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Pence Lights Up CNN for 'Dishonest' Coverage of Detention Facility Visit

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Anti-Trump Democrats aren’t the only ones who are doing their best to paint a grim and false picture of what’s happening on the U.S. southern border.

Liberal mainstream media networks, including CNN, are chipping in too. The network recently came under fire from Vice President Mike Pence after he toured two different types of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement holding facilities on the southern border.

According to The Christian Post, in a series of tweets on Friday, Pence slammed the “dishonest” news network for how it chose to cover his visit.

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Pence explained the role that the fake news media is playing in the controversy, which is adding fuel to a raging fire.

The vice president visited two separate facilities on his tour, while Senate Republicans and acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan accompanied him.

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One such space, the Donna Processing Facility, is strictly for housing women and children; it was reportedly providing top-notch care.

The other facility, known as the McAllen Border Patrol Station, is for housing detained single men who are found crossing the border illegally.

Pence reportedly witnessed women and children in the first air-conditioned facility comfortably watching movies and eating snacks. Although it’s never ideal to be in any kind of detention center, the conditions were about as good as you can get for the women and children.

I don’t see any women and children drinking from toilets or being held in “concentration camps” in the images below, do you?

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The facility for housing detained single men is certainly a different story. Because of the unbelievable amount of overcrowding, thanks to the recent influx of illegal immigrants crossing the border, the facility isn’t quite as nice.

Can you guess which one of Pence’s visits CNN chose to cover extensively? Hint: It wasn’t the nicer detention center for women and children.

Pence called out the network for its selective coverage.

“Rather than broadcast the full story, showing the compassionate care the American people are providing to vulnerable families, tonight CNN only played video of men in the temporary facility and didn’t play any footage of the family facility at all…” Pence tweeted.

Pence has every right to be upset about this, as do you. CNN aired coverage of the men’s facility because thanks to current circumstances (mostly the fault of Democrats), the facility is less-than ideal. And the network knows that its sheep-like viewers will take the bait and buy into the continuing narrative that the Trump administration is “torturing” detained migrants.

Pence held nothing back as he pointed out exactly why the men’s facility is in rough shape.

There’s a reason that President Donald Trump continues to label CNN as a “fake news network” — and it’s not only to get easy laughs at a campaign rally. The network has proven time and time again that it’ll say and do just about anything to continue its attack on Trump’s presidency.

The network tries to claim that it’s unbiased, which takes an unbelievable amount of audacity. Although I’d never watch it, I’d have more respect for CNN if it just admitted that it’s the leading liberal news network.

But don’t hold your breath waiting for that admission. CNN serves as an alarming reminder for how important it is that we continue to report and share the truth.

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Ryan Ledendecker is a freelance journalist and writer. He began reporting news and writing commentary during the 2014 Ferguson riots. Prior to that, he worked as a web editor and columnist for an award-winning local newspaper.
Ryan Ledendecker plunged headfirst into news reporting and political commentary while on the ground during the unrest in Ferguson, Missouri. He later wrote extensively on Donald Trump's presidential campaign and election.

When he's not writing, Ryan spends time improving his barbecue skills. He has his own brand of BBQ rub and is a trophy winner in the world of competitive BBQ.
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