The corrupt media has once again proven that it exists primarily as a propaganda arm of the Democratic party with the withdrawal of a story that told the truth – about Barack Obama.
In yet another of those dishonest articles that sought to generate hysteria about President Trump’s hardline immigration policies, multiple outlets looked to manipulate emotions by bemoaning the 100,000 children in detention.
It is a trick that we have repeatedly seen since last year and cynical politicians and media types have played up the conditions at border facilities that have been overwhelmed due largely to Democrats refusing to address illegal immigration.
It was a sensational hit piece but once it was realized that the underlying data cited from a United Nations report was from 2015 when you know who was in the White House.
At that point, damage control efforts were fast and furious to flush the truth down the memory hole.
AFP is withdrawing this story.
The author of the report has clarified that his figures do not represent the number of children currently in migration-related US detention, but the total number of children in migration-related US detention in 2015.
We will delete the story. https://t.co/p30UjEWl7u
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 19, 2019
Via The Washington Free Beacon, “Reuters, AFP Retract Migrant Children Articles That Were Based on Obama-Era Figures”:
No, the U.S. is not currently detaining 100,000 children.
On Wednesday several news outlets were forced to retract stories lamenting the number of migrant children detained by U.S. authorities after it emerged the pieces were based on Obama-era figures.
In a Tuesday press conference ahead of the release of the United Nations Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, independent expert Manfred Nowak told reporters that the United States “still [has] more than 100,000 children in migration-related detention.” Nowak also told AFP, “The total number currently detained is 103,000.”
That figure also formed the basis of articles from NPR and the wire service Reuters, whose version was then picked up by outlets such as NBC News, the New York Times, and HuffPost. Democrats on the House Homeland Security Committee quickly seized upon the figures, tweeting, “These numbers are horrifying. The Trump administration’s child separation policy is cruel and shameful.”
In a retraction issued Wednesday, AFP announced that it was pulling its story.
“The author of the report has clarified that his figures do not represent the number of children currently in migration-related US detention, but the total number of children in migration-related US detention in 2015,” the wire service tweeted out.
Like a typical lying communist, Bernie Sanders quickly moved to get the story out to his angry army of devoted followers in an effort to as Saul Alynski put it – rub raw the sores of discontent.
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) November 19, 2019
Comrade Bernie relies on shooting from the hip only this time, the ricochet hit him in the foot although questions should be asked as to the timing of the false story which was published right before the latest Democrat debate.
It simply boggles the mind that the top editors at such news services as AFP and Reuters missed that significant detail and the real reason for the retraction is simply because they got caught this time.
The fake news continues to make its own case that the media is the greatest threat to the American people that currently exists.