May 31, 2018
I’d like to think that if it weren’t for Roseanne Barr’s remark about Valerie Jarrett looking like a Muslim monkey-human hybrid that we would have spent much of this week still laughing in a resigned way about how liberals and reporters shared Obama-era photos of illegal immigrant children sleeping in cages, having wrongfully thought that they were new images of President Trump’s immigration policies at work.
But that’s not what would have happened, whether Barr had made her comment or not. Whenever the media make shocking accusations about Trump that turn out to be wrong, we’re expected to accept a casual correction and quickly move on.
Many may have forgotten what happened this past weekend in light of the blanket coverage of a TV actress’s tweet, but in short, some journalists and other liberals passed around a news article Saturday on social media that showed how illegal immigrant children are kept in federal facilities when they’re apprehended at the Mexican border in Arizona.
The photos showed kids in metal cages and sleeping on the floor.
A CNN reporter shared the article on Twitter and described the images as the “first photos of separated migrant at [a] holding facility.”
The point behind promoting the photos was obviously to inspire outrage over the Trump administration’s crackdown on illegals (as if Trump wasn’t ever clear about where he stood on immigration during the 2016 campaign, before he was elected) but people eventually pointed out that the images were from 2014.
This article was posted: Thursday, May 31, 2018 at 6:21 am