It is well known by now that the main stream media can not be trusted by the American people. The main stream media has never supported our President and a recent magazine cover found on Time Magazine is evidence of that. Earlier this week Time Magazine featured a cover of a Honduran girl crying. This child has become the poster child for Democrats and bleeding hearts all over America to speak out against President Trump’s zero tolerance policy and how heartless it is to separate children from their parents. Time Magazine is not the only media source to try and use this image to pull on the heart strings of American’s all over the country. They were joined by CNN and several other main stream media sources that all wanted to push the same political agenda.
Social media is just as untrustworthy are the main stream media is. Facebook claims that it is against fake news on its social media platform, but it has allowed people to use this image in order to raise nearly 20 million dollars. The people using this photo state that it shows a daughter being separated from her mother. The fundraiser asks people to donate money to a charity called RAICES. USA Today describes the charity as “a Texas nonprofit that helps families with legal advice and translation services.” It is the largest crowdfunding event in the history of the social media platform known as Facebook. The way that the image is used clearly implies that the little girl has been separated from her mother. Despite knowing the truth of the picture as the truth came out a couple days ago Charlotte and Dave Willner have not made any attempt to alter the image for the fundraiser nor has the group made any public posts that disclose the truth of this image. Their lack of changing the picture on their fundraiser page added on top of their lack of a post that clears up the misunderstanding that this image has caused the public and a large number of those who have donated their money to the group shows a clear intent to try to manipulate the bleeding hearts of America into giving as much money as they can get out of them.
The truth behind the picture that Time Magazine and this Facebook group has chosen to use is that the little girl was never truly separated from her mother. According to a CBS report the mother and daughter are housed together in a facility in Texas. The mother is just another criminal who has shown no respect for the law of the United States. Just like the man who killed Kate Steinle she has been deported from the United States before and now she’s back. I am being completely sarcastic when I call her an outstanding loving mother, but this proud loving mother saw fit to leave her husband and three other children behind in Honduras after she paid a “coyote” somewhere near $6,000 to bring her and her daughter northward into the United States.
Sandra Sanchez and her daughter were first encountered by Border Patrol agent Carlos Ruiz after they allegedly entered the United States after crossing the Rio Grande. Ruiz explained the situation to CBS when he said, “we were patrolling the border. It was after 10 o’clock at night. 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. 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.”
The photographer of the picture John Moore had been on a ride along with Carlos Ruiz for almost nine hours. He stood near by as all of this was happening. At the time when he took his picture John Moore had no idea how important the picture would be or to what degree it would effect so many people. While talking to Sandra Sanchez John Moore was able to learn that she had been on the road with her daughter for almost a month. John Moore’s image has been photoshopped since the time it was taken and the little girl has found herself placed in front of President Trump welcoming her to the United States as she stands in front of him crying.
According to a statement that Carlos Ruiz gave CBS news the whole situation took less than two minutes. As soon as they were done searching the mother she was allowed to pick up her daughter once more and the little girl stopped crying immediately. It should not come as a surprise to anyone that the main stream media has been using this image to symbolize a policy.
The photographer John Moore has expressed a complete lack of professional integrity and respect, as well as a lack of personal responsibility in this writers personal opinion as he is completely happy with how the picture he took that night has been used.
If Time Magazine and the rest of the main stream media as well as social media groups like Facebook would put even a fraction of the energy into telling the truth that they put into lying to Americans and trying to control what we think and feel then it would be an awesome step toward making American media great again.