Over the last few months, the mainstream media appears to have abandoned its coverage of the crisis along America's southern border – perhaps after deciding the story is a bit too inconvenient for them to cover.
In the not-too-distant past, problems at the southern border were red meat for the press – problems like the alleged "kids in cages" controversy:
MSNBC: "There will also be questions about photos like this – some from, again, Trump's own agencies. This was a Texas facility where you have people packed in behind the fence. Plus [there will be] questions about whether the Trump administration ignored clear warnings about dangerous overcrowding."
But since last month, when reporters were finally allowed to document the problem, the mainstream media has largely abandoned the story. The problem certainly hasn't gone away – in fact, there are record numbers of "kids in cages" now; and Republicans like Texas Congressman Louie Gohmert are making shocking allegations:
Gohmert: "The Border Patrol says the drug cartels call the U.S. government 'their logistics' for the drug cartel, because the cartels get [the kids] across the border and then the U.S. government ships them all over the country."
But conservative radio talk-show host Richard Randall says problems at the border are no longer convenient tools to bash the Trump administration.
"It doesn't fit the narrative," he explains, "and the narrative is that somehow Democrats are more compassionate, they are kind, they will take care of people who are striving for a better life and coming to this country illegally."
And Randall contends that showing thousands and thousands of brown-skinned migrants clamoring to get in to "the land of the free and the home of the brave" contradicts another narrative the media are pushing.
"They [the migrants] know full well that the United States of America is not the racist country that it has been portrayed [by the media] to be," he concludes.
Less than two weeks ago, Congresswoman Nicole Malliotakis joined other GOP lawmakers and visited the Donna facility in Texas, where migrant children are being housed.
"What I saw was disorder and chaos," she told Current News. "It was a very alarming trip …. Children are being jammed and crammed into bubbles where they stay all day long on top of each other." The facility – which is set up to accommodate 250 people – "had 4,000 individuals there," she added.
Editor's note: Image above is of a migrant holding facility in Donna, TX.