REPORTS: Backlash Grows Over Media's Mishandling of the Covington Catholic High School Story!

REPORTS: Backlash Grows Over Media’s Mishandling of the Covington Catholic High School Story!

Should they?


You’ve probably seen a lot about this story on the News all weekend.  

Just like when the BuzzFeed story broke, all the Lefties were falling all over themselves to say how terrible the MAGA-hat wearing kids are.

But then?

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Then the tide started to turn.  

Different angles of the video emerged showing a totally different story.

And then just as Rudy Guiliani suggested BuzzFeed be investigated, the school and the students considered fighting back too!

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In other words, conservatives are tired of being the punching bag of Fake News!

Here are the recent Tweets that have just came out:

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Breitbart had more details on the developing story:

Critics are pushing back against the portrayal of students from Covington Catholic High School as racist, after a confrontation between the school and a Native American counter-demonstrator at the March for Life on Friday.

The headline from the Associated Press at the Hollywood Reporter — repeated in some form by outlets across the country — read: “Students in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mock Native Americans After Washington Rally.”

CNN declared: “Teens in Make America Great Again hats taunted a Native American elder at the Lincoln Memorial.”

A viral video showed a group of male students cavorting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial as a Native American man beating a drum walked toward them. The students’ gestures were perceived as mocking him.

Media pundits pounced on the students. Slate said that the student portrayed in the video had “harassed” the Native American and had the “face of self-satisfaction and certitude, of edginess expressed as cruelty.” It linked the incident to President Donald Trump’s criticism of Sen. Elizabeth Warren for her claims of Native American heritage.

Bill Kristol, a prominent critic of President Donald Trump, tweeted that Trump should condemn the school:

If some kid wearing a McCain 2008 cap had been filmed behaving this way, John McCain would have already called Mr. Phillips to express regret. And he would have used the occasion to remind his supporters they should treat others with respect. Will Trump do anything like this? https://t.co/eKy2ZYhg7f

— Bill Kristol (@BillKristol) January 19, 2019

A writer at the National Review also declared that the students “might as well have spit on the cross.”

The school itself and the diocese issued a public apology and pledged to discipline — even expel — the students:

After video surfaces of Covington Catholic HS students in MAGA hats mocking Indigenous man at #MarchForLife, in joint statement, both Diocese and School “condemns” behavior, extends “deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips,” and promises to take action “including expulsion” pic.twitter.com/atzBGYc8g6

— Rich Raho (@RichRaho) January 19, 2019

The mayor of Covington, Kentucky, also spoke out against the students, in an op-ed quoted by the Washington Post, saying the videos of the students’ behavior at the event “do NOT represent the core beliefs and values of this City.”

Students reportedly faced harassment from people trying to identify them and attack them for their behavior.

And yet a full examination of the video evidence shows a more complicated picture.

Video posted by a group of left-wing activists present showed that the students had been taunted with racial slurs as the incident took place.

Other video evidence showed the Native American drummer approaching the students, rather than the opposite.

One student wrote to a local news outlet begging it to tell the full story about what happened at the march:

I am a student at Covington Catholic and was present at the occurrence. Here is what truly happened …

In the midst of our cheers, we were approached by a group of adults led by Nathan Phillips, with Phillips beating his drum. They forced their way into the center of our group. We initially thought this was a cultural display since he was beating along to our cheers and so we clapped to the beat. … However, after multiple minutes of Mr. Phililps beating his drum directly in the face of my friend (mere centimeters from his nose), we became confused and started wondering what was happening. It was not until later that we discovered they would incriminate us as a publicity stunt. … To reiterate, we did not partake in any physical or verbal abuse … After that initial occurrence, we were then verbally assaulted by four or five African-American men who called us “faggots” and berated one of our African-American students for being friends with us. The truth needs to come out. I pray that you read this …

Phillips told a Detroit newspaper that he had “tried to keep the peace between a group of mostly white students attending a March for Life event and a gathering of about four black members of a religious group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites.” He added: “These young men were beastly and these old black individuals was their prey.” He claimed that the students had chanted “build the wall” — a claim that the student above explicitly denied.

Phillips also told the Washington Post “he felt threatened by the teens and that they swarmed around him.” But the full video makes it clear he had approached the students, who were already there, rather than the other way around.

One individual is seen on video telling the students, “White people, go back to Europe, where you came from,” as Phillips was still banging on his drum.

“This is not your land,” the individual continued, adding other racial epithets.

And the Gateway Pundit pointed out the Native American man had a history of similar confrontations:

On Friday, a group of high school boys from Kentucky went to the Lincoln Memorial after attending the March For Life.

While standing at the memorial a Native American activist, Nathan Phillips, approached the boys and started harassing them.

Phillips, reportedly a Vietnam veteran, got up in one boy’s face and started screaming and beating his drum inches from the boy’s face.

According to one of the high school boys who was present, a group of black men were taunting the Trump supporters, calling them “shooters” and “crackers” and said the white kids “had everything given to them by their parents.”

According to a witness, it was at this point that a Native American man showed up “out of nowhere” and began drumming in the high school kid’s face.

“We weren’t even chanting at him, we were chanting at the African American guy, but obviously social media made us look bad to get views and stuff,” a witness said.

Video of the black men harassing the teenage Trump supporters:

Video shows the children were not chanting, “Build the wall!” as Nathan reported.

The media isn’t interested in facts — they want to push their left wing agenda so they doxxed the high school kids.

The high school boy was doxxed by the liberal fascist mob.

The children have received death threats by violent leftists following this incident.

On Saturday one of the Catholic boys wrote the local radio station in Kentucky and BEGGED the station to report the truth and not join the far left media lynch mob.

Now this…
Native American activst Nathan Phillips was involved in a similar incident in 2015 where he targeted a group of mostly white frat boys.

Phillips then ran to reporters and claimed he was abused after HE CONFRONTED the college kids.

The “racist” incident made the news.

Phillips ran to police after he confronted the university students holding a party.
He made the news.

FOX 2 reported:

An Ypsilanti man says he was trying to teach a few students dressed in American Indian theme party about respecting Native Americans.

Not long afterward, Nathan Phillips said that an interaction with party-goers and students turned ugly.
Nathan Phillips says he was out for a noon walk on a Saturday in mid-April.

He walked by a home where he saw Eastern Michigan University students dressed as Native Americans.

“They had little feathers on, I was just going to walk by,” Phillips said. “A group of them said ‘Come on over, come here.'”

He says he walked over to the fence and saw roughly 30 to 40 students involved in a theme party.

“They had their face painted,” Phillips said. “I said what the heck is going on here. ‘Oh we are honoring you.’ I said no you are not honoring me.”

It was a statement he says they took offense to.

“Then started whooping and hollering,” he said. “I said that wasn’t honoring, that was racist. Then at that time, it really got ugly.”

Phillips says he was bombarded with racial slurs.

“(They said) ‘Go back to the reservation, you blank indian,'” he said.

One student, he says, threw a beer can at him.

“If I would have stayed where I was at, it would have hit me in the head,” he said. “I backed up and it hit me in the chest.”

He had seen enough at that point and says he called the police.

“By the time police got there, it was like there was no party there at all,” he said.

Phillips filed a report with campus police who tell FOX 2 they are investigating the matter.

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