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Do The Prog-Left Care—“Really Care” About Children?


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Do The Prog-Left Care—Really Care About Children?
What do, Rachel Maddow, Cardinal Tim Dolan and the omnipresent Hillary Rodham Clinton share in common?

Crocodiles crying for babies in virtue signalling how they like all members of the mainstream media dominating prog-left care—“really care”—about children being separated from their parents at border crossings before being locked up in horrifying cages.

Never mind that none of the above were not there to cry for children taken away from their parents at U.S. borders until June of 2018, or that the pictures of “caged children” sent viral to break hearts like former First Lady Laura Bush are actually recycled ones from the Obama and not the Trump era.

Witness MSBC’s weeping Rachel Maddow who just couldn’t bring herself to read the words from an AP story on the separation of little ones from their parents at the border during the opening of Tuesday’s show—before almost as dramatically apologizing for “showing emotion” in a Twitter post.

“Ugh, I’m sorry. If nothing else, it is my job to actually be able to speak while I’m on TV,” she wrote. Then, after concluding what she was trying to say, she added: “Again, I apologize for losing it there for a moment. Not the way I intended that to go, not by a mile.” (Mediaite, June 19, 2018)

“Losing it there for a “MOMENT” is a perfect description of Maddow’s televised breakdown.

Cardinal Timothy Dolan: God’s law trumps man’s law

Gotta’ love a Canada Free Press reader’s description of CNN’s Cardinal Dolan interview on the children being separated from their parents at the border:

“This is NY Cardinal Dolan, who is talking lies with the worst television host on CNN, Chris Cuomo, who is Governor Andrew Cuomo’s brother, who is the worst governor in the nation.  It’s all very fitting and they are all birds of a feather.”    



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It’s against God’s Law “to take a baby from his or her mother”, according to this prominent Catholic Cardinal.

But only at the border—not from his or her mother’s womb?

When any opportunity for virtue signalling arises, expect Hillary Clinton to plop herself down foursquare at its forefront.

Never mind that in a 2006 interview about border security she was all for separation of families and physical barriers.



Clinton used the migrant children separated from their parents crisis to remind us that she used to be a Sunday School teacher, lecturing the current administration on biblical passages, and slamming Attorney General Jeff Sessions for citing Saint Paul in Romans 13

“Those who selectively use the Bible to justify this cruelty are ignoring a central tenet of Christianity,” she said. She added, “Jesus said, ‘Suffer the little children unto me’; he did not say, ‘Let the children suffer.’” (Washington Post, June 15, 2018)


The expression “We are all sinners” does not include Clinton, who may have remembered one biblical passage from her Sunday School teaching days, but forgot all about money being “the root of all evil”.

Thanks to mainstream and social media and publicity hound politicians, all eyes and ears are on migrant babies separated from their parents and being detained in cages.

All ignore staggering statistics on child trafficking and child sex crimes:

“Last week the US Department of Justice published a press release about an appalling feature of American society. This was its first paragraph:

“The Department of Justice today announced the arrest of more than 2,300 suspected online child sex offenders during a three-month, nationwide, operation conducted by Internet Crimes Against Children (ICAC) task forces. The task forces identified 195 offenders who either produced child pornography or committed child sexual abuse, and 383 children who suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography. (Michael Cook, editor MercatorNet, June 19, 2018)

“The numbers are dismaying. In the course of three months agents caught 195 people who had allegedly produced child pornography or abused children. They uncovered 383 children who had been used to produce pornographic material or who were abused. More than 2,000 people had broken the law by accessing internet pornography, grooming children online, trafficking children or travelled across state lines or to foreign countries to sexually abuse children. In just three months.

“The United States is a big place – 325 million people – but the fact of 2,300 arrests for paedophilia is not a drop in the bucket. It is an ugly boil erupting on the body of a sick society.

“It must have been front-page news, right?

“Nope, sorry. Not a single major media outlet covered it. Not the New York Times. Not the Washington Post. Not CBS. Not CNN. Not ABC. Not NBC. Not PBS.

“A few regional TV stations reported that local men had been arrested. And that was that. Almost nothing about one of the most abominable crimes of the age. I only stumbled across it because a friend noticed the press release on Twitter.

“What explains the silence?

 

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“On Twitter there were rumblings insinuating a dark conspiracy to protect paedophiles. This is absurd. Scandals about celebrities accused of paedophilia are red meat for the media. When scandal broke over Jerry Sandusky, a Pennsylvania State University football coach, and his paedophile past, there was saturation coverage.

“The Department of Justice did itself no favours by issuing a bland document which raised more questions than it answered. The crime of paedophilia covers a range of offences, from the loathsome abuse of infants to having sex with boys and girls over the age of consent, but the press release gave no details. How many offenders were men and how many women? The press release did not say. Their ages? Ditto. Their state? Ditto. 

“But this should have given the media opportunities for scoops and in-depth reporting, just as the release of bland statistics from the Department of Homeland Security provoked a fire storm of controversy about family separation of illegal immigrants.  

“Perhaps the media couldn’t bear to highlight a “good news” story initiated by the Trump Administration. But, to be fair, this isn’t the case either. The Department of Justice has been conducting these raids for years – and those have been largely ignored, too.

“Unhappily, the real reason seems to be that paedophilia has become just another feature of the social landscape—a hideous, stinking heap of moral excrement, but something we have become so accustomed to that we walk around it without breaking stride. For the media, it is just another shrink-wrapped set of dismal statistics packaged in the cardboard words of the Federal bureaucracy.

“This is a crime far worse than the #MeToo abuses, bad as they are. Most of the women wronged by powerful men were adults who could fight back. The very existence of the movement shows that they can defend themselves. The 383 people who “suffered recent, ongoing, or historical sexual abuse or production of child pornography” are children. They can’t. And maybe that’s why they have been ignored. They’re anonymous; they’re helpless; they can’t even create their own hashtag.

“The American media has failed these kids. It has to ask itself why.”

Deafening silence from Maddow, Dolan and Clinton on children at risk from sex crimes.

Meanwhile if the Maddow, Dolan, Clinton and all members of the prog-left care—“really care”—about children, they should start by refusing to exploit them for political gain.


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Judi McLeod is an award-winning journalist with 30 years’ experience in the print media. A former Toronto Sun columnist, she also worked for the Kingston Whig Standard. Her work has appeared on Rush Limbaugh, Newsmax.com, Drudge Report, Foxnews.com.

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