Including this from head Trumpista Sarah Sanders:
But what the hell does this cover have to do with the 2,300 kids that were actually taken from their parents?It’s shameful that dems and the media exploited this photo of a little girl to push their agenda. She was not separated from her mom. The separation here is from the facts. Dems should join POTUS and fix our broken immigration system. #ChangetheLawshttps://t.co/Y6KrTp4Ulk— Sarah Sanders (@PressSec) June 22, 2018
The Trumpistas are getting upset over a cover but we are not allowed to consider the upset of thousands of kids separated from their parents?
You see, the child crying was "only" crying because, according to the photographer who took the picture, ICE agents ordered the mother to put the child down and then patted the mother down for a full 2 minutes.
Wouldn't Trumpistas be blasting such a picture far and wide if it was a TSA agent doing it?
Further, magazine covers are pretty much artwork. President Trump was not actually standing over the girl. The cover was designed to convey an impression of what was really going on: Traumatized kids being taken from their parents because of Trump's orders.
TIME didn't have any other pictures to work with because Trump goons won't allow pictures to be taken of the kids being separated. And further, the goons lied to the parents saying the kids were only being taken for a bath.
But I can't emphasize how often creative photos are made to present a real theme. It's been done that way across all media for a very long time. It's legitimate if the theme being conveyed is accurate rather than necessarily the specifics of the artwork. Indeed, there is even an iconic basketball card featuring the legendary Boston Celtics coach Red Auerbach smoking a cigar in front of the Celtics bench where if you look close enough you realize a football crowd is in the background and not a basketball crowd. Figure that one out. Artwork conveying the crowds Auerbach worked in front of.
Let's get back on focus to where it should be 2,300 kids seperated from thier parents.
(Note: I hasten to add that TIME writers, like Trumpisats, don't get this concept. Apparently, they claimed the kid was being separated from her mother, But I have never ranked TIME writers above Trumpistas anyway.)