Fox News’ Migrant Caravan Coverage Spectacularly Backfires As Panel of Independent Voters Rejects Blatant Fearmongering | Alternet
When “Fox & Friends” co-host Steve Doocy asked a panel of independent voters for their thoughts on a caravan of 5,000 Central American migrants traveling through Mexico to reach the United States, he seemed surprised by their answers, which expressed sympathy for the individuals fleeing poverty, oppression and violence.
“I think uneven immigration laws are a problem for any country,” one independent voter told Doocy when asked about America’s immigration laws. “And I think our immigration laws need to be modernized and updated. But this country is founded on immigration. And all of us come from immigrants.”
When asked how he would feel if the caravan reached 20,000 people, the voter responded, “This is the mightiest country on the planet, I think we can handle a caravan of people, unarmed, coming to this country,” although he added that the government should “process them properly.”