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Newsweek Condemns Ivanka Trump for Posting Photos of Her Kids

Newsweek Condemns Ivanka Trump for Posting Photos of Her Kids
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Michael Dorstewitz By Monday, 18 June 2018 02:50 PM EDT Current | Bio | Archive

It’s time for Newsweek to change its name — it’s no longer in the business of reporting the news.

Last week started out with the G7 summit, where President Donald Trump told the other member nations that the era of a “free ride” at the expense of the United States was about to come to a close.

Last week was also witness to the president’s historic meeting With North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un — the first step in finally denuclearizing the Korean peninsula.

The week ended with the long-awaited introduction of the Department of Justice Inspector General’s report on the FBI's investigation of Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server.

But for one publication it was a slow news week.

On Saturday, Newsweek condemned first daughter Ivanka Trump for having the audacity to post photos of her three children while her father’s administration “takes immigrant kids away from [their] parents.”

“From April 19 to May 31, nearly 2,000 minors were separated from their families by U.S. border agents at the U.S.-Mexico border. That’s roughly 45 kids per day. In the same time period, the president’s daughter, Ivanka Trump, has shared multiple photos with her three children, Arabella, Theodore and Joseph,” the magazine reported.

“The first daughter posted a picture of herself on Thursday, saying in the caption she was on a date night with her daughter, Arabella. She did so at a time when her father's administration, of which she is an adviser, has separated thousands of families at the southern border. It’s prompted some to call it tone deaf,” Newsweek said, without saying who was calling her “tone deaf.”

Newsweek followed up its “report” by posting some of the first daughter’s most recent snapshots taken of her children that the magazine found so objectionable.

The issue of separating illegal immigrant parents from their kids got significantly ramped up when The New York Times Magazine editor-in-chief shared a photo of caged children of immigrant parents last month.

It turned out that the photo was actually taken in 2014 — during the Barack Obama administration.

But that didn’t stop the media hysteria. Even Planned Parenthood, which aborted 321,384 unborn babies last year, suddenly became defenders of children.

“In our hearts and minds today: all of the fathers and parents who have been separated from their children at borders,” the organization’s Father’s Day message said. "Keep families together."

The media frenzy finally prompted Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen to set the record straight.

“This misreporting by Members, press & advocacy groups must stop. It is irresponsible and unproductive,” she said Sunday. “As I have said many times before, if you are seeking asylum for your family, there is no reason to break the law and illegally cross between ports of entry.”

She then laid out the difference between legal and illegal entry.

“You are not breaking the law by seeking asylum at a port of entry,” Nielsen continued, adding, “We do not have a policy of separating families at the border. Period.”

Since the last presidential election, media outlets have been more concerned with pushing their own narrative than actually reporting the news.

The most important function of the press is to hold government accountable, but when it does so at the expense of accuracy, the press morphs from being a news reporting organization to that of a propaganda outlet.

With that in mind, Newsweek should seriously consider a name change. I suggest News Weak.

Michael Dorstewitz is a retired lawyer and has been a frequent contributor to BizPac Review and Liberty Unyielding. He’s also a former U.S. Merchant Marine officer and an enthusiastic Second Amendment supporter, who can often be found honing his skills at the range. To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.

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It’s time for Newsweek to change its name — it’s no longer in the business of reporting the news.
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Monday, 18 June 2018 02:50 PM
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