As we told you last night, a Daily Mail reporter who spoke with the father of a little girl who the media has helped use as a symbol of family separation at the border. As it turns out, the girl had never been separated from her mother.
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
Time Magazine managed to get a lot of publicity for an upcoming issue, though, and another media feeding frenzy ensued over a picture that has been wildly misrepresented. However, some in the media are starting to come around, as evidenced by a CBS News interview with a border patrol agent who was the first to encounter the little girl and her mother. Let’s just say that the real story doesn’t match the liberal narrative at all:
NEW: Surprising story behind the viral photo of a toddler crying along the border. @ICEgov says it did not separate the family. The mother, Sandra Maria Sanchez, was illegally re-entering the US after she was previously deported in 2013. @CBSThisMorning @DavidBegnaud pic.twitter.com/OI8dr9ZqbE
— Paula Reid (@PaulaReidCBS) June 22, 2018
Will Time Magazine run a cover piece featuring that border agent and his story about the facts behind the photo? Don’t hold your breath!
It appears that the iconic image of the separations policy didn’t involve a separation—all too typical of how a hysterical, advocacy-driven media covers immigration
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) June 22, 2018
Also involves a smuggler, which the media continues to severally downplay https://t.co/pKB3lmvz3j
— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) June 22, 2018
— Ed Morrissey (@EdMorrissey) June 22, 2018
She only took one of the children? Father didn't want her to go? She didn't tell anyone when she left? Almost sounds like child abduction? https://t.co/Ntrm448f6P
— Townhall 🗽 (@JonGarthwaite) June 22, 2018
I'm sure glad the media didn't just rush to get this story out to push a narrative before it could put it in full context. </s> https://t.co/ogkKaZPLhR
— Beorn (@Beorn2000) June 22, 2018
Father of the now famous photo of the little girl crying says his wife/child were never separated at any time by authorities, that his wife was seeking a job (not fleeing violence), and that he is upset w/ her for taking his child on the dangerous journey https://t.co/owZH204b2A pic.twitter.com/ruZt263tDu
— Saagar Enjeti (@esaagar) June 22, 2018
Does this set the world record for the amount of narratives busted at one time https://t.co/tzgqSHa4tT
— Cameron Gray (@Cameron_Gray) June 22, 2018
It very well might!