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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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Bloomberg Buys Last-Minute Political Ads On Behalf Of Joe Biden In Texas And Ohio

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Former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg, who just so happened to run the country’s most expensive failed presidential campaign in history, is now apparently blowing through a wad of cash in a last-minute attempt to buy some political ads on behalf of Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden. The ads have been purchased in key states that are known strongholds for Republicans, Ohio and Texas. Via Daily Wire: The last-minute advertising amounts to $15 million – a fraction of what Bloomberg is spending in Florida to support Biden – and represents internal polling suggesting President Donald Trump is vulnerable in the two states, The New York Times reported. “Howard Wolfson, one of Mr. Bloomberg’s closest aides, said the former mayor had recently asked his team to run a round of polls to see whether Mr. Trump had unexpected vulnerabilities that could be exploited in the campaign’s closing weeks. Up to this point, Mr. Bloomberg’s general-election activities have focused on Florida, where he has pledged to spend $100 million supporting Mr. Biden,” the outlet reported. “The Bloomberg team conducted polling in a number of states over the weekend and came away convinced that Texas and Ohio represented its best targets — narrowly divided electoral prizes where the war for television airtime is not already cluttered with heavy advertising on either side. The team presented Mr. Bloomberg with the numbers on Monday morning and he gave the go-ahead.” “We believe that Florida will go down to the wire, and we were looking for additional opportunities to expand the map,” Wolfson told the outlet. “Texas and Ohio present the best opportunities to do that, in our view.” The big focus of the campaign ads being put out by Bloomberg will be the president’s handling of the COVID-19 pandemic. The ads running in Texas will…

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