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The AFP and Reuters breathlessly reported, according to the UN the U.S. had "the world’s highest rate of children in detention.” Then they found out the numbers were by a different metric (accounting) and the U.S. was far lower -- but the article/study came during 2015 Obama era, and the Press had been trying to bury that story, and the numbers had gone down under Trump. Instead of correcting/reporting that, they pulled the story and whitewashed history to keep from Obama looking bad and Trump from looking better.  
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The AFP and Reuters breathlessly reported, according to the UN the U.S. had "the world’s highest rate of children in detention.” Then they found out the numbers were by a different metric (accounting) and the U.S. was far lower -- but the article/study came during 2015 Obama era, and the Press had been trying to bury that story, and the numbers had gone down under Trump. Instead of correcting/reporting that, they pulled the story and whitewashed history to keep from Obama looking bad and Trump from looking better. (NBC did a poor job of correcting the record, but at least tried). 
 
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Latest revision as of 12:47, 21 November 2019

The AFP and Reuters breathlessly reported, according to the UN the U.S. had "the world’s highest rate of children in detention.” Then they found out the numbers were by a different metric (accounting) and the U.S. was far lower -- but the article/study came during 2015 Obama era, and the Press had been trying to bury that story, and the numbers had gone down under Trump. Instead of correcting/reporting that, they pulled the story and whitewashed history to keep from Obama looking bad and Trump from looking better. (NBC did a poor job of correcting the record, but at least tried).


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