For John, BLUF: Why does the Press elide over Obama Administration data when they publish, as bad, lesser data from the Trump Administration? Nothing to see here; just move along.
Blog post, 19 November 2019, by Mr Ed Driscoll.
Here is most of the blog post:
Reuters, AFP withdraw stories on UN Study on child detentions. In their mea culpa, Reuters notes, “A Nov. 18 story headlined ‘U.S. has world’s highest rate of children in detention -U.N. study’ is withdrawn.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.”The bad thing is that people in the media are not embarrassed by this.
Amber Athey of the Daily Caller tweets:
Several things going on here:
– Media largely ignored the immigration crisis under Obama.
– Things that happened under Obama admin have been used to attack Trump (kids in cages, family separation).
– UN’s blind acceptance of detention #’s from China & Russia is concerning. And as one of her followers adds, “Instead of editing the piece to accuse Obama, they deleted the story entirely.”
Hat tip to the InstaPundit.
Regards — Cliff