CNN earned another notch in its fake news belt as it launched an analysis discussing the non-story over Ivanka Trump’s photo with her son.
The network on Monday squandered an opportunity to clear up the backlash over Trump’s photo with some real facts about the 1500 illegal immigrant children who were supposedly “ripped from their parents.”
Entertainment Weekly correspondent Dana Schwartz attacked the first daughter on Sunday after she posted a photo of her and her 2-year-old son sparking outrage from critics who slammed Trump for the timing of the “tone-deaf” post.
Imagine posting this on the day the top news story is 1500 children ripped from their parents who have no idea when they’ll see them again. https://t.co/0aKvOe3B8F
— Dana Schwartz (@DanaSchwartzzz) May 27, 2018
But as subsequent reports revealed, the migrant children were not, in fact, “ripped” from their parents when taken into custody at the border – a policy enacted under the administration of former President Obama. The hysteria over the federal government losing track of more than 1,000 illegal immigrant children sparked an outcry over the weekend and hashtags like #WhereAreTheChildren.
The minors, it seems, were placed with relatives or sponsors here in the U.S. who made the decision to “go off the grid.”
FYI, another point about this: we do not know how many of these children weren’t located because they and their relatives in the US (who might even be their parents!) made the decision to go off the grid to reduce deportation risk.
— Dara Lind (@DLind) May 26, 2018
Not surprisingly, CNN chose to ignore the facts as the network’s White House reporters Kate Bennett and Sarah Westwood took aim again at Trump in a discussion on Monday.
No, you’re ginning up additional bullying over an innocuous photo https://t.co/J2Vlcy5Lm7
— Reduce your tweets improve your life (@lamblock) May 28, 2018
— BayAreaFrau (@bayareahausfrau) May 28, 2018
Ivanka Trump is being accused of “insensitivity” because she posted a picture embracing and showing love to her 2 year old. So let me get this straight, because of the ‘border battle’ it isn’t ethical for her to show love to her own? This is an all-time low for critics!! #Shame https://t.co/i0vDn9risz
— RickyV™ (@SxM_Ricky) May 28, 2018
The women continued the narrative without clearing up any of the misinformation, and were called out on Twitter as many slammed the “manufactured outrage” CNN was purposely creating.
This paints a very strange narrative, where we live in a world where Ivanka is not doing a good enough job hiding her desire to tear families apart? Look @CNN, when you make your #FakeNews narratives, at least try to make them believable. https://t.co/vDZaKll3Dj
— Kerry Smyth (@SmythRadio) May 28, 2018
For journalism students everywhere: This is known as “manufactured outrage”. There is no correlation between the photo, or the “reports” which were themselves inaccurate, but this network has created a narrative that fits their ideological point of view. It’s called #FakeNews https://t.co/Jbux1kAghC
— Ron Pyle (@rreactor) May 28, 2018
A lot of people don’t know this, but loving your family is actually a crime if you disagree with Democrats on immigration policy. https://t.co/1zWUbit9Eb
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) May 28, 2018
“facing backlash” https://t.co/UntHWMxhSr
— JWF (@JammieWF) May 28, 2018
Note: The backlash is manufactured by CNN. https://t.co/DIhErY9OCu
— Meier Ben Avraham (@hebrewservative) May 28, 2018
“Backlash?” Anyone here notice a freakin’ “backlash”? https://t.co/qlwCmboUun
— Dan Friedman (@DansDaMan) May 28, 2018
— Rev. Mauldin 🏍 (@Reverend_Ducati) May 28, 2018
Why…and why are you reporting on this? This is just ridiculous https://t.co/BkEPP2ngbL
— Cameron Cruz (@ccruz280) May 28, 2018
This is insane. Cheering on a mob because a woman posted a picture with her son. https://t.co/qnGCOG2mHr
— BT (@back_ttys) May 28, 2018