The Washington Post is coming under fire for its friendly coverage of Biden’s “migrant centers for children” after repeatedly attacking the Trump administration for its “kids in cages.” A recent story from WaPo titled, “First migrant facility for children opens under Biden” was far kinder to Biden than the coverage the publication gave to his predecessor.
According to Fox News:
“Dozens of migrant teens boarded vans Monday for the trip down a dusty road to a former man camp for oil field workers here, the first migrant child facility opened under the Biden administration,” the Post reported from Carrizo Springs, Texas. “The emergency facility — a vestige of the Trump administration that was open for only a month in summer 2019 — is being reactivated to hold up to 700 children ages 13 to 17.”
The Post continued, “Government officials say the camp is needed because facilities for migrant children have had to cut capacity by nearly half because of the coronavirus pandemic. At the same time, the number of unaccompanied children crossing the border has been inching up, with January reporting the highest total — more than 5,700 apprehensions — for that month in recent years.”
Headlines from 2018 include, “The American tradition of caging children,” and “The real reason we’re locking children in cages.”
Even the Post’s editorial board as recently as September 2020 wrote, “The tableaux of caged migrant children, torn from their parents’ arms, should be among the most enduring images produced by the president’s policies” in a piece warning about what Trump’s immigration agenda in a second term would look like.
It wasn’t long before critics called out the publication for its obvious bias.
Kids in cages is now “migrant facility for children.” https://t.co/AcfgIwFI1m
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) February 23, 2021
— Drew Holden (@DrewHolden360) February 23, 2021