An image that appears in this week’s Time magazine cover became a rallying cry for an end to the Trump administration’s policy of separating children from their parents after they are apprehended at the US border.
The cover features an image of a crying toddler taken by Getty photographer John Moore superimposed next to President Trump, who is towering over the child. The text next to the illustration reads, “Welcome to America.”
But as details about the little girl emerged this week, critics claim the cover is misleading because she is not one of the thousands of children who have been separated from their parents at the border. …
Time issued a correction on one of its articles in which Moore’s photo appeared. “The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after she taken from the scene. The girl was not carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents; her mother picked her up and the two were taken away together,” the correction reads.
This is a huge blunder by Time, made worse by their refusal to apologise.
The girl was screaming because her mum put her down for two minutes while she was searched by US border patrol. It wasn’t a girl screaming because her parents were being taken away. She was just upset because she was standing next to her mum for a couple of minutes. I sometimes get that reaction at supermarkets when I have to put the sprog down when I pay.
The US policy of separating parents and children is or was inhumane and deserved all the criticism and scrutiny. But for Time Magazine to use as its cover photo an image which is misleading at best and fake news at worse is wrong.