CBS News Publishes Bizzare Story Glorifying Human Traffickers
Left leaning news outlet places human smugglers in favorable light
Left-leaning CBS News published a strange story with an unusual angle which seemingly praised a group of human traffickers.
The article describes the traffickers as 'guiding migrants' rather 'forcing' them in a strange ply to paint them in a favorable light.
Many conservatives slammed the article for putting a positive spin on an otherwise cruel and criminal activity, something that the Trump administration has been trying to stamp out.
According to CBS News:
Along the Panama-Colombia border lies 60 miles of dense forest where smugglers known as coyotes guide migrants seeking passage north, for the right price.
Emerson Gonzalez Jimenez said he typically charges $700 to get people safely from Capurgana, Colombia, to Bajo Chiquito, Panama.
He said he sometimes makes exceptions and lowers the cost, especially if he encounters migrants who were abandoned by their group.
"Many get lost. They lose the path," said Gonzalez Jimenez.
"I helped a lot of people, particularly women with children," he said. "Because many have passed through here and not made it." ...
These hazards create an economic opportunity for men like Gonzalez Jimenez. ...
"Most people think we (smugglers) are bad," Gonzalez Jimenez said. "But if a person needs to go from there to here, and can't do it… and they tell me, 'I'm going to pay you five, 10, 20 dollars… to take me to whatever location.' And if I didn't have a job at the time… to me, that's good."
Among liberal activists and their allies in the mainstream media, there’s a reluctance to acknowledge the darker side of the migrant crisis—or even admit that it’s a crisis at all. Hence CBS's portrayal of two migrant smugglers as humanitarians. @FDRLST https://t.co/6HObmF6UPn— John Daniel Davidson (@johnddavidson) April 1, 2019
Finally lived long enough to get so hyper-woke about applauding illegal immigration that we got a sympathetic piece from the network news about how underappreciated human traffickers are. https://t.co/bSfyEmGijo— Esoteric Jeff (@EsotericCD) March 31, 2019
The CBS News article seems to suggest that smugglers or human coyotes are “helping migrants survive Central America’s grueling Darien Gap jungle.”
“I helped a lot of people, particularly women with children,” smuggler Emerson Gonzalez Jimenez said.
“Because many have passed through here and not made it.”
“Most people think we (smugglers) are bad,” Gonzalez Jimenez said.
Coyotes have been at the forefront over the ongoing debate about illegal immigration.
Their primary function is to smuggle humans across the border, many illegal, regardless of the dangers.
Unlike CBS feathered article, amongst the ranks of coyotes are rapists, scammers, and human traffickers.
Their role often involves extortion, kidnapping, and even murder.
In January, Trump vowed to end human trafficking.
In one of his final actions of 2018, the president declared January to be “National Slavery and Human Trafficking Prevention Month” during a lengthy proclamation issued on December 31st.
Trump said denouncing such horrific assaults is not enough and pledged that he would “actively work to prevent and end this barbaric exploitation of innocent victims.”
“Human trafficking is a modern form of slavery,” President Trump states in his proclamation.
“We are morally obligated to confront and defeat the abhorrent practice of human trafficking, and I am keeping my pledge to take aggressive action.”