Is the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History exposing a liberal bias?
The museum is reportedly “inquiring” about obtaining drawings by migrant children who were held in U.S. detention centers, CNN reported.
“The museum has a long commitment to telling the complex and complicated history of the United States and to documenting that history as it unfolds,” read a statement from the museum, according to the anti-Trump network.
After reading a story on CNN about the drawings, a Smithsonian curator contacted the network and the American Academy of Pediatrics as part of an “exploratory process,” according to the statement.
CBS News reported that the drawings were released by Dr. Sara Goza, the incoming head of American Academy of Pediatrics.
With the southern border being overrun by tens of thousands of illegal immigrants — many are requesting asylum, even though most are ineligible — the disturbing images of figures with sad faces behind bars are being held up by the media to pull on the heartstrings of Americans.
The images being sold as a depiction of the migrant children’s experiences in overrun detention facilities.
But there is little context offered on the images, or what the children may have been exposed to prior to drawing them.
The drawings are from three different children, ages 10 and 11, who were held at a respite center run by the Catholic church in McAllen, Texas, according to CNN — the children appear to have been released from U.S. Customs and Border Patrol custody around the same time. It’s not clear if they are related, or drew them together at the same sitting.
Photos of the interior of the center do not depict any bars, nor are there bars on the exterior doors and windows.
According to CBS News, the drawings were released by Dr. Sara Goza, the incoming head of American Academy of Pediatrics.
Goza, who received them from a social worker while touring the facility, described children having “no expression on their faces,” and said “there was no laughing, there was no joking, no talking.”
“I describe them almost like dog cages with people in each of them,” she said. “And the silence was just hard to watch, hard to see.”
Acting Homeland Security Secretary Kevin McAleenan appeared Sunday on ABC’s “This Week” to push back against the media narrative of overcrowded, unsanitary conditions, where there is not enough food and/or water.
McAleenan was clear that the allegations were “unsubstantiated.”
“Because there’s adequate food, water. Because the facility is cleaned every day,” he told anchor Martha Raddatz. “Because I know what are standards are and I know they are being followed because we have tremendous levels of oversight.”
Following the false allegation from Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., that the U.S. government is running “concentration camps” on the southern border, there has been a concerted effort by hard-left progressives and their media allies to prove poor conditions exist at detention facilities.
This theater of the absurd reached a climax last week when the socialist lawmaker wildly claimed while touring a few facilities that Border Patrol agents were forcing migrants to drink from toilets — and sexually harassing her.
Here’s a sampling of online responses, including more than one from social media users wondering where the Smithsonian’s interest was as the Obama administration detained migrant children:
Will they be getting the drawings of children who were in detention centers under all past presidents or just this one? Because the travesty is not new. https://t.co/NkCXU99v3T
— MrsQspn (@mrsqspn) July 8, 2019
— JWF (@JammieWF) July 8, 2019
Why not…the Smithsonian institute is where actual news goes to die
— inglorious albertites (@Red_Rebel_01) July 8, 2019
Where are the pics of the sad faces when Obama retained law breaking illegals ?
— MC (@Draintheswamps3) July 8, 2019
Is the Smithsonian opening a new fiction wing?
— Steve Holder (@mountaindont64) July 8, 2019
Bad enough that they’re manipulated by adults that may not even be their parents. Thest children are pawns of a party who uses them to discredit a sitting president. Neither care about the children – they do so for their own gain.
— Gino Baronelli (@TheBluesDon) July 8, 2019
Fake news. AOC’s staff clearly made these. The children are all happy and smiling in clean and safe conditions. Nothing to see here.
— w.f. carolyn (@wfcarolyn) July 8, 2019
Ummmm that has NOTHING to do with history and DEFINITELY doesn’t belong in the Smithsonian
— Michael McPhearson (@mmcphearson12) July 8, 2019
How about the pictures of their parents that subjected them to the danger and potential death of an unnecessarily dangerous migration? In America we call that child abuse and put the kids in foster care.
— patrick walker (@patmanz28) July 8, 2019
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