Nolte: Media ‘Pros’ Publish Fake News That Trump Has 100,000 Migrant Kids in Custody — Citing 2015 Stats

(INSET: Barack Obama) SEATAC, WA - JUNE 09: Javier Tapia (left), age 5, and his brother, Charlie Tapia, age 7, from Seattle, look at a Federal Detention Center holding migrant women on June 9, 2018 in SeaTac, Washington. The boys, whose family is originally from Mexico, were here as part …
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The media ran wild Monday with the fake news 100,000 children are currently being held in U.S. migrant detention centers.

Someone named Manfred Nowak, who heads something called the U.N. Global Study on Children Deprived of Liberty, told a bunch of corrupt reporters, “We have more than — still more than — 100,000 children in migration-related detention in the United States of America.”

Among others, the Associated Press (and by extension all those who republished the AP), the AFP and Reuters, ran with it.

Obviously, on its face, the story is an outrageous and absurd act of fake news. But when it comes to smearing the Trump administration — be it the Russia Collusion Hoax or this stupid impeachment process — evidence, facts, and common sense no longer matter. If it makes Trump look bad, the media simply play stenographer — be it for the Deep State, a bunch of witnesses who witnessed nothing, or this dishonest lame-brain working for the corrupt United Nations.

Here’s the real news [emphasis added throughout]:

But on Tuesday, [Nowak] told The AP that [100,000] figure was drawn from a U.N. refugee agency report citing data from 2015, the latest figure his team could find. That was before U.S. President Donald Trump, whose policies on migration have drawn criticism, was elected.

Tee hee. The data is from 2015, y’all…

Guess who was president in 2015?

But there’s more…

Nowak also said the figure of over 100,000 referred to the cumulative number of migrant children held in detention at any point during that year, whether “for two days or eight months or the whole year,” not all simultaneously.

So, unlike what the media professionals repeated without question or skepticism, the 100,000 figure does not refer to children currently imprisoned by Evil Trump. Rather, it refers to the children held by the media’s Precious Barry. Oh, and that number is not a count of the children “in custody at one particular time.” Instead, it is a cumulative number of those held for various amounts of time (as little as two days) throughout the year.

In other words, this statistic is utterly meaningless. It says nothing about anything involving America. All it shows — that is, if you are still dumb enough to assume the correction is correct — is that our southern border is being overwhelmed and we really, really, really need to build a big, beautiful wall.

But let’s talk about the bottom line…

What kind of flaming idiot believes our immigration system has the facilities to hold 100,000 children?

Yeah, I wish.

It gets worse, because you not only have to believe we have the facilities to hold 100,000 people; if you are told those 100,000 are children, you have to believe we have the facilities to also hold the adults who accompanied them. So now we are talking about — what? — 250,000 people?

In other words, our co-called media professionals, those oh-so-responsible, capital-“J” journalists who attended J-school, who are buried in layers of professional fact checkers and layers of editorial accountability, blindly reported that President Trump currently has in custody more people than the population of Scottsdale, Arizona; of Reno, Nevada; of Lubbock, Texas; of Boise, Idaho; of San Bernardino, California; of Jersey City, New Jersey.

The population of Orlando, Florida, is 285,000.

This is how stupid, corrupt, inept, compromised, and desperate-to-lie the media are.

I mean, how does any thinking adult — much less a “journalist” — publish something like this without a hint of skepticism, without following up, without doing some digging, without using the Google Machine?

But here’s the saddest thing… Here’s why the media are so dangerous… The only reason this ridiculous story was retracted was because of the date, because the numbers are from 2015, because the report is critical of the media’s Precious Barry.

That’s the only reason the media bothered to eventually tell the truth.

Had this stupid report targeted Trump, the media would have done what it always does after spreading fake news about Trump: added a few stealth edits about how the number is “cumulative,” and then pretended that was a distinction without a difference because the Orange Bad Man is a Nazi.

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