CNN reported on numbers crossing the border in the days immediately before and after. It reported, “a much narrower influx of migrants than expected … US authorities saw a 50% drop in the number of migrant encounters along the border over the previous two days compared to earlier in the week – before the policy, known as Title 42, ended.”It printed a graphic to illustrate the numbers.
Perhaps confusingly, the days ran in reverse order.Perhaps this muddled Rep. Boebert. She tweeted an image of the numbers with the comment, “‘Still no surge’ says CNN as they show a surge on their graphic.
How stupid do they think the American people are?”“Still no surge” says CNN as they show a surge on their graphic. How stupid do they think the American people are?
pic.twitter.com/lko1CJBIVABoebert’s tweet prompted plenty of head-scratching and eye-rolling.Are we counting downward surges?I know you only have a GED, but when a number gets less as time goes on, that does not indicate a surge.