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  • Covington Catholic classmate says group was confused when approached by American Indians

    01/22/2019 12:11:19 AM PST · by Tired of Taxes · 33 replies
    WLWT5 ^ | Jan. 21, 2019 | Brian Hamrick
    “I mean you get a video clip of a couple minutes, yeah, you can frame it to look like that, but there’s no context,” said one student who WLWT is not identifying. The student said he was on the trip to Washington, D.C. for an anti-abortion rally with other Covington Catholic students on Friday. Video shows one Covington Catholic student face to face with American Indian elder Nathan Phillips. Phillips is beating a drum inches from the face of the smiling student who is identified as Nick Sandmann. “This guy literally came out of nowhere. He just comes up, beating...
  • Nathan Phillips – “Vietnam Times” Veteran

    01/21/2019 11:23:54 PM PST · by LouieFisk · 108 replies
    This Aint Hell ^ | January 21, 2019 | Steve Balm
    By now you have all seen the images and read about the controversy surrounding the encounter at a rally in Washington, D.C. involving some high school students and a Native American – Nathan Phillips. Nathan is a tribal elder and has often been put forth as a Marine Corps Vietnam veteran. We have filed for his military records but the point of this article is that there are stories all over the place about what Phillips’ status is and to do this right takes time. But in the media’s rush to get a story out — what “facts” rise to...
  • Twitter: MAGA Kids High School Now Under Police Protection

    01/21/2019 11:23:31 PM PST · by TigerClaws · 35 replies
    BREAKING: Covington Catholic High School says they’ve been forced to work closely with local police and authorities to make sure that the staff and students are safe following serious death threats made against several students, their families and the schools principal. MORE: Two police cars are stationed outside the Covington Catholic High School building, patrolling the area due to extreme threats made against the school and its staff and students. Protests have been planned for tomorrow. All students expected to stay home. CORRECTION: Not all students are expected to stay home tomorrow, as it will be a ‘normal’ school day....
  • Bill Kristol deletes tweet, fails to apologize for jumping on phony story of MAGA hat kids

    01/21/2019 6:32:34 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 94 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/21/2019 | Thomas Lifson
    div class="article_body top mrf-hidden">On Friday, a group of March for Life teenagers from Covington, KY were harassed by an extremist demonstrator, a Native American beating a drum, and through carefully edited video, were widely portrayed in the mainstream media as mean harassers of a poor Native American war veteran.  Taylor Day busted the fraud on our pages today, but you can quickly grasp the gist of the fraud through this video from the Daily Caller: CLICK ABOVE LINK FOR THE VIDEO A number of conservatives jumped on the virtue-signaling bandwagon, accepting at face value yet another fake news story seeking...
  • Twitter suspends account that helped ignite controversy over viral encounter

    01/21/2019 10:26:44 PM PST · by CaptainK · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | January 21, 2019 | Donie O'Sullivan,
    New York (CNN Business)Twitter suspended an account on Monday afternoon that helped spread a controversial encounter between a Native American elder and a group of high school students wearing Make America Great Again hats. The account claimed to belong to a California schoolteacher. Its profile photo was not of a schoolteacher, but of a blogger based in Brazil, CNN Business found. Twitter suspended the account soon after CNN Business asked about it. The account, with the username @2020fight, was set up in December 2016 and appeared to be the tweets of a woman named Talia living in California. "Teacher &...
  • Pres. Trump Tweets about Nick Sandman Covington Catholic students Media Smear

    01/21/2019 7:54:14 PM PST · by tcrlaf · 73 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1-21-2019 | Donald Trump
    Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false - smeared by media. Not good, but making big comeback! “New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American” -TuckerCarlson
  • POTUS Tweet re: Covington Catholic

    01/21/2019 6:56:42 PM PST · by hole_n_one · 66 replies
    Twitter ^ | 1/21/2019 | President Donald J Trump
    Donald J. Trump ✔ @realDonaldTrump Looking like Nick Sandman & Covington Catholic students were treated unfairly with early judgements proving out to be false - smeared by media. Not good, but making big comeback! “New footage shows that media was wrong about teen’s encounter with Native American” @TuckerCarlson 13.3K 6:46 PM - Jan 21, 2019
  • First Journalist Fired for Fake News and Threats Directed at Catholic MAGA Kids

