Isn’t the media supposed to check the details beforehand?
The elitist media has been caught in yet another manipulative deception.
This time, it’s for a viral photo of a crying girl ‘separated’ from her family at the border.
It’s an image that spread quickly, and was used by the media as an attack on the Trump Administration’s family separation policy.
Except, as noted by Daily Caller reporter Saagar Enjeti, the girl wasn’t actually separated from her mother:
“Father of the now famous photo of the little girl crying says his wife/child were never separated at any time by authorities, that his wife was seeking a job (not fleeing violence), and that he is upset w/ her for taking his child on the dangerous journey”
Father of the now famous photo of the little girl crying says his wife/child were never separated at any time by authorities, that his wife was seeking a job (not fleeing violence), and that he is upset w/ her for taking his child on the dangerous journey https://t.co/owZH204b2A pic.twitter.com/ruZt263tDu
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) June 22, 2018
As reported by the Daily Mail, “In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and child are being detained at a family residential center in Texas but are together and are doing ‘fine.’ ‘You can imagine how I felt when I saw that photo of my daughter. It broke my heart. It’s difficult as a father to see that, but I know now that they are not in danger. They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border,’ he said.
Denis said his wife and daughter were never separated by border control agents and remain together.”
Additionally, “He revealed that his wife had previously mentioned her wish to go to the United States for a ‘better future’ but did not tell him nor any of their family members that she was planning to make the trek. ‘I didn’t support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that? But it was her decision at the end of the day.'”
While Denis heavily criticizes Trump’s border policies, it should be noted that the media attempted to use the photo of Yanela as their ‘symbol’ of Trump separating families at the border. Time Magazine even used it as their cover.
But now, it turns out that she wasn’t separated, and the mother wasn’t seeking asylum. This goes totally against the narrative the media tried to push with the image.
Also, Yanela’s mother apparently paid a Coyote (human trafficker) $6,000 to bring her and her daughter across the border illegally.
None of that has been reported by the elite media, and the media isn’t reporting it in their breathless coverage of the photoshopped Times Cover.
Whether people like Trump or not, this kind of media manipulation is disturbing. After all, before pushing a specific narrative, the media should have looked into the story behind the photo. In fact, looking deeper into things is what the media exists to do in the first place. Instead, they pushed a political narrative.
This is why the media around the world is losing support and is no longer trusted.
If they don’t want to be accused of lies, they should stop their disgraceful manipulations.
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