Oh, the liberal media stepped on a rake today, but the Trump-Ukraine impeachment fiasco that has engulfed the Hill should mask the extent of the fallout—though they deserve a to be dragged through the streets for this blunder. So, it was blasted out all over. The U.S. has the “has world’s highest rate of children in detention.” This was based on a United Nations survey. Cue President Trump-bashing. Cue the hysteria. Except that this was from a 2015 study, which means that Obama was the one that put those kids in cages, which is something that we on the right have been saying for months. Some of the Trump immigration agenda is a continuation of Obama-era policies. Talk about getting owned, liberal America. As The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey noted, this is what happens when the media ignores bad stories that could damage Democratic administrations. As The Daily Caller’s Amber Athey noted, this is what happens when the media ignores bad stories that could damage Democratic administrations.
How many times now has it happened that people - with great preening & indignation - posted something online about the moral evils of Trump's immigration detention centers, only to slink away when it turned out it was from Obama years? My favorite example: https://t.co/Az40DSXS58 https://t.co/e73InJPI9J— Glenn Greenwald (@ggreenwald) November 19, 2019
AFP is withdrawing this story.— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 19, 2019
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
Six thousand retweets for a story that was obviously false from the start. Congratulations, Jennifer Bendery. https://t.co/j0BRgK5UYR— Gabriel Malor (@gabrielmalor) November 19, 2019
"Children in cages" was totally fine when Obama was President https://t.co/gr18nSLttB— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) November 19, 2019
WOW ——> https://t.co/tupBlzGWjG— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) November 19, 2019
.@AFP and @Reuters have pulled stories after a massive mis-report on the number of children in U.S. immigration detention.— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) November 19, 2019
They wrote that over 100,000 children are currently in immigration-related custody. This number was from 2015.@AlJazeera and @NPR still have stories up.
Several things going on here:— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) November 19, 2019
- Media largely ignored the immigration crisis under Obama
- Things that happened under Obama admin have been used to attack Trump (kids in cages, family separation)
- UN's blind acceptance of detention #'s from China & Russia is concerning
Suddenly they care about children in detention. They said nothing as Obama administration locked up more than 100,000 children... https://t.co/oGC16RF2uG— Rita Panahi (@RitaPanahi) November 19, 2019