I hate to spend any more space and/or time discussing the obvious partisan, Leftist, venomous, vitriolic lies being spewed by the Media regarding illegal alien interception at the southern border that have sometimes resulted in children being separated from adults who sometimes are those children’s parents but who sometimes child traffickers. Of course, everything wrong with this (according to the Leftist Media) lies at the feet of this President. After all, HE makes the laws, HE hates immigrants — especially children — and HE chose to purposely “rip babies out of the arms of their mothers” and “put immigrant children in cages.” Of course, everything I just said has been parroted again and again by the American “Truth-Sayers” who consider themselves to be the purveyors of all things righteous for the U.S. — ESPECIALLY regarding how to treat illegals who invade our borders.
The lunacy of the Leftist Media pundits is no better illustrated than by the cover picture of the new TIME Magazine — illustrated best by the picture of a really small girl.
Journalist Kevin Ryan said it best:
“There’s been quite the trend of misleading photos in the media lately. The viral photo of a child crying in a cage was not actually from a government detention facility, but was instead staged by protesters at a Dallas demonstration. The numerous pictures of kids crowded onto mattresses behind chain link fences WERE at a detention facility… during the Obama presidency.
And now the most iconic photo of the whole family separation controversy turns out not to be from a family separation at all. The photo of a little girl looking up and crying as her mother is apprehended by border patrol has been presented by nearly every major media outlet as an example of the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy, in which illegal immigrants are arrested at the border and sent to jail, separating them from their children.
The Washington Post: “By now, millions of people have seen a photo of a 2-year-old girl screaming while a U.S. border agent pats down her mother. Taken last Tuesday, the image has become a symbol of the Trump administration’s new ‘zero tolerance’ border policies, which have caused hundreds of children to be removed from the parents who brought them here.”
The New York Daily News, with a photo of the girl on its cover:
2,000 children ripped from parents at border in just 6 weeks.”
The New York Times featured the photo several times in stories about family separations, including on its front page.
And now Time magazine has put the photo on its cover, with the crying little girl depicted alone, separated from her mother, looking up at a heartless, uncaring President Trump. “Welcome to America” the caption reads. Except, according to her father, that little girl was not taken from her mother.
Denis Hernandez said his wife Sandra and daughter Yanela were never separated by border control agents and remain together, housed in a family residential center in Texas and are doing ‘fine.’
In fact Hernandez says his daughter was taken by his wife, against his wishes, leaving behind their three other children. He says 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?’ said Denis, who works as a captain at a port on the coast of Puerto Cortes.
Sandra took 2-year-old Yanela from their home in Honduras on June 3rd, for an 1,800 mile trek through treacherous desert and drug cartel-occupied territory, across the Rio Grande in the middle of a night on a rubber raft, and over the border, where they turned themselves in to the first U.S. agents they found. She paid $6,000 to a coyote – someone who smuggles people across the border.
That’s when John Moore, an award-winning photographer for Getty Images, took the now famous photo. Moore had been at the river, under an agreement with Border Patrol, for seven hours by then. And although he had taken many photos, he did not yet have the ‘one he needed.’
‘I still had no picture that conveyed the emotional impact of family separations,’ he said.
And technically, he still doesn’t, as Sandra and Yanela Hernandez were never actually separated.