The Washington Post Slings Another Slippery Headline – Updated

Update: The article “That caravan of migrants Trump was tweeting about? Mexico stopped it.” refered to below appears to have been disappeared by the good folks at the FakeNews Washington Post.  The link from the old article go directly to a new one, “The caravan of migrants that’s alarmed President Trump stalls at a soccer field.”  They rewrote it, but failed to include an “Oops” we made an error correction.  Instead, they just made it go away.

That incorrigible Washington Post can’t resist serving up misleading headlines in an effort to try and diminish President Trump. For example, “That caravan of migrants Trump was tweeting about? Mexico stopped it.”

This misleading headline is one of the reasons the WaPo gets labeled so often as FakeNews. The headline – “That caravan of migrants Trump was tweeting about? Mexico stopped it.”

The ‘facts’, though, as reported in the story, belie the “Mexico stopped it”part of the headline. For example, the “annual caravan…is currently in the town of Matias Romero Avendano in the southern state of Oaxaca.” It’s still there waiting for something that may or may not happen.

Or how about, “A portion of the group …[is in] the neighboring state of Veracruz…but it is unclear whether that group has so far dispersed.” If it’s unclear that the group has dispersed, it probably hasn’t.

Or my favorite, “An official from Mexico’s National Institute of Migration told BuzzFeed News that Mexico plans to disband the caravan by Wednesday.” We have plans to, but as of yet we haven’t stopped anything at all. You know what they say, “The road to Hell is paved with good intentions.”

StreetArt – California ‘Potholed’

The “California Pothole Rebellion” will go down in the annals of history along with the Boston Tea Party and the Whisky Rebellion as turning points in US History. As reported by the Gateway Pundit, “Street Artists Blast LA Politicians for Putting Welfare of Illegals Over Americans“.  Vive la Résistance!

The anonymous artists claim “The roads in LA are worse that Tijuana, driving here sucks and it’s their fault. The city is shirking its responsibility to provide a safe and secure environment for lawful citizens to placate illegals and steal elections.

‘Will The Last Person Leaving California – Turn Out The Lights

According to the Seattle Times, that “Iconic “will the last person” Seattle billboard bubbles up again“.

It’s been 38 years since Bob McDonald and Jim Youngren put up the iconic billboard reading “Will the last person leaving Seattle — Turn out the lights,” and its slogan has been used worldwide any time there is an economic downturn.

Seattle does have its problems again, but California?  That a whole ‘nuther level of problems.  Cross the equally iconic “Caution – Illegal Crossing” with “Caution – Residents Fleeing” like Michael Ramirez has, and you begin to understand why U-Haul will practically pay you to take a trailer into California. From The Mercury News,

Moving from San Jose to Las Vegas, Nevada? You’ll shell out $945 to rent a 10-foot U-Haul truck, and $1,990 to rent a 26-foot truck, for up to four days, according to the U-Haul website. But make the move in the other direction, and you’ll pay $119 for a 10-foot truck and $132 for a 26-foot truck.

Moving from Phoenix, Arizona to San Jose is the same — $119 for the smallest truck, and $132 for the largest. But a trip from San Jose to Phoenix costs $618 and $1,301.