Media outlets are deleting these stories instead of correcting the date because it ruins their anti-Trump narratives when people learn Obama locked up kids. They don’t care about the truth, just scoring political points. pic.twitter.com/0YOkeCQxj9
— Watchdog (@LibWatchdog) November 19, 2019
Reuters : “No replacement story will be issued.” 🤔 pic.twitter.com/CZc9wI52e6
— TheFederalist Tweets (@federalistmemes) November 19, 2019
Liberal media outlets are scrambling to delete entire stories after several outlets reported about a currently inaccurate number of children in immigrant detention facilities.
The problem: the UN study cited in the initial flurry of reporting came from 2015 – when Barack Obama was president.
The Daily Caller’s Shelby Talcott reports:
Outlets including Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), NPR and Aljazeera jumped on a report from the United Nations, writing Monday that the country has the world’s highest rate of detained children. The outlets reported that there are currently more than 100,000 children in immigration-related custody, which violates international law.
A day later, Reuters and AFP deleted their stories after the U.N. clarified the numbers were from 2015, when former President Barack Obama was in office. AFP did not immediately respond to a request for comment on why it no longer felt the numbers were newsworthy after being informed they were from 2015.
“Reuters decided to withdraw its story after the United Nations issued a statement on November 19 saying the number of children in detention was not current but was for the year 2015,” a Reuters spokesperson told the Daily Caller News Foundation.
The page where the article was featured has a retraction on Reuters. The outlet declined to comment on why the story was no longer deemed newsworthy.