On Saturday, a group of Pro-Trump Catholic high school students were smeared by the entire mainstream media after video emerged of them looking at a Native-American man who was chanting things in their face.
The New York Times originally published an article titled “Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mob Native American Elder at Indigenous People’s March.”
Yes, they used the word “MOB” to describe Pro-Trump students simply looking at a protester who was in their face. However, as new video evidence emerged on Sunday, the NY Times and other outlets were forced to issue corrections.
Check out this “Update” from their original article:
Hey NY Times, how does that crow taste?
Here is the video evidence proving that the Native American protester approached THEM:
🚨IF YOU CARE ABOUT TRUTH WATCH THIS🚨
Full *unedited* video of the MAGA teen & the activist.
– The kids were doing school cheers/not bothering anyone
– The activist invaded their space – looking to antagonize them
– Leftist activists jeered at & mocked the kids pic.twitter.com/5KM2eeAvLB
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) January 20, 2019
Having watched the entire unedited video – It backs up the students claims 100%.
I truly can't recall a more shameful case of media misrepresentation in my life.
These kids lives could be ruined based on provable falsehoods, but does that matter to the media/online mob? Nope. https://t.co/UYaG482fL2
— Andrew Surabian (@Surabees) January 20, 2019
Funny enough, CNN is still pushing the story even though people from their OWN network are saying it’s a fake controversy:
CNN still pushing this story even though others with the network have shed light on how it has been debunked. https://t.co/yDlq9vMXgv
— Dana Loesch (@DLoesch) January 20, 2019
Ryan Savaadra from the Daily Wire suggests that these kids should sue CNN for publishing information they know is false:
Those kids are going to be driving Lamborghinis by the time they get done suing CNN https://t.co/dOTJlXQ95x
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 21, 2019
After new video evidence emerged, several apologies began to roll in on Twitter, even from some on the right:
I just watched the unedited video of the high school kids at the March – they did nothing wrong, and I correct an earlier tweet
The left intentionally misreported the facts (typical) to destroy these kids lives to blame it on Trump
Media made this a top story to wreck lives
— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 20, 2019
My friend @robbysoave is one of the best journalists I know… I, like many others may have reacted too quickly. Apologize for being part of a media pile on. Please read his piece. https://t.co/WhJ5auQ3TQ
— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 20, 2019
Yesterday I had one impression of the maga kids from Kentucky. Now after seeing more videos I have a different more complicated impression. Makes all the hot takes seem silly.
— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) January 20, 2019
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 20, 2019
I apologize to the Covington Catholic boys. What Rod Dreher says of himself goes double for me. I jumped the gun and that was stupid and unjust. It is I, not the boys, who needs to take a lesson from this.
— Robert P. George (@McCormickProf) January 20, 2019
In a detailed Twitter thread, Kentucky Rep Thomas Massie (R) had this to say about the Catholic teens from his state:
I was uncomfortable when I saw the video & description that first went viral, so I understand the initial reactions to the CovCath video. I chose to wait for more facts before responding because the narrative did not match what I know to be the character of these students.
The honorable and tolerant students of Covington Catholic School came to DC to advocate for the unborn and to learn about our nation’s Capitol. What they got was a brutal lesson in the unjust court of public opinion and social media mobs.
I’ve now watched over an hour of other videos from 4 different cameras of the incident in front of the Lincoln Memorial. I urge everyone to watch the other videos before passing judgement. Would you have remained that composed at that age under those circumstances?
In the face of racist and homosexual slurs, the young boys refused to reciprocate or disrespect anyone. Even when taunted by homophobic bigots, which was obviously bewildering to them, they insulted no one.
In the context of everything that was going on (which the media hasn’t shown) the parents and mentors of these boys should be proud, not ashamed, of their kids’ behavior. It is my honor to represent them.
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