Bloody liars. The upshot is that no one believes anything the enemedia says anymore. They have systematically destroyed the institution of the Fourth Estate.
Time apologizes for cover story about migrant girl who they said was taken ‘screaming’ from her mother by US Border Patrol agents, after it emerged the pair were NEVER separated
- Time said that three-year-old Yanela Denise was taken ‘screaming’ from her mother
- It used the toddler’s famous photograph on its cover and put her next to Trump
- The controversial composition showed him looking down on her and featured the words ‘welcome to America’
- On Friday, Yanela’s father revealed to DailyMail.com that she was never separated from her mother
- The photographer which took the image never said she was either
- Yanela and her mother are still together and are ‘safe’ in a Texan detention center
- Time has corrected its story but is standing by using Yanela on the cover
- Its editor says the cover ‘captures the stakes’ of the family separation debate
Time magazine has issued a correction to a controversial cover story about a Honduran migrant girl who they said was taken from her mother by US border patrol agents after it was revealed that the pair were never separated at all.
Three-year-old Yanela Denise became the unintentional face of the now defunct family separation crisis after photographer John Moore captured her agonized face screaming as her mother was questioned by agents on June 12.
After the picture was taken, the pair were taken together to a family detention center. Yanela’s father has since told DailyMail.com that they are ‘safe’.
As millions shared Yanela’s photograph on social media and attached to fundraisers for other children who have been separated from their families, Time used it on its cover. The magazine photoshopped an image to place her at the foot of a towering Donald Trump and the words ‘Welcome to America’ appeared next to it.
The July cover of Time features three-year-old Yanela Denise screaming beneath a towering Donald Trump along with the words ‘Welcome to America’. Inside the magazine, it was claimed that she was taken ‘screaming’ from her mother by US Border Patrol agents which is not the case
In the story, despite Moore having told the magazine that he did not know what became of the girl after he took the picture, the journalist wrote that she had been taken away like the thousands of other children who have been.Time issued its correction on Friday after US and Honduran officials, along with the girl’s father, confirmed that this was not the case.
‘The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after she (was) taken from the scene.
‘The girl was not carried away screaming by US Border Patrol agents; her mother picked her up and the two were taken away together,’ the magazine said.Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this momentTime Editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal
Editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal stood by using the picture, saying that while Yanela herself may not have been taken by agents, the photograph and her desperation in it encapsulates the mood of the issue.
‘The June 12 photograph of the 2-year-old Honduran girl became the most visible symbol of the ongoing immigration debate in America for a reason: Under the policy enforced by the administration, prior to its reversal this week, those who crossed the border illegally were criminally prosecuted, which in turn resulted in the separation of children and parents.
‘Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment.’
Readers are now asking for Time to pay her as if they would a professional model in the hopes that any compensation she is given can be used to set up a legal or college fund.
The magazine has not commented on whether or not it plans to do so.
Yanela and her mother Sandra (shown above together before they embarked for the US on June 3 from Honduras) are still together and are being held at a detention center in Texas
The picture that started it all: Getty photographer John Moore took this photo of Yanela on June 12. Her mother had just out her down to be questioned by agents and she began screaming. Moore gave an interview to Time about it afterwards saying he did not know what became of the pair afterwards. Despite no one ever confirming that they were separated, Yanela became the face of the issue and the picture spread like wildfire on social media
Earlier this week, her father Denis told DailyMail.com that he had not heard from Sandra for 10 days, since she embarked on her journey with Yanela, when he saw the heartbreaking image of his daughter crying.
‘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 Javier Varela Hernandez (far right) said he had no idea what had happened to his daughter until he saw the photograph of her crying on June 12. His wife Sandra took her without telling him to try to enter the US illegally. The couple has three other children in Honduras who were left behind. Denis says he just wants them to either be sent back to Honduras or gain entry to the US
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