The Truth Behind Viral Photo Of "Immigrant Child" Crying Inside A 'Cage'

We learnt a new word today (courtesy of Jim Quinn's Burning Platform blog), and it describes perfectly the current state of the 'weaponized' liberal media -

Calumny: the making of false and defamatory statements in order to damage someone's reputation.

And that is what we are seeing.

A photo of a little boy crying in a cage is being shared on social media as seemingly another heart-rending byproduct of the White House's "zero tolerance" immigration policy, which separates undocumented parents and kids at the border.

But as CNN reports (yes CNN, but we will get back to that), there's only one problem: The picture is being completely taken out of context -- and does not show what it is purported to show.

Many of those sharing it claim the image depicts a boy detained by ICE under the new Trump administration policy of referring all people who cross the border illegally for criminal prosecution.

Among them was journalist and filmmaker Jose Antonio Vargas who posted the photo last week on Twitter, saying: "This is what happens when a government believes people are 'illegal'. Kids in cages."

And that has been 'favorited' 38,000 times (and 10,000 more on Facebook)... but it's a lie.

As CNN is forced to admit, the picture was actually taken during a June 10 protest against White House immigration policies at Dallas City Hall, as first reported by fact-checking site Snopes.

Other Facebook photos from the protest, organized by the Texas chapter of the Brown Berets de Cemanahuac, a Latino advocacy group, show the same boy outside the cage as activists hold signs urging the White House to "stop separating families."

Leroy Pena, head of the Brown Berets' Dallas-Fort Worth chapter, took two pictures of the caged crying boy and posted them on Facebook with the caption: "This was part of our protest yesterday, but this is actually going on right now, at this very moment, in child detention centers throughout the country." The post was later deleted, but a version is still on the Wayback Machine.

The reality of the situation was, as Pena told CNN, that the toddler was following his older sibling, who took part in the Dallas cage protest along with other teens...

"He got confused on how to get out (of the cage) and cried when he saw his mother," Pena said. "He was only in there about 30 seconds."

Vargas later said he realized the photo of the boy in the cage was misleading but defended his right to share it to make a point.

"Telling me that I shouldn't post an image that, as it happened, was from a protest that staged what is actually happening at the border is like saying actors shouldn't portray characters and situations based in real life," he wrote on Twitter. "This is not a 'cause' for me. This is real."

So even after CNN attempted - rightly - to set the story straight on the viral photo of the young boy 'stuck in a cage crying with no mom in sight' they still manage to add just enough fake news an innuendo to their story in order that you come away forgetting that were misled at all.

Calumny, indeed!! It's the only tactic they have.


D503 Wed, 06/20/2018 - 19:46 Permalink

How about all the kids ripped from their fathers by our "family court" system.

70% of women lose the family home after winning it in the divorce. 

hedgeless_horseman nmewn Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:02 Permalink


Please listen, President Trump, this 5-D Propaganda is beyond me.  I'm only good for 3-D, or 4-D at my very best.  

1.  Read, Propaganda, by Edward Bernays.…

Donald is somewhere like a Level 20 Propaganda Wizard.  I am currently playing a Level 3 (Texas) Ranger.

Enquiring minds want to know, bitchezzz!!!!

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macholatte hedgeless_horseman Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:06 Permalink


This fraud has all the finger prints of Erik Schmidt (Google) and the Soros Machine.

I am curious to know if the Hollywood & TV scum (see Peter Fonda, Bill Maher, David Letterman, Rob Reiner, Deniro, Spielberg, etc.) ever have to come to grips with the reality that they have been scammed by real professionals and made themselves into complete ass holes.  Are they ever embarrassed?


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land_of_the_few Rubicon727 Thu, 06/21/2018 - 03:35 Permalink

This kid in the cage is a lie.

Same sh1t as these other photogenic kids and Yoots who were taken advantage of and paid to do political media stunts:

Bana - she is a lie

Omran - perfectly healthy kid, parents agree it was a media stunt which was a lie

Chemmed kids in Syria - they hosed down healthy kids by bribing them with snacks - it was a lie

"Bombed" blondie kids in Aleppo, Syria - unlikely appearance chosen for Western audience preferences - a lie

YPG / Kurdish Peshmerga cutie girl soldiers in north Syria expertly filmed dancing and giggling but never showing their male colleagues - they are occupying Syrian cities so it is a lie

Yulia Skripal - makeup artist processed and photographed almost to porn level like a supermodel, story is a lie

Mainstream Media Caught Exploiting Children in Psy-Op to Sell War to America—It Worked…


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MozartIII hedgeless_horseman Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:16 Permalink

We have pictures from the Obama regime, Trump now owns them, as the media just woke up to the issue, despite time stamped photo's. It is an issue!

