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.”