While the leftist media is still pushing the fake news that the confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial between Catholic School Students and a Native American activist was the all the fault of the students, anyone with half a brain who watches the video below will see that the Native-American activist instigated a confrontation and the students were just standing and watching.
Vanity Fair’s Michael Knowles made a great point when he broke down the three groups who were at the Lincoln Memorial:
1. Catholic teens minding their own business on a class trip
2. Native American demonstrators (incl. Nathan Phillips) march up, beat drums, push into center of student group, call teens “beasts”
3. Black Israelites, who condemn whites as devils
Who’s in the wrong?
The left has jumped on the fake news about the Catholic students and is running with it. A protest is scheduled in front of the Kentucky Catholic school even though it’s clear to anyone who watches the video that the teens did nothing wrong:
Matthew Schmitz posted the video on Twitter with a call for apologies from those who condemned the students:
Here is a video clearly showing that Nathan Phillips approached the students. On the basis of the evidence we now have, I believe that people who issued categorical and one-sided condemnations of the students should retract and apologize. pic.twitter.com/GxmXcMuQgC
— Matthew Schmitz (@matthewschmitz) January 20, 2019
Many apologies from those who just saw part of the video are pouring in:
Meghan McCain and others like Robby Soave of Reason realized the incident was nothing like it had been portrayed in the media:
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
“These kids are owed a big apology.”
— #BelieveEvidence (@MeganFoxWriter) January 20, 2019
“I jumped the gun” – Robert P. George, Princeton Professor and former Chairman, U.S. Commission on Int. Religious Freedom
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
Conservatives who had condemned the students overwhelmingly came out to apologize. Leftist anchor Jake Tapper came out with a tweet that included a quote from an article that refutes the claim by Mr. Phillips that he was harassed by the students.
This is the second big misstep by the media in just a few days except this is one that is harming children. The media should be held accountable for this colossal mistake.