On Friday, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin praised Breitbart Texas Managing Director Brandon Darby for forcing the country and its elected leaders to cover the border crisis by publishing leaked images of illegal immigrants being warehoused in Texas.
Darby’s enormous scoop compelled mainstream media outlets like CNN and left-of-center publications like the Huffington Post to cover the issue, with the Huffington Post even making Darby’s scoop its lead.
“Way to go, Brandon, for bringing this story to the nation’s attention!” Palin wrote in a Friday Facebook post in which she blamed President Barack Obama and politicians on both sides for encouraging illegal immigrants to flood into the United States.
Breitbart News Senior Editor Joel Pollak detailed how Darby’s scoop played a role in toppling House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA). And National Border Patrol Council Vice President Shawn Moran also said the media and politicians were not paying attention to the story before Darby published the leaked photos on Breitbart Texas.
“We tried to tell people about this story months ago, and until Brandon Darby put up pictures on Breitbart Texas, nobody seemed interested,” Moran said. “This is something that’s been going on for over a year and is just getting worse. And the American public needs to see what is going on. They need to see how hard our agents are working and how helpless they are to stop this and to make this situation better.”
Darby has been one of the leading national reporters on immigration issues, and he has been on the front lines of the border crisis.