely) or executive order (far likelier in the current political environment). These migrants then become consumers of the news and entertainment content provided by these networks, which will then shape them both culturally and politically. As Jorge Ramos said:
I think the future of Spanish-language media is assured for decades, simply, for a very simple reason: Despite of the fact that the majority of the growth within the Hispanic community is coming from people being born here, we still have one to two million immigrants, legally and illegally coming in every single year. Most of them speak Spanish. So, therefore, we have a market that is growing and growing.
And I think we can assure you that in the next few decades, you'll see Spanish-language media. That's another topic completely, but the Latino community is keeping so many elements from their country of origin, including Spanish- 9 out of 10 Latinos speak Spanish...speak Spanish at home- that- and we're doing things that Italians didn't do, or Russians, or Eastern Europeans didn't do- and the closeness to our countries of origin and the communications that we have are keeping Spanish-language media alive. And thanks to that, it's a new power that other immigrant communities didn't have in the past.
Ultimately, the story of restive migrants blowing through police checkpoints on their way north is a story that must be told sooner rather than later. Shame on the corporate media for not doing their jobs.