How can you tell the media is lying? When its cameras are rolling, its keys are clicking and its presses are printing.
You may have seen this latest horrifying Trumptrocity earlier today when it was being broadcast for all it was worth.
Green-Card Holder Dies a Day After Being Prevented From Returning Home by Trump’s Order, Report Says- TIME
Detroit Son: My Mom Died Waiting In Iraq Because Of Trump – Huffington Post
An Elderly Iraqi Woman Died After Trump’s Travel Ban Barred Her From the U.S.- New York Magazine
Detroit Mother Dies in Iraq After Trump Ban Blocked Her from Returning for Medical Treatment – Democracy Now!
Report: Woman dies day after being kicked off flight due to Trump Ban – MLive.com
Detroit Green Card-Holder Dies After She’s Stopped In Trump Travel Ban – Patch.com
Detroit-area woman dies after being turned away by Trump travel ban – Detroit Metro Times
This Immigrant’s Family Was Destroyed After Donald Trump’s Muslim Ban – Bustle
This is just shocking, horrifying, unbelievable.
A former American serviceman who served in Iraq, where he was born, says his sick mother died a day after being turned away from the U.S. as a result of President Donald Trump’s executive order abruptly banning entry to travelers from seven predominantly Muslim countries.
“I was just shocked. I had to put my mom back on the wheelchair and take her back and call the ambulance and she was very, very upset,” Hager told Fox 2 Detroit, recalling the moment they were pried apart at the terminal. “She knew right there if we send her back to the hospital she’s going to pass away — she’s not going to make it.”
Hager and his family reportedly fled Iraq during the Gulf War. After spending four years in a refugee camp, they were resettled in the U.S., Fox 2 reports. A few years later, he decided to return to his home country as an American serviceman, working with the U.S. Special Forces as an interpreter and adviser.
Did I mention unbelievable?
The leader of a mosque in Dearborn has confirmed to FOX 2 that a man who claimed his mother died in Iraq after being barred from returning to the United States under a ban instituted by President Trump this weekend, lied to FOX 2 about when her death occurred.
Imam Husham Al-Hussainy, leader of the Karbalaa Islamic Educational Center in Dearborn, says Mike Hager’s mom did not pass away this weekend after being barred from traveling to the United States. The Imam confirms that Hager’s mother died before the ban was put in place.
After the story aired on FOX 2 and was posted on FOX2Detroit.com, we received many questions about the validity of Hager’s claims that his mother died waiting to be approved to come home. FOX 2 has confirmed that his mother died five days earlier.
According to Al-Hussainy, Hager’s mother had kidney disease and was receiving treatment in Michigan – where she lived – before traveling to Iraq to visit family. The Imam said she passed away on January 22, 2017, five days before President Trump instituted the travel ban.
Don’t worry, Snopes and FactCheck will rate it mostly true. Dan Rather will explain that it’s the idea of the story that matters not the minor question of when the woman actually died. Brian Williams will claim that he personally tried to ferry her out of Iraq on a helicopter.
But if Facebook really wants to fight fake news, maybe it can start with the media. The media is the main engine of Fake News.