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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.

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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Media Hysteria over Omicron Variant? | Schaftlein Report

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Media Hysteria over Omicron Variant? | Schaftlein Report
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Topics:
1) A new variant becomes public after WHO announcement – Still learning about it – Numerous spike mutations but Doctors report mild symptoms
*When Trump closed travel to China he was called Xenophobic – Biden implements travel ban restrictions and not a word is said
**Japan closes their borders
***Democrats dream/lie of ZERO Covid evaporates as Dr. Fauci claims Covid will not be eradicated
2) Democrats face backlash over bail reform – NYC man arrested 3 times in 36 hours
3) Homicides in Deep Blue cities of Philadelphia 501 new record since 1990, Chicago 738, Baltimore 308 and Washington DC highest since 2003
*NYC launches insane program to pay young criminals $1,000 per month for good behavior
**Mobs vandalizing stores across the country continued over the holiday weekend
4) In good news department, 2.45M people flew on Sunday a new high since the beginnings of the pandemic in early 2020
5) With Biden approval in the 36% to 40% range, the Left is considering abandoning him after the 2022 midterms and plan to challenge him from the left if he decides to run
6) Leftists student organizations at Arizona State University demands Kyle Rittenhouse be banned – These organizations are as follows:
Students for Socialism who want to end capitalism
Students for Multicultural Solidarity who want a safe space from White Supremacy
Students for Justice for Palestine
College Republicans have requested these organizations be suspended for leading a harassment campaign
7) No progress on resolving the Debt limit set to be reached around 12-15, while Democrats continue to push $1.75T monstrosity

https://rumble.com/embed/vnd28i/?pub=4 Media Hysteria over Omicron Variant? | Schaftlein Report ———————— Topics: 1) A new variant becomes public after WHO announcement – Still learning about it – Numerous spike mutations but Doctors report mild symptoms *When Trump closed travel to China he was called Xenophobic – Biden implements travel ban restrictions and not a word is said **Japan closes their borders ***Democrats dream/lie of ZERO Covid evaporates as Dr. Fauci claims Covid will not be eradicated 2) Democrats face backlash over bail reform – NYC man arrested 3 times in 36 hours 3) Homicides in Deep Blue cities of Philadelphia 501 new record since 1990, Chicago 738, Baltimore 308 and Washington DC highest since 2003 *NYC launches insane program to pay young criminals $1,000 per month for good behavior **Mobs vandalizing stores across the country continued over the holiday weekend 4) In good news department, 2.45M people flew on Sunday a new high since the beginnings of the pandemic in early 2020 5) With Biden approval in the 36% to 40% range, the Left is considering abandoning him after the 2022 midterms and plan to challenge him from the left if he decides to run 6) Leftists student organizations at Arizona State University demands Kyle Rittenhouse be banned – These organizations are as follows: Students for Socialism who want to end capitalism Students for Multicultural Solidarity who want a safe space from White Supremacy Students for Justice for Palestine College Republicans have requested these organizations be suspended for leading a harassment campaign 7) No progress on resolving the Debt limit set to be reached around 12-15, while Democrats continue to push $1.75T monstrosity

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Bannon Testimony has DOJ Spooked, with Department Pushing to Silence Media Magnate

Cowards.

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While some Democrats have applauded the boldness of the select committee investigating January 6th, there are undercurrents of concern about the group’s actions beginning to surface.

For starters, their willingness to call some of the right wing media’s most potent orators to the witness stand, where they will almost certainly befuddle and obliterate those who seek to do harm to their reputations.

In other words:  Subpoenaing Roger Stone, Alex Jones, and Steve Bannon is likely an exampled of the committee biting off more than they can realistically chew.

It seems as though the Department of Justice agrees with this assessment, and they are taking action to prevent the Democrats on the committee from embarrassing themselves.

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Prosecutors have accused former President Donald Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon of attempting to try his criminal case through the media instead of in court and have asked a judge to limit what Bannon can release publicly throughout the case, according to a new filing in DC District Court.

Bannon is trying to convince a judge not to bar him and his lawyers from sharing documents he receives from the Justice Department with the public before his trial.

The DOJ prosecutors said in the filing Sunday some of those records must stay private while the case is pending, because they include internal communications between congressional staffers and notes of FBI interviews with witnesses who could testify against Bannon at trial.

The DOJ would rather work in darkness.

“Allowing the defendant to publicly disseminate reports of witness statements will have the collateral effect of witness tampering because it will expose witnesses to public commentary on their potential testimony before trial and allow a witness to review summaries of other witnesses’ statements recounting the same event or events,” the prosecutors wrote on Sunday.

The move reeks of cowardice on behalf of the Biden administration, and flies in the face of transparency and understanding.

While some Democrats have applauded the boldness of the select committee investigating January 6th, there are undercurrents of concern about the group’s actions beginning to surface. For starters, their willingness to call some of the right wing media’s most potent orators to the witness stand, where they will almost certainly befuddle and obliterate those who seek to do harm to their reputations. In other words:  Subpoenaing Roger Stone, Alex Jones, and Steve Bannon is likely an exampled of the committee biting off more than they can realistically chew. It seems as though the Department of Justice agrees with this assessment, and they are taking action to prevent the Democrats on the committee from embarrassing themselves. Prosecutors have accused former President Donald Trump’s ex-adviser Steve Bannon of attempting to try his criminal case through the media instead of in court and have asked a judge to limit what Bannon can release publicly throughout the case, according to a new filing in DC District Court. Bannon is trying to convince a judge not to bar him and his lawyers from sharing documents he receives from the Justice Department with the public before his trial. The DOJ prosecutors said in the filing Sunday some of those records must stay private while the case is pending, because they include internal communications between congressional staffers and notes of FBI interviews with witnesses who could testify against Bannon at trial. The DOJ would rather work in darkness. “Allowing the defendant to publicly disseminate reports of witness statements will have the collateral effect of witness tampering because it will expose witnesses to public commentary on their potential testimony before trial and allow a witness to review summaries of other witnesses’ statements recounting the same event or events,” the prosecutors wrote on Sunday. The move reeks of cowardice…

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