The editor of Time magazine is standing behind the choice to run with a fake controversial cover.
The cover depicts a small girl crying, as President Trump looms over her menacingly. The cover was used to depict the separation of children from their families when their parents broke the law by illegally crossing the border, instead of using one of the legal crossing points where they could be identified and recorded. As it turns out, the image of crying girl was taken completely out of context. Her father reported that the child was never removed from her parents.
As reported by washingtonexaminer.com
Time magazine's top editor on Sunday stood behind his publication's controversial cover of a crying migrant girl photoshopped beside a towering President Trump, even though the girl was never separated from her mother.
"We discussed it as we discuss every cover and we felt that, I felt that this photo symbolized this moment in America," editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal said in an interview with CNN's "Reliable Sources." "She became the face of this debate, of this crisis, and juxtaposing her with the person whose decisions, in whose hands her fate was held, I thought was a powerful, important statement of the decisions we have to make as a country."
Time was widely criticized for using the image of a two-year-old Honduran girl, whose father later told the Daily Mail that the child and her mother were being detained together.
Felsenthal on Sunday reiterated his qualified regrets over Time's reporting that suggested the girl was "carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents."
Time claims they have owned up to the mistake, which was blatant false reporting, and corrected it as soon as other outlets correct mistakes. That doesn't negate the fact that they manipulated an image for their cover, and then created a completely false story behind the image. Time magazine, one of the most revered publications in the world, is now on the list of "fake news" sources.
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