BuzzFeed – Part 2 – More Fake News

2019 January 20
