Somewhere, a reporter did his job and reported some actual news: The military is preparing to send 5,000 more active-duty troops to the US-Mexico border to send a message to the thousands-strong migrant caravan headed north through Mexico.

That leaves it to anchors like CNN’s Carol Costello to ask the questions that we’re all asking; like, why does the deployment, dubbed “Operation Faithful Patriot,” have such racist overtones?

Everything tagged “freedom” seems tainted with racist overtones? Really?