Conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh revealed exactly why the media pushed the fake story about the Covington Catholic School students.
During a segment on his show, Limbaugh responded to the viral video of several Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American activist at the March for Life in Washington, D.C., on Friday.
Several far-left Twitter users took the video out of context and spread false claims over the weekend that the students, who were wearing red “MAGA” hats, were harassing the Native American man.
When we see a picture of a teenager who’s white wearing a Trump hat, a “Make America Great Again” hat, and he’s standing there smiling while some aging Indian leftist activist is beating a war drum, what do we do?
We immediately condemn the kid, without even thinking! Without even learning anything, without even taking a few minutes to understand what happened! Instead of using our instincts! “Okay, we got a left-wing Indian activist there. We’ve got the media jumping all over it.” The red flags should have gone up immediately, and everybody on our side should have called ’em out for what this was! But instead, we had people on the right condemning the kids.
So you have a bunch of kids from a Catholic high school standing around minding their own business, being assaulted by a militant, leftist black group and then having an Indian group with an aging leftist Indian activist named Nathan Phillips come start batting on his war drum.
And the assumption is the kids, because they’re wearing Trump hats and because they’re white, must have provoked the whole thing. And so you dump on ’em so that your friends in the media in Washington will realize you’re not one of these Trump-loving stupid little kid supporters.
Limbaugh then name-checked National Review, a Never-Trumper conservative outlet that rushed to condemn the students before getting all of the facts.
Our old buddies at National Review were among the first to pile on these kids. What would make a bunch of people on our side want to destroy teenagers? I’ll tell you what would make them want to destroy teenagers: Salvaging their own reputations. They couldn’t afford, in their own thinking, to be seen as being on the same side as these evil kids. … And right there: National Review, they start condemning these kids.
As more videos emerged, Limbaugh is correct that Sandmann did nothing wrong at all while Phillips was aggressively hammering his drum in the students’ faces.
Below is the video evidence proving that the Native American protester approached them:
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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
Despite all of this, the media wasted little time smearing the students and Trump supporters.