While visiting our nation's capital, a group of students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky was caught up in a media hail storm as yet again liberal-leaning agitators falsely presented the facts. A video, showing one of the students from the Catholic school interacting with a Native American was presented with a false slant and was taken completely out of context. As usual the liberal media run with it, and as usual, their incompetence and jumping to judge is coming back to bite them in their behinds.
The viral video was the top of discussions on both sides of the highly flammable issue of what the media was calling harassment and disrespect on the students part, for over a month. The students falsely implicated had fingers pointed at them, stating that they were taunting the Native American, Nathan Phillips, as he demonstrated during a March for Life in Washington D.C.
Shortly after the initial video aired, the young boys were quickly tossed under the bus by the media. However, when other videos were discovered and brought to light, the media’s narrative suddenly changed. Even though the boys never received an apology for the smearing of their names, they were none the less vindicated.
An independent investigation was conducted by Greater Cincinnati Investigation, hired by the Diocese of Covington, resulting in proving what the young boys had stated all along, that they in no way provoked nor taunted Phillips.
In fact, the students were the ones that were ridiculed and harassed, by members of the Black Hebrew Israelites. So much so, that the young boys asked their chaperone escort if they would be permitted to sing their school cheers, to drown out the members harassing them. It was only after the student’s interaction with their own harassers that Phillips chose to approach the group, getting right up into the face of one of the students.
The independent investigators emphasized in their report that: “We found no evidence of offensive or racist statements by students to Mr. Phillips or members of his group.”
Many conservatives claim the whole incident was brought on just because the students were each a wearing MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat, proudly displaying their support for President Trump. What was to be a trip the students would look back on with fondness, thanks to the liberal media, quickly became a living hell.
So, what’s the verdict—you decide.
Would the altercation have still happened if the boys had not been wearing MAGA hats?