Oh boy, oh boy! Time finally caught that evil, racist, child-hating Trump. Look at him cruelly staring at this poor little, crying two-year old girl from Honduras, ripped from the loving arms of her mother! Nazi! Hitler! Racist! Racist Hitler Nazi! Twitchy reports:
As Twitchy reported earlier, for its latest cover, TIME magazine chose to place a scowling President Trump looking down on a crying little girl cropped from a Getty photograph that’s gone viral.
TIME calls its cover ‘a reckoning after Trump’s border separation policy.
Denis [Javier Varela Hernandez] said his wife and daughter were never separated by border control agents and remain together,” The Daily Mail reports.
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and child are being detained at a family residential center in Texas but are together and are doing ‘fine.’
‘You can imagine how I felt when I saw that photo of my daughter. It broke my heart. It’s difficult as a father to see that, but I know now that they are not in danger. They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border,’ he said.
‘They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border.
That’s not the quite the same narrative, is it?
OK, the child was separated from her mother’s arms … for a matter of minutes:
Speaking to People magazine [the photographer] said that the girl’s mother was the last to be searched and a female agent asked her to put [her daughter] Yanela down so she could pat her down.
Moore said: ‘The mother hesitated and then set down the little girl and the child immediately started crying.
Imagine that. And why was little Yanela–what a cutie–crying? Hot Air.com explains:
…the Border Patrol agent involved in the dramatic scene says the photo might be a little misleading. That agent said the mother and daughter were never separated and are still together.
‘We were patrolling the border. It was after 10 o’clock at night,’ Border Patrol agent Carlos Ruiz told CBS News’ David Begnaud. He was the first to encounter Sandra Sanchez and her daughter after they allegedly crossed the Rio Grande River into Texas illegally.
‘We asked her to set the kid down in front of her, not away from her, she was right in front of her…So we can properly search the mother,’ Ruiz said. ‘So the kid immediately started crying as she set her down. I personally went up to the mother and asked her ‘Are you doing OK? Is the kid OK?’ and she said, ‘Yes. She’s tired and thirsty. It’s 11 o’clock at night.’
And there’s an additional problem:
…Sanchez was arrested by U.S. Border Patrol near Hidalgo, Tex., on June 12 while traveling with a family member. She was transferred to ICE custody on June 17, and is being housed at the South Texas Family Residential Center in Dilley, Tex., the statement read.
ICE said Sanchez was previously deported to Honduras in July 2013.
And it gets worse. Varela Hernandez told the Daily Mail that his wife paid a coyote — a human trafficker — around $6,000 to smuggle them into the US. This is precisely the kind of trafficking that leaves people not just tired and thirsty, but often dead or enslaved. It’s one very good reason why we need tougher border enforcement, and trafficking is the original reason why Congress passed a law mandating that children be kept separate from adults being prosecuted for illegal border crossings.
Oh, so when Mr. Trump and Secretary Nielsen said they were following the law, they actually meant they were following the law. And Ms. Sanchez was also deported in 2013? This isn’t her first rodeo. But did Time admit its error? Well, sort of:
You may have noted, gentle readers, that the correction needs correction. Did Time–I had no idea they were still in business–do that? Not so much:
Ah, Time. Still hard at work in the best Ratheresque “fake but accurate” tradition.
And you’ll be pleased to know MSNBC is still hard at work as a bastion of journalistic integrity, as Newsbusters reports:
As if being a regular contributor to the Morning Joe weekday program isn’t proof enough that John Heilemann is a liberal Democrat, the MSNBC analyst did his best to leave no doubt where he stands politically during an interview on Wednesday.
After slamming President Trump’s executive order to prevent children from being taken away from families after illegally crossing the Mexican border into the U.S., the national affairs analyst stated: ‘We have a great chance’ to inflict ‘a political price’ on ‘him and his party’ during the mid-term elections in November.
I must be exaggerating, right? Taking things out of context? He didn’t really say that? Actually, he went further:
It is our job in the press and also the job of Democrats to not let the president have it both ways on this issue and to make sure that he can’t be both. You can’t just do this thing and then stand up and say, ‘Oh, hey, I’m now the hero, I have compassion.’ Huh-uh, you can’t go around talking about people like they’re vermin, you can’t inflict this kind of policy on Americans and not pay a political price. We have a great chance to inflict one on him and his party in November.
Heilemann apparently realized he’d pulled his pants down a bit too far and tried to pull them back up before his Democrat Party and “I hate Trump” tattoos became completely exposed:
Meaning the Democrat party. I’m not part of the Democratic Party, but people who object to this policy, which I think is a lot of people beyond the Democratic Party have a chance to make the president and his party pay a price.They should, and the press needs to hold him accountable and not let him just kind of slide away from this over the course of the next few days and pretend like it didn’t happen.
Nicolle Wallace, the show’s host, was overcome with emotion at the sincere wonder of Heilemann’s rant:
I’ve never seen you like this before. You’ve given me a lump in my throat with that, a little bit.
We here at SMM recommend gargling warm salt water for that, and express our best wishes for Wallace’s swift recovery. Hielemann wasn’t done:
…Heilemann also took advantage of his appearance as a panelist on Bill Maher’s HBO program to further slam the president by claiming that ‘Trump is doing everything you could possibly do to screw up the good economy.
Uh right. Trump’s screwing up the economy. I thought Heilemann was supposed to be in the news business? Doesn’t he watch MSNBC?