You won’t see any retractions from the usual gang of liberal media assclowns, but this is a start.
……Based on the early evidence and claims, it looked like an ugly display of youthful intolerance and bullying. Many who saw the initial tweets condemned the boys’ conduct, including myself.
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 his organs). The drum-beating Native American ‘victim’ was accompanied by someone who screamed at the students to “go back to Europe,” profanely hectoring them over ‘stolen’ land. And the drummer himself acted strangely, choosing to approach one of the students wearing a red hat to play his instrument within inches of the boy’s face.
Hey guys. Seeing all the additional videos now, and I 100% regret reacting too quickly to the Covington story. I wish I’d had the fuller picture before weighing in, and I’m truly sorry.
— S.E. Cupp (@secupp) January 21, 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.
The Catholic Bonfire At The Stake https://t.co/uhYcgiLVWI via @amconmag
— Robert P. George (@McCormickProf) January 20, 2019
The video I posted above supports this version of events. The ones that have gone viral, and which first brought this incident to my attention, do not.
Last night before bed, having only seen those shorter videos, I retweeted a condemnation of these boys. Now I regret that, having seen the whole video, and observing how left-wing activists — some of them Christian — are seizing on this ugly incident to discredit the March For Life…..
Nathan Phillips confronted them. They don’t appear to understand what point he was making with his own chanting and drum-beating. And now they are held up to the contempt of the country for something they appear not to have done at all. And, the news accounts conveniently ignore the provocative, racist, foul-mouthed attacks on the boys by one of Phillips’s Native American companions.
Turns out that the Covington Catholic kids were the good guys in the story. Consider this my public apology for assuming otherwise in my Periscope yesterday. I got fooled by @CNN fake news. That's 100% on me. https://t.co/GhkWigsDQQ
— Scott Adams (@ScottAdamsSays) January 20, 2019
.@reason: “Video footage strongly contradicts Native American veteran Nathan Phillips' claim that Covington Catholic High School boys harassed him. The media got this one completely wrong,” writes @robbysoave https://t.co/9Ki4iiTkQ9
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 20, 2019
A correction from CNN, sort of.
A new video shows a different side of the encounter between a Native American elder and teens in MAGA hats https://t.co/DN81wwxuWo pic.twitter.com/7Am85r1p3L
— CNN (@CNN) January 21, 2019
Leftists in self-awareness shocker!
Whoopi Goldberg on snap judgement of MAGA kids: "Why do we keep making the same mistake?"
Joy Behar admits: "Because we’re desperate to get Trump out of office. That’s why."
Trump Derangement Syndrome. They're finally acknowledging it.
— Paul Joseph Watson (@PrisonPlanet) January 22, 2019
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Thank You for this…
I had a feeling things were not as they were portrayed 🇺🇸