Right-wing radio host Rush Limbaugh on Tuesday accused the media of using “fake photos of children crying” in its coverage of migrant children being separated from parents at the border.
“I wonder if when we have a story like this where the media is using fake photos of children crying,” Limbaugh said on his radio show, further adding that “it’s not fake that they’re crying. It’s [that] the children may not even be who they’re being said to be and the children may not be separated.”
“They may not be at the border,” Limbaugh continued. “But I wonder how much of this that the media’s doing is to play off and to corral people who are already wimps and linguini-spined when it comes to kids.”
Limbaugh’s remarks come two days after Ann Coulter called children crying at the border after being separated from parents “child actors” during an appearance on Fox News.
Coulter also said the president shouldn’t fall for the “child actors” as he faces pressure to end his zero-tolerance policy at the border.
“I would also say one other thing, these child actors weeping and crying on all the other networks 24/7 right now — do not fall for it, Mr. President,” Coulter said on “The Next Revolution with Steve Hilton.”