On Sunday, Ivanka Trump posted a touching picture of her holding her young son. Sane people would find the picture touching, but not the leftists at CNN, who decided to use it as propaganda in a lame effort to tie her to a controversy in which federal authorities in the Obama regime lost track of migrant children.
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) May 27, 2018
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Naturally, insane liberal hatemongers lost their cookies and CNN, the cable outlet once described as the “least-trusted” name in network news, decided to devote an entire segment to it.
As Twitchy explained, Entertainment Weekly correspondent Dana Schwartz decided it needed to be politicized:
Of course, that’s not true. As Twitchy said, “the children were not ‘ripped from their parents’ — they were taken into custody at the border as unaccompanied minors who were sent by their parents to America and placed with relatives or sponsors here in the U.S. And one of the reasons HHS lost track of them was as Vox’s Dara Lind reported: many of their relatives likely made the decision to go ‘off the grid’ to reduce deportation risk.”
Of course, propagandists at the “Clinton News Network” were right on it:
Ivanka Trump is facing backlash for posting this photo of herself embracing her 2-year-old son amid reports of families being separated at the Mexican border https://t.co/T7OB9hlqG0 pic.twitter.com/P3GV2kBagR
— CNN (@CNN) May 28, 2018
Jack Posobiec put it this way: “CNN connecting Ivanka’s photos to Obama scandals is pure communist propaganda.”
Others weighed in:
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) May 28, 2018
For journalism students everywhere: This is known as "manufactured outrage". There is no correlation between the photo, or the "reports" which were themselves inaccurate, but this network has created a narrative that fits their ideological point of view. It's called #FakeNews https://t.co/Jbux1kAghC
— Incensed Curator of Media Malevolence (@rreactor) May 28, 2018
Indeed — not only was the report inaccurate, Ivanka Trump had nothing to do with it.
As the Migration Policy Institute reported in 2015:
In December 2014, the Obama administration established the Central American Minors (CAM) Refugee/Parole Program, an in-country refugee processing program for minors in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras deemed deserving of humanitarian protection in the United States. An element of the government’s response to the 2014 surge in arrivals at the U.S.-Mexico border of unaccompanied minors from Central America, the CAM program seeks to provide certain minors with a legal, safe alternative to undertaking dangerous, unauthorized journeys to the United States.
In fiscal year (FY) 2014, almost 69,000 unaccompanied minors were apprehended by the U.S. Border Patrol, up from 39,000 in FY 2013 and 24,000 the prior year. Unlike in prior years, when Mexico was the top sending country, the majority of unaccompanied children (UACs) in 2014 came from Central America’s Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. The growing power of gangs and organized-crime groups, as well as rising rates of homicide, drug trafficking, human trafficking, and gender-based violence in the region are well documented, and the new CAM in-country processing program was created with the aim of providing minors affected by violence in Central America the ability to legally reunite with parents living lawfully in the United States.
Lucian Wintrich further noted:
The “First Look” article published by AZ Central was published back in 2014… when Obama was president. It took awhile for the liberals who were pushing the image to realize this, with some tweets now deleted but others still up after having been retweeted tens of thousands of times.
Shaun King wasted no time in militarizing the Obama-era photo against the Trump administration, tweeting “I saw this photo floating around and didn’t know if it was real. It is. Children of immigrants are being held in cages, like dogs, at ICE detention centers, sleeping on the floor. It’s an abomination.”
But facts no longer to the insane Trump-hating left, which refuses to handle anything resembling the truth.
The Gateway Pundit also noted that liberal hatemongers viciously attacked Trump for the photo.
An actual mother would have compassion for the children harmed by your father’s policies.
Your contrived photo ops are absurd.
— The Hoarse Whisperer (@TheRealHoarse) May 27, 2018
What’s contrived is the fake outrage manufactured by propaganda outlets like CNN.
One cannot help but marvel at the insanity of the left, which seems to be getting worse with each passing day.
But hey, this IS CNN…
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