The open border left and their media allies are nothing if not consistent, as was seen yet again Thursday when they flew into a collective rage over reports of a 7-year-old migrant girl who died after being taken into custody by the Border Patrol.
Leading a campaign to stir the emotions of compassionate Americans was none other than The Washington Post, which ran with a misleading headline: “7-year-old migrant girl taken into Border Patrol custody dies of dehydration, exhaustion.”
While factually correct, it leaves out the crucial detail that the child was already in ill health when taken into custody.
Something the paper reported on in the body of the story, knowing full well that few readers ever get beyond the headline:
According to CBP records, the girl and her father were taken into custody about 10 p.m. Dec. 6 south of Lordsburg, N.M., as part of a group of 163 people who approached U.S. agents to turn themselves in.
More than eight hours later, the child began having seizures at 6:25 a.m., CBP records show. Emergency responders, who arrived soon after, measured her body temperature at 105.7 degrees, and according to a statement from CBP, she “reportedly had not eaten or consumed water for several days.”
Readers like former Black Lives Matter activist Shaun King, who lead the parade of outrage attacking President Donald Trump and the United States.
“My God. Shame on our country and shame on Donald Trump, ” read the tweet from the alleged “civil rights activist” who doesn’t like his country very much.
Shame on our country and shame on Donald Trump.
A 7 year old girl was taken into custody by US Border Patrol and died of "dehydration and shock."
These aren't thugs & criminals. They are people desperate for safe harbor.
This is a grave sin.https://t.co/g52Ypzn0e8
— Shaun King (@shaunking) December 14, 2018
But facts matter little to those pushing a hard-left agenda, where exploiting the death of a young child for political purposes is just another day at the office. Where driving discord and attacking Trump are paramount.
Joining the manufactured outrage were the Trump-hating feminists at the Woman’s March, claiming the girl’s death “is on this administration’s hands.”
Horrifying. She should never have been put in a detention center. She never should have been neglected once taken into custody. Her death is on this administration’s hands.
Just that this is why we can’t stop resisting. This is why we have to march.https://t.co/oaPr467zO1
— Women’s March (@womensmarch) December 14, 2018
On and on it went, with names at the very top of the food chain contributing, as seen in a tweet from former Obama adviser Ben Rhodes.
This little girl deserved so much better. Don’t ever give into dehumanizing rhetoric about caravans and immigrants. This is where that leads. Every child has a dignity that must be cherished. https://t.co/BFE6cEGTOE
— Ben Rhodes (@brhodes) December 14, 2018
And unhinged liberal activist/actress Alyssa Milano:
My blood is boiling right now.
— Alyssa Milano (@Alyssa_Milano) December 14, 2018
If there’s fault to be had, it likely starts with the parents who trek over a thousand miles on a perilous journey fraught with risk and danger — assuming the adults with the children are actually their parents, which is not always a given with the children sometimes being used as props to ensure entry at the southern border.
Or with the open border left, to include the Democrat Party, which embraces illegal immigrants in their shameless pandering to Hispanics — fostering an atmosphere of encouragement.
Like a siren, it calls to poor Central Americans to flock to our southern border, even though these migrants are often raped and murdered along the way.
But little of this is reported in the media.
Not that social media doesn’t push back, as seen on Twitter, although this effort pales in comparison to the reach major media players like The Washington Post have.
The death is obviously tragic. Just wondering when parents will bear any responsibility for marching kids through deserts or placing them with traffickers. Especially ones who do not have legitimate asylum claims.
— Amber Athey (@amber_athey) December 14, 2018
She died because of the trek, not because of border patrol. But I get that’s not the point you want people to take from this headline. https://t.co/VpNDLgUklZ
— Allie Beth Stuckey (@conservmillen) December 14, 2018
Her father did not feed or give her water for several days prior to being taken into custody, and she died very soon after they were caught. You'd never know from the headline that her father is responsible for her death, which is why the headline was written the way it is. https://t.co/ac97In4a7H
— Derek Hunter (@derekahunter) December 14, 2018
The poor little girl died because her parents took her on a perilous, dangerous journey. She was dehydrated and in shock when the Border Patrol found her. Stop misrepresenting the facts! The border patrol is not at fault. https://t.co/D4rTWSRpCC
— Alana Stewart (@AlanaKStewart) December 14, 2018
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