Featured on cover of Time mag and widely shared on social media.
If the media wants President Donald Trump and others to stop calling them fake news then they need to stop being fake news.
A Getty photographer snapped a picture of a crying girl a few weeks ago and became the go-to image for the border fiasco. Time used the picture on its cover to bash Trump, but the girl’s father said that the child and her mother were never separated.
In fact, he told The Daily Mail, “They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border.”
The Daily Mail spoke to Denis Javier Varela Hernandez, 32, who resides in Puerto Cortes, Honduras:
In an exclusive interview with DailyMail.com, Hernandez, who lives in Puerto Cortes, Honduras, says that he was told yesterday that his wife and child are being detained at a family residential center in Texas but are together and are doing ‘fine.’
‘You can imagine how I felt when I saw that photo of my daughter. It broke my heart. It’s difficult as a father to see that, but I know now that they are not in danger. They are safer now than when they were making that journey to the border,’ he said.
Denis said his wife and daughter were never separated by border control agents and remain together.
He revealed that his wife had previously mentioned her wish to go to the United States for a ‘better future’ but did not tell him nor any of their family members that she was planning to make the trek.
‘I didn’t support it. I asked her, why? Why would she want to put our little girl through that? But it was her decision at the end of the day.’
He said that Sandra had always wanted to experience ‘the American dream’ and hoped to find a good job in the States.
I saw so many people dismiss this story because it came from The Daily Mail. I have some news for you! Reuters confirmed this information with Honduran Deputy Foreign Minister Nelly Jerez. The Daily Beast received confirmation from the border patrol. ICE sent confirmation to Buzzfeed.
In other words, another narrative squashed.
Thing is, the media should have never used the photo for their narrative. John Moore, the photographer for Getty, told The Washington Post that he didn’t “know what the truth” was and he feared “they were split up.”
FEARED. The media twisted this to fit their agenda, but Moore didn’t know if officials split up the mother and daughter.
But since when did they care about facts? Moore also told Time his story and put in the article that “the girl was carried away screaming by border agents.” The magazine had to go back and change the FACT that the girl and her mother went together.
If you don’t want people to call you fake news then don’t be fake news. https://t.co/NQNWCTHsgl
— Mary #FlyTheW (@mchastain81) June 22, 2018
“Why does the public distrust the media?”
It’s a goddamn mystery, Brian pic.twitter.com/5m9cJKyqdS
— Mujahed (@kebejay) June 22, 2018
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