We’ve all heard the infamous phrase to “win over the hearts and minds” which Democrats seem to often fall back on when they are too afraid to act to make real change. It sounds nice, to appeal to the emotional side of humanity and all will beautifully fall into place and create world peace. But what about when the emotion not only undermines the facts but actually LIES about them. Take the immigration crisis at the border for examples.
The media and Democrats are trying to get the country up in arms because families are being “ripped apart.” They will go to great lengths to convince the world that this travesty is new, unique, and only began under the Trump administration. Remember the TIME Magazine cover that turned out to be a nauseating lie?
The media wanted to portray the “Trump administration’s harsh immigration policy to set off a cascade of emotion.”
The photo showed a young girl all alone crying, with Trump looking down upon her emotionless. Though it was clear the photo was edited over a solid red background to show Trump was not in fact actually standing with this girl, the original photo of her shows a very different story. It was gross negligence by TIME which said the child had been separated from her mother. When the Washington Post and other news outlets reported the child had NOT been separated from her mother the story was updated. But the damage was done. The media wanted to portray the “Trump administration’s harsh immigration policy to set off a cascade of emotion.”
The Washington Examiner has unearthed even more mistruths being reported by the media when it comes to families at the border. “In a pilot program, approximately 30% of rapid DNA tests of immigrant adults who were suspected of arriving at the southern border with children who weren’t theirs revealed the adults were not related to the children, an official involved in the system’s temporary rollout who asked to be anonymous in order to speak freely told the Washington Examiner Friday.”
The pilot program “marked the first time DNA testing of any sort has been at the border.” Until now, U.S. Customs and Border protection were only able to trust verbal statements and written documents to verify family relations. With a simple cheek swab, “the pilot lasted a few days earlier this month and was used only in McAllen, Texas, and El Paso, Texas. ICE said the Department of Homeland Security would look at the results to determine if it will be part of its comprehensive solution to border issues.” If a whopping 30% of DNA tests showed fraud in such a small population of immigrants attempting to cross the border using ties to children as their golden ticket to freedom, it seems safe to say that the problem is large in scope.