View Full Version : Apologies Roll In For Catholic School Protesters As Fuller Picture Of Events Emerges

01-21-2019, 02:50 PM
See this thread (http://www.conservativeunderground.com/forum505/showthread.php?94843-The-Truth-about-the-Lincoln-Memorial-Incident-(Catholic-School-Boys-Doxed-yesterday)) for more details on the incident.


3 groups:

1. Catholic teens minding their own business on a class trip

2. Native American demonstrators (incl. Nathan Phillips) march up, beat drums, push into center of student group, call teens “beasts”

3. Black Israelites, who condemn whites as devils

Who’s in the wrong?

— Michael Knowles (@michaeljknowles) January 20, 2019]

Apologies Roll In For Catholic School Protesters As Fuller Picture Of Events Emerges

As details emerged, some individuals and outlets who had been quick to condemn the students retracted their words and even apologized.

...National Review published a scathing piece by its deputy managing editor, Nicholas Frankovich.

This is just embarrassing. https://t.co/PL2Jwionf1 I wonder if the author will apologize to those Covington students?

— Roger Kimball (@rogerkimball) January 20, 2019

The outlet pulled the article on Sunday and published an explanation by editor Rich Lowry.

“Anyway, if not a hoax, this at the very least was not what it initially seemed,” Lowry wrote. “I deleted my original tweet and we also took down a strongly worded post by my colleague Nick Frankovich that relied on the incomplete video. It’s another reminder — even for an old hand like me — that it’s best not to make snap judgments and to wait for all sides of a controversy to have a chance to be heard....”

Meghan McCain and CNN’s Jake Tapper seemed to agree:

My friend @robbysoave is one of the best journalists I know… I, like many others may have reacted too quickly. Apologize for being part of a media pile on. Please read his piece. https://t.co/WhJ5auQ3TQ

— Meghan McCain (@MeghanMcCain) January 20, 2019

.@reason: “Video footage strongly contradicts Native American veteran Nathan Phillips’ claim that Covington Catholic High School boys harassed him. The media got this one completely wrong,” writes @robbysoave https://t.co/9Ki4iiTkQ9

— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) January 20, 2019

Others weighed in as well.

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.

— David Brooks (@nytdavidbrooks) January 20, 2019

I fell for the first edited video too. It’s #FakNews and these kids are owed a big apology https://t.co/e1ZZSSl2x9

— Megan????Fox (@MeganFoxWriter) January 20, 2019

I just watched the unedited video of the high school kids at the March – they did nothing wrong, and I correct an earlier tweet

The left intentionally misreported the facts (typical) to destroy these kids lives to blame it on Trump

Media made this a top story to wreck lives

— Charlie Kirk (@charliekirk11) January 20, 2019

Robert George, Princeton Professor and former chair of the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom, apologized for “jump[ing] the gun.”

I apologize to the Covington Catholic boys. What Rod Dreher says of himself goes double for me. I jumped the gun and that was stupid and unjust. It is I, not the boys, who needs to take a lesson from this.

The Catholic Bonfire At The Stake https://t.co/uhYcgiLVWI via @amconmag

— Robert P. George (@McCormickProf) January 20, 2019

Dreher wrote in The American Conservative:

It is possible that the Catholic boys were complete asses. My initial judgment was that they certainly were that. You don’t treat a peaceful elderly person like this. Even if they thought he was wrong, those boys owed him respect. Yes, the old man approached them, but they could and should have handled him with respect. They come off as bullies.

But then I watched more clips, showing the greater context of the incident. It is not as simple as it has been portrayed. Below is a more complete video account of what happened. In it, one of the Catholic boys is overheard asking, “Does anybody know what he’s doing? Does anybody know what’s going on here.”

And, in it, one of the Indians with Phillips shouts: “White people, go back to Europe. This is not your land.” He curses the students with f-bombs (video is NSFW). He goes on: “You’re being a white man about it. That’s all you know how to do.”

You didn’t see that in the news reporting, did you?

The majority of the apologies and retractions have come from sources that most would consider right-leaning.

Dan D. Doty
01-21-2019, 04:36 PM
Maybe someone should show the whole footage to those assholes over at DU.

The Denizens want to lynch these kids.

01-21-2019, 04:42 PM
Maybe someone should show the whole footage to those assholes over at DU.

The Denizens want to lynch these kids.

They wouldn't watch it.

Remember the complete Zimmerman phone call to non emergency dispatch was available on line--the phone call during which the 25 seconds of "stalking" (lol!) took place, all in the earshot of a police officer. The DUmmies wouldn't watch that either.

cadillac shark
01-21-2019, 07:32 PM
Apologies aren't enough.

Where do they go with their ideology now? We're supposed to go back and resume reading their articles like nothing ever happened. It's George Will & Bill Kristol all over again... OOps, we accidentally showed we don't give a rat's ass about #MAGA.