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For months now, NewsBusters has documented how NBC Nightly News had danced around the margins and largely refused to call the situation at the border a “crisis.” But on Wednesday, the week anchor Lester “fairness is overrated” Holt had handed over the reins to fill-in anchor Kate Snow, the truth finally broke through. Not only did Snow admit that there was a crisis, but correspondent Julia Ainsley also bucked the Biden administration by calling out how the border was indeed open for illegal crossings.
“Now to the crisis at the border,” Snow announced at the top of the segment. “NBC News getting rare access with Border Patrol agents trying to manage the record migrant surge. The Biden administration insists the border is closed, but our team found a very different story.”
As Ainsley began the video portion, she noted that of the illegal crossers she spoke too “many told us they believe they'll be allowed to stay.” She then refuted the repeated false claims pushed by Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas.