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No Days Off: Reporters Spend Memorial Day Weekend Spreading Fake News

Two prominent journalists, among a host of commentators, blamed Trump for tragic photos of migrant children in detention centers. The only problem? They were taken in 2014 when Obama was president.

By NTK Staff | 05.29.2018 @2:06pm
No Days Off: Reporters Spend Memorial Day Weekend Spreading Fake News

Over the Memorial Day weekend, a number of prominent journalists and commentators shared a gallery of photographs from The Arizona Republic displaying the horrific conditions faced by undocumented children at immigration detention facilities.

The reporters posted the images in the context of a growing storm around the Trump administration’s policies toward families crossing the border, implying that the president was responsible for the conditions.

But the photos were from 2014, when President Obama was in charge of America’s detention facilities. The journalist conveniently left out that fact.

Lawyer Ron Coleman captured screenshots of The New York Times’ Jake Silverstein and CNN’s Hadas Gold sharing the article. Both deleted their tweets.

Gold and Silverstein later apologized for the confusion:

But Time’s Charlotte Alter also shared the article. She did not take down the tweet or apologize, but the reporter later provided more context.

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