(PJ Media) Earlier today the Associated Press reported that a Department of Homeland Security official had resigned in the wake of the Obama administration’s decision to release thousands of illegal aliens awaiting the judicial process. The department cited budget cuts as the reason for the releases, despite the fact that the cuts would hit about one percent of DHS’s budget, and they have not even happened yet.
The AP’s story turns out to have been premature. No one has been fired or resigned in the wake of the release scandal.
The AP’s headline on its story remains “DHS official resigns after immigrants are freed.” Which, while technically sort of true, is full of lies. One, the “immigrants” are illegal aliens awaiting court. Legal immigrants and illegal aliens are two very different things in the eyes of the law. Two, the official’s retirement, not resignation, is not connected to the jail releases. So it does not belong within miles of a story about those releases. Three, being “freed” implies that they are being held for some nefarious reason; “released” would be more accurate.
Left as is, the headline — which is all that most people will read — exonerates the Obama administration and suggests that after it found wrongdoing, a head rolled. In reality, the Obama administration probably ordered the releases and is now covering them up by blaming ICE. No one has been held accountable. The AP’s headline helps ensure that no one will be held accountable. Continue reading via PJ Media...