June 22, 2018

There’s More: Mom of 2-Year-Old in ‘Iconic’ Photo Was Previously Deported

The narratives surrounding the 2-year-old girl photographed crying at the U.S.-Mexico border have imploded so completely that it couldn’t possibly get more embarrassing, right? Wrong. A later segment of CBS’s This Morning revealed that young Yanela Denise Hernandez’s mother, Sandra Sanchez, was deported in 2013.

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CBS News Acknowledges ‘Misinformation’ on Crying 2-Year-Old Child at Border

While it doesn’t make up for the days of related media-generated fake news, it is noteworthy that Friday’s This Morning program on CBS followed up on the story associated with the “iconic” photo of two-year-old Yanela Denise Hernandez at the U.S.-Mexico border. CBS has confirmed that “at no point” were the mother, Sandra Sanchez, and her daughter “ever separated.” Though reporter David Begnaud failed to mention the husband and three children Sandra Sanchez left behind in Honduras, as disclosed in the husband’s Thursday UK Daily Mailinterview covered Friday morning at NewsBusters, he did reveal several additional inconvenient facts about the border encounter and about Sandra herself, including her 2013 deportation.

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Friday Off-Topic (Moderated) Open Thread (062218)

Filed under: Lucid Links — Tom @ 6:00 am

This open thread is meant for commenters to post on items either briefly noted below (if any) or otherwise not covered at this blog. Rules are here.

Positivity: Meet the Catholic man who invented the World Cup

Filed under: Positivity — Tom @ 5:55 am

From a Catholic News Agency blogpost:

June 15, 2008

Starting this weekend, an estimated 3.2 billion people the world over will tune in to watch the 2018 World Cup, an international soccer tournament founded by a Catholic man from a small village in France.

Jules Rimet was born on October 14, 1873, in the small village of Theuley in Eastern France to a modest family; his father was a grocer, and when Jules was just 11, they relocated to Paris in search of better work following an economic crisis.

Rimet’s background, as well as his devout Catholic faith, heavily influenced the way he viewed the world. Even after becoming a successful lawyer, Rimet had a heart for the poor, and was inspired by the social teaching of the Church.

He was particularly inspired by Pope Leo XIII’s encyclical Rerum Novarum, according to The Catholic Herald, and helped found an organization that provided social and medical aid to the poor.

Rimet also loved sports and was a firm believer that it could unite people across race and class. At the age of 24, he founded a sports club called Red Star, which was open to anyone regardless of class. He insisted that the club included soccer, even though he didn’t play himself and at the time the sport was looked down on as being for only Englishmen and the lower class.

“Men will be able to meet in confidence without hatred in their hearts and without an insult on their lips,” he once said of his vision for sports.

In 1904, Rimet helped to found the Fédération Internationale de Football Association (International Federation of Association Football, or FIFA), though the start of World War I delayed his plans of hosting an international tournament.

By 1921 Rimet became the President of FIFA, and is the longest-serving president of the organization to date. Seven years later, he was able to hold the first World Cup in Uruguay. He carried the now-famous Jules Rimet trophy on board a ship to South America in his bag.

Rimet served as FIFA’s president until 1954, and was nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize in 1956 for founding the World Cup. He died in France in October 1956 at the age of 83. …

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