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Old 02-14-2017, 02:22 AM
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Default The Muslim Olympian 'detained because of President Trump's travel ban'

US Muslim Olympian detailed while Obama was president...

Media decides "Let's pretend it was Trump anyway!!!! Who needs research?!!?!"....

More mainstream media mess-ups: The Muslim Olympian 'detained because of President Trump's travel ban' was detained under Obama

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Reporters have done it again.

The latest media misfire on the Trump administration involves Ibtihaj Muhammad, a New Jersey native who made headlines last year when she became the first female Muslim-American to win an Olympic medal for the United States.

Muhammad, a lifelong American citizen, claimed in an interview last week that she was detained "just a few weeks ago" by U.S. Customs and Border Protection agents. She said she was held for two hours without explanation.

Her remarks on Feb. 7 earned her an entire news cycle, as several journalists ran with reports suggesting, and alleging outright, that the American Olympian had been ensnared in the president's executive order temporarily barring immigration from seven Middle Eastern countries.

...Many journalists skipped over the "when" of Muhammad's story, and rushed to publish reports tying her story to the president's immigration order.

"Olympic athlete Ibtihaj Muhammad was detained because of President Trump's travel ban," read a headline published by Time magazine's Motto.

The U.K.'s Independent went with a story titled, "US Olympic fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad says she was detained by Customs after Donald Trump's 'Muslim ban.'

The Daily Mail said of the incident that it, "comes after Donald Trump signed an executive order currently suspended banning travel from seven largely Muslim countries causing chaos in US airports."

"U.S. Olympian Ibtihaj Muhammad being detained illustrates why Trump's Muslim ban is not who we are as Americans," read the headline to an article published by the New York Daily News.

The Hill published an article whose opening paragraph read, "A Muslim-American Olympic medalist says she was detained by Customs for nearly two hours without explanation after President Trump's travel ban was instituted a few weeks ago."


Sports Illustrated and ESPN published stories whose entire purpose was to tie Muhammad's Customs tale to Trump's immigration order, though the reports don't come right out and say it.

Journalists reacted to the story on social media with the usual mixture of despair and outrage.

The problem with this particular news cycle is that Muhammad was detained in 2016, weeks before Trump had even been sworn in as America's 45th president.

"This all happened in December, which was well before any executive order," the Customs official told the Examiner, "which is a totally separate incident."

Muhammad herself noted several days after her Feb. 7 interview that she meant last December 2016 when she said "just a few weeks ago."

"Thanks to all who reached out regarding the December incident at customs. I will continue be a voice for all impacted by profiling & bigotry," she said in a tweet on Feb. 11.

Let's pause now to review some quick facts:

- Barack Obama was still president in December 2016, meaning Muhammad was detained under America's 44th commander in chief.

- Trump was sworn into office on Jan. 20.

- The executive order on immigration was signed into law on Jan. 27.

To put it plainly, reports suggesting, and alleging, that the executive order had ensnared an American champion are totally false
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Old 02-14-2017, 08:27 AM
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Okay, everybody, all together! Everybody yell DUMBASSES!
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Drama, ohhhhh, the drama!

No one is going to convince me that the media, every damn one of them, is not biased one way or the other. Investigate for the facts? Bah! who needs them, we have drama!

Anything to rouse the rabble......
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