One slight problem: After a journalist tracked down the identity of the girl (Yanela Sanchez) in the original photo from which she was 'shopped, it was revealed that she wasn't a victim of the family separation policy. In fairness, Time wasn't the only outlet to use this photo to illustrate the very real horror of the policy, which was likely a result of it having been uploaded to Getty Images with a caption suggesting that they might have been separated. But you'd think that Time would maybe invest some, um, time into getting the full story before handing the "FAKE NEWS!" crowd an easy win.
Time soon came out defending the cover, arguing that it never meant to portray a real-life family separated by Mayor McCheese, and was merely an artistic representation of the policy. This explanation would sound a lot better if A) they hadn't already issued a retraction for an article inside the magazine which described Yanela as having been separated from her parents by border police, and B) there weren't dozens of photos that they could've used instead.
Like this one!