January 20, 2019

"I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me."

Writes Nick Sandmann, in a statement published at CNN:
I am the student in the video who was confronted by the Native American protestor. I arrived at the Lincoln Memorial at 4:30 p.m. I was told to be there by 5:30 p.m., when our busses were due to leave Washington for the trip back to Kentucky. We had been attending the March for Life rally, and then had split up into small groups to do sightseeing.

When we arrived, we noticed four African American protestors who were also on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I am not sure what they were protesting, and I did not interact with them. I did hear them direct derogatory insults at our school group.

The protestors said hateful things. They called us "racists," "bigots," "white crackers," "faggots," and "incest kids." They also taunted an African American student from my school by telling him that we would "harvest his organs." I have no idea what that insult means, but it was startling to hear.

Because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student in our group asked one of our teacher chaperones for permission to begin our school spirit chants to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group. The chants are commonly used at sporting events. They are all positive in nature and sound like what you would hear at any high school. Our chaperone gave us permission to use our school chants. We would not have done that without obtaining permission from the adults in charge of our group.

At no time did I hear any student chant anything other than the school spirit chants. I did not witness or hear any students chant "build that wall" or anything hateful or racist at any time. Assertions to the contrary are simply false. Our chants were loud because we wanted to drown out the hateful comments that were being shouted at us by the protestors.

After a few minutes of chanting, the Native American protestors, who I hadn't previously noticed, approached our group. The Native American protestors had drums and were accompanied by at least one person with a camera.

The protestor everyone has seen in the video began playing his drum as he waded into the crowd, which parted for him. I did not see anyone try to block his path. He locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face. He played his drum the entire time he was in my face.

I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me. We had already been yelled at by another group of protestors, and when the second group approached I was worried that a situation was getting out of control where adults were attempting to provoke teenagers.

I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.

During the period of the drumming, a member of the protestor's entourage began yelling at a fellow student that we "stole our land" and that we should "go back to Europe." I heard one of my fellow students begin to respond. I motioned to my classmate and tried to get him to stop engaging with the protestor, as I was still in the mindset that we needed to calm down tensions.

I never felt like I was blocking the Native American protestor. He did not make any attempt to go around me. It was clear to me that he had singled me out for a confrontation, although I am not sure why.

The engagement ended when one of our teachers told me the busses had arrived and it was time to go. I obeyed my teacher and simply walked to the busses. At that moment, I thought I had diffused the situation by remaining calm, and I was thankful nothing physical had occurred.

I never understood why either of the two groups of protestors were engaging with us, or exactly what they were protesting at the Lincoln Memorial. We were simply there to meet a bus, not become central players in a media spectacle. This is the first time in my life I've ever encountered any sort of public protest, let alone this kind of confrontation or demonstration.

I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor. I did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation. I am a faithful Christian and practicing Catholic, and I always try to live up to the ideals my faith teaches me -- to remain respectful of others, and to take no action that would lead to conflict or violence.

I harbor no ill will for this person. I respect this person's right to protest and engage in free speech activities, and I support his chanting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial any day of the week. I believe he should re-think his tactics of invading the personal space of others, but that is his choice to make.

I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family's name. My parents were not on the trip, and I strive to represent my family in a respectful way in all public settings.

I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.

I love my school, my teachers and my classmates. I work hard to achieve good grades and to participate in several extracurricular activities. I am mortified that so many people have come to believe something that did not happen -- that students from my school were chanting or acting in a racist fashion toward African Americans or Native Americans. I did not do that, do not have hateful feelings in my heart, and did not witness any of my classmates doing that.

I cannot speak for everyone, only for myself. But I can tell you my experience with Covington Catholic is that students are respectful of all races and cultures. We also support everyone's right to free speech.

I am not going to comment on the words or account of Mr. Phillips, as I don't know him and would not presume to know what is in his heart or mind. Nor am I going to comment further on the other protestors, as I don't know their hearts or minds, either.

I have read that Mr. Phillips is a veteran of the United States Marines. I thank him for his service and am grateful to anyone who puts on the uniform to defend our nation. If anyone has earned the right to speak freely, it is a U.S. Marine veteran.

I can only speak for myself and what I observed and felt at the time. But I would caution everyone passing judgement based on a few seconds of video to watch the longer video clips that are on the internet, as they show a much different story than is being portrayed by people with agendas.

I provided this account of events to the Diocese of Covington so they may know exactly what happened, and I stand ready and willing to cooperate with any investigation they are conducting.

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Mary H said...

The adults who have waded into this matter and taken to twitter to threaten or criticize these kids should be ashamed of themselves. This is the second major media blunder within a few days--when will CNN and MSNBC apologize? Will they ever air the tapes provided by the Catholic students?

Chest Rockwell said...

It's amusing to watch the previous knee jerk response buffoons double down on their claims. Apparently it boils down to 'if that wore maga hats, then they're racist. Nothing else matters.'

CNN finally replaced
their previous headline at least. It only took them 36 hours.

Birkel said...

The Left wishes to destroy an innocent.
They must have their Green Grocers.

Joe the Plumber was a trial run.

Chest Rockwell said...

Reza Azlan at CNN in particular is a giant piece of shit. That guy should be fired.

Big Mike said...

It has the ring of truth, and jibes with the extended video.

David Begley said...

“They called us "racists," "bigots," "white crackers," "faggots," and "incest kids."

And those boys kept their composure.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Inga thinks it's HILARIOUS!!!!

Tommy Duncan said...

"I believe he should re-think his tactics of invading the personal space of others, but that is his choice to make."

Don't you wish everyone thought like this young man?

Meade said...

If that young man were my son, I would be very proud to be his father. Very proud indeed.

chickenlittle said...

Is CNN man enough to admit the lies?

Rick said...

Reza Azlan at CNN in particular is a giant piece of shit.

It's a mistake to believe this. He may have written something particularly stupid but he's no different from 90% of leftists.

David Begley said...

Compare Nick Sandman to AOC.

Sebastian said...

Apparently, none of of the MSM cared to interview the guy or his buddies before they went with the story. The Native American "vet" claims fit The Narrative too well.

