The media piled on these Catholic high schoolers but there was just one problem

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Tens of thousands of young people descended on Washington, D.C. for the March for Life.

Instead of reporting on the March, the media focused on an altercation involving a group of Catholic high school boys.

But the truth has come out and the media owes them a big apology.

After the March for Life, a group from the all-boys Covington Catholic High School from Kentucky went on a tour of Washington, D.C.

They were standing outside the Lincoln Memorial waiting for their bus.

To pass the time, the boys, many wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, starting saying their school chants.

That’s when it hit the fan.

With nothing but a grainy cell phone video, the media breathlessly reported that the boys surrounded and harassed a Native American protester peacefully beating a drum.

The usual suspects from CNN to even Dan Rather viciously smeared the boys.

Even the supposedly “conservative” National Review piled on, running the headline: “The Covington Students Might as Well Have Just Spit on the Cross.”

But a nearly two-hour unedited video of the altercation was unearthed by YouTuber Tim Pool, which showed a very different story.

A black nationalist group was hurling insults at the boys.

Then, the Native American man – identified as Nathan Phillips – walks up to the students while chanting and beating his drum.

The video shows Phillips walking from student to student beating his drum.

Finally, Phillips stopped in front of one young man and beat his drum incessantly, mere inches away from the boy’s face.

Many of the students had confused looks on their face because they didn’t understand what was going on.

Meanwhile, the black nationalist group can be heard jeering and laughing at the boys.

And another video angle shows a second Native American protester standing right beside Phillips yelling at the boys to “go back to Europe.”

But this hasn’t stopped the media pile-on portraying the students as hooligans.

One self-proclaimed journalist asked her followers if anyone had a Covington Catholic High School yearbook.

Her intent was to identify the students in the video and “doxx” them – give out their personal information so thousands of Twitter trolls could mob them.

Another “journalist” found out where the main boy’s mother works and incited a mob to flood the business urging them to fire her.

The National Review unceremoniously deleted its story impugning the boys.

But the damage was done.

The media piled on a Fake News story that had led to Catholic high school students receiving direct personal threats.

Sadly, even the Catholic Conference of Kentucky – Covington Diocese issued a statement condemning their own students before all the facts came out:

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.

We encourage you to watch this breakdown and decide for yourselves:

Do you think the media owes these Covington Catholic High School students an apology?

Let us know your thoughts in the comments.

40 COMMENTS

  1. This is why no one can ever trust the media or anyone on the “Left”, or what are called “Progressives”. They regularly lie and deceive people. These boys are the victims of the anti-US anti-Freedom “Leftist” who regularly attack “Whites” and “Conservatives” (i.e. historical Liberals) with their lies and deceptions. Image if “Whites” and “Conservatives” chose to actually do what those on the”Left” regularly accuse “Whites” and “Conservatives” of doing. The results would be disastrous for the “Left”.

    • Yes, a PUBLIC apology from all these media outlets, AND THE CATHOLIC DIOCESE, needs to apology in print, and on the alphabet channels, CNN, MSNBC, et al!!!

      • Absolutely!! Why these boys were walking poster boys to set up then attack. White (so they have had white privilege in their minds) , attend Catholic school (so active in religion) attended Walk for Life so they are Pro-Life, probably not big fans of the LGB&T community, they are from Kentucky so they must be Rednecks and then the ultimate topper they have in MAGA hats!! This was a set up trying to provoke these bots into retaliating that they would then video tape so they could be seen in a negative light they just had one problem, the boys did not retaliate!!! So the MSM starts posting hate towards them anyway and the haters started
        Attacking before they verified the kids did anything and they had not done a thing!

        • And apparently now, as distraction for what the “Progressives” actually did, some people are claiming the boys had been harassing some girls prior to the existing videos of the actual harassment by the actual harassers. Even if the “Progressives” did produce a supposed video I would not believe it since it would undoubtedly be a fraud.

  2. The media should be made to dress up like Indians and attack the fully armed Cherokee Center. Of course the media will be unarmed. It’s called ‘A Turkey Shoot’.

  3. Time to Sue their butts off anyone mistreated by these vile outlets and the reporters themselves by anyone that tries to take your Constitutional Rights away from politicians to queers start Sueing the heck right out of them even the vile billionaires they we’ll go broke eventually all those corrupt politicians we all need to Bring a Suit against them for Not Upholding Our Constitution as Written that way we can get the money these criminals have stolen from Taxpayers for years

  4. Again another example of certain people and the news media trying to incite riots. Nathan Phillips shame on you for being a part of this disgusting behavior. You are an elder, is this the example you want to set for young people? No wonder we have race baiting going on, people want their 5 minutes of fame in the corrupt news media. Be an example, trust in the Lord, and behave the way Jesus taught us to act. Whoever is trying to start a civil war- will not like the outcome. Pray to the Lord for forgiveness before it is to late! May God Bless our nation and the people of good faith!

  5. Of course they owe these students an apology!! And they should get another one from the school administrators! Talk about jumping to conclusions! What happened to the 4 black nationalists who were jeering and hurling insults to these young men!!

