More Media Treachery

I haven’t posted anything lately because I haven’t had much time off. Work, eat, sleep. Not much time for anything else.

Another pathetic example of the media who will stoop to virtually anything as an excuse to try to rip Trump apart.

‘These children are barefoot. In diapers. Choking on tear gas.’

A little girl from Honduras stares into the camera, her young features contorted in anguish. She’s barefoot, dusty, and clad only in a diaper and T-shirt. And she’s just had to run from clouds of choking tear gas fired across the border by U.S. agents.


Hoaxed: The ‘Illegal Alien Mom with Barefoot Kids’ Photo was a Setup – Another Staged #FakeNews Production

After further review, yesterday’s ‘horrific’ picture of a woman with barefoot children running from the US border wall was a hoax. In the background of the picture a group of men are posing for one camera man and another is running towards another camera man. In other areas, people are just standing around. The woman with the children was just a photo-op.


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3 responses to “More Media Treachery

  1. chrissythehyphenated

    Good to see you, Pete!

    Many moons ago, Dearest and I were featured in an ABC news spot. It was educational, but not something we’d EVER permit again.

    We didn’t mind when they asked the kids’ school bus to go around again so they could film our girls getting off, because the camera battery had died the first time. So yes it was a “staged” shot, but still showed what had actually happened.

    What bothered us both was when they filmed us watching the president give a speech and superimposed our facial reactions with a DIFFERENT part of the speech.

    And it really annoyed me when the producer chewed me out for talking to the local paper about our experience with an ABC news crew. I’d related the school bus story and he was pissed, like I had no “right” to “out” him? I’m sorry … did I get PAID for any of this? Did I sign an NDA? No, I did not.

    And, seriously, did he REALLY BELIEVE viewers don’t ALREADY KNOW they stage shots all the time?! Sheesh. I think his “viewers are stupid” attitude bothered me more than that he was getting our time and our story for free AND without our having any control over what ABC did with the footage … yet still thought he had some right to control our other behavior. AGH.

    They also reused the clip a long time later for something else, which really bugged Dearest.


  2. Pete, our time in this life is precious. Always delighted when you share some of yours with us.

    On closer inspection, I notice that Mama has very nice shoes.

    Chrissy – your media experience – they think they OWN the Medium and thus the Message. Zombie Marshall McLuhan says, oh, look! teh internet changes everything. As Pete’s post about the border battle and the bogus b-s’ers shows. We see right through them. Well, those who are looking.

    The webwork muse hit me today. Mind if I share?

    Propaganda Props
    Psychological Human Trafficking


    • chrissythehyphenated

      Media Whore Mama: “I don’t always pimp out my half-naked, barefoot children for 15 minutes of fame, but when I do, I wear my best Disney Princess t-shirt.”

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