The Fake News Purveyors, er, MSM, were forced to retract their story after attributing Obama-era child detention center statistics to President Trump.
But notice how, in their retractions, they mention “the year 2015” rather than “Obama.”
Via Fox News.
Several media organizations were forced to make retractions Tuesday after falsely attributing a staggering Obama-era migrant child-detention statistic to President Trump.
On Monday, Manfred Nowak, an expert from the U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, claimed that 100,000 migrant children were detained by the Trump administration and indicated that it was the “world’s highest rate” of detained children. The following day, however, he acknowledged that the cited number actually was from 2015 — under President Obama….
Nowak’s admission prompted several media outlets to withdraw their previously reported stories.
“A Nov. 18 story headlined ‘U.S. has world’s highest rate of children in detention -U.N. study’ is withdrawn. The United Nations issued a statement on Nov. 19 saying the number was not current but was for the year 2015. No replacement story will be issued,” Reuters stated.
National Public Radio wrote, “We have temporarily withdrawn this story because the study’s author has acknowledged a significant error in the data. We will post a revised article with more complete information as soon as possible.”….
Many outlets had run with The Associated Press’s inaccurate report, including NBC News. Al Jazeera also issued an “update.”
Some Democrats initially seized on the inaccurate reporting, including the DNC War Room and 2020 presidential candidate Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt., who have since deleted their tweets.
“This is a disgusting result of Trump’s family separation policies- pushed by Stephen Miller who has cited white nationalist propaganda in promoting his views. It’s also, apparently, a violation of a U.N. treaty, the Convention on the Rights of the Child,” the DNC War Room initially wrote, unaware that it was slamming the Obama administration….
AFP is withdrawing this story.
The author of the report has clarified that his figures do not represent the number of children currently in migration-related US detention, but the total number of children in migration-related US detention in 2015.
We will delete the story. https://t.co/p30UjEWl7u
— AFP news agency (@AFP) November 19, 2019
To disagree with Fox News, media was not forced to ‘retract’ the story, they were forced to ‘correct’ the story which most chose to do by retraction.
What’s that old saying; If you have nothing bad to say about Trump, don’t say anything?