Joe Kennedy, the same guy famous for allegedly drooling on television during what many perceived as an anti-Trump speech, has gotten himself wrapped up in the nonsense and fake news going around on the mainstream media. Just this week an illegal immigrant wanted for homicide in Mexico was arrested as he made a pit stop while driving his pregnant wife to deliver their baby via a c-section. The mainstream media casually left out the part about him being wanted for murder. What then transpired was a news story with headlines that made it seem like the ICE agents were purposely arresting an illegal immigrant right before his child was born. Of course, to the people who like to be misinformed, or people who think thinly based on their feelings or agenda, then it seemed like a very emotional headline that would grab national attention.
It did. Big time. This story was everywhere. This story trashed ICE and pushed a massive anti-ICE agenda. However, it was all shenanigans.
The story went viral and even people like Congressman Joe Kennedy, representing Massachusetts’ 4th Congressional District, chimed in with a sentence or two of laughable goodness on Twitter. Joe wrote (or was posted on his account by a mysterious person): “There’s heartless and then there’s whatever the hell this is.” Well, Joe. THIS happens to be HOMICIDE. Joe Kennedy may not have known that the man arrested by ICE had a warrant for homicide, but that didn’t stop Joe from pushing the feelings-based agenda and making it seem like ICE was the worst person in the news article. No. The murderer was the worse person in the news article.
Tons of people were sharing the story with headlines or taglines similar to “ICE ARRESTS MAN RIGHT BEFORE WIFE HAS BABY AND MAKES HER DRIVE TO HOSPITAL HERSELF OMG THE HORROR CAN YOU BELIEVE THESE MONSTERS WOULD DO THAT.”
Those same people either didn’t know, or didn’t care, that the man arrested was wanted for homicide. Maybe they didn’t realize it was a scheduled c-section and the hospital was just around the corner. Maybe they don’t realize that if it was such an emergency that she get there, then why were they stopping for gas or something else? There was no rush and a suspected murderer was taken off the streets. Maybe they don’t care that ICE just nabbed a murderer because people who rolled with that agenda were consumed in feelings and not listening to the facts. Facts don’t care about feelings. It must be horrible to miss the birth of your child, but it’s also horrible to miss someone in your family when a murderer takes them away. Put feelings aside, utilize facts, and it’s 100% acceptable and appropriate that ICE arrested the man when they did.
ICE was so nice that they waited for the man to pull over in the car and arrest him without an incident so that the woman and her child could still get to the hospital for her scheduled c-section. Facts are starting to add up now, right? Can someone tell Joe Kennedy about this?
Joe Kennedy supported fake news when he Tweeted that message and he should either address it or delete it. He made a huge mistake and he needs to own up to it.
Is this what we expect of representatives?
There’s heartless and then there’s whatever the hell this is. https://t.co/qWgPoJ2ABe
— Rep. Joe Kennedy III (@RepJoeKennedy) August 18, 2018
Twitter users exploded on Joe and a lot of them mentioned a former Kennedy, but we won’t get into that.
Just to show you one outlet that correctly reported on the arrest, there was the LA Times who thankfully posted the facts.
It was stated, by the LA TIMES, that an “immigrant in the U.S. illegally who was detained by federal immigration officers in San Bernardino this week while he was driving his pregnant wife to the hospital had an outstanding warrant for his arrest in Mexico on homicide charges, authorities said Saturday.
Joel Arrona-Lara was driving his wife, Maria del Carmen Venegas, to a local hospital Wednesday for her scheduled cesarean section when he was apprehended by Immigration and Custom Enforcement agents.”
That is called real news. Purposely leaving out the fact that the suspect was wanted for homicide in Mexico is kind of a big deal, don’t you think?
Here is a screenshot in the event that Joe or someone who manages his account deletes the post. Joe Kennedy owes ICE an apology.