Covington Boys: The Lies of Nathan Phillips and Media (Video)

PJ MEDIA sets up the video:

By now most everyone knows that the Covington Catholic High School boys didn’t mob and harass a revered “tribal elder” at the Lincoln Memorial following the March for Life on January 18. The boys were actually targeted and harassed by two groups of protesters: the Black Hebrew Israelites (who hurled hateful, racial, homophobic slurs at them) and Native American activists from the American Indian Movement, led by “tribal elder” Nathan Phillips.

A nationwide media frenzy erupted after the Covington boys were falsely accused of mocking Phillips, spurring hundreds of threats against the school and the school’s students from across the country by phone, email, and social media.

Not everyone who helped perpetuate the initial fake story has retracted their claims or apologized, and lawyers for the Covington families are working hard to make sure people are held accountable.

A new fourteen-minute video of the incident in Washington, D.C., last month emphasizes the starring role Phillips took in spreading the fraudulent narrative and the supporting roles the uncritical media took in smearing the innocent kids.

The video was released Saturday by L. Lin Wood, the high-profile attorney who was retained by the family of Nicholas Sandmann, the 16-year-old who smiled at Phillips while the activist banged on a drum and chanted in his face. The initial viral video clip of that confrontation spurred widespread condemnation and death threats against the 16-year-old. Wood’s specialty is bringing “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations,” reportedly….

  • 2 weeks ago, the mainstream media, politicians, church officials, commentators, & celebrities rushed to judgment to wrongfully condemn, threaten, disparage & vilify Nick Sandmann based solely on a few seconds of an out-of-context video clip. It only takes 15 minutes to learn the truth. Here it is.

See these two previous posts:

Timeline of the Catholic Students in Washington D.C. (BlazeTV)

It was Friday afternoon at the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. Three separate groups would clash, but only one would take the blame: a group of predominantly white kids (some wearing red MAGA hats), a group of Native Americans, and some black street preachers. Now in today’s media and social climate, just based off of that description… who do you think would wind up getting assigned the blame?

And the reasonable answer should be, after watching a 60-second video of a kid smiling at a Native American banging a drum in his face, is… I’ve got NO CLUE what the heck that was. Sixty seconds doesn’t provide a whole lot of context. Here is the rest of the story.

Media Malpractice Becoming the Norm

Sean Hannity deals a decent blow to the Corporate Media Industrial Complex. Enjoy.

Howard Kurtz has a great article (via FOX NEWS)

….BuzzFeed is standing by its story accusing President Trump of urging Michael Cohen to lie to Congress, but it has been substantially discredited by that once-in-a-blue-moon denial from Robert Mueller’s office, saying the information was “not accurate.” Making a charge of that magnitude based on two unnamed sources, without being able to cite a single e-mail, text or document, is very risky business. The story was thin at best, especially when you consider the two reporters didn’t talk to Cohen, who pleaded guilty to lying to Congress over the Russian Trump Tower project and is facing a three-year prison term on that and other charges.

But the many news outlets that breathlessly promoted the BuzzFeed scoop, until it imploded, with an avalanche of segments and stories also have a black eye. The same goes for the Democrats who raced on the air, and onto Twitter, to talk about impeachment, based on uncorroborated allegations that were not matched by any other journalists.

Throwing in a couple of “if true” disclaimers doesn’t let you off the hook. And some journalists adopted the BuzzFeed allegations as true with even thinner caveats than that. The story, said MSBNC host Lawrence O’Donnell, “essentially” says that “here is the president of the United States in the Oval Office, presumably, on the phone, telling Michael Cohen to commit federal crimes and do it right there in the House of Representatives.”

Keep in mind that BuzzFeed reported that Mueller’s office had evidence and testimony about Trump allegedly suborning perjury, and that is what the special counsel knocked down. We now know, thanks to the reporting of Fox’s John Roberts, that Rudy Giuliani played a role in the denial, since he was on the phone with Mueller’s office Friday and both sides agreed parts of the story were false.

When CNN’s Anderson Cooper said that at least some other news organizations didn’t jump on the bandwagon, New York Times correspondent Maggie Haberman, to her credit, said: “No, but we all ran with it saying ‘if true.’ That was not that huge an asterisk, frankly.”

All this plays into Trump’s barrage of “fake news” criticism, and he didn’t hesitate to call the Buzzfeed story a “disgrace to journalism.”

