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This is How TIME Magazine is Defending Their Use of a Debunked Photograph to Show Child Separation at the Border

This is their explanation. Wow.

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You think that TIME magazine might have cut their losses and just admitted they’d fallen for yet another misunderstood photograph of an improperly presented photograph of a child at the Southern border.

I mean, it’s not like they were the only ones who fell for the photograph of 2-year-old Yanela, who was crying as her mother was searched by ICE agents.

Yanela has quickly become the face for the so-called “crisis at the border” which, as we have had to remind the left over and over for weeks now, was happening under Obama and has been standard border detainment policy for years.

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Before the TIME cover hit, the rest of the media had been exploiting the photograph of the tired and thirsty child at the moment she was briefly put down by her mother so agents could perform a proper search.

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But no, TIME has doubled-down on their choice to use the crying toddler, superimposed under the supposedly callous stare of Trump, to push their open-border agenda.

This is their explanation, via The Daily Wire:

The June 12 photograph of the 2-year-old Honduran girl became the most visible symbol of the ongoing immigration debate in America for a reason: Under the policy enforced by the administration, prior to its reversal this week, those who crossed the border illegally were criminally prosecuted, which in turn resulted in the separation of children and parents. Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment.

No….the cover does not represent the “stakes” of this moment. The true story behind the cover, in fact, represents exactly why we need stronger border enforcement to begin with.

First of all, it was never Trump’s policy to begin with to separate children from their parents, it’s a decades-old policy that was originally put in place, understandably, to keep children out of facilities where the sort of adults who cross the border illegally were being kept. Seems reasonable, right?

Second of all, Yanela’s mother, Sandra, had already been deported once, and, as it turns out, was actually falsely claiming political asylum in the US. Her husband, who revealed this to the Daily Mail, has a good job in Honduras, where he remains with the couple’s three other children, who Sandra abandoned.

I certainly cannot speak to the state of Sandra’s heart, soul, or competence as a mother, but on the surface, her story seems to reflect the very uncomfortable reality that perhaps at least some of the parents who cross the border illegally with their small children aren’t making the best decisions as parents, as our Southern border is a notoriously dangerous place between harsh terrain and the presence of hardened criminals. Not to mention, when detained by ICE, they’re likely to be separated from their children.

TIME is sticking to their guns because they’re committed to using small children to exploit the leftist narrative that it is somehow a right to emigrate to the United States. Period.

They don’t care that the picture has been debunked because they know that it’s evocative enough to still be effective to convey their desired message, and that’s all that matters to them in the end.

 

 

 

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Pelosi Gets Ripped for Tone Deaf ‘Thank You’ to George Floyd

Even the mainstream media savaged Madam Speaker.

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Some of our elected officials really cannot read the room, and Nancy Pelosi seems to be one of them. The House Speaker has been at the forefront of the racial issues that our nation is facing today, which is all fine and good.  This is America, after all, and it certainly doesn’t appear as though we’re seeing liberty and justice for all right now. But the issue is in how Pelosi portrays her feelings on the subject that has many in America cringing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., is facing intense backlash after she thanked George Floyd for “sacrificing your life for justice” Tuesday following the conviction of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin on murder and manslaughter charges. Speaking alongside the Congressional Black Caucus shortly after the verdict was handed down, the top House Democrat looked to the sky and said, “Thank you, George Floyd, for sacrificing your life for justice. “For being there to call out to your mom,” Pelosi went on. “How heartbreaking was that? [To] call out for your mom, ‘I can’t breathe.’ “But because of you and because of thousands, millions of people around the world who came out for justice, your name will always be synonymous with justice,” the speaker added. The callous nature of Pelosi’s “gratitude” was off-putting for many, even within the mainstream media sphere. “Nancy Pelosi thanks George Floyd for being murdered,” Huffington Post editor Philip Lewis summed up. “What in the actual f,” New York Post columnist Karol Markowicz reacted. “Ummm… he didn’t sacrifice his life… he was brutally, horrifically murdered. What the hell is this,” Guardian writer Hannah Parkinson tweeted. “Sacrifice implies he had a choice,” LA Times reporter Melissa Evans similarly wrote. “Oh, that is very bad. Very, very no,” GQ correspondent Julia Ioffe expressed. “real [W]hite person wearing kente…

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Maxine Waters Escapes Censure, Goes on MSNBC to Gloat

It certainly doesn’t appear as though Waters has learned her lesson.

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Maxine Waters is no stranger to controversy, especially when it comes to her vision of the role of violence in the political process. Back in 2018, the California Congresswoman told a group of constituents that they should confront staffers for then-President Donald Trump. “Let’s make sure we show up wherever we have to show up,” Waters told a crowd in California over the weekend. “If you see anybody from that cabinet in a restaurant, in a department store, at a gasoline station, you get out and you create a crowd, and you push back on them, and you tell them they’re not welcome anymore, anywhere.” Then, just days ahead of the jury’s deliberations in the Derek Chauvin trial, Waters again suggested that Americans should be “more confrontational” regarding the case. This comment drew widespread criticism from her colleagues in Congress, and Maxine was soon facing a censure by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy. Now that this effort to admonish Waters has failed, the longtime Democrat seemed to take a victory lap on MSNBC. On MSNBC’s “The ReidOut” Tuesday, Waters knocked the censure efforts led by House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif. The vote to table McCarthy’s censure resolution was 216-210 and split along party lines. “Of course, I’m criticized all the time, and of course, the Republicans make a target of me, but as you know, I am passionate on these issues,” Waters told host Joy Reid. “I’m so sorry that it causes pain oftentimes with my colleagues. Many times they’re in these districts where they are frightened, where they have a lot of racism, where they haven’t moved to the point that they can have a decent conversation about these issues and sometimes it’s very difficult for them. “But they stood up with me today,” she added. “They put…

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