Gullible libs fall hard for ‘breaking’ AP story on Obama-era abuses…very telling how ‘informed’ they are

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All the outrage over being called “fake news” has not led the liberal media to a better journalistic job.

The latest mob attack against President Trump over a controversial family-separating immigration policy has revealed just how knee-jerk many reports and reactions are.

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Associated Press newsman Michael Biesecker tweeted a “breaking” story Wednesday of abuses against children in a juvenile detention center in Virginia.

But the real news was that the linked article was actually about a lawsuit against the Virginia shelter alleging abuses against the children –  that happened under former President Obama’s watch.

According to the AP report:

The complaint filed by the nonprofit Washington Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights and Urban Affairs recounts the story of an unnamed 17-year-old Mexican citizen apprehended at the southern border. The teen fled an abusive father and violence fueled by drug cartels to seek asylum in the United States in 2015.

After stops at facilities in Texas and New York, he was transferred to Shenandoah in April 2016 and diagnosed during an initial screening by a psychologist with three mental disorders, including depression. Besides weekly sessions speaking with a counselor, the lawsuit alleges the teen has received no further mental health treatment, such as medications that might help regulate his moods and behavior.

 

Never mind that the dates listed for the alleged incidents all pre-date Trump. The truth hurts the narrative.

The report even cited a separate lawsuit from 2016 — during the Obama administration — in which a guard was fired for allegedly punching two children.

The “breaking” AP story seemed to mirror a similar AP article from last December, referring to the same lawsuit.

As one Twitter user noted, “no one reads the articles” so the fact that the abuses did not just occur will be lost on those who only skim headlines – and have an anti-Trump bent.

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Blue-checks on Twitter were aghast at the Trump administration horrors – but not one, including so-called professional journalists – appeared to have read the actual article in which every date mentioned falls under Obama’s tenure.

It seems unlikely Kathy Griffin was properly directing her question to the former president.

MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell compared the detention center to the Iraq War’s infamous Abu Ghraib prison.

And if even journalism professors are not reading the articles, there is little left to say about the future of the media amid the onslaught of Trump Derangement Syndrome.

 

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