“Why so many people are skeptical of the media,” People’s Exhibit #3,403:
A former Obama administration official, liberal activists and journalists incorrectly shared pictures of children sleeping in enclosed cages from 2014 to take a swipe at the Trump administration and its zero-tolerance policy towards parents and children crossing the border illegally.
It turns out the photographs were published by The Arizona Republic in 2014 after the authorities detained over 1,000 children who crossed the U.S.-Mexico border illegally and placed them in a detention facility. The Daily Calller first reported on the error.
Former Obama speechwriter Jon Favreau tweeted one of the pictures showing kids in one of the enclosures, criticized the government for neglecting the children.
“This is happening right now, and the only debate that matters is how we force our government to get these kids back to their families as fast as humanly possible,” Favreau reportedly said before deleting the tweet.
Many “journalists” and other libs shared this photo without mentioning it was from 2014:
— Candidate for Governor of CA
— Speechwriter for Obama
— Editor in Chief of the NYT magazine
— Women's March organizer
They all tweeted, and deleted. None of them were outraged when this happened during Obama's presidency. None of this is about "the children." pic.twitter.com/hTiCeMPMNK
— Alana Mastrangelo (@ARmastrangelo) May 28, 2018
It got so bad the original source of the story had to put out a reminder:
Photos of children at a migrant holding facility have gone viral on social media. The pictures are from 2014. They were originally posted with this azcentral article about unaccompanied migrant children who were transported to a facility in Arizona. https://t.co/2DXdszR0SU
— azcentral (@azcentral) May 27, 2018
And the media wonder why they rank somewhere between Hillary Clinton and Mr. Haney from Green Acres when it comes to trustworthiness?
There was another picture from the Obama-era getting passed around by the lib media as evidence of Trump’s awfulness:
And that picture is from 2016 (and the buses were used to take kids on field trips not to detention centers), but was shared by many so-called journalists who didn’t mention it wasn’t a recent photo. But AT LONG LAST liberals and the media get critical of the Obama administration — though many of them don’t even realize it.