The retraction (barely) regarding this latest manipulative image and it's accompanying caption has me quite annoyed. I see manipulative imagery or videos regularly provided by the media to the masses. Pick a destabilization? A 'chemical attack' Staged photo ops-
I recall in Egypt the colourful bullies on camels beating persons in the crowd-STAGED
I've forgotten just how much nonsense, presented as fact, has been addressed here regarding Syria. Photos- videos- and more
There's even been fake news out of Israel! (Think it was a knife attack?- staged for the media/ likely a media instigated event) All of these incidents and more, many more, have been duly recorded here
Nor is it lost on me that TIME retracted or corrected their fake news on Friday-
When no one will notice.
I don't like Trump. So this isn't about Trump.
What I despise is the manipulation of the masses by the media- It's is the reason I started this blog and the reason I'm still here more then 10 years later.
Ironically, earlier today, I'd left a comment at Syper's that ended with this observation:
Below is a perfect example of how reality is secondary, while managing your perception is the real priority.
“Perception is the priority. Reality is secondary to managing the mass mind.”
|I saw this image & it's caption everywhere including published in the Globe and Mail|
"U.S. Border Patrol officials said Friday that a girl who is pictured on the cover of this week’s Time magazine was not separated from her mother, despite the poignant image of the child standing alone, weeping.
Time attached a correction to the story, saying “The original version of this story misstated what happened to the girl in the photo after she (was) taken from the scene. The girl was not carried away screaming by U.S. Border Patrol agents; her mother picked her up and the two were taken away together.”
The Time caption says the photo was taken when the girl and her mother were apprehended by Border Patrol officers on June 12 and the mother was being searched “before being sent to a processing center for possible separation.”PBS
"The two-year-old Honduran asylum seeker seen here crying as her mother is searched and detained near the U.S.-Mexico border was not actually separated from her mother, U.S. government officials said.NBC News
Time magazine used an image of the girl, by Getty Images photographer John Moore, on its cover this week, next to a picture of a towering Trump. While Time corrected a story it had written about the photo, its top editor defended the cover."
"The Honduran girl whose photo has come to symbolize Trump's family separation policy was not separated from her mother, it turns out.
A photo of a crying Honduran girl used as a symbol of the Trump administration's policy of separating undocumented migrant children from their parents turns out to not be as representative as originally believed."
Yanela's father, Denis Varela Hernandez, came forward late Thursday to tell The Daily Mail that a Honduran official in the U.S. had informed him that the toddler was never separated from her mother except for a brief pat-down and that the two were being held together in a family detention center.If the father would not have come forward TIME would never have 'corrected' their story
TIME did NOT act responsibly. Either, TIME did not undertake the minimum due diligence
necessary before publishing this latest report.
1- the degree of care that is to be reasonably expected or that is legally required, esp. of persons giving professional adviceOr they intentionally mislead their audience!
2. an assessing, evaluating, etc. conducted with prudent or necessary care
They published a lie. A falsehood. Which is what I think they did! At the blog I do my utmost to verify the information posted here- As a one woman show
TIME has resources I can’t even imagine at their ready!!
In my opinion, this image was published, with the caption chosen specifically for the sole purpose of spreading perception managing disinformation.