The ABC provides typically unbiased coverage of the weekend assault on the southern border by a mob demanding immediate entry to the United States:

Donald Trump defends using ‘very safe’ tear gas on children at Mexican border

President Donald Trump has strongly defended the use of tear gas at the Mexican border to repel a crowd of migrants that included barefoot, crying children as well as angry rock-throwers.

Embedded in the ABC report is a video displaying this image:

Mum with kids

The video shows lots of angry males, some of them throwing stones, but not a single woman or child.

AnĀ assault on the U.S. southern border during the Obama Presidency elicited a similar response from the Border Patrol but was not widely condemned or even worthy of national, much less, international attention:

A group of about 100 people trying to illegally cross the border Sunday near the San Ysidro port of entry threw rocks and bottles at U.S. Border Patrol agents, who responded by using pepper spray and other means to force the crowd back into Mexico, federal officials said.

The incident has raised concerns among advocates on both sides of the immigration debate, as well as Border Patrol representatives.

Under Obama those wanting entry to the United States were required to follow established procedures but under Trump everyone who comes knocking at the door must be immediately admitted.

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