Parents should not be separated from their children in todays pedophile world. Parents that bring their kids to the US boarder to cross it illegally are dumb as shit. The US paid Mexico to build a boarder wall on it's southern boarder, it was almost done, Mexico doesn't want excessive immigration either. Just look at what Mexico does to illegal immigrants. A lot of Jail and zero rights, unless they are on there way through.

Put up a fucking real boarder wall and this all stops. In the mean time, shut the fuck up!!!

The propaganda posted here daily is a damn joke, all portrayed as true. Pathetic as hell!

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Lost in translation hedgeless_horseman Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:16 Permalink

Courtesy of the United States’ Government:


A 23-year-old DREAMer in Washington state is accused of brutally raping a 19-year-old woman in her apartment complex's gym and leaving her with severe facial injuries -- including a broken jaw and dangling ear.

The woman ended up stumbling home with missing teeth, a bloody head and wearing only a black tank top, according to court documents obtained by Fox News. She was working out in the gym in Burien, a Seattle suburb, before the June 25 assault and did not know her attacker, police said.

Salvador Diaz-Garcia, an illegal immigrant who was a recipient of Deferred Action on Childhood Arrivals, or DACA, is now facing second-degree assault and rape charges in the vicious attack. He also faces child molestation charges for allegedly assaulting a 14-year-old the same day the rape occurred.

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 hedgeless_horseman Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:26 Permalink

So show us the photo. WTF are you saying? What does that mean that the State blows goats?

Due process? Oh this animal is getting due process after mutilating a woman with savagery that is beyond the pale. It sounds like you support such savagery. Do you?

And currently too many guilty don't face justice, they are allowed to get away with multiple crimes. Like the Clintons. Plenty of proof about sedition and treason but these people walk free.

Two-tiered justice. One for the elite and another for the serfs.

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Kagemusho Giant Meteor Wed, 06/20/2018 - 22:14 Permalink

Then you might want to see this, from the movie Er ist Wieder da ("Look Who's back")  Maybe not so funny, 

Plenty more from the movie on YouTube. Shockingly thought provoking, as was the intent. When it came out, the movie was meant by liberals to shame Germans via satire, but it backfired and struck a very deep chord, instead. 

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HRH of Aquitaine 2.0 hedgeless_horseman Wed, 06/20/2018 - 21:31 Permalink

I thought you were going to have a photo of the "state blows goats." Or at least a photo of a a state employee or elected official demonstrating how to "blow a goat." I don't know what that means.

Does it mean the state was blowing up goats, with explosives, literally? Does it mean the state, or state empoyees, were inflating goats with air? Does it mean that state employees or elected officials were performing a sexual act, commonly known as a blow job, on a goat?

Enquiring minds want to know!

The photo / link you posted does not follow.

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char_aznable D503 Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:01 Permalink

HAHAHAHAHA the absolute state of straight civilization

this is why it's hard for me to ever feel insulted as a faggot, enjoy marrying some cunt who will gain 50 pounds and steal your house as soon as you give her that ring and sign the mortgage. Oh, she'll also turn your children against you. LOL


you geniuses oughta have figured out by now that women pretty much have no novel thoughts and just exist as clay to be molded, nowadays the man can't do that job, so the new world order took over. whoops. Manipulating female emotional impulses seems like a fabulously easy way to govern a circus-ring society, which is very much so what the western world is turning out to be. Stay distracted as you get looted some more, trust me, the end result of all this is going to be hilarious (see: Brazil)


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char_aznable VWAndy Wed, 06/20/2018 - 20:22 Permalink

I inferred that you meant people feel morally obliged to indulge trannies, no? That it's not a matter of intelligence whether someone respects transsexuals but a function of their morality and presumably their empathy. Weird how encouraging a person to go on drugs that give them cancer and make them a medical slave paying tithe to the institutionally owned pharmaceutical companies is the moral solution to hating oneself in the contemporary world.

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