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.