Thursday, June 21, 2018

The Athol Daily News: Fake News to Trump bash

In an editorial entitled, "Taking children away from their parents unforgivable," The Athol Daily News engages in fake news, asserting that: " Neither the Obama nor George W. Bush administrations separated migrant children from their parents, and if families were detained at the border, they were held together."

Really?  As The Daily Caller notes:

"The media and political class become more and more outraged over the Trump administration’s decision to detain and prosecute immigrants illegally crossing the border.

Lost in the debate is any acknowledgment that President Obama’s administration also used detention facilities.

Current U.S. immigration laws, when enforced, have the consequence of temporarily separating adults who arrive with children into separate detention facilities in order to prosecute the adults.

The policy of prosecuting immigrants for crossing the border illegally has been in place for multiple administrations. The Obama administration prosecuted half a million illegal immigrants and similarly separated families in the process. So did the Bush administration.

The Athol Daily News has long had a bias in favor of the Democratic Party and in opposition to Conservative principles.  The paper routinely bashes President Trump.

Residents of Athol who are Republican or who support President Trump should simply boycott the paper.

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