A CNN panel lambasted TIME magazine on Friday over the publication’s dishonest magazine cover that drove outrage over the Trump administration’s “zero tolerance” border policy by deceitfully depicting a 2-year-old crying Honduran girl as being separated from her mother.
Despite outrage over the policy, which the media has partially driven, the CNN panel, consisting of CNN’s Mary Katherine Ham and Jackie Kucinich, was only interested in honest dialogue.
“Not just Republicans should pounce, media should pounce, Democrats should pounce, because when you make someone the emblem of a problem in a land where people have a lot of suspicions about media coverage and think this might be somebody messing with them or exaggerating a problem that existed in a different capacity under Obama,” Ham said.
“Then yeah, when you put that person as the symbol and it turns out she is not affected by that policy and was in fact not separated and her mother was a repeat offender coming over the border again…yes people are going to wonder if you’re lying to them about other things,” Ham added.
“It is infuriating that this happened because it hurts all media, it hurts all media,” she said.