And hey, his comrade only described the boys as "rambunctious," the "charity" of which "touched" carefully-writing-only-what-she-knows Althouse. Cuz wasn't he a nice "man-in-middle" peacemaker!

But the cons jumping on the bandwagons are the worst--throwing their own under the bus at the slightest provocation, naively joining the prog firing squads, then issuing mealy-mouthed apologies.

The political question is if there are enough Catholic Catholics left to care. The reaction of the school and the diocese, if the reports are correct, don't bode well.

Jupiter said...

Sounds like the kid learned a couple important lessons about what kinds of people you should keep the Hell away from. Especially if you're unarmed.

Amadeus 48 said...

This young man has said everything that should be said.

Showings of "The Ox Bow Incident", "1984", "High Noon", "Twelve Angry Men", and "The Wrong Man" will commence in the activity room weekly for the remainder of the school year.

David Hogg is ready to give you his instruction in this matter. You won't learn much.

Meade said...

I'll tell you someone else, looking down, who would be very proud of his fellow American, Nick Sandmann.

Abraham Lincoln.

My name goes here. said...

and this is how you know that the Toxic Masculinity in all it's forms is a bunch of hooey.

Because if the people that rail the most about Toxic Masculinity were serious they would come out of the woodwork to support this young man. The fact that they do not speaks more to their disingenuous in all it's forms (including that stupid Gillete ad) than anything else.

Sebastian said...

""I believe he should re-think his tactics of invading the personal space of others, but that is his choice to make."

Don't you wish everyone thought like this young man?"

No. He and his buddies should realize that they are targets. The attacker's tactics suit his goals quite nicely. Invading personal space is just part of controlling the culture's space.

But responding in reasonable terms may go over well with the women in the middle and therefore be a good move. Maybe some of them will even cry. As the Gillette commercial showed, it doesn't take much.

mccullough said...

It’s all about the MAGA cap.

Really silly for that old man to get in the face of a teen with his silly drum.

SweatBee said...

CNN published that? They must be trying to avoid getting sued.

They deserve to be sued anyway.

Michael The Magnificent said...

Time to hire a team of lawyers to file career-ending lawsuits for defamation of character.

Be ashamed, journalists. Be ashamed. You tell whatever lies garner (there is that word!) more clicks, more views, and all for the almighty dollar, and all to serve a left-wing political narrative. You are liars, and you suck. May you rot in hell for gleefully bearing false witness against your neighbors. ESAD!

Trumpit said...

This young Kentuckian is a phony and liar. He's following in the Commander and Thief's footsteps. The smug smiles on his face and the rest of the MAGA young fools reveals the sad truth. Six months of community service in a Detroit ghetto should be ordered by the court. He shouldn't be forced to drink the polluted water in Flint. That would be going too far. What does David Hogg, survivor of the Parkland, Fl shooting, have to say about these intolerant Christian wankers?

chickenlittle said...

Rabel posted this this alternative view of the same event from a reverse angle. Corroborates the kid's story.

alanc709 said...

After this and Cohen, why would anyone give credence to any story coming out of our media. To paraphrase Reagan, verify before you trust.

Amadeus 48 said...

"Compare Nick Sandman to AOC."

AOC is terrible for women because she expresses so many stereotypes that have always been applied to women to their detriment. She is unable to deal with numbers, she trades on emotion, she is irresponsible with money, she is flighty, and she dismisses complications as unimportant. Millions of responsible women have fought for several generations to get away from the stereotypes, and AOC blasts them out every day.

As to Nick Sandman, I agree with Meade.

chickenlittle said...

The game is up, Trumpit. You've been had this time.

alanc709 said...

Trumpit, you are beyond despicable, and either a lunatic or a co-conspirator

Inga...Allie Oop said...

You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better. Take responsibility for your own emotions.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Inga thinks it's HILARIOUS!!!!”

No you hysterical ninny, I think YOU are hilarious and pathetic.

chickenlittle said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better. Take responsibility for your own emotions.

That is some IMAX projection right there.* I can see how you stayed out of it, but the same media that you trust actually built their own scaffold of lies. Now they must hang their reputations on that.
_____________________
*h/t bagoh20

JML said...

Inga, you are a great prog - you lie, have no shame or honor, and lie again.

Skeptical Voter said...

The Swamp is not a nice place. And the pundits and "journalists" who live and fester there are worse.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Inga, you are a great prog - you lie, have no shame or honor, and lie again.”

And just what did I lie about? Spell it out, don’t just make a blanket statement.

The Drill SGT said...

The kid ought to be given Hogg's slot at Harvard. He sounds articulate, polite, and well reasoning...

Drago said...

Inga believes that lefties threatening these innocent teenagers with death over lefty lies is no big deal and that conservatives defending these teens is the real problem.

Thank you Inga.

As with your year-long refusal to condemn attempted mass murder against republican congress-persons, this event clearly exposes precisely what you are.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Inga believes that lefties threatening these innocent teenagers with death over lefty lies is no big deal and that conservatives defending these teens is the real problem.

Thank you Inga.

As with your year-long refusal to condemn attempted mass murder against republican congress-persons, this event clearly exposes precisely what you are.”

Why do you tolerate Drago’s lies? Are you so blinded by Trumpism you no longer recognize what is a lie and what is truth?

Drago said...

Inga: "You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion."

Lefties who declared fast food being served at the White House was racist would like to lecture others about blowing things out of proportion.

Discuss.

Trumpit said...

"Trumpit, you are beyond despicable, and either a lunatic or a co-conspirator."

You must be referring to Schlump, the Commander and Thief, not little ol' me.

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Drago said...

Poor Inga, so much conclusive video evidemce and Ohrs under oath testimony are blowing up so many of her lies she is likely to blow a gasket.

Maybe she should just launch another series of Kavanaugh-gang-rape lies like before.

Seeing Red said...

So who here owns a newspaper or TV or radio station?

Who, Inga, is specifically reading this blog to be “blowing this wayyyyy out of proportion?”

I certainly wasn’t interviewed anywhere.

alanc709 said...

No, Trumpit, deflect all you want. You are one of the people destroying this country. I know there's no point in responding, because you are incapable of rational thought.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

Drago cannot enter a thread without saying what he believes his political opponents to be thinking. You folks are acting like the mob you say the left is.

