When it comes to mocking politicians’ kids, the Left exhibits selective indignation.
Remember five-year-old Sophie Cruz?
Groomed for a year by an outfit called the Full Rights for Immigrants Coalition, Sophie is the ponytailed poster child for amnesty who was literally propped up in front of the pope during his September visit to Washington, D.C.
Latino activists brazenly bragged about training the first-grader before the visit and crafting a letter in her name pleading with the Catholic pontiff to help her rescue President Obama’s illegal executive immigrant-amnesty program DAPA (Deferred Action for Parents of Americans and Lawful Permanent Residents), which was halted by federal court order in May.
In the Washington Post, a Harvard University professor praised the kiddie human-shield tactics of the amnesty movement after Sophie’s stunt.
“Tactically really, it’s one of those moves that is just brilliant,” Roberto Gonzales, a Harvard University sociologist, told a Post reporter, Janell Ross. Ross marveled at the “power of personal narrative” and noted how the use of a child to deliver a political message had been “deployed to great effect.”
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Sophie Cruz’s family now works with FWD.us, Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg’s multimillion-dollar lobbying group, which just two weeks ago featured the girl in a high-profile ad campaign reading a fear-mongering script on “how her family would be ripped apart” if America got serious about deporting illegal border crossers, visa overstayers, document fraudsters, and criminal-alien fugitives.
The Washington Post again provided positive coverage of little Sophie Cruz’s latest foray in politics. The article attacked Republicans who support strict immigration enforcement and included a massive photo of the cute child, supplied by her father, coloring a “pro-immigration” propaganda picture for amnesty.
Imagine if a conservative political cartoonist had depicted Sophie as an organ grinder’s monkey on a leash held by her illegal-immigrant parents and Mark Zuckerberg.
Imagine if a conservative political cartoonist had defended the depiction of Sophie as a chained dancing monkey by commenting that her parents’ use of their daughter in political ads and media stunts made the child “fair game.”
Imagine the front-page, white-hot, and nonstop outrage from Democrats, journalists, and the White House that would ensue.
Somehow, the Washington Post’s coverage of five-year-old Sophie Cruz’s manipulation and exploitation by corporate special interests and amnesty-theater production managers escaped the attention of Pulitzer Prize–winning Washington Post editorial cartoonist Ann Telnaes.
Instead, Telnaes focused her supposed wrath over political child abuse last week on another Cruz family: GOP presidential candidate and U.S. senator Ted Cruz.
Cruz’s sin? Including his four-year-old and seven-year-old daughters, Catherine and Caroline, in a light-hearted Christmas video poking fun at his rivals and playing off his Green Eggs and Ham moment on the Senate floor in 2013.
In the bizarre world of the Washington Post, employing a five-year-old to breach Secret Service security for an international headline-grabbing papal photo op…