    01/21/2019 9:52:15 PM PST · by grundle · 49 replies
    Megan Fox ^ | Janaury 21, 2019 | Megan Fox
    It's been a bad week for the mainstream press, first with the Michael Cohen hoax by BuzzFeed and now with the Covington Catholic fake news, where journalists claimed that Catholic students mocked a Native American. That turned out to be untrue. It's safe to say that the spectacle has ruined everyone's last remaining shred of hope that the media would stop being the Enemy of the People. Clearly, that is not going to happen. The bright spot on the horizon is that The Wrap is reporting that at least one of these terrible "journalists" has been fired: Digital company INE...
  • Twitter suspends account that helped incident with Native American man go viral

    01/21/2019 9:37:38 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 39 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/21/19 | Justin Wise
    Twitter has suspended an account that helped a widely publicized encounter between Catholic high school school students and a Native American man go viral. CNN Business reported on Monday that Twitter took the step after receiving questions from the news network about the account. The account, @2020fight, posted a minute-long video of the interaction on Friday night with the caption, "this MAGA loser gleefully bothering a Native American protester at the Indigenous Peoples March." According to a cached version of the video seen by CNN, the post garnered at least 2.5 million views and at least 14,400 retweets. The network...
  • Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract...

    01/21/2019 6:50:59 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 66 replies
    PJ Media ^ | JANUARY 21, 2019 | DEBRA HEINE
    FULL TITLE: Lawyer for Covington Catholic HS Families Threatens Lawsuits Against Media Unless They Retract False Stories Thanks to the sloppy, one-sided reporting of the malicious, agenda-driven media, a group of Catholic high school teenagers and their families have become the subjects of threats and harassment from a hateful online outrage mob. Their only sins? Being white, Catholic, and supporters of the president. The full story has emerged in the wake of the fake news blitzkrieg over the weekend, and the media outlets that spread defamatory smears against the kids are now being warned to correct and retract their stories...
  • Rush to Judgment: Evidence Shows the 'MAGA Kids vs. Native American Vet' Narrative Was False

    01/21/2019 5:38:06 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Guy Benson
    In the hours and days since those first snapshots of the encounter made the rounds, however, it has become crystal clear that the original narrative was hugely misleading. Additional videos from different angles began to emerge, proving that the students did not swarm or try to block the drum-toting man; rather, he proactively approached them. We also learned that a small group of African-American men were hurling racial and homophobic insults at the boys, singling out the small number of non-white students in the group for especially grotesque abuse (including creepily telling a black student that his classmates would harvest...
  • We’re well past the point of urging the press to do better. .....

    01/21/2019 5:53:38 PM PST · by caww · 38 replies
    washingtonexaminer ^ | 1/21/2019 | Becket Adams
    In the past 72 hours, there have been two major, all-consuming news cycles based on either inaccurate or outright false allegations. Equally distressing as the fact that the press promoted these stories, despite obvious red flags, is that some reporters continue to cling to the original bogus narratives. Because when it comes to accusations leveled against President Trump and conservatives, many in the nation’s largest and most powerful newsrooms are less arbiters of the truth and more active participants in the toxic, hyper-partisan culture wars. If there’s one takeaway from this weekend of clown-shoe news reporting, it’s that a disproportionate...
  • I Failed the Covington Catholic Test

    01/21/2019 5:14:17 PM PST · by Republican Wildcat · 41 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | January 21, 2019 | Julie Irwin Zimmerman
    Next time there’s a viral story, I’ll wait for more facts to emerge. ... If the Covington Catholic incident was a test, it’s one I failed—along with most others. Will we learn from it, or will we continue to roam social media, looking for the next outrage fix? Next time a story like this surfaces, I’ll try to sit it out until more facts have emerged. I’ll remind myself that the truth is sometimes unknowable, and I’ll stick to discussing the news with people I know in real life, instead of with strangers whom I’ve never met. I’ll get my...
  • Black-Nationalist Bigotry

    01/21/2019 3:49:46 PM PST · by Rummyfan · 20 replies
    NRO ^ | 21 Jan 2019 | Molly Powell
    One aspect of the Covington controversy has received very little coverage, let alone condemnation: the outright racism, homophobia, and anti-Semitism of the (very small) black-nationalist group confronting the teenagers. If you watch the nearly two-hour YouTube video, filmed by a man who seems to be a member of the Black Israelites, you will see the black men, all adult, hurling insult after insult at the students, for well over an hour. It seems accidental that the students and the black nationalists are at the same spot on the mall — the former waiting for their buses back to Kentucky and...
  • The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross (TDS Alert)

