Media ‘punked’ at Delaware airport, waiting for new round of DeSantis immigrants

Badly stung by Florida Governor Ron DeSantis’ brilliant idea to drop two planeloads of illegal immigrants in swanky Martha’s Vineyard last week, the media swarmed over rumors that more migrants were headed to President Biden’s home state of Delaware, flocking to the airport to greet them but being left with egg dripping from their faces when nobody showed up.

The official purveyors of disinformation have been having fits after DeSantis succeeded in putting the nation’s border crisis back in the headlines mere weeks before the crucial midterm elections that will determine whether Democrats can maintain their one-party rule over the government, sending the migrants to the wealthy elite’s very special island and suggesting that he could similarly drop off more of the unwelcome guests in other prime locations.

So when Twitter rumors emerged of a flight from Texas to an airport near President Biden’s vacation home in Rehoboth Beach, mainstream media outlets pounced, alerting viewers and readers of the grave injustice to the migrants by the Sunshine State Republican.

“The White House and the Delaware governor’s office were ready. So were the news media and political onlookers,” according to NBC News. “Everyone who gathered at a small airport in Georgetown, Delaware, near President Joe Biden’s home on Tuesday, was waiting in anticipation of a planeload of migrants to be flown from San Antonio, Texas, as part of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis’ program to send a message about illegal immigration.”

“But by late Tuesday night, no plane had arrived in Delaware. Instead, it landed in Teterboro, New Jersey, just outside New York City, where Biden was in town for the annual U.N. General Assembly meeting,” the outlet reported. “There were no migrants aboard the plane.”

But it was all for nothing, leaving a sour feeling among those who lunged for the bait.

Describing the airport stakeout as a “Waiting for Godot-like spectacle,” Mark Caputo of NBC News quoted “a source familiar with the governor’s thinking who discussed the plans anonymously to speak candidly.”

“He didn’t tell anyone and purposely left people in the dark. So technically the media, the Democrats, everyone got punked who decided to heed some s— on Twitter instead of waiting for confirmation from the governor’s office,” the anonymous source said. “The entire point of this is to put a spotlight on the border. It’s what the governor has said.”

Some found great mirth in how easily the media was suckered.

But there were plenty of sour grapes from leftist Twitter users who felt cheated.

DeSantis is in their heads and living there rent-free.

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