Media Smear of Trump Backfires https://t.co/i1tYmto1Ko— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) May 30, 2018
Social media had a field day with a photo which appears to show that the Trump administration is keeping migrant children penned in cages along the U.S.-Mexican border. A photo that went viral shows two Hispanic children sleeping on a concrete floor behind a chain-link fence.
A news report that confirms what you already believe to be true is said to be “too good to check.” In this case, the photo seemed to corroborate what the media falsely believe about our President.
“Look at these pictures,” tweeted former President Obama’s chief speechwriter, Jon Favreau. “This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible.”
The picture was retweeted by other anti-Trump personalities including Shaun King, an activist who supported Black Lives Matter. “Take a look at these pictures,” tweeted Linda Sarsour, the radical Muslim activist who co-founded the Women’s March.
Donald Trump, as usual, had the last laugh on his critics. The photo was actually taken in June 2014, when Barack Obama was President....
This can’t be parodied. Welcome back from your nap guys! pic.twitter.com/dQEUTtH0lF— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 27, 2018
Editor in chief of the New York Times Magazine also just now discovering how inhumanly immigrant children were treated in 2014 https://t.co/haqniMQoDZ— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 27, 2018
So weird how Linda Sarsour, an Obama Pod Bro, Shaun King, a NYT editor & a CNN reporter all tweeted the exact same AZ central article thinking it was 2018 & not 2014. How do those things happen? It’s a Scooby mystery that may never be solved— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 27, 2018
That a lot of journalists did not recognize those pictures from the unaccompanied minors surge in 2014 and shared the story assuming it depicted a new practice under Trump seems like pretty clear evidence that they didn’t do their jobs during the Obama years.— James Hasson (@JamesHasson20) May 28, 2018
Pictures don’t have a time stamp or publish date & can be forgiven even cynically. But everyone from the brave New York Times to Facts First CNN reporters to Pod Dude the Dude Bros blasted it out without checking. Now ask yourself why. https://t.co/XwkFUi1lIp— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 28, 2018
Hello @antonio4ca Why did you delete this tweet? Is it because this was 2014 and you are no longer outraged because who this all happened under? Are you no longer speechless? Help explain, thanks. pic.twitter.com/Qe8Pr9Zac1— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 28, 2018
So are you no longer upset about the images because that happened under Obama or...? https://t.co/IuLaqBSJ9A— Ashe Schow (@AsheSchow) May 27, 2018
Would you say you are more angry and sad than you were in 2014 when that article was published? https://t.co/fpvyq1B5Te— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) May 27, 2018
If it’s something that happened under Obama but you didn’t complain about it until Trump, I’m going to assume it’s something you don’t actually care about.— Frank J. Fleming (@IMAO_) May 27, 2018