The reporting focused on the children who were separated from their parents at the border, and all referred to how children being detained by the U.S. government were kept in “cages.”
Today, the U.S. Border Patrol asked reporters to not use the phrase “cages.” However, it also said that the use of the phrase “cages” is “not inaccurate.”
This just in from @davidbegnaud: Border Patrol has reached out to @cbsthismorning and said they are "very uncomfortable" with the use of the word cages. They say it's not inaccurate and added that they may be cages but people are not being treated like animals. pic.twitter.com/0zSDqJszgK
— CBS This Morning (@CBSThisMorning) June 18, 2018
So, the U.S. is keeping humans in cages, but please don’t say that out loud because it makes the U.S. government “uncomfortable.” Got it?