Now to the other rush to judgment, involving students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky. They were caught up in a confrontation with Native Americans at the Lincoln Memorial. It just so happens some of the students were Trump fans wearing red MAGA hats, feeding a certain narrative. And there was a video, that went viral, of student Nick Sandmann smiling as he’s standing right next to Indian activist Nathan Phillips, which some interpreted as mocking.

An online mob took over, calling the students bigots and convicting them without a trial. Unfortunately, this was amplified by the media echo chamber.

But interviews and hours of earlier video made clear the story was more complicated. The students were shouting “school spirit” chants (with the approval of their chaperones) to drown out racially charged chants by a third group of black protestors, the Hebrew Israelites.

Sandmann, rather than inciting the confrontation, was actually approached by Phillips, who says he was being peaceful but whose story has been shifting. Sandmann said he smiled to show he meant no harm.

In a statement, Sandmann said that Philipps “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 protester. I did not speak to him. 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.”

Once the broader context was clear, some journalists began deleting tweets and expressing regrets.

Kara Swisher, the tech writer and New York Times contributor, wrote: “I was a complete dolt to put up this and several other obnoxious tweets yesterday without waiting to see the whole video of the incident and I apologize to the kids from Kentucky unilaterally.”

Swisher had earlier posted her desire to be “finding every one of these s***ty kids and giving them a very large piece of my mind.”

According to a Mediaite roundup, the New Republic’s Jeet Heer deleted a tweet arguing the Trump-supporting students were “racist.” CNN’s Bakari Sellers deleted a tweet suggesting the kids should be “punched in the face.”

CNN’s Ana Navarro deleted one denouncing the “asswipe” parents of the students for teaching them “bigotry” and “racism.”

And CNN host S.E. Cupp posted this yesterday: “Hey guys. Seeing all the additional videos now, and I 100% regret reacting too quickly to the Covington story. I wish I’d had the fuller picture before weighing in, and I’m truly sorry.”……

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Catholic Students vs. American Indians 2.0

So I wanted to do a separate post on this “controversy,” wholly ginned up by the media. The reason is that my other post were immediate responses via Twitter showing the narrative to be false. And so, has a lot of differing media and is raw.

However, newer video commentaries have been uploaded since on YouTube. So, if one wants to watch the entire video of the incedent in question, you can.

In fact, the BLACK HEBREW ISRAELITES (more on this in a bit) that were harassing people, as well as the kids that were waiting for buses, filmed almost 2hrs of video. But a long-enough version can be found HERE.

So after watching these videos, I came to the realization that these kids had never encountered this racist cult (Black Hebrew Israelites) before. You can see a more virulent version of them on my site, entitled, “The Most Racist/Hateful Cult EVA! (Not Westborough Baptists!)” — mind you, these guys are as racists as you can get. If you live in Southern California and plan a trip to Venice Beach, they are down there as well on the boardwalk.

This explains to me after the kids were trying to dialogue with them, and more gathered for the buses, that they finally started to cheer their school song (over-and-over-again). And so, as the American Indian group walked up, led by a guy who caused issues with other students and made false accusations against them as well (see HERE). As the Indians walked into the space of the students, and started pounding the drum inches from their faces… he settled on one student. This student deserves a medal of honor (or a peace pipe session).

NO ONE said “build the wall,” no one hurled racial epithets at the American Indians. And a Native American eyewitness notes the calmness of the whole situation. Not only that, but the large group of kids when interviewed thought that the group of Indians wanted them to sing and chant with them. They weren’t mocking or singing to make-fun of their culture… but joining in.

So, before I post a couple good commentaries on the whole thing, I just want to reiterate what I have gleaned in the past 24-hours:

What it shows is the group of kids disbanding (getting ready for the buses picking them up) after the group of American Indians had walked up to their group and the one started beating his drum inches from many of the kids faces, ending on the one kid who politely stared at him after he had his space encroached upon. Many videos detail the beginning of the “episode,” the kids chanting their school song (for the umpteenth time) in a circle of their own aimed at drowning out the racist, violent cult. 

These kids were there for “March for Lives” — not protesting against Native Americans. While the group was predominately white, there were many minorities interspersed among them — so it wasn’t a racial thing — outside of the racist cult yelling at them. As they were waiting for the bus, MANY videos show the American Indian group walking UP TO them. They were NEVER surrounded, they walked into the kids group. As the kids dispersed for the buses, it looked like they were encapsulating the Indiansbut part of that group were also not part of the Catholic School kids. The kids said they thought the group wanted them to join in the chant (they had no idea they were the target at that time of the drum-banger). None of them chanted “build the wall.” None of them hurled epithets at the Indians. The guy banging the drum has made false allegations in the past and admitted to walking up to another group of students and called them racist. The boy seen standing where the Indian walked up to him has been doxxed and progressives have called for violence against him. Even Kathy Griffin is calling for doxxing. And Dan Rather is trying to get in the headlines as well.