Diligenter Inspice.

Temujin said...

The entire media complex is hanging onto credibility by a thread, and they still don't realize it. There is so little credibility left for any of them, from The Atlantic to the Washington Post, the NY Times to CNN to MSNBC. It's virtually impossible to listen to read or listen to their breaking news without putting that news into a 48 hour quarantine to see how it develops. Does it develop into truth or just more fakery?

There is so much fakery in what they do report, and what they CHOOSE to NOT report that you cannot take them at their word any longer. The entire profession has become a sad laughing stock. There is no professionalism any longer. These people know nothing and truly believe that their job is to be activists for leftist causes.

Trump did not cause this. This has been happening for years. Trump has merely brought them all out of their holes to stand in the light. It's not a good sight.

Seeing Red said...

It says something that you don’t think the WP, CNN and the rest didn’t blow it way out of proportion.


Drago said...

Inga: "You folks are acting like the mob you say the left is."

Antifa-fangirl/lefties making death threats-gal would like to lecture others about mobs.

Discuss.

Spiros Pappas said...

CNN's lawyers forced the website to provide a way for this young man to rebut its obviously defamatory coverage. But is that enough to avoid liability for emotional distress, invasion of privacy, libel or whatever dignity torts are out there?

Tomcc said...

I just saw this post; thanks Professor for staying up late! If anyone needed a reminder about how insidious our media has become, this is an excellent example. It appears the sh*t is hitting the CNN fan, but I'm not confident that we'll see any contrition as a result. It's their narrative. That's what they've got. That's what they promote. The idea that this group of young men represents the deplorable component of our population is utterly false. But good enough for the media in general and CNN in particular!

mezzrow said...

I hope I'm wrong, but I smell something deeper here. The next couple of days will tell. Let's see if they try to turn this young man into Kavanaugh.

He's white.

He's catholic.

He is on the Trump team.

They just hate that face.

The effort to distract from the BuzzFeed shitshow seems to have worked, though. Unfortunately, more to come.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Lefties who declared fast food being served at the White House was racist would like to lecture others about blowing things out of proportion.”

As I told you the other day, I don’t give an Althouse rat’s ass what is served to guests of the Whitehouse.

chickenlittle said...

There's battle lines being drawn...

Seeing Red said...

It’s their religion to proselytize.

YoungHegelian said...

@Inga,

It would be way out of proportion if what happened to the boys was just the incident at the Lincoln Memorial & that was it. DC is full of whack-jobs, & they often haunt the areas on the Mall looking for tourists to harass, as they are often easier marks than the locals.

But it wasn't the Black Israelites or the Indian activist who are the main culprits here. It is the press & pundits & activists who rushed to harshly morally condemn basically a bunch of boys without looking at both sides. They are the ones who deserve the greatest moral condemnation, and, sadly, they will almost certainly escape without consequence.

To condemn the depth of evil shown by the press & activists is by no means "out of proportion". These people deserve a bull whip to the back, & multiple blows at that.

Drago said...

Inga: "Drago cannot enter a thread without saying what he believes his political opponents to be thinking."

We know what you lefties are thinking...because your pals are telling us.

Doxx them!!

Punch them!!

Destroy their future careers!!

Find them and kill them!!

These are CNN commentators, hollywood producers and actors, lefty activists...and they shout it out proudly.

Drago said...

Inga now pretending lefties all over the sirwaves didnt call serving fast food at the White House "racist"!!

LOL

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Antifa-fangirl/lefties making death threats-gal would like to lecture others about mobs.”

When did I ever say was a fan of Antifa? Drago you are really trying hard, but you’re coming off looking desperate.

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Drago said...

Inga now pretending she hasn't always refused to criticize antifa!!

LOL

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“We know what you lefties are thinking...because your pals are telling us.

Doxx them!!

Punch them!!

Destroy their future careers!!

Find them and kill them!!”

These people are my “pals”? Who says? You?

Amadeus 48 said...
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Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Inga now pretending she hasn't always refused to criticize antifa!!”

Now Drago is lying about what I’ve said about Antifa. Yawn.

President-Mom-Jeans said...

"You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better."

I sincerely pray that fast moving cancer decimates your disgusting existence and that you die painfully, but soon. Inga, you really are one evil cunt.

Blaming people for pointing out that these boys are innocent when your fellow leftists are contacting their colleges, doxing them, and smearing them.


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Drago said...

So many lefty narratives collapsing so fast its hard for Inga to know which talking points to use.

Barr hasnt even taken office yet and just the mere thought of it caused Muellers team if dem hacks to fess up that Ingas lefty media types were lying!!

Tough times indeed!...

Tomcc said...

And Trumpit illustrates the problem here. He and his ilk will view the video and conclude: "he's smirking!" Bad faith abounds.

Chest Rockwell said...

"Trump did not cause this. This has been happening for years. Trump has merely brought them all out of their holes to stand in the light. It's not a good sight."

Whatever Trump ends up accomplishing at the end of his presidency, his ability to drive people and organizations to expose themselves as garbage has been his greatest asset.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Shorter Inga: if it makes my side look bad, you should ignore it.

Don't worry, Inga, when your grandsons are accused I won't give a shit.

Drago said...

Inga: "Now Drago is lying about what I’ve said about Antifa."

LOL

Link one.....

Dont worry, as with your lifetime refusal to criticize islamic supremacist mass murderers and "spark of divinity" MS13 murderers, we all know how this will turn out..

Inga...Allie Oop said...
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Inga...Allie Oop said...

Why ever should I be chagrined? I haven’t even commented ONCE as to what my opinion on the incident was/is. You folks have assigned an opinion to me, you imagine what I am thinking. You’ve done the same to Althouse several times in the last few days. I’m used to you hysterics doing this, she wasn’t apparently. I laughed at YOU people. Your over the top outrage and emotions over this, it’s NOT normal

0_0 said...

Does nobody know that tensions are 'defused', not 'diffused'?

Rick said...

These people are my “pals”? Who says?

Allies is more accurate. We know because when presented with the fact of them supporting blacklists and us criticizing them for doing so you chose to support them by criticizing us.

You folks are acting like the mob you say the left is.

Lefties now pretend protecting people from the mob is a mob. Since reality has no influence on their worldview this makes sense to them.

