Washington Post headline: ‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat wearing teens who surrounded him.
New York Times: Boys in ‘Make America Great Again’ Hats Mob Native Elder at Indigenous Peoples March
NPR: Video Of Kentucky Students Mocking Native American Man Draws Outcry
CBS Baltimore: Teens In Make America Great Again Hats Taunted A Native American Elder At The Lincoln Memorial
USA Today: Ky. high school faces backlash after video shows students surrounding indigenous marchers
Indian Country Today: Outrage as non-Native youth wearing #MAGA hats taunt and disrespect Native elder
There are dozens and dozens more examples showing the same narrative, but the problem is there are also many more clips which show conclusively, the Catholic high school students did not "surround" Nathan Phillips, the elderly Native American man, but rather the man and his group approached the teens. The teens also did not mock the group. In fact it was Phillips that got into a teenager's face with his drum, beating it just inches from the kid.
Below videographer Anthony Brian Logan compiled a number of clips, showing the original viral clip the media used to coordinate their disinformation campaign, along with the video clip of Phillips approaching the teens, as well as another showing a different angle of the other teens that were not mocking the old man, but actually joined in with his chant, laughing and having fun.
There is no way that every single establishment media outlet and source missed the other videos before publishing the exact same narrative, they simply cannot be that incompetent. We already know that more than 400 journolists belong to a group where they "discuss" aka collude on narratives and stories.
The only question is whether they decided to make the fake news go viral simply because the kids were MAGA supporters which triggered the snowflake media, or if they did it to distract from the fake news huge fiasco they all participated in on Friday before Robert Mueller debunked a Buzzfeed story that the media all jumped on.
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS PUBLICLY CONDEMNED BECAUSE OF FAKE NEWS
Now, based on the MSM's coordinated disinfo campaign about the MAGA hat kids and Mr. Phillips, chairman of the House Budget Committee, Kentucky Democrat John Yarmuth is calling for a ban of teenagers being allowed to wear MAGA hats.
Yes, a sitting congressman tweeted "I am calling for a total and complete shutdown of teenagers wearing MAGA hats until we can figure out what is going on. They seem to be poisoning young minds. [1/2] - The conduct we saw in this video is beyond appalling, but it didn’t happen in a vacuum. This is a direct result of the racist hatred displayed daily by the President of the United States who, sadly, some mistake for a role model. [2/2].
The Mayor of Covington, Kentucky, Joe Meyer, within hours of the first reports, while the false narrative was still being pushed, then made a statement condemning the actions of the teenagers., saying he was "appalled."
Also based on the initial short clip and the media's coordinated attack against the MAGA teenagers, which we now know is inaccurate, the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School issued a joint statement promising to launch an investigation into the teenagers actions.
We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.
The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.
We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement.
Liberals on social media were even worse, with Beauty and the Beast producer Jack Morrissey tweeting out a threat against "#MAGAkids, then locked down his account so only followers could see his sick threat, but the Internet is forever and someone did capture a screen shot:
CNN host Reza Aslan took to Twitter to ask a question about the Catholic, pro-life student wearing the MAGA hat that was seen smiling at the Native America, asking "Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?"
Disgraced comedian Kathy Griffin asked her followers to help her reveal the identities of the teenagers at the event and to harass them. She tweeted "Names please. And stories from people who can identify them and vouch for their identity. Thank you."
To which trial lawyer Robert Barnes, who obviously watched more than the media did of the available footage, responded "I will represent the kids for free if they want to sue @maggieNYT for obvious libel." Barnes also went after USA Today for promoting the false narrative, telling them "This is libel."
In response to Barnes offer, Per Diem Services, which provides services for law firms in New York and New Jersey, offered their help as well, stating "Good show! I am happy to help too on a pro-bono basis!"
Republican Representative Thomas Massie reserved judgement until he could delve deeper than the the media's coordinated messaging, then issued a series of tweeted statements in support of the Covington students.
"I was uncomfortable when I saw the video & description that first went viral, so I understand the initial reactions to the CovCath video," Massie tweeted. "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."
"I’ve now watched over an hour of other videos from 4 different cameras of the incident in front of the Lincoln Memorial," Massie wrote. "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," Massie wrote. "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," Massie concluded. "It is my honor to represent them."
After having his name publicly revealed, the student which was most prominently featured in the initial misleading clip that went viral issued a statement describing what happened. Screen shots of the three page statement found here, here and here.
Comparing that statement to the full nearly two hour long video of the event, shown below, shows the media failed spectacularly, once again.
In my opinion, the media took one look at the image of the teenager in MAGA hat and their Trump Derangement Syndrome kicked in and they deliberately set out to destroy a bunch of Catholic, pro-life school children, all because the establishment media is full of hate and vitriol.
Via a Reason report: Phillips enters the picture around the 1:12 mark, but if you skip to that part, you miss an hour of the Black Hebrew Israelites hurling obscenities at the students. They call them crackers, faggots, and pedophiles. At the 1:20 mark (which comes after the Phillips incident) they call one of the few black students the n-word and tell him that his friends are going to murder him and steal his organs. At the 1:25 mark, they complain that "you give faggots right," which prompted booing from the students. Throughout the video they threaten the kids with violence, and attempt to goad them into attacking first. The students resisted these taunts admirably: They laughed at the hecklers, and they perform a few of their school's sports cheers.
Full video of the entire event below.
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