Photos can be powerful. They can also paint a picture that is incorrect.
When Trump talks about “fake news” much of America knows what he means. We’ve long known. Sometimes he’s wrong in his criticism. Sometimes he’s right. But the biased, corporate Left narrative, in many respects a crony narrative, that comes from the media hubs of New York, Washington, and Hollywood can not be denied.
The widely shared photo of the little girl crying as a U.S. Border Patrol agent patted down her mother became a symbol of the families pulled apart by the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” policy at the border, even landing on the new cover of Time magazine.
But the girl’s father told The Washington Post on Thursday night that his child and her mother were not separated, and a U.S. Customs and Border Protection spokesman confirmed that the family was not separated while in the agency’s custody.
The revelation has prompted a round of media criticism from the White House and other conservatives.
“It’s shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda,” White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted Friday. “She was not separated from her mom. The separation here is from the facts.