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The week in Disinformation: $6 billion dollar wall versus $5 ladder

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— Mark Elliott (@markmobility) February 16, 2020

Smugglers in Juárez have engineered camouflage hook-and-ladders made of rebar that blend in so well with the border wall that it can be hard to detect, according to U.S. Border Patrol. The ladders are the same rust brown color as the mesh panels or steel beams of the fence.

El Paso's urban stretch of border is littered with the rusted rebar ladders at the base on both sides — ladders lying in wait on the Mexican side, ladders pulled down by border agents or abandoned by smugglers on the U.S. side. One of the rebar ladders was poking out of a dumpster in a lot near the Chihuahuita neighborhood on Thursday. (ElPasoTimes)

Public officials like Tom “Lando” Cotton spread CTs using de facto state-TV like the Fox News Channel.


— James Fallows (@JamesFallows) February 16, 2020

And then there’s Murdoch and Drudge making disinformation mischief.


— 🖕🏻Aunt Crabby calls Bullshit 🖕🏻 (@DearAuntCrabby) February 15, 2020


— shauna (@goldengateblond) February 16, 2020


— Molly Jong-Fast (@MollyJongFast) February 16, 2020


— George Conway (@gtconway3d) February 16, 2020


— Bill Scher (@billscher) February 16, 2020


— Maura Conway (@galwaygrrl) February 16, 2020


— Danielle Baskin (@djbaskin) February 15, 2020

Are you not entertained…. Trump tries to get more free election media and even squeeze in a campaign speech.


— Emily Finn (@EmilyRoseFinn) February 16, 2020

The FOX broadcast network seemingly snubbed the president of the United States on Sunday when it cut to commercial while he was speaking.

Viewers complained on Twitter that FOX Sports cut away prior to President Donald Trump’s campaign-style speech at the Daytona 500, where he was named grand marshal.

FOX’s cameras were also criticized for cutting away from Trump’s lap at the Daytona 500 in his presidential limo. Instead, fans were treated to a commercial from Democratic presidential candidate Michael Bloomberg.…


— FOX: NASCAR (@NASCARONFOX) February 16, 2020


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