ALL based on a lie, easily shown to be false by watching the videos. 

This attack on obviously-innocent teenagers is one of the grosser smear jobs by the mainstream press in recent memory. Just when you thought the media could not stoop any lower. These kids were high energy, are seeing stuff for the first time, being inundated with slurs from a black racist cult. This is how Washington D.C. is alll the time. Then the kids had a group of drumming American Indians invade their space. In other words, these kids did and acted very well. And deserve a peace pipe.

Here are a couple great commentaries:

#FAKENEWS: Catholic Students Accused of Hate (UPDATED)

UPDATE: American Indian witness refutes the media narrative… I was told this was a racial issue… is the Indian a racist!

….WHAT DID THE WITNESS SAY?

While the mainstream media were quick on Saturday to declare the students guilty of anti-Native American bigotry, new angles and videos in context told a much different story. In fact, the students were not protesting Native Americans as some claimed, nor did they approach and surround a group of Native Americans as initially alleged.

Meanwhile, Marcus Frejo, who the Associated Press described as “a member of the Pawnee and Seminole tribes who is also known as Chief Quese Imc,” also countered the dominate media narrative.

Frejo told the AP that while it seemed the students initially appeared to mock the Native Americans, once the situation defused he “was at peace singing among the scorn and he briefly felt something special happen as they repeatedly sang the [anthem from the Native American Movement].”

“They went from mocking us and laughing at us to singing with us. I heard it three times,” Frejo said. “That spirit moved through us, that drum, and it slowly started to move through some of those youths.”

In the end, a “calm” fell over the group before they dispersed.

(THE BLAZE)

The one “drum beater” Indian is a far-left leaning activist. So when he is the only one that heard the chants “build the wall,” I am UBER suspicious.

CONTINUING

This video is claimed to show the American Indian being “surrounded by a violent, epithet hurling” group of toxic white masculinity with a dash of racism. Watch it and see [UPDATE] Lulu Says has closed her account for a bit. So I will post the full video here:

What it shows is the group of kids disbanding (getting ready for the buses picking them up) after the group of American Indians had walked up to their group and the one started beating his drum inches from many of the kids faces, ending on the one kid who politely stared at him after he had his space encroached upon. The above video shows like the others detailing the beginning of the “episode,” the kids chanting their school song in a circle of their own — for the umpteenth time. Here is my summation of what the video evidence shows below:

Here is how the DAILY MAIL opens up their article:

‘Display Of Blatant Hate, Disrespect, And Intolerance’: Shocking Moment Kentucky Students Wearing Maga Hats ‘Mock’ Native American Vietnam Vet Singing And Playing A Drum At Washington Rally

  • The footage shows a boy staring at and standing close to the elderly man
  • Others surround man, identified as Vietnam veteran, laughing and shouting 
  • Congresswoman Deb Haaland tweeted that the footage was ‘heartbreaking’
  • Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington said it was ‘investigating’ 
  • The Indigenous Peoples March in Washington on Friday coincided with the March for Life, which drew thousands of anti-abortion protesters 
  • Elderly man, named as Nathan Phillips, ‘heard them saying build that wall’ 

What the video doesn’t show is thankfully shown by the Twitterverse. Here is the first video I wish to note of the two main refutations, followed by some comments:

(YouTube video with a COWGER NATION hat-tip):


Exhibit A–C


INFORMATION LIBERATION (hat-tip LIBERTY DAILYnotes with a newer addition to the video proof that this is definitely a media driven hoax:


COMMENTARY


The videos above video shows a crowd of people that are stationary and chanting their schools song. THEN, an American Indian walking over to them and start pounding the drum in the boy’s face. Here are two “bigots” [I only say this because someone called me a bigot for posting a video to refute these #fakenews stories] discussing the issue showing the American Indian drummer walk up to the crowd and get inches from the kids face:

And here is another comment on how well behaved these young men were… is this one:

And the last — middle of the road — comment is this one by Mike Cernovich:


HYPOCRISY


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Campus Reform has an oft played video where students are asked about a non-existent Supreme Court pick (VIDEO). Michael Medved played the whole thing, but this was the part where Michael’s historical mind comes into play. Great nugget for a response to clueless SJWs! See more at Church Militant: “The Anti-Catholic History of the KKK