    01/21/2019 3:07:52 PM PST · by Fiji Hill · 83 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2019 | Nicholas Frankovich
    It appears that most of the teenagers in this video are from a Catholic high school near Covington, Kentucky, across the Ohio River from Cincinnati. They mock a serious, frail-looking older man and gloat in their momentary role as Roman soldiers to his Christ. “Bullying” is a worn-out word and doesn’t convey the full extent of the evil on display here. For some of us, the gospel stories of Jesus’s passion and death are so familiar we no longer hear them. The evangelists are terse in their descriptions of the humiliations heaped on Jesus in the final hours before his...
  • McConnell's Valiant Role in President Trump’s Legacy of Reforming the Courts

    01/21/2019 2:38:12 PM PST · by Kaslin · 14 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | January 21, 2019 | Marjorie Dannenfelser
    Recently, President Trump announced his 19th (yes, nineteenth) round of judicial nominees. The president has not only had two outstanding Supreme Court justices successfully confirmed, fulfilling a key campaign promise, but also has appointed a record number of lower federal court judges. With a new majority in the Senate, these well-qualified nominees should not have trouble being confirmed. It’s impossible to imagine victories like these without the vision and courage of Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell. Justice Antonin Scalia’s death was not only a great loss, it was a moment of turmoil for our nation that tested the resolve of...
  • WATCH Nathan Phillips From The Last Time He Accused Students of Racism In 2015 - (Video)

    01/21/2019 8:01:38 AM PST · by blueyon · 34 replies
    BigLeaguePolitics.com ^ | 01/21/19 | Patrick Howley
    Native American activist Nathan Phillips confronted MAGA hat-wearing teens from Covington Catholic high school at the March for Life, where video of his interaction with the students went viral in the mainstream media. This is not the first time Phillips has garnered media attention accusing students of racism. Phillips previously accused students from Eastern Michigan University of being racist toward him in 2015. (READ: Phillips Starred In Skrillex Video About Attacking Police). In that 2015 instance, Phillips also approached the students, not the other way around, though he claimed the students called him over. Here is Phillips describing the encounter,...
  • Catholic school student addresses ‘misinformation’ and ‘outright lies’ ...

    01/20/2019 9:38:33 PM PST · by yesthatjallen · 63 replies
    The Hill ^ | 01/20/19 | Emily Birnbaum
    The Catholic high school student at the center of a viral controversy claimed on Sunday that reports about his apparent confrontation with a Native American man have been filled with "misinformation" and "outright lies." CNN's Jake Tapper posted a letter from the student, identified as Nick Sandmann from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, explaining the incident. "I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me," Sandmann wrote in the letter. His explanation comes after a video clip passed around...
  • Nathan Phillips Lied. The Media Bought It.

    01/20/2019 9:35:22 PM PST · by E. Pluribus Unum · 75 replies
    National Review ^ | January 20, 2019 5:14 PM | KYLE SMITH
    If you’re in a public place and someone starts heckling you, are you entitled to heckle back? How about if someone does something much worse than heckling you in a public place? What if that person in fact takes a drum up to you and starts banging it in your face? Are you entitled to heckle back? How about smirking? Are you allowed to smirk? I think you are, even if you’re wearing a MAGA hat. Even if you’re an entitled brat. Even if you’re an entitled Catholic brat. We’ll stipulate that the Catholic boys from a high school in...
  • Donald Trump and Mitch McConnell must end the shutdown now!

    01/20/2019 6:10:06 PM PST · by mdittmar · 57 replies
    NATIONAL EDUCATION ASSOCIATION ^ | January 16,2019 | Lily Eskelsen García
    When I taught U.S. History to my sixth graders and we discussed the founding of our country, I’m fairly certain I mentioned to these 12-year-olds that it was a pretty big deal at the time that we decided we would have no king.We’d have three co-equal branches of government. Legislative to make the laws. Judicial to interpret the laws.  Executive to enforce the laws. It was on the final test. All my elementary students passed it. It’s a test the Senate is failing.Senate leadership under Mitch McConnell would have us re-teach our students that there are actually only two branches of government left.  Senator McConnell has...