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Liberals Spread Viral Photo of Child in Cage, Silenced After Learning Who Was Really Behind Photo`

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Here’s a pro tip for liberals spreading photos of children in cages: Check the pictures’ provenance before attributing them to Donald J. Trump and his immigration policies.

You would think this would be common sense by now, particularly for individuals who consistently go on about the scourge of “fake news,” but ever since the debate over the Trump administration’s zero-tolerance policy for individuals crossing the border hit the headlines, along with the accusation that the administration is “ripping” children out of their parents’ arms, liberals have lost their uplink to reality.

We’ve all seen the images of children in cages that turned out to be from the Obama administration. Now, a new picture of a child in a cage is making the rounds and being attributed to the Trump administration. The only problem? The photo was a staged stunt by the Brown Berets, a very liberal Chicano activist group.

The image was shared across social media, but really gained traction after activist Jose Antonio Vargas and actor Ron Perlman decided to use it to vent their spleen at the Trump administration.

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“This is what happens when a government believes people are ‘illegal,’” Vargas wrote. “Kids in cages.”

Aside from repeating the erroneous fact that holding illegal immigrants responsible for the crime they’ve committed makes them illegal, Vargas’ tweet also didn’t have a source, something he kind of realized long after the fact.

Vargas probably should have asked that beforehand. As for Perlman, he didn’t ask it at all.

“Trump, Sessions, McConnell, Ryan, this is on YOU!” he wrote in a Twitter post under the offending image.

However, other Twitter users were a bit more interested in where the picture had come from.

Well, thankfully, the source was found. According to the Daily Wire, it actually came from a protest by the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac, Texas Chapter, who had decided to dramatize the issue by putting kids in mock cages.

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Yes, it seems that this whole thing was a fake designed to draw attention to, um, something. Much like every liberal protest I’ve seen over this policy, it’s designed to stir up the maximum amount of emotion with a minimal amount of fact.

Do you think that this was a deplorable stunt?

At least they didn’t pull a Samantha Bee.

I really think that the immigration issue should be emblematic of just how deranged the Democrats’ policy on immigration is.

Their opposition has been nearly fact-free, instead relying on appeals to emotion so naked that they cross the line into demagogy.

Figures like Vargas — one of the more visible activists on immigration — can’t even be bothered to check where the pictures they’re tweeting actually came from. And, when it turns out they’re wrong, they keep the tweets up.

What a surprise.

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C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014.
C. Douglas Golden is a writer who splits his time between the United States and Southeast Asia. Specializing in political commentary and world affairs, he's written for Conservative Tribune and The Western Journal since 2014. Aside from politics, he enjoys spending time with his wife, literature (especially British comic novels and modern Japanese lit), indie rock, coffee, Formula One and football (of both American and world varieties).
Birthplace
Morristown, New Jersey
Education
Catholic University of America
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
Topics of Expertise
American Politics, World Politics, Culture




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