UPDATE: 8:45 P.M. This is not going away. The Covington families have been approached with an offer by attorney Robert Barnes to represent them pro-bono if they sue NY Times hack, Maggie Haberman for slander. Representative Thomas Massie (4th District Kentucky) said it his "honor to represent them...He tweeted:
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....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.The targeted student released his side of the story earlier this evening. Will any of the bigots who rushed to judgment listen? Because of the shameful, lying media coverage these kids are being "doxxed" (definition: to search for and publish private or identifying information about [a particular individual] on the Internet, typically with malicious intent.). Threatening comments on social media toward these youngsters, especially the boy who held his ground smiling while the 64-year-old ADULT banged a drum in his face are frightening! Parents are outraged and sensible people who are actually watched the complete videos of this disgraceful event are outraged as well. This was a setup by a liberal activist who makes a career out of incidents like this.
Watch the videos of the liberal group marching up to the students and getting in their faces, taunting them for wearing MAGA hats. The kids DID NOT SURROUND THE ELDERLY MAN BEATING THE DRUM (Nathan Phillips). The opposite is true. He approached them and got in the face of the young man who stands there smiling without reacting. He held his ground, but there is nothing in any of the videos to suggest the young man was taunting Phillips. Here is just one of the videos showing the beginning of the incident when Phillips and his group approached the students who were cheering for their school while they waited for their bus. They were not blocking the Memorial (There's weren't enough of them to do that.) They were minding their own business.
Several of the kids said they thought at first Phillips was playing with them. They stopped doing cheers for the school and joined in the chant. The videos show them laughing good-naturedly and chanting with Phillips, not in a mocking way at all. The outrageous statement of Phillips that he was "scared" of these students makes me furious. I've been surrounded by liberals at pro-life rescues and had them screaming in my face until I was shaking. I've been cursed at, threatened, had snowballs thrown at me by young men, and been subject to obscene gestures from guys dragging their girlfriends into abortion mills for recycling while I tried to offer help. I saw no bad behavior on the part of these kids; I saw calm restraint. You don't see an angry face among them.
How dare these people slander them!
I'd like to be able to praise a Vietnam vet, but this one is a liar and a posturer. He will turn up on every talk show in the country next week making points about the scary future we face with these "privileged white boys" getting ready to take the helm. Hey, they probably have "rape parties" like that evil Supreme Court Justice, Brett Kavanaugh. (Oh wait, that was all a lie!)
This was all about trying to provoke an incident because the kids were wearing Make America Great Again hats. Nathan Phillips, the drum-beating Indian elder has a history of activism and what a great opportunity to make himself a victim while tarnishing the reputation of these boys, their school, Catholics in general, and the pro-life March. Just look at the headlines and the leap to judgment condemning the kids.
They were the victims here. Phillips approached and sought a confrontation with plenty of media in tow to make sure his "abuse" was covered. I congratulate the boys on their restraint. Their parents should be proud of them.
Nathan Phillips' version of the story was picked up by every major (and non-major) media outlet around. They showed none of the video with people cursing and provoking the teenagers who remained calm throughout.
The Covington diocese, apparently without any evaluation of the facts of the matter immediately threw the boys under the bus. I watched every one of the videos on the link above including the one by Cash Bentley verbally assaulting two young boys at a McDonald's and calling them "bitches" and "retarded" with a liberal sprinkling of the f-word because they wore MAGA hats. They did not respond at all, just stood there quietly. Good for them. They acted like godly Christian gentlemen. I don't know if they were part of the same group as the boys at the Lincoln Memorial, but they acted with the same restraint while Bently said this to them:
“Look at these ni**ers with the f**king hat on. Let me see your hat. Let me see your hat. You and you is bitches. I like to knock the f*ck out right now. Look at your f**king hat man you is retarded.Think anyone in the media will call this "hate speech?"
Lying and slander against your opponents is the M.O. of the violent liberal left? These kids might as well learn it now, because they will be targeted over and over because they are white conservatives. And the black student who was with them and attacked for being their friend will, like Clarence Thomas, be called an Uncle Tom if he doesn't cave and work for Massah on the liberal plantation.
The left will use anything and everything to push their lying narrative. Here we have an indigenous American Indian who slandered a bunch of high school boys. Why? Because they wore "make America great again hats." Hey, it was smart and timely. They are "privileged white males." Attacking them will get all the press a liberal activist can handle, especially one who has a history of posturing for the camera. And so the "poor, elderly Indian" is "surrounded" by the white boys he's pursuing to cast them in the role of George Custer. Let the massacre of white boys begin.
What a crock!