Gretchen said...

Wow, what a thoughtful and powerful response.

What have happened to half of the country? The half on the left. It makes me sad. I can't think of any episodes where the worst elements on the right have personally attacked or tried to ruin the lives of teens and their families.

Big Mike said...

These people are my “pals”? Who says? You?

You did, Inky, when it was convenient. When it’s not convenient you have no idea who they are.

Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Dont worry, as with your lifetime refusal to criticize islamic supremacist mass murderers and "spark of divinity" MS13 murderers, we all know how this will turn out..”

Now you’re just sounding stupid. Too stupid for me to respond to anymore today.

Drago said...

Inga: "Your over the top outrage and emotions over this, it’s NOT normal."

LOL

Lefties threatening high school student with death over typical lefty manufactured lies and outrage.

Ingas response: ..............

Big Mike said...
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Rick said...

you imagine what I am thinking

Would that be similar to your assertion that all the religious right believe as Todd Akin does they're just smart enough not to admit it?

I doubt there is any criticism Inga has ever made of the right winger which was not true of herself.

Drago said...

Inga: "Now you’re just sounding stupid. Too stupid for me to respond to anymore today."

All these years and you couldnt find a single post where you criticized islamic supremacist terrorist mass murderers, MS13 murderers, illegal alien murderers, eh?

No kidding.

LOL

We already knew that.

Drago said...

Now might be a good time for Inga to do some back-door coordinating with LLR Chuck to identify a defensible fall-back strategy because this one where she pretends she (Sgt Schultz-like) "knoooows nuuuuuzzzing) isnt working too well.

Did you folks know that Inga has yet to address the horrendous anti-semitic/Pro-Farrakhan/Destroy-Israel leadership of her beloved The Chick's March yet?

Rick said...

Inga...Allie Oop said...
You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better. Take responsibility for your own emotions.


National media have this on the news and left wingers are doxxing them and promising to blacklist them from education and employment. Inga has no criticism for them and beyond all comprehension claims those who oppose this are causing it. This is like anti-Semites and Jews: literally nothing can happen she doesn't blame on those she hates.

What pathetic waste of life.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

is Our Most Gracious Host sort of kind of tacitly implying an 'oopsie'?

Kathryn51 said...

mezzrow said...
I hope I'm wrong, but I smell something deeper here. The next couple of days will tell. Let's see if they try to turn this young man into Kavanaugh.

Already happened - a semi-relative (young 20 something, of course) shared on FB something put out by some organization with "Feminist" in the name with the two pictures (Kavenaugh and Sandman) with the title "in 20 years. . . . "

Milo Minderbinder said...

I believe there’s going to be some litigation coming from this. I know of one able lawyer who’s volunteered pro bono to take the kids’ cases, and the Kentucky AG appears to be taking a firm stand. The dioceses hopefully will lead the apology line.

chickenlittle said...

Imagine if you will: Nick Sandmann is caught between being and nothingness. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the Althouse Zone.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

This is as close as Althouse is going to come to apologizing for her rush to judgment to condemn these kids.

Gunner said...

Trumpit, your impression of a Splinter writer is perfect.

Char Char Binks said...

That'a a well-written response by an intelligent, thoughtful young man. I wish the best for him

I harbor hatred and contempt for the likes of Phillips, BHI, Azlan, Kathy Griffin, all cuckservatives, the nameless groveling twats who wrote the Covington Diocese apology, Trumpit, and all others of their ilk, and I enjoy it. They deserve it. I sincerely hope they get the slowest, most painful, incurable, and fatal form of anal cancer.

I Callahan said...

You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better. Take responsibility for your own emotions.

How on God’s green earth could you follow the trajectory of this story and have that be your reaction? What kind of mental illness must one suffer in order to blame the people in this thread for what happened? How the hell do you live with yourself?

People on your side of the political aisle were actually calling colleges and asking them to rescind any acceptance letters they’ve sent to these kids. People on your side were doxxing this kid's home address. People on your side have already written letters to the Archdiocese demanding that they expel the kids and fire the school’s principal and any adult chaperones that travelled with the students.

Put your mindless hate of the people in this thread away and look at this event exactly how it happened. And stop blaming the people who had NOTHING to do with what actually happened.

Char Char Binks said...

"Apparently, none of of the MSM cared to interview the guy or his buddies before they went with the story."

They never do. Remember the "racist profiling" from Double Tree, Starbucks, "Barbecue Becky", etc.? They never needed to interview anyone but the supposed aggrieved, or even try to be at all objective because Black.

Ingachuck'stoothlessARM said...

lefties wont be able to play the sex predator card with Barrett,
and if they over-play the Bad Catholic Bad card now, it wont have any punch left against Amy.
Anyone see RBG lately, btw??
Their undocumented future voters might not want to invade such an anti-Catholic country

Char Char Binks said...

Oh, I forgot to include Inga. How thoughtless of me!

Rick said...

Put your mindless hate of the people in this thread away

A plan which depends on people doing things they aren't capable of isn't a plan, it's a fantasy.

FIDO said...

You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better. Take responsibility for your own emotions.


Translation: This is an indefensible action by the Lefty media and their malfeasance and incredible and blatant lack of professionalism and bias makes every single link that I put forth against Trump suspect and we can't have that! So I want to minimize and blame Conservatives for pointing out lying liars who lie on my side of the aisle. I want this to be over already because I refuse to concede any points of criticism of Lefty Media.

Birkel said...

There is no truth in Izvestia.
There is no news in Pravda.

Leftists cheer this result and blame the victims.
They mean to have their Green Grocers.
They will not be dissuaded.

Act accordingly.

alanc709 said...

That some media outlets are still blaming the kids is unconscionable. For the life of me, why would anyone believe anything the media says. Even the right-wing media sites were too concerned with virtue signalling to do due diligence. If NRO had back-pedaled any faster, they'd have been time travelling.

chickenlittle said...

The uploader of the video I link to at 9:48 claims it's being "memory holed"

There must be 360 different versions of that event captured. Google will have trouble suppressing all this.

narciso said...

So it begins:

https://mobile.twitter.com/Samueltadros/status/1087129376544542720

anti-de Sitter space said...

