Saturday, dozens of media outlets reported that federal Immigration and
Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents arrested an illegal alien who was
taking his wife to the hospital to deliver their baby — but they
conveniently left out one key detail: the man was a wanted murder
arrested murder suspect Joel Arrona-Lara when he stopped to
get gas while taking his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to the hospital
so she could give birth.
media outlets ran with misleading headlines that conveyed a sense of
brutality and inhumanity as the political Left is currently trying to
demonize ICE. Many publications didn't even include the fact Arrona-Lara
was a homicide suspect in their reports.
Here are some of
the headlines featured by the media:
Washington Post: "ICE arrested a man driving his pregnant wife to
give birth. She drove herself to the hospital."
Sacramento Bee: "They were on their way to the hospital to have a
baby when ICE took him away"
News: "ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to
"ICE Agents Detained a Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital"
"ICE Officers Arrest Man Who Was Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital for
Mag: "ICE Arrests Husband Who Was Taking Wife to Give Birth at
"Ice Agents, Part Of Trump Crackdown, Detain Husband Driving Pregnant
Wife To Deliver Baby"
of the only media outlets to report that Arrona-Lara was a murder
suspect in the title and in the report was NBC
News, which reported that ICE specifically noted that Arrona-Lara
was arrested because of an "outstanding warrant issued for his arrest in
Mexico on homicide charges."
timing of the media's latest deception to demonize the Trump
administration for political gain comes just two days after more than
350 newspapers wrote op-eds bemoaning President Donald Trump's attacks
on the media for inaccurately covering news stories and for sometimes
reporting blatantly false information.