This is how the fake news is made, continued… On Sunday, the Twitter account @HipHopsRevival posted a video (since deleted) alleging that law enforcement authorities tore a young boy away from his mother over a violation of “immigration laws.” As you can see, before it was deleted it was shared thousands of times: http://twitchy.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/hiphop.jpg — The officers in the video have since been identified as NYC Parks Enforcement officers, via former NYPD officer John Cardillo: “Hey HipHopsRevival, if you’re going to lie, do better. Those are NYC Parks Enforcement officers. They don’t enforce immigration laws.” — Whoops. We questioned the authenticity of the video immediately: Greg Pollowitz: “when was this video taken?”
But thousands did not, including the blue check-mark brigade. Here’s just a sample of the outrage caused by the Fake News: Alyssa Milano: “What can we do about this, @aclu???? This made my heart ache. Must. Do. Better” — Sarah Silverman: “This is America. @gop @potus @MikePenceVP ARE YOU PROUD? Shame on y’all. Y’all make me sick. SO WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP CHANGE THIS MADNESS??” — Nicolle Wallace: “I feel horror” — Michael Skolnik: “This is a stain upon our country. A ripping of our nation’s heart. An attack upon our humanity. #IStandWithImmigrants” — sarahdessen: “Oh, my God.” — Maggie Gyllenhaal: “Oh my god. This is sick. So broken. What can I do??” —- Do better, guys.
Twitchy: Alyssa Milano, Sarah Silverman, Nicole Wallace and thousands of others are horrified at a Fake News video