— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 21, 2019
FoxNews.com reports that
The Kentucky high school student seen in a viral video standing-face-to-face with a Native American protester at a Washington rally spoke out for the first time Sunday evening, claiming in a statement that he and his classmates were taunted by a group of African-American protesters and saying that he and his family had received death threats.
Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School, said he was “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.”
The students initially were accused of mocking a Native American participant in the Indigenous Peoples March, which coincided with the March for Life. A snippet of video from the apparent confrontation quickly gained traction on social media, with many condemning the students — some of whom were wearing “Make America Great Again” apparel — and some calling for them to be identified and harassed. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington and the high school issued a joint statement apologizing to the activist, identified as Nathan Phillips Saturday.
However, the emergence of longer video that appears to show some students being harassed prompted some conservatives to take back their earlier criticisms of the students.
Sandmann said he and his classmates had taken part in the March for Life and had arrived at the Lincoln Memorial to meet the buses that would take them back to Kentucky.
However, Sandmann said, the students were confronted by four members of the Black Hebrew Israelite movement, who “called us ‘racists,’ ‘bigots,’ ‘white crackers,’ ‘f—-ts,’ and ‘incest kids.’ They also taunted an African-American student from my school by telling him that we would ‘harvest his organs.'”
…”At no time did I hear any student chant anything other than the school spirit chants,” Sandmann said. “I did not witness or hear any other students chant ‘build that wall’ or anything hateful or racist at any time. Assertions to the contrary are simply false.”
At that point, Phillips came toward the group with his drum and, according to Sandmann, “locked eyes with me and approached me, coming within inches of my face” and “played his drum the entire time he was in my face.”
Sandmann said he was trying to defuse the tense situation by remaining “motionless and calm.” He also denied taunting Phillips by making faces at him, but said he smiled at the protester “because I wanted him to know I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation.”
For his part, Phillips told The Associated Press Sunday that he was trying to keep the peace between the students and members of the group who were heckling them. He also insisted that the students were making disparaging remarks about Native Americans.
“They were making remarks to each other … (such as) ‘In my state those Indians are nothing but a bunch of drunks.’ How do I report that?” he said. “These young people were just roughshodding through our space, like what’s been going on for 500 years here — just walking through our territories, feeling like ‘this is ours.”
As you read the above article, you are probably thinking to yourself “I heard about this yesterday”.
As Paul Harvey used to say,
Now, you’ll hear the rest of the story…
BigLeaguePolitics.com reports that
Nathan Phillips, the Native American man at the center of the controversy involving Covington Catholic High School students who were unfairly smeared by the media, is raising money with the help of a major big-money left-wing operation, and has a history of appearing in the press claiming to be a victim of anti-Native racism.
“[Phillips] is a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance,” according to Heavy.
The Native Youth Alliance appears to be a standalone entity. However, the larger well-funded Native Youth Leadership Alliance — which told us that it is not associated with Phillips — is currently promoting Phillips’ fundraising campaign stemming from the incident with the Catholic teens.
The Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) is a non-profit organization that is funded by the same far-left power players who are often involved in bankrolling leftist causes. The organization’s funding partners include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Social Justice Fund Northwest.
The homepage for the NYLA is promoting Phillips’ fundraising campaign.
Are you beginning to see the real picture, gentle readers?
The Main Stream Media edited the original video in order to make kids with MAGA hats on, who attended a Christian School, look like intolerant bigots.
In reality, they were the victims of a put-up job by a political activist.
This is the second time in a matter of days, that the Main Stream Media has spread false information simply for the purpose of breathing fresh life into their failed political ideology and rapidly tanking political party.
The double standard by which the Main Stream Media judges what is appropriate and inappropriate never ceases to boggle the mind.
Like the political party whom they have sworn their allegiance to, the Far Left Democrats, the MSM firmly believes that it is free to treat non-Liberals, from the President on down, anyway they want to, including getting up in our faces, sending obscene tweets out about us, or, as in this case, selectively editing videos to make average Americans, especially Christians, seem intolerant and hateful.
“Freedom of the Press” is one thing…being an out-of-control Far Left Democrat moral arbitrator is another.
The arrogance of the Liberal Main Stream Media grew exponentially during the 8 long years of the reign of King Barack The First.
Their egos were fed by the fact that they were given favored status during the Obama Administration because they were fellow travelers on the road to a “Socialist Paradise”.
They fully expected to continue to enjoy that favored status, as they were 100% certain that Hillary Clinton was the heir apparent who would continue the march toward “Democratic Socialism” that Obama began.
However, a funny thing happen on the Road to a Socialist Paradise.
Average Americans, living between the coasts, elected an American Businessman and Entrepreneur who sincerely loves our country and its people as the 45th President of the United States of America, a decision which has proven economically beneficial to all of us here in the Heartland, but not beneficial at all for the Main Stream Media.
What we are witnessing as a complete lack of ethics in the Main Stream Media is a direct result of the outcome of the 2016 Presidential Election and the fact that Trump is succeeding in fulfilling his Campaign Promises.
The Democrats, as shown in their refusal to negotiate with Trump about solving the Border Security Crisis and their Propaganda Arm, the Main Stream Media, as exhibited in the last several days in the Buzzfeed Fake News Story about Cohen and now the Covington Cable News Con Job, are frustrated that they are still not the majority political ideology in this country and that Donald J. Trump is still President of the United States of America.
Fine. Come get in the faces of adults who can debate you point by point.
Don’t be a bunch of spineless vultures attempting to portray Children who attend a Christian School as being intolerant.
In other words, to paraphrase Pink Floyd,
Hey, Liberals. Leave them kids alone!
Until He Comes,