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Biased Media Reports Illegal Immigrant Arrest, Leaves Out Major Fact

(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not reflect the views of Citizen Truth.)

On Saturday the mainstream media again embarrassed itself by getting ahead of a story before it got all of the facts.

For hours the media reported that an illegal immigrant was arrested by Immigration and Customs Enforcement as he was innocently bringing his pregnant, in labor, wife to the hospital. Sounds heartless doesn’t it?

“ICE Officers Arrest Man Who Was Driving Pregnant Wife to Hospital for C-Section,” Slate reported.

“ICE arrested a man driving his pregnant wife to give birth. She drove herself to the hospital,” The Washington Post headline blared.

“ICE arrests husband taking pregnant wife to hospital for delivery,” ABC News declared.

Newsweek took it further, linking the arrest to President Donald Trump himself. “ICE AGENTS, PART OF TRUMP CRACKDOWN, DETAIN HUSBAND DRIVING PREGNANT WIFE TO DELIVER BABY,” it wrote.

“ICE detains man driving pregnant wife to hospital to deliver baby,” CBS wrote, with photos of the distressed wife.

“ICE Agents Detained a Man Driving His Pregnant Wife to the Hospital,” Time Magazine proclaimed.

“I feel very bad right now,” the man’s wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, told CBS Los Angeles from the hospital. “My husband needs to be here,” she said. “He had to wait for his son for so long, and someone just took him away.”

There was even a GoFund Me Page started to help the family.

But there was more, much more, to the story. By the time night came some, but not all, of those news agencies had to add a wrinkle to their story. The man who as taken into custody, Joel Arrona-Lara, 36, is wanted in Mexico for the crime of murder.

ICE spokeswoman Lori Haley said that Arrona-Lara “was brought to ICE’s attention due to an outstanding warrant issued for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges.”

“ICE continues to focus its enforcement resources on individuals who pose a threat to national security, public safety and border security. ICE conducts targeted immigration enforcement in compliance with federal law and agency policy. However, ICE will no longer exempt classes or categories of removable aliens from potential enforcement,” she said.

It is part of a frightening pattern of the mainstream media not focusing on doing its job but, rather, focusing on going after its enemy, President Trump. It has been doing this by ignoring the news that damages those who stand against the president and heightening stories it believes will be detrimental.

I will be focusing on these cases in an ongoing series here on Citizen Truth called “Bias In The Media. An Expose.”

Like the story of the chicken and the egg the question is a matter of which came first. Did the media conspire against, and attack, President Trump forcing him to fire back? Or did the president’s consistent attacks on the media cause it to become what he claimed they were, a weapon against him?

The truth is in the eye of the beholder, but one thing remains. The media has an obligation to report the truth and not skew the news to fit an activist agenda. Right now, be it Fox News, OAN, Drudge or Breitbart who are firmly on the right, or the mainstream media like CNN, NBC, ABC and CBS who have entrenched themselves on the left, there appears to be no more Walter Cronkite type journalist interested in simply reporting the facts.

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Carmine Sabia

Carmine began writing for BizPacReview in 2014 where he found success as a conservative writer. His popularity continued to soar as he gained tens of thousands of followers. He currently works as a managing editor for The Federalist Papers and as a writer and editor for Citizen Truth. ​Carmine has been quoted by Fox News, has been interviewed on television by Tomi Lahren, appeared on BBC Radio, "The Critical Hour" with Dr. Wilmer Leon, Sky News in the UK, NHK in Japan, Power 98.7 South Africa and various other media outlets.

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10 Comments

  1. Jerry Sheets August 18, 2018

    Fake BS put out by the right wing propaganda machine

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    1. Judy August 24, 2018

      It was on the news! Both Criminal Illegal Aliens. A woman is Not in labor if she is having a C-Section!! She was driving!! It cannot be clearer!! Hint, they have different last names. Not husband and wife!! Anchor baby laws only apply if one parent is Legal!!!

  2. Charles Freedom August 18, 2018

    Ice will come up with crap so they don’t look bad in front of the cameras….most of them are heartless and full of hate…..which is what they teach them.

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  3. Sandy Winter August 19, 2018

    Where is the proof of this article??

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  4. Joseph Mangano August 19, 2018

    So it’s OK that she had to drive herself to the hospital to give birth?

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  5. Roy Barnes August 24, 2018

    I remember that fox was the first ones that said he was an illegal, so did fox tell trump or did trump tell fox?

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  6. Dellene Garlock August 24, 2018

    The biased media actually reported the following evening that he was wanted for murder when ICE released the information.

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  7. Roy Barnes September 3, 2018

    Citizens truth aka trump propaganda site. You lost all credibility on Facebook.

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  8. Shirley Hawkins September 3, 2018

    Our government wrong

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  9. Dellene Garlock September 3, 2018

    Actually….. the following night most msm reported that ICE had released that the man was wanted for murder in Mexico but when calls were placed to verify that information, it could not be verified. As in no warrants were found.
    We cannot hold anyone up to a standard we don’t hold ourselves to. SPREAD THE TRUTH. BE PART OF THE SOLUTION.

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