We Build The Wall, a non-profit organization building sections of border wall on the U.S. southern border with Mexico, has been receiving a great deal of hatred from the open-borders media recently.
The press is in war mode after the group had success building one section of wall, and recently began to clear land for a second site near Mission, TX. So are the far-left activists at The National Butterfly Center who sued the group, claiming that its new wall violated an international treaty.
After that story broke, The Hill falsely reported that Kolfage’s group was building on The National Butterfly Center’s land. They corrected their piece after inquiries from The Rundown News.
The Guardian, a far-left British media outlet, decided to pile on with a smear, too. In a recent story, the outlet falsely claimed that Kolfage “described migrants as terrorists.”
Kolfage immediately took issue with the reporting, and expressed his malcontent on Twitter, aiming his ire at Nina Lakhani, the author of the story:
Kolfage’s reference to terrorists was not aimed at ordinary illegal aliens, but rather 150 Los Zetas Cartel members, whom the Mexican government admitted had crossed into U.S. territory.
When Lakhani claimed that Kolfage has “described migrants as terrorists,” she linked to the following Tweet as evidence:
Unless The Guardian believes that cartel members are just ordinary “migrants,” then their smear of Kolfage had to be intentional.
Monday morning, The Rundown News reached out to Lakhani and The Guardian to find out. Lakhani, replying hours later, originally directed The Rundown News to a generic email for questions, but then alerted us to the fact that the story had been updated.
“This article was amended on 9 December to give greater clarity to Kolfage’s description of people crossing the border,” the lengthy story now says at the bottom of the page.
The Guardian made the following update:
“Kolfage has described some people crossing the southern border without documents as terrorists and drug traffickers, and accuses border wall critics as being cartel collaborators,” the updated story says.
Some people who cross the border illegally, like the 150 Los Zetas Cartel members to whom Kolfage referred, are terrorists and drug traffickers. Still, The Guardian appears to be unwilling to recognize that fact.
“The clarification is self explanatory,” Lakhani said when asked if she would issue a statement about the update. “Of [sic] you have further queries please contact our reader’s editor.”