Migrant ‘Mom of the Year’ Poses with Canister of Tear Gas in Media Photo-Op
by Cristina Laila
November 26, 2018
In the background of the picture a group of men are posing for one camera man and another is running towards another camera man. In other areas, people are just standing around. The woman with the children was just a photo-op.
The mother of the year was dragging her two young daughters, one barefoot and both in diapers through a barrage of tear gas canisters as she was storming the US border in Tijuana on Sunday.
MSNBC producer Annie Rose Ramos tweeted a photo of the migrant ‘mom of the year’ holding an empty canister of tear gas in a relatively clean t-shirt.
Another photo op…
RAMOS: This is the Mom in that photo. Her name is Maria Mesa and she says she was scared for her life and the life of her children yesterday. Holding the tear gas canister, she said seeing the photo of her from yesterday makes her want to cry “I just grabbed my kids and ran”
This is the Mom in that photo. Her name is Maria Mesa and she says she was scared for her life and the life of her children yesterday. Holding the tear gas canister, she said seeing the photo of her from yesterday makes her want to cry “I just grabbed my kids and ran” pic.twitter.com/0crStFaasT
— Annie Rose Ramos (@Annie_Rose23) November 26, 2018
The media needed their dramatic photo with women and children and they got it.
Rodney Scott, the Chief Patrol Agent in San Diego said people were purposely pushing the women and children to the front before they started throwing projectiles at law enforcement, ultimately causing the situation to escalate.
Patrol Agent Scott: What I find unconscionable was that people would purposely take children into this situation. What we saw over and over yesterday was that people would purposely push women and children to the front and then begin basically rocking our agents.
The US responded with tear gas and like clockwork, the liars in the media accused the Trump administration of ‘gassing women and children.’
The reaction to the latest photo-op was interesting…
That's photoshopped!!! This is the original. pic.twitter.com/RFac8jqrQs
— Kelen McBreen (@Kelenmcbreen) November 27, 2018
She went back to get the tear gas canister even though it was so scary out there? How much was she paid for this photo???
— Karen Schardine (@Karen_Schardine) November 27, 2018
She should keep as a souvenir to take back to her home country. A reminder to not invade other countries!!
— Manc+1?????? (@ch1ppz) November 27, 2018
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