Breitbart News reports that CNN just admitted that Texas Gov. Gregg Abbott (R), contrary to what many Democrats would have you think, is not forcibly busing illegal immigrants out of Texas.
Is it possible that CNN, known for its leftist propaganda, is actually returning to reality under its new leadership? Maybe?
“They want to go”
CNN made the admission Friday on a broadcast of AC360. It came as part of a clip that was played of a report by CNN national correspondent Gary Tuchman on the busing situation.
“Some people say it’s cruel, but this story may not be what you expect,” Tuchman said.
Tuchman then showed what he was referring to by playing a clip of an interview with one of the bused migrants who said she was happy. But, that’s not all.
He went on to play a clip from another interview with Mission Border Hope executive director Valeria Wheeler, who, referring to the bused migrants, said, “they want to go on these buses.” Wheeler emphasized that “no one has been forced.”
Tuchman concluded his report, saying, “each passenger we talked to [said] they appreciate getting the air-conditioned bus ride to what they hope is a much better road ahead.”
Down goes the narrative
This report goes entirely against the narrative being pushed by Democrats, most notably, by New York City Mayor Eric Adams’ (D).
Here’s Adams from a recent press conference:
This is horrific when you think about what the governor is doing. We’re finding that some of the families are on the bus that wanted to go to other locations, and they were not allowed to do so. They were forced on the bus with the understanding that they were going to other locations that they wanted to go to, and when they tried to explain they were not allowed to do so.
Notice the language Adams used, specifically, “horrific” and “forced.” It’s typical of the left’s criticism of Abbott’s busing plan.
Tuckman’s report, however, seriously calls this narrative into doubt.
Who would have thought that it would be CNN, of all news outlets, to disprove the left’s narrative? Maybe there is hope for the network after all.