Fox’s Steve Doocy Objects To Use Of Term ‘Cages’: They’re ‘Walls’ Made Of ‘Chain-Link Fences’

Fox’s Steve Doocy Objects To Use Of Term ‘Cages’: They’re ‘Walls’ Made Of ‘Chain-Link Fences’

Following the release of images from the Border Patrol showing migrant children that have been separated from their parents are indeed being held in cages and made to sleep on concrete floors, Trump-supporting media figures have attempted a new gambit — claiming these are instead rooms made of chain-link walls.

On today’s broadcast of Fox & Friends, co-host Steve Doocy defended the detention centers being used by the government to detain children and pushed back on the use of the term “cages.”

“And you know, while some have likened them to concentration camps or cages, you do see that they have those thermal blankets, you do see some fencing,” the Fox News personality said. “Some have referred to them as cages, but keep in mind this a great big warehouse facility where they built walls out of chain-link fences.”


Later on, during an interview with White House spokesperson Hogan Gidley that included Gidley falsely claiming the administration isn’t separating families at the border, Doocy again insisted that these aren’t cages. This time around, he mentioned that he came from a “farm community” and when he sees the “chain-link fences,” he thinks it is “more like a security pen.”

Doocy’s remarks are remarkably similar to claims made by Breitbart’s Joel Pollak, who devoted a Sunday article to chiding the Associate Press for calling a cage a cage. See, in Pollak’s view, these are merely “chain-link partitions.”

Doocy, meanwhile, has taken quite a bit of heat already over his equivocation. Below is just a sampling:

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Justin Baragona is the founder/publisher of Contemptor and a contributor to The Daily Beast. He was previously the Cable News Correspondent for Mediaite and prior to starting Contemptor, he worked on the editorial staff of PoliticusUSA. During that time, he had his work quoted by USA Today and BBC News, among others. Justin began his published career as a political writer for 411Mania. He resides in St. Louis, MO with his wife and pets.