  6. Trump, Catholics, Kavanaugh, white, conservative—all to be detested by the leftwing media and their accomplice, social media. While they are at it, bring as many more along as they can. But anyone complicit with them is as guilty as they are. They must feel smug and self-satisfied to have ripped even more unsuspecting lives apart by their lies and deception.They are vicious and will stop at nothing to destroy everything that is good about this country. Such hatred is ripping us completely apart. Just what they would love to see.

  7. This is totally disgusting in every way. Why the heck is that black nationalist group getting away with such evil crap? I saw the first stories too from our lying media. But I saw the pictures of that young fellow with a smile on his face. He sure didn’t look like he was harassing that creepy guy with the drum. I hear Nathan Phillips has a long history of bad stuff.

  8. Unfortunately, true journalism has disappeared. Nowadays, anyone can make an unfounded comment and it’s immediately published because the publishers are only interested in making money. The more sensational fake stories are communicated to us the innocent minds people, the more money they make. In the old days of journalism only factual information used to appear on printed form or was verbally communicated to the public by real professionals. I’m an old man now, but I hope that the new generation wake up and get rid of these sick minds that shield themselves under the name of reporters/journalists.
    Rafael H Merino

  9. Swamp News, MSM=Fake News, Fox News.The Pravda Racists Divisive Commie news and their propaganda HATE machine at full throttle! They are destroying the country within! Prosecute these deep state traitors now, Pres Trump!

  10. The Catholic Conference of Kentucky – Covington Diocese must apologize for acting before an investigation was performed. Why were they so willing to judge before the facts were known? Have they become like the liberals?

  11. This is what happens when the msm hire hot rod s*(ts . There is not a true journalist left it this country. Edward R. Morrow is turning over in his grave.

  12. Kudos to the young man who faced down both black and indian protesters. Nice self control in not pushing back with a punch to moron drummers face. My suggestion to the mouth piece beside the drummer…Go back to Siberia or Mongolia. You lost, we won now get over it.

  13. I am Agnostic bordering on spiritual, but what the LSM media implies about the actions of those boys they certainly owe those boys and their families an apology as does the Covington Catholic school administration for jumping to conclusions before knowing all the facts.

  14. Just another example of new media reporting thing wrong just too keep the nation on edge and sell newspapers. Because good things that happen don’t get put on the news . What a shame.

  15. The school should back up the boys who were doing the teachings of the school and then were terrorized by these hate Christianity types and the school. Wow. The school should sue the group that these harresers were from because they have ruined the reputation of the school and ruined the ability of anybody going to the school who didn’t back up their kids because these radicals lied through their teeth called defamation of character to be able to say give me the job because I had a good education from oh, don’t mention the name of the school or my name on the internet for being a trouble maker. These creeps are ruining the lives of Christian 16 year olds and they know it and are happy to do it. I mean look at what these radicals are doing with their lives, crap, I mean nothing and they don’t want anybody to do better than them. True communist type jealousy.

  16. Typical left wing untrue media crap! Always a rush to judgement before the facts are out. Just like when Obama stated that the Cambridge Police acted stupidly before he knew the facts. Ridiculous!!

  17. This is so typical of the MSM. They are so full of hate for anything to do with President Trump, that they do not care to get all of the facts before they start spreading their hate filled stories against anything Trump. The MSM should be forced to issued a formal written apology in the papers and on radio and television to the school and the students. Then they should also report the truth about what Mr. Phillips was actually doing. It seems that Mr. Phillips was attempting to create a confrontation against the high school students to make him look like the oppressed one. Thank goodness there was someone who was able to live stream the whole incident. It is unfortunate that the media moguls have decided to wipe the live stream out. They must be afraid for the real truth to be known.

  18. So…..tit for tat…every member of the Catholic Diocese of Kentucky should be expelled/fired. CNN and the other liars in the media who pushed this story erroneously should be fined and sanctioned b the FCC.

  19. We are not all Deaf, blind nor Color blind–a trouble maker instigator should be held accountable and the Media even more so for adding fuel to the issue; the TRUTH: they all want their 15 minutes of fame not realizing that in the long run there are paybacks–silent paybacks

  20. Fake news the truth is the kids did nothing wrong. They went after them for Trump hates. The native Americans did this so they distroyed people right. To think differentially why is fake so phoney laries. I would the Native American group they started this mess naming these boy to distroy there life’s.

  21. If someone were on trial, all the evidence would be presented so a fair verdict could be rendered. Why is that not the case here. People need to watch at least more than a 5 min film clip. These kids did nothing wrong. I wouldn’t have stood there while someone banged a drum in my face. Guess I expect left leaning media to be fair and get all of the facts. Everyone owes these kids/families/school an apology.

  22. Not only do they owe them an appology they should fire all the reporters who failed bother checking out the facts and simply spewed the standard ANTI Christian propaganda that the VICTIMS were to blame.

    Further the ones who released PRIVATE PERSONAL information about them resulting in the direct harassment of INNOCENT people like the child’s mother and the place she worked should actually be brought up on charges or have these “NEWS” outlets forgotten that it is in fact a crime to give out that personal information SPECIFICALLY because it puts ACCUSED not convicted of any crime people’s lives in jeopardy.

    Remember when DEMOCRATIC protestors are BLATANTLY the cause of violence the media REFUSES to report their IDENTITY much less EGG ON their readers with inflammatory remarks trying to get them to attack their RELATIVES or places of employment.

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