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November 8, 2018

Remember the caravan? The journey of thousands of Central American migrants to the United States had dominated Fox News in the weeks prior to the midterms, but now it's fallen off the network's radar. And MSNBC's Morning Joe wants to know why.

During a segment on Thursday, Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski went on a sarcastic rant making fun of Fox for largely dropping its caravan coverage after the midterms, arguing this was evidence that the story was always just fearmongering intended to drive Republicans to the polls. "But they thought it was such a big story!" Brzezinski said. "They thought that our country was in danger!"

When a producer of Morning Joe cited a Vox article, which mentions that Fox & Friends only mentioned the caravan one time the morning after the midterms, Brzezinski sarcastically quipped, "But smallpox is coming to America! They told us this as news!" Scarborough added, "I don't understand because this was an invasion that was going to threaten our very way of life."

They also questioned why the president has barely talked about the caravan since the election, only addressing it briefly during a 90-minute news conference Wednesday when questioned by a reporter. Watch the clip from the Morning Joe segment at Mediaite. Brendan Morrow

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