Outlets Retract Story About Child Detentions Under Trump When They Discover Numbers are From Barack Obama


How many times will the press humiliate itself by running fake news? Apparently, the number is unlimited. They have done it once again. Citing a UN report that the United States currently has the most detained children in custody of any country in the world. News outlets such as  Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), NPR and Al Jazeera jumped on a report from the United Nations that the United States has 100,000 detained children and that it violates international law.

They were all over this story until the UN clarified their report and said the numbers were from 2015 under Barack Obama. The outlets retracted their stories and have no plans to run the stories naming Obama as the culprit. Is it any wonder that Americans have no trust in the liberal media? I mean, they no longer even pretend to be unbiased. They consider it a waste of time and ink.

Al Jazeera is the only outlet that has rerun the item but they still spend almost the entire article bashing Trump. When Al Jazeera adopts the same policies as the Democrats, you really need to stop and reevaluate your position.

From The Daily Caller

Multiple outlets deleted entire stories Tuesday after falsely reporting the number of children in migrant-related U.S. custody.

Outlets including Reuters, Agence France-Presse (AFP), NPR and Al Jazeera 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.