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Friday, June 29, 2018
Media Separated from Reality at Border
By Tony Perkins and FRC Senior Staff, Guest Columnists
one thing to tell a story that tugs on people's heartstrings. It's quite
another to manipulate that story to color people's view. Of course, the liberal
media knows a thing or two about twisting the truth to suit their narrative.
And after days of posting gut-wrenching photos of children at the border, the
facts are finally catching up with them. Turns out, the faces of the
immigration debate aren't faces from this crisis at all!
Phony as Hell!
magazine is one of the biggest offenders. The crying toddler staring up at President
Trump on the magazine’s latest cover was never separated from her mother at
all. In what is turning out to be a major embarrassment for Time and the
far-Left, the little girl's father went to the press to correct the story,
insisting that she and her mom were never separated at the border. To its
credit, the Washington Post
outed the magazine and
pointed out that, "The heart-wrenching image, captured by
award-winning Getty Images photographer John Moore, was spread across the front pages of internationalnewspapers. It
was used to promote a Facebook fundraiser that
has collected more than $18 million to help reunite separated families."
Time isn't the only outlet taking liberties with the truth. Other outlets have
been forced to apologize on
using a photo of a caged little boy, after describing him as "ripped from
the arms of [his] mother" by the president's immigration policy. The
propaganda is so out of control that the New York Times took the rare step of
shaming the Left in a column, "How Liberals
Got Lost on the Story of Missing Children at the Border." Using a picture of two little boys in a cage as an
example, reporter Amanda Taub explains, "This image has been widely shared
on social media in recent days, offered as an example of the Trump
administration's cruel policies toward immigrants, but in fact the picture was
taken in 2014." Anyone recall who the president was at the time?
real irony is this -- no one needs to manipulate the truth to horrify Americans
about the situation. There are more than enough nightmarish stories to compel
anyone to act -- and we should. You'd have to be the Tin Man not to be moved by
what's happening to children before they even get to our
borders. People at ground zero, like National Border Patrol Council spokesman
Chris Cabrera, have seen enough to keep them awake every night of the week. On
CNN, he explained the absolutely devastating impact our lawlessness has had on
don't think everybody understands what's happening down here. You know, a lot
of these kids that are coming here, and put through terrible, terrible
situations by their parents...When you see a 12-year-old girl with a Plan B
pill, or their parents put her on birth control because they know getting
violated is part of the journey, that's just a terrible way to live. When you
see a four-year-old girl traveling completely alone with just her parents'
phone number written across her shirt. I mean, come on now... We had a
nine-year-old boy last year have heat stroke in front of us and die with no
Obama facilities for children of illegals. From Daily Caller article HERE
Because our refusal to enforce our laws has encouraged parents to gamble with
their children's lives. And despite the media's anti-Trump drumbeat, the majority of
Americans still hold the parents responsible.
When families are arrested and separated after attempting to enter the United
States illegally, Rasmussen reports, "54 percent of likely U.S. voters say
the parents are more to blame for breaking the law... [O]nly 35 percent believe
the federal government is more to blame for enforcing the law. Eleven percent
are not sure."
the wake of President Trump's executive order, which makes clear that
compassion and upholding the law are not incompatible, you would think there would
be political goodwill that could be used to address the overarching issue. Not
so. Congressional Democrats aren't interested in a solution. They're interested
immigration laws altogether,
regardless of the lives it costs and the havoc it wreaks.
if they think the American people are on board with that approach, they're
mistaken. By a 3-to-1 margin, they reject Obama's "catch and release"
program, which essentially apprehends people at the border and then releases
them into the country with a court date that they may or may not ignore. Even
Democratic voters don't agree with the idea, barely giving it 30 percent
compassionate solution is not the status quo. This has, as Donald Trump pointed out, been going on for many decades. "Whether it was
President Bush, President Obama, President Clinton -- same policies. They can't
get them changed because both sides are always fighting... This is maybe a
great chance to have a change." He's right -- if liberal leaders will set
aside their political games long enough to pursue it.
Published with permission, Family
Research Council, Washington Update, June 22, 2018, 801 G Street, NW, Washington, D.C. 20001, 1-800-225-4008, www.frc.org.
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