Time magazine is really being killed on social media over their fake news cover nailing Trump, but instead of apologizing, they’re doubling down.
Time magazine is defending a cover that critics claim inaccurately depicts a migrant child as being separated from her parents, insisting the “cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment.”
“The June 12 photograph of the 2-year-old Honduran girl became the most visible symbol of the ongoing immigration debate in America for a reason,” a Time spokesman said in a statement provided to CNN on Friday.
“Under the policy enforced by the administration, prior to its reversal this week, those who crossed the border illegally were criminally prosecuted, which in turn resulted in the separation of children and parents,” the spokesman added. “Our cover and our reporting capture the stakes of this moment.”
Just ridiculous. The story had to be corrected and it was anchored in that image of the girl, but they just can’t admit that they screwed up. It’s this kind of arrogance and unaccountability that leads so many to excuse Trump of his transgressions. But they’re too stupid and conceited to admit it.