As Twitchy reported, TIME is “standing by” its most recent cover depicting an unfeeling President Trump looking down on a crying two-year-old child, who was cropped from an image taken by a Getty photographer at the border.
The image, see, is supposed to be a “visible symbol” of the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their families at the border. Except multiple sources, including the girl’s father and the border control agent who searched her mother — who was illegally re-entering the US after she was previously deported in 2013 — say the little girl was never separated from her mother; her mother simply set her down for a few seconds while she was being searched.
— CNN International (@cnni) June 21, 2018
CNN’s Chris Cillizza wrote a piece about how the TIME cover is so powerful, although that piece now includes an editor’s note at the bottom: “CORRECTION: This story has been updated to correctly describe the image of the crying girl on the Time cover.”
The piece gets it right this time:
The image, taken by photographer John Moore, showing a girl crying as her mother is searched has instantly become the touchstone of the family separation crisis. That scared little girl juxtaposed against the towering Trump — looming over her in a black suit — is a startling image.
But … if the image has “instantly become the touchstone of the family separation crisis” but the little girl was never separated from her illegal immigrant mother … doesn’t that make this fake news? (To be honest, to us it looks like Trump’s wearing a navy suit, not black, but whatever.)
So yes, it’s a powerful cover.
Because they carefully cropped, used and misrepresented the picture of a crying toddler whose mum was right beside her? https://t.co/gjMWDIUOk7
— Obianuju Ekeocha (@obianuju) June 22, 2018
Because it's fake. https://t.co/Gmr5Dzu2Hy
— Erielle Davidson (@politicalelle) June 22, 2018
— DJ Roberson (@DennisJamesR) June 23, 2018
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) June 23, 2018
Gotta love the shameless lies spread by the fake news media. When CNN wonders why people don’t trust them and gets called fake news, just remember how they support articles like this. https://t.co/5ZdUZobxsQ
— the OG of Talking Heads (@sapientsapien) June 23, 2018
Powerfully wrong. https://t.co/jCQcukMIQY
— EdgarAlanPolice (@EdgarAlanPolice) June 22, 2018
It's called "misinformation" and "emotional manipulation". Mew. https://t.co/rB3AVmpkg3
— RacismSearchcat (@lovelyrskat) June 22, 2018
— Frex (@Frex2014) June 23, 2018
— Kevin (@Schvidah) June 22, 2018
Never seen anything poorly age so rapidly https://t.co/lMoA0EKTqc
— Tinkpoop (@tinkpoop) June 22, 2018
— Kelli Olszewski (@kellioloveslife) June 23, 2018
Straight propaganda https://t.co/HuQKcxzhXx
— Shoeskie (@JakeHandshoe) June 22, 2018
Yeah powerfully false, sure. It's powerful for no other reason than that it is blatantly inaccurate but the US still eats it right up. https://t.co/CpJAXCgpzm
— lady of certain opinions (your honor/your grace) (@courtneylius) June 23, 2018
Because it tells a story you want to be true. https://t.co/zelg7r2Xhn
— Chad Felix Greene (@chadfelixg) June 22, 2018
maybe because it tells a story you wish was true?
the mother and father have already reached out saying they’ve never been separated, and the father confessed the mother came to the US seeking work and NOT asylum.
you have zero credibility. https://t.co/bh8GU4TdJe
— John Hugo (@Jphugo95) June 23, 2018
And you don't think the liberal media is pushing an agenda.. https://t.co/LEe9PlQDsD
— Seth Edwin Moon (@seth_edwin_moon) June 23, 2018
It's literally a false narrative https://t.co/P4TYZ7k9ky
— Nolan (@_Nolski) June 23, 2018
"Let's exploit with small child by using a picture of her out of context to own the cons."– the media https://t.co/tbNUlXdL3S
— The Duchess of Bourbon Anna D (@AnnaDsays) June 22, 2018
Because it exploited the decency and humanity of honest people to push a political agenda. It’s a powerful example of malicious propaganda that would do Putin proud and @CNNi was echo chamber for this despicable excuse for journalism https://t.co/2IAWqakv3G
— James Jay Carafano (@JJCarafano) June 22, 2018
“Why the Trump Time magazine became a powerful piece of propaganda.”
There fixed it for you. https://t.co/rk5uKPjuPi
— … (@callmeMallas) June 23, 2018
What a pathetic, photoshopping, lying and dishonest cover. Her mother was with her. Liberals cannot have an intellectual debate. https://t.co/bZ6mGfDOQw
— Brad L Horton (@BradLHorton) June 23, 2018
Entire anti-@realDonaldTrump liberal media of US have to lie, manipulate images, create news out of no where to stop this man, says a lot about their credentials. No wonder Trump calls them 'fake news'. https://t.co/5FkSnNkBRA
— Rajdeep (@LostProphet77) June 23, 2018
Nice "correction". No truth, just fewer lies and all opinion. Opinion isn't news. https://t.co/1HodsSGZvP
— Kathy Thomas (@kathyth0mas) June 23, 2018
This is just pitiful https://t.co/zH8iOjTjSe
— Sye Head (@Sye_Head) June 22, 2018
Daily Mail: Crying child on TIME cover 'never separated by border control agents' from her mother https://t.co/eO5Q5Qgy6t
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) June 22, 2018
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