How Fox News runs PR for CBP and ICE -- and erases the abuse of migrants

Fox News has been defending U.S. Customs and Border Protection ( “CBP” ) and Immigration and Customs Enforcement ( “ICE” ) from criticism over reports describing alarming conditions at migrant processing centers on the border.

In recent weeks, CBP has faced criticism after multiple articles and reports from the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Inspector General described inhumane conditions at migrant processing centers on the border and a culture of callousness among officers. Fox News quickly stepped up to defend Border Patrol, running quasi-public relations for the department and insisting to viewers that what they are seeing and hearing is not actually reality.

This follows a pattern of Fox of denying and deflecting from startling reports of inhumane treatment at these facilities on the border in order to further President Donald Trump’s immigration agenda and shield viewers from the unnerving accusations CBP is facing.