So the entire crowd of kids parted for the drum dude. Except for one kid.

WWJD

chickenlittle said...

I think we're going through a Candy Crawley moment all over again.

chickenlittle said...

"The night I was born
I swear the moon turned a fire red
Well my poor mother cried out
'lord, the gypsy was right!'
And I seen her, fell down right dead
(Have mercy)"

Static Ping said...

So what's the legal standard for "reckless disregard for the truth." Asking for a friend. Actually a lot of friends....

chickenlittle said...

Blogger anti-de Sitter space said...So the entire crowd of kids parted for the drum dude. Except for one kid.

Are you reading some Moses into the drum dude? If so, why?

I Callahan said...

So the entire crowd of kids parted for the drum dude. Except for one kid.

So? WTF does that have to do with anything?

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

I think we're going through a Candy Crawley moment all over again.

What does that mean? We've had Dan Rather and the forged documents, Candy Crowley lying to help Obama, endless fake news about Russia and complete blind eye to huge abuse of power by the intelligence community, Cohen bullshit article and now libel of some good kids because they are white and Christian.

Yet no repudiation of the left by the general Public.

So what does another "moment" matter?

Char Char Binks said...

Why do Indigians only have ONE FUCKING SONG!? What a shitty culture!

Gunner said...

Can the Left just admit that they think all white people who dont cover their genitals and cower to angry nonwhite people are racists?

Birkel said...

As Althouse mentioned earlier, these kids are not public figures.

narciso said...

Why because he didnt genuflect to running dog Phillips self professed fmr Marine recon ranger?

anti-de Sitter space said...

chick,

I'm suggesting that it wouldn't be a bad idea to especially praise all the kids who took an ego hit and space invasion in order to deescalate.

It's WWJD not WWDJTD.

Birkel said...

Bill, Republic of Texas

You forgot Kavanaugh and dozens more.
Point taken but the list itself is quite cumbersome.
And mentioning the list is WrongThink.

Birkel said...

adSs,
The suggestion that we must shrink from aggression is a great one.
You should demand that from strangers in meat space.
Record for posterity.

chickenlittle said...

Dear Bill:

I didn't care so much about blatant media lies during "Rathergate." I read about it, but didn't see it unfold. It was sniping at worst. The Crawley thing was a bigger deal because of what was at stake at that moment and it worked for the left!

Suppose CNN decides to die on this hill? I think that will be quite "something" to see.

P.S.: Aren't you supposed to be Bill from Alaska?

anti-de Sitter space said...

Birk,

All of the other kids lived.

chickenlittle said...

Birkel said...As Althouse mentioned earlier, these kids are not public figures.

Since when? Timing is everything...in tragedy as well as comedy.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

As Althouse mentioned earlier, these kids are not public figures.

If George Zimmerman, a member of a obscure neighbor crime watch, is a public figure and can't win an intentionally deceptively edited 911 call libel suit, you think these kids have a chance in hell of winning a libel suit?

It's past time we open up the libel laws.

Birkel said...

chickenlittle,
The standard was discussed in the Richard Jewell case (among many others) in which CBS argued Jewell was a "limited purpose public figure". The courts rejected that classification.

CBS wrote a seven figure check.

narciso said...

They were made into public figures through malice (maybe that freedom from faith outfit, splc mediamatters)

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

P.S.: Aren't you supposed to be Bill from Alaska?

Not yet. I'm trying to negotiate a way to work a few months and take a few months off. I would go to Alaska if I got get Alaska pay but not have to pay Alaska real estate prices.

Birkel said...

Yes, Bill, I think they win in a walk.
And they are not public figures.

Rick said...

From Reason here is the best evidence of Phillips' full participation in media lies:


It was at this moment that Phillips, who had attended a nearby peace protest led by indigenous peoples, decided to intervene. He would later tell The Detroit Free Press that the teenagers "were in the process of attacking these four black individuals" and he decided to attempt to de-escalate the situation. He seems profoundly mistaken: The video footage taken by the black nationalists shows no evidence the white teenagers had any intention of attacking. Nevertheless, Phillips characterized the kids as "beasts" and the hate-group members as "their prey":

"There was that moment when I realized I've put myself between beast and prey," Phillips said. "These young men were beastly and these old black individuals was their prey, and I stood in between them and so they needed their pounds of flesh and they were looking at me for that."



The video shows he lied. Remember we now know these "old black individuals" who he claims are "prey" were extreme cultists making racist, homophobic, and threats of violence chants at the students who admirably remained calm.

Here's an 1:45 video showing start to finish (yes, an hour and 45 minutes not just under 2 minutes). Phillips approaches at about 1:12 but the hour leading up to that point shows the supposed prey initiating all the conflict. Contrary to RVs retrenchment position there is no evidence Phillips was trying to calm anything down. Instead he walks up to kids who are calm and tries to escalate the situation.

Full Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t3EC1_gcr34&feature=youtu.be

Reason Article:
http://reason.com/blog/2019/01/20/covington-catholic-nathan-phillips-video

alanc709 said...

I have a little more faith in the judiciary than I do the media, but that's not saying a lot. Hopefully, the kids sue in Kentucky, where there's a better chance of finding a judge who isn't a SJW activist.

narciso said...

Apparently mediamatters seems to have affected by the shutdown that werent directly peddling this.

eddie willers said...

"I harbor no ill will for this person"

I do. I harbor great ill will for this person and the media who stood right there and lied to us all while smearing some of America's best and brightest.

Now that I've had my say, I will slide back up to the top and read this thread.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Yes, Bill, I think they win in a walk.
And they are not public figures.


I hope you are right but I have no faith in the court system anymore. My cynicism can't seem to keep up with reality.

Rick said...

So what does another "moment" matter?

Every such moment will convince more people to start comparing left wing / Dem claims to reality. Every such comparison weakens the left / Dems since anyone capable of making the comparison is capable of recognizing the incongruence.

Gunner said...

This kid is going to be up to his eyeballs with love letters from SJW women who want to be dominated and degraded by an evil MAGA man. Hopefully, some of them look good.

Unknown said...

This kid is going to be up to his eyeballs with love letters from SJW women who want to be dominated and degraded by an evil MAGA man. Hopefully, some of them look good.

There's a certain body part you never stick in the crazy.

eddie willers said...

Now that I've had my say, I will slide back up to the top and read this thread.

Well, I've caught up with myself on this thread and all I can say is that any begrudging respect I had for Inga is gone. Completely. Totally.

Inga...Allie Oop said...
This comment has been removed by the author.
Inga...Allie Oop said...

“Well, I've caught up with myself on this thread and all I can say is that any begrudging respect I had for Inga is gone. Completely. Totally.”

I’m crushed.

Not.

I have no respect for Trump Cultists, not an ounce. I have to work hard to even have pity for you weirdos anymore.

narciso said...

I guess she thinks of them like pre mature ustachi, if she really is from yugoslaviA.

William said...

Why do slippery slopes always end in Brownshirts and never in Red Guards?........The media was both inaccurate and malicious in their reporting on this young man and his classmates. It would behoove them to apologize profusely and immediately for their errors........Apparently there's some kind of gracious way to behave when someone starts banging a drum four inches from your face. There was one picture where the kid had a kind of a smirk. In other pictures, he looks embarrassed and self conscious. Guess which picture the media continues to post.......The Indian activist has said some things that are patently untrue. I didn't see anybody in the media call him out on those lies.

Yancey Ward said...

Inga wrote:

"You folks are complicit in blowing this up wayyyyyy out of proportion. Your over the top outrage has only made things worse for these teens, not better. Take responsibility for your own emotions."

In short, Inga doesn't want you defending them so forcefully because it make the leftist media look even worse.

William said...

The bet here is that when we learn more of this activist's service record, we will not be edified--although there's always the possibility that we will learn nothing. It's certainly an instructive way to celebrate MLK Day.

William said...

Another bet: the various celebrities and media figures who got this wrong will sound far less regretful in their apologies than Roseanne and Kevin Hart. Presuming they apologize at all.

YoungHegelian said...

I'll believe the media gives a shit about their apologies if CNN fires Reza Aslan.

I ain't holding my breath.

cyrus83 said...

Thank you Nick, but remember the left hates you anyway and as far as they're concerned you deserve all the hate aimed your way because you support the president, facts of the matter be damned. No amount of logic and evidence will ever convince the true believers otherwise. I hope your lawyers manage to sue the pants off all those involved; the left may no longer be responsive to reason, but may still be responsive to financial pain.

Just for good measure, I hope Trump invites this young man to the White House, and reams out the media on Twitter relentlessly for this shitshow because they deserve every last ounce of opprobrium that can be heaped on them.

narciso said...

As well as jack Morrissey, of that woke version of beauty and the beast.

Rick said...

David Brooks

@nytdavidbrooks
Yesterday I had one impression of the maga kids from Kentucky. Now after seeing more videos I have a different more complicated impression. Makes all the hot takes seem silly.


This annoys me. It's no more complicated today than it would have been if the original video and reports were a complete and accurate representation of events. Left wing activists lie and their allies in the media promote those lies.

This is not complicated.

narciso said...

Since he has compared figures he doesn't like to cancer, this is progress for brooksie.

JAORE said...

Yep a horrible example of Fake News.

But also:

Step # 42 in the march to "Pro-life is bad. Catholic is double bad! Catholic Judges are double bad squared".

Drago said...

So, to summarize, Inga is fully in favor of dems all across the spectrum threatening the lives and well-being of innocent high school students who were smeared across the entirety of the lefty nedia based on a lie.

As if we needed more proof.

Not an oldster. said...

This child was not ready for a DC trip
Not prepared for the protests or diversity that met him there. Clueless as to what others were protesting -- he knows no history or current events? Frozen in place and not instructed to walk away when it was clear insults were issued and what was being protested was him... Responding with private school cheers was just silly. When you let boys into the real world, prepare them for what awaits. This one was not ready for what he encountered sadly. It takes street smarts to wear that hat today, and what it will attract. Know that before you travel or get taped. Back off and walk away, don't freeze and let others script the narrative. And never ever ever fight the battles of old me but, like the ones egging you on here ie/ Lincoln would be proud, or let them 'support you.' Get smart about life, especially if you plan to leave shelter and travel... Be prepared next time.

Not an oldster. said...

Never fight an old man's battle. The 60s are over. Different sides today.

Qwinn said...

For those who thought they couldn't sink any lower than they did with Kavanaugh...

There are no depths to which these people won't sink. And they'll congratulate themselves and each other every step down on their way to hell. Just look at Inga.

Rory said...

I'm wondering if those kids didn't buy those hats in DC. They just had an hour to sightsee, the Mall is surrounded by souvenir trucks. What souvenir would you pick up if you were a teenager today?

Rory said...

Oldster: the kids were waiting for a bus. Hundreds of buses were in the city to pick people up at prearranged spots.

It's funny how you type something like this with the knowledge that the person you're responding to won't listen. You just hope someone else who's reading will consider what you have to say.

Gahrie said...

As Althouse mentioned earlier, these kids are not public figures.


Apparently I am not the only one who thinks the MSM will escape consequences because of Sullivan.

https://pjmedia.com/instapundit/319251/

Tina Trent said...

This is war, and it will get worse. People like Inga and Trumpit deciding what is the official truth and what we may say and do and think are the future if we don't fight for the truth and freedom of speech. This is what fascists always take first. And fascist is not an outsize word for these lynch mobs.

Never give them an inch. Ever. It's terrifying what the left has become -- all of it. Fascist thugs empowered by their media ring leaders.

Clyde said...

Between the MSM jizzing all over themselves over the Buzzfeed story only to be smacked down by Mueller’s team one day, and this travesty of an MSM hoax the very next day, you would have to be a damn fool to believe ANYTHING those liars have to say. If the MSM said that the sun had risen in the east in the morning, I’d have verify it for myself. They have ZERO credibility left,

Stephen St. Onge said...

This will end in blood.

I once hoped it would end in peaceful separation, but I have despaired of that.

Tina Trent said...

I too now think it will end in blood but believe the only way to behave is to resist that belief.

rhhardin said...

Highly composed with talking points, trying for the adult in the room status. It's got to appeal to the women. Young adult in the room. Fragile envelope of a fine soul.

An actual account could be a couple of lines. Show you can stand up for yourself and look at the whole video.

Quaestor said...

Perhaps someone show check the creds on Mr. Nathan Phillips.

Is he a Native American? If so to what extent? If he has European ancestors, will Mr. Phillips emigrate to Europe?

What is Mr. Nathan Phillips tribal affiliation? If he is a member of the Ojibwe tribe, has he apologized to the ApsaƔlooke? If he is a member of the Cherokee Nation, has he apologized to the Shawnee people?

Mr. Nathan Phillips claims to be a Marine Corps veteran (oops, I must correct that Corpse or else do penance for racism.) Is this true? Along with fake news America is inundated by fake veterans with fake decorations for valor.

Quaestor said...

Inga wrote I’m crushed. Not.

Crushed and uncrushed slime are the same thing.

Humperdink said...

Hugely disappointed that Elizabeth Warren has not rallied to the defense of one of her brethren. A golden opportunity for her to get her mojo back *cough*.

Humperdink said...

Guessing Harvard will soon be pounding on this youngster's door with a variety of scholarship offers.

Rusty said...

The kid's a menche. What a credit to his school and family. Hell. They all are
Take note usual suspects. I'm looking at you Howard, Chuck. This is how a man behaves.

BUMBLE BEE said...

You folks expect some forms of decency or rational behaviors from these trolls? They've never had a model for said behaviors. Wasted flesh.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Fine young people, Catholic schooling, the left trembles. What to do? Nobody is watching lets slime 'em. Oh shit smart phones filming. Holy water to the vampires.

Humperdink said...

The American-Indian Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky is planning to protest at the Covington Catholic school tomorrow. Asking for volunteers to assist in the tyranny. Inga, this is your chance for a road trip.

https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/01/indiana-kentucky-indian-movement-and-antifa-plan-tuesday-protest-at-covington-catholic-school-over-far-left-fake-news-scandal/

Sydney said...

It’s nice that CNN published that, but it won’t go viral the way their lies did. This is why there are libel laws. Lies can not be called back once they are sent out.

Gary said...

Interesting Althouse posts the long statement from the smirking boy but not the long statement from the Native American veteran.
Now with well over an hour of videos, it is clear there were misunderstandings on all sides.
Overall, MAGA hats are becoming swastikas with supporters seeing a symbol of pride and others a symbol of hatred and privilege and cluelessness.
The country club Republicanism often exhibited here seems related to the long profile in the Washington Post on the privileged white man sad that video of him laughing at Trump mocking a woman describing her sexual assault makes him look bad. He loves strong women, loves black people, loves Trump.
He grew up in Alabama and never saw racial problems and hatred. It is not his fault he is stupid and clueless.
A lot of cluelessness around the Republican Party now with sprinklings of fear and hate.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Rick: Every such moment will convince more people to start comparing left wing / Dem claims to reality.

Thousands of such moments have already come and gone. Those who can be convinced by a reality-check have already been convinced. Anybody still buying the msm narrative will continue buying it - as a glance around 'net on this issue will show. "Privileged white boys disrespecting a Native American elder!" Yep, they're still out there and at it, even after viewing the same videos everybody else has seen. Haven't climbed down one inch, and they never will. Hell, there are people on this very thread who are still insisting that the boys (or their elders) are the ones at fault here.

"If only the people knew!" is a delusional take on current events.

Humperdink said...

Gary said: "Overall, MAGA hats are becoming swastikas ...... a symbol of hatred and privilege and cluelessness."

Nope. It's Trump they hate and everything he stands for. Tell me again, who are the haters here Gary?

David Begley said...

These days CNN has very little reporting of news events. It is all panels of liberals rendering opinions. Have they been to the border? What happened to their foreign reporters?

alanc709 said...

Mary, the only one's using the boys for politics are people like you who slander people using any excuse. Why should the boys have walked away? They have every right to their space in public as anyone else. Either you believe in freedom, or you don't. The left believes in tyranny. Seems like you support that. Be careful, when you achieve that, it may not go the way you anticipate.

alanc709 said...

God, teach yourself about real life first. Walking away only allows the narrative to continue. What part about the intolerance of the left don't you get? Why should the boys surrender their freedom to someone else's aggression? Wake up, for god sakes.

alanc709 said...

Do you think if the boys had walked away, that they wouldn't have been followed? These people were there to create an incident.

dreams said...

Can't we just celebrate Martin Luther King Jr. day, can't we just get along. LOL.

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...

Gary: Overall, MAGA hats are becoming swastikas.....

MAGA hats, Christian schools, fraternities, playing lacrosse, existing while white...

None of these things are "becoming" Nazi symbols; people you disagree with, or anything associated with people you disagree with, are *by (your) definition* Nazis and Nazi symbols. They haven't developed from one thing into another, they're that way right out of your ideological box.

Of course this labeling has no purchase in reality; the only thing "becoming" here is you lot becoming crazier and more vicious by the day.

gadfly said...

Mr. Sandmann's "it wasn't me" speech is highlighted by his using "I" 67 times. My gag reflex threatened to kick in when he "had no idea what 'harvest his organs' means", but he went on and on down the innocent path. His schoolmates asked teachers if they could counterprotest with school spirit chants but didn't say how insulting the chants were and they did not yell "build the wall," despite the red MAGA caps that he and many of his buddies wore.

Of course, he used the "Native American" designation (as opposed to the more established use of American Indian), but he should have known that tribal names (Elizabeth Warren says she is Cherokee) are preferred by those with at least 1/16th "Indian" blood.

So it turns out that his standing in front of the Indian drummer with a shit-eating grin on his white face was hardly the answer to ending the encounter - give me a break! This whole interview was orchestrated for the benefit of Mom and Dad, while ,at the same time, it provided instant fame as was achieved by the mouthy, wiser-than-God-himself, Parkland survivors. So next comes the Vanderbilt scholly.

BTW, we vets don't want to hear "Thank you for your service" from those who have no idea what it means. Donald Trump will be unable to help explain war.

Lloyd W. Robertson said...

Russians apparently tried to use social media to stir up divisiveness in the United States--maybe with facts, maybe with lies. This would be bad, possibly even an attack on the Constitution and the rule of law. Using these kids as pawns in an anti-Trump strategy? Maybe worse. Scott Adams, having done a full 180, says it might be best not to wear a MAGA hat--you might provoke people. What fantastic advice in a country dedicated to free speech.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Bat-shit 90-IQ hag Inga would do anything not to lose her Nice White Lady status, even having her own grandsons be second-class citizens who can be presumed guilty by Jezebel shitheads and the Black Hebrew Israelites. Not only would she never say something bad about the media, no one else should either.

No one thinks you're laughing, you dried-up boomer crone. You're DESPERATE for male attention. That's why you just can't stay out of threads like these.

chickenlittle said...

So, the Left is doubling down on dumb. Anyone ask Kamala Harris what she thinks of this impasse?

Nicholas said...

The story is a perfect illustration of the maxim that a lie can travel halfway around the world before the truth has got its boots on. The Daily Telegraph, a once serious broadsheet newspaper in London, and traditionally a supporter of the Conservative Party, still has this up on its website:

https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/01/20/students-maga-hats-mock-native-american-lincoln-memorial/?playlist=structure%3Anews%2Fworld-news

British libel laws are pretty fierce, if the boys would like to have a go at the idiots running the Daily Telegraph these days, I think a handsome settlement will be forthcoming very speedily.

traditionalguy said...

The perpetually outraged demonstrator and the hundreds of blood lusting to kill the kid leftist commenters in Propaganda Media he complained to were targeting Nick's smile. He showed no fear of them. What the left cannot stand is a Christian man's confident smile while wearing the armor of God: the helmet of salvation, the brestplate of righteousness, the shield of faith and the courage to speak the Word. They cannot stand up to men like that. So they wanted to see him arrested and killed by the Propaganda Media. We seem to be re-living 1419 more than we are living 2019

rastajenk said...

None of my outraged facebook "friends" has bothered to walk back their outrage yet.

iowan2 said...

Inga gets way more attention than she warrants. Got to remember people, these are not Inga's thoughts. Just talking points she is not smart enough to know how lame they are.
Let's not elevate the idiocy to a position of informed discussion

Gahrie said...

Phillips should have claimed he was inspired by the Gillette ad and couldn't stop himself.

surfed said...

"A house divided against itself will not stand..."

Dan from Madison said...

I'm pretty late to this party but here goes.

When I saw the video on the nightly news (I know) I immediately said "it is either taken out of context or faked". Well, I was right on that one.

Also, I know that fortunately for these kids this will be forgotten in a week or two. This is the place that we are at with our attention span. No thought, little analysis, just sound bites and short videos. On to the next thing.

There is nothing new under the sun.

Marcus said...

Not mine, but:

WHITE SMILES MATTER.

THEOLDMAN

Marcus said...

Yesterday, a bunch of Patriots jeered a Chief.

(Not mine, either, but they just keep coming)


THEOLDMAN

Marcus said...

My God, there are some nasty, evil people commenting here today. Not just ignorant, but nasty and evil. May God have mercy on their souls.

THEOLDMAN

Ralph L said...

Does anyone thing the MSM will verify that Phillips is a Marine Vietnam Vet?

Mazo Jeff said...
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Mazo Jeff said...

;-) sarcasm!

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Iowan--

The problem is that the sheltered privileged pussy hats who "think" like ugly, worthless, 90-IQ Inga are CNN's shock troops. They look to be OUTRAGED at everything, they PROJECT that outrage, then they WATCH and DEFEND CNN. They need to have their amour-propre mocked and the logical outcomes of their religious beliefs exposed. Everything disgusting Inga stands for makes the world worse for her hapless white grandsons.

Giovan Pietro Bellori said...

Here's what the NPC Inga clones are reading at the Washington Post a day after their narrative crashed and burned:

Most Read National

1
The man who stood behind Trump
2
‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on the MAGA-hat-wearing teens who surrounded him
3
‘Opposed to the dignity of the human person’: Kentucky Catholic diocese condemns teens who taunted vet at March for Life

BUT DON'T TALK ABOUT IT!!!!! INGA DOESN'T LIKE IT!!!!!

MayBee said...

How in the world did the first story get to be a huge national outrage in the first place?

There were three groups, all protesting at our nation's capitol. They all had differed points of view. Words were exchanged (free speech!) but there was no violence. There were no threats of violence.
Why did everyone in the country- and major news outlets- think they needed to spread anger about this incident in the first place?
Why did so many adults think they needed to spread this story with their megaphones, their judgement, and their anger?

MayBee said...

Imagine being 16 at our nation's Capitol, finding yourself in the middle of all these protesting adults, then having your face spread all over CNN, ABC, the WaPo....all casting judgement on how awful you are.

I can't imagine. Is this what we are doing to people now?

MayBee said...

(and some people are actually saying....with a straight face, that although the adults were wrong, the kids shouldn't have been wearing MAGA hats. This is what we've come to. Big profile people are trying to make it verboten to publicly support the elected president of the United States. That is what I suspect is the push behind the PR on this story. You support Trump? Look what we'll do to you)

Narayanan Subramanian said...

I'm jumping in before Buwaya...

MSM is warning to all parents who would disagree with them ...
We can get to your *deplorable* children anytime we want.

walter said...

Kid waiting for bus thrown under it.

Rick said...

Angle-Dyne, Samurai Buzzard said...
Rick: Every such moment will convince more people to start comparing left wing / Dem claims to reality.

Thousands of such moments have already come and gone.


There are people entering every stage of life at every moment. Some weren't paying attention last time because they were carefully protected in their parents' nest. Some weren't receptive because their college environment threatened ostracism for anyone who even engaged non-leftist ideas. Some were working 80 hours a week to impress the boss at the new job. Some were balancing a new baby with work. But some of those people's circumstances changed between the last moment and this one.

walter said...

NBC radio news currently reporting Sandman was staring at the man, at least one kid spotted laughing, another made a tomahawk motion.

Still..helpfully taking oxygen away from the Buzzfeed/Mueller dispute.

Rick said...

You support Trump? Look what we'll do to you)

Exactly right, hence the immediate pivot to blacklists.

Jason said...

The parents should all yank their kids out of the school, after that spineless and shameful statement by the diocese before they had a chance to do any investigation.

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