Tucker Carlson opened the Thursday edition of his FOX News show by assailing CNN White House reporter Jim Acosta for his roundly mocked Twitter video that attempted to show how “tranquil” the border is without a border wall. Acosta filmed himself alongside a border barrier.

“This debate is over,” Carlson sarcastically said. “We’re not getting a barrier along our southern border. We can’t. Not now, not ever. That possibility was permanently destroyed today by a fact-seeking missile of truth launched by one of our country’s premier cable news outlets. In a single devastating act of journalism, CNN killed the wall.”

“It took their biggest guns to do it. The network dispatched its Chief White House correspondent-slash-moral-philosopher-slash-renaissance-poet, Jim Acosta, to the U.S.-Mexico border, specifically to the Texas city of McAllen. Once on the ground, Acosta wasted no time in proving, once and for all, that: Walls. Don’t. Work,” Carlson said.

Carlson then played Acosta’s video.

“Take that, you nativist bigot freaks. You creepy wall-obsessives. Jim Acosta just spanked you. He was there. Not in some cushy air conditioned studio in Washington, with the rest of the talking heads. But in the field, on the scene, doing the kind of hard-boiled shoe-leather reporting that has made him a household name,” Carlson said.

“See? That’s what you get when you build walls, America: Tranquility,” he said. “And that’s the last thing we need more of in this country. More peaceful scenes like that. Wait. That can’t really have been CNN’s point, could it? Pretty confusing. We’ll have to call Jim Acosta once he gets back from his latest mission and clear this up. In the meantime, we just wanted to give you some idea of how buffoonish the wall coverage has been recently, in case you missed it.”

Carlson’s monologue:

The government shutdown continues tonight, as the debate over a border wall enters its fourth week. Neither side has shown any sign of a willingness to compromise. This remains a stalemate, the very definition of it.

Or at least that’s what it seems like from the outside. In fact, this debate is over. We’re not getting a barrier along our southern border. We can’t. Not now, not ever. That possibility was permanently destroyed today by a fact-seeking missile of truth launched by one of our country’s premier cable news outlets. In a single devastating act of journalism, CNN killed the wall.

It took their biggest guns to do it. The network dispatched its Chief White House correspondent-slash-moral-philosopher-slash-renaissance-poet, Jim Acosta, to the U.S.-Mexico border, specifically to the Texas city of McAllen. Once on the ground, Acosta wasted no time in proving, once and for all, that: Walls. Don’t. Work. Watch the standup that changed history:

ACOSTA: Here are some of the steel slats that the president’s been talking about. But as we’re walking along here, we’re not seeing any kind of imminent danger. There are no migrants trying to rush toward this fence here in the McAllen, TX area. (edit) No sign of the national emergency that the president has been talking about . As a matter of fact it’s pretty tranquil down here.

Take that, you nativist bigot freaks. You creepy wall-obsessives. Jim Acosta just spanked you. He was there. Not in some cushy air conditioned studio in Washington, with the rest of the talking heads. But in the field, on the scene, doing the kind of hard-boiled shoe-leather reporting that has made him a household name. Acosta went right to wall itself, the very wall he finds immoral and has often argued against at press conferences. And what Jim Acosta found will shock you: Not a single illegal alien was anywhere near that wall. There was no tent city. There were no predatory gang members or coyotes. No sad, suffering caravans. Everything was just fine. Or as Acosta so memorably put it, the area around that steel barrier was "pretty tranquil.â€

See? That’s what you get when you build walls, America: Tranquility. And that’s the last thing we need more of in this country. More peaceful scenes like that. Wait. That can’t really have been CNN’s point, could it? Pretty confusing. We’ll have to call Jim Acosta once he gets back from his latest mission and clear this up. In the meantime, we just wanted to give you some idea of how buffoonish the wall coverage has been recently, in case you missed it.

By contrast, there was one fascinating and highly-relevant story about immigration this week, and it didn’t mention borders or walls. It’s from an upcoming edition of Sixty Minutes on CBS. In the piece, a researcher named Kai-Fu Lee describes what’s about to happen to this country’s labor market, thanks to the growth of artificial intelligence. Watch this:

SOT: Kai-Fu Lee: AI will increasingly replace repetitive jobs, not just for blue-collar work, but a lot of white-collar work… A lot of things will become automated. Automated stores, automated restaurants, and altogether in 15 years, that’s going to displace about 40 percent of the jobs in the world

Forty percent of the world’s jobs. Close to half. As Lee warns in the segment, the remaining low-skill jobs are most likely to disappear. Professional driving. Taxis, trucks, delivery vehicles. Five million Americans do it for a living, and support families on those wages. Self-driving cars may put them all out of work very soon. And not just them. Store clerks, waiters, cooks are in danger too. Just about any repetitive job, is at risk of elimination.

Automation is accelerating. It’s going to have a nearly unimaginable effect on American society. Our country’s low-skill workers already live in a precarious spot. Their wages and benefits have stagnated for decades. Millions of them aren’t really "workers†at all, but instead get by on sham disability payments or other government programs. Some don’t survive at all; they’re overdosing and committing suicide at steadily-higher rates. But in the next few years, things will get even worse for them. Some of their last remaining options for steady employment are going to vanish, with nothing obviously available to …read more

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