Every now and then an occasional act of journalism occurs. Even amid the torrent of fake news propaganda about the migrant crisis (“see small children cowering in Trump’s cages”, “listen to the sound of the children Trump took away from their parents” and “This little girl is probably crying because of Trump”) , an occasional act of journalism takes place. Just not by the mainstream media.
It took the British Daily Mail to make a mockery of Time’s cynical kidsploitation.
The father of the Honduran girl who became the face of the family separation crisis has revealed that he still has not been in touch with his wife or daughter but was happy to learn they are safe.
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.
Denis, who works as a captain at a port on the coast of Puerto Cortes, explained that things back home were fine but not great, and that his wife was seeking political asylum.
Speaking to People magazine he said that the girl’s mother was the last to be searched and a female agent asked her to put Yanela down so she could pat her down.
Moore said: ‘The mother hesitated and then set down the little girl and the child immediately started crying.
1. There was no actual family separation.
2. There was an illegal migrant who was not actually fleeing anything, but was looking for money. Her behavior was irresponsible. She endangered her little girl. And if she had been an American, that would be grounds for removing her daughter from her custody.
3. The media chose to make the little girl into the face of its fake news campaign despite these facts.