Readers are no doubt aware of the Time Magazine cover that couldn’t be more phony, manipulative, biased towards the reality of Trump administration border enforcement obligations. And from a supposed venue for news and independent objective analysis. Regrettably the cover, as it was on the left, does reflect the time’s — the time of media leading with, heralding fake news, fomenting ignorant hatred and reaction — this sort of thing: See here, here and this pleasantry.
We set forth on right what the magazine should have in truth offered in full disclosure: (via Ben Ferguson Show)
Here is the photo that
Time Slime cropped the little toddler from: That is her mother standing next to her:
Below is what what Slime was trying to convey but was being ever so subtle about: (Babylon Bee)
This commentary by Michael Brown at Townhall (excerpt) well states the situation;
Over 25 years ago, I documented instances of this technique when it came to reports on Israel. The media would feature the tragic picture of a Palestinian baby, almost torn apart, the alleged victim of an Israeli airstrike. Those monstrous Israelis! Those murderous fiends! Public opinion would be turned sharply against this tiny nation fighting for its life in the midst of hostile enemies. . . .
Also this week, “TIME magazine featured a picture of a crying illegal immigrant child on its cover. The child was supposedly separated from her parents; over her looms Donald Trump, smugly staring down at her.” And the cover caption reads, “Welcome to America.”
What a brute he is! What a heartless monster! What an evil man!
But, as Ben Shapiro notes, “There’s only one problem: the cover is total bull. It’s not just total bull because Trump hasn’t implemented a newly-developed policy of separating children from parents – that’s an operation of law under the Flores settlement as modified by a 2016 Ninth Circuit court ruling. It’s bull because this particular child wasn’t separated from her mother, her mother wasn’t fleeing persecution but did falsely claim asylum, her mother did put the child in danger, and Trump was targeted by the media for treating this mother and child exactly the same way the Obama administration would have.”
As reported by Reuters, “The Honduran toddler pictured sobbing in a pink jacket before U.S. President Donald Trump on an upcoming cover of Time magazine was not separated from her mother at the U.S. border, according to a man who says he is the girl’s father… ‘My daughter has become a symbol of the … separation of children at the U.S. border. She may have even touched President Trump’s heart,’ Denis Valera told Reuters in a telephone interview. Valera said the little girl and her mother, Sandra Sanchez, have been detained together in the Texas border town of McAllen, where Sanchez has applied for asylum, and they were not separated after being detained near the border. Honduran deputy foreign minister Nelly Jerez confirmed Valera’s version of events.”
What do you know!
As a friend of mine wrote to me, “This stuff is completely maddening. I’m sure there are plenty of separated families, but the way you can just show some random photo and the entire world jumps on the bandwagon and gets in an uproar with ZERO explanation or proof of what you’re actually looking at is stunning. Talk about being herded like sheep.”
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The bad news is that this kind of deception (or, at the least, irresponsible reporting) is sure to continue.
The good news is that we don’t need to wait for the New York Times or Time to publish a retraction weeks later, buried on page 21. Instead, today, there are many competing news outlets, not to mention the whole of the internet, ready to pounce and expose.
May the lies be brought to light. May truth triumph. We’ve been played long enough.
More analysis via Pedro Gonzalez writing at America Greatness (excerpt)
Much of what has been said of the challenges the Trump Administration faces in its fight against illegal immigration—specifically when it comes to the treatment of children—has stretched partial truths into total falsehoods.
First is the claim, as Justin Doom writes, that “no law mandates separating families.” Doom asserts this against Trump’s statement that U.S. policy separating families is law. Doom suggests that Trump is simply lying.
But Trump isn’t lying. The media is phenomenally misleading and is omitting the 1997 Flores consent decree, which states that children cannot be detained at all. That means if the government wants to detain illegal alien adults, children must be separated. “Trump’s only other choice would be not to prosecute illegal immigration at all,” writes Ben Shapiro.