Shining Light on the “Separating Families” Propaganda
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Perhaps to distract from the devasting report from the Inspector General documenting extraordinary political bias and criminal conduct at the highest echelons of the FBI and Department of Justice during the prior administration, the major media has this week treated the nation to heart-wrenching (though often false) stories of children being separated from their parents as the Trump administration seeks to enforce the country’s immigration laws.
Many of the most incendiary photos were later demonstrated to date from 2014—the result of Obama administration enforcement efforts. And the new, cover-of-TIME-Magazine photo of a child crying, conveyed the patently false implication that she was being taken from her mother.
This is propaganda, pure and simple, at a level of effectiveness that would make even Joseph Goebbels envious. Our politics cannot survive if Soviet-style “truth” becomes the norm. Happily, two major articles out this week shine some much-needed light on the false narrative being pushed.
The first is by Hans von Spakovsky, published at The Daily Signal, titled “Who’s Responsible for Separating Alien Kids From Their Parents? Many People, but Not Trump.”
The second, by Ken Klukowski at Breitbart, is titled “Trump Executive Order Ending Family Separation Is Legal; Now Congress Must Act.”
Both are worth a read, and broad distribution.