The Truth Behind Viral Photo Of "Immigrant Child" Crying Inside A ‘Cage’

We learnt a new word today (courtesy of Jim Quinn’s Burning Platform blog), and it describes perfectly the current state of the ‘weaponized’ liberal media –

Calumny: the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone’s reputation.

And that is what we are seeing.

A photo of a little boy crying in a cage is being shared on social media as seemingly another heart-rending byproduct of the White House’s “zero tolerance” immigration policy, which separates undocumented parents and kids at the border.

But as CNN reports (yes CNN, but we will get back to that), there’s only one problem: The picture is being completely taken out of context — and does not show what it is purported to show.

Many of those sharing it claim the image depicts a boy detained by ICE under the new Trump administration policy of referring all people who cross the border illegally for criminal prosecution.

Among them was journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas who posted the photo last week on Twitter, saying: “This is what happens when a government believes people are ‘illegal’. Kids in cages.”

And that has been ‘favorited’ 38,000 times (and 10,000 more on Facebook)… but it’s a lie.

As CNN is forced to admit, the picture was actually taken during a June 10 protest against White House immigration policies at Dallas City Hall, as first reported by fact-checking site Snopes.

Other Facebook photos from the protest, organized by the Texas chapter of the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac, a Latino advocacy group, show the same boy outside the cage as activists hold signs urging the White House to “stop separating families.”

Leroy Pena, head of the Brown Berets’ Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, took two pictures of the caged crying boy and posted them on Facebook with the caption: “This was part of our protest yesterday, but this is actually going on right now, at this very moment, in child detention centers throughout the country.” The post was later deleted, but a version is still on the Wayback Machine.

The reality of the situation was, as Pena told CNN, that the toddler was following his older sibling, who took part in the Dallas cage protest along with other teens…

“He got confused on how to get out (of the cage) and cried when he saw his mother,” Pena said. “He was only in there about 30 seconds.”

Vargas later said he realized the photo of the boy in the cage was misleading but defended his right to share it to make a point.

“Telling me that I shouldn’t post an image that, as it happened, was from a protest that staged what is actually happening at the border is like saying actors shouldn’t portray characters and situations based in real life,” he wrote on Twitter. “This is not a ’cause’ for me. This is real.”

So even after CNN attempted – rightly – to set the story straight on the viral photo of the young boy ‘stuck in a cage crying with no mom in sight’ they still manage to add just enough fake news an innuendo to their story in order that you come away forgetting that were misled at all.

Calumny, indeed!! It’s the only tactic they have.

Related Post

Youtube Now Decides What Is News We are all now subject to news the way Youtube sees it. The mainstream media is now labeled news in their eyes. The same MSM that is pressing forward ...
Yemen’s Navy Captures French Vessel Laden with For... HODEIDA, YEMEN — Yemen’s Navy, loyal to the Houthi government, captured a French naval vessel, the M/Y Jehol ll, off of the coast of Hodeidah on Satur...
Yemen Hits Saudi Warship After Saudi Strikes on Fi... SANAA, YEMEN — Yemen’s navy targeted a Saudi warship off Jizan on Saudi Arabia’s southwestern coast on Saturday, in retaliation for Saudi-led coalitio...
Yale Law Prof Encourages People To "Hide Immi... Authored by Grace Gottschling via Campus Reform, A Yale University law professor encouraged people to “hide” illegal immigrants from ICE, but says ...
"World’s Biggest Public Toilet" St... It is perhaps poetic justice that not long after Starbucks became one of the world's biggest virtue signalers, when the company decided it would becom...
Woman who flipped Trump the bird thinks she’... The female cyclist who flipped off President Trump’s motorcade last year will run for a local office in Northern Virginia in a bid to capitalize on th...
Woman Who Confronted Jeff Flake Crying To Be A Vic... We all have seen the video. Two women hold the elevator with Jeff Flake standing in it. They are obviously sounding distraught and complaining of bein...
Woman Shoots Carjacker In Face In Texas- Kids In C... A woman in Texas wasn't having it when it came to carjacking her car with her kids inside. She reached for her gun in the glove compartment and shot h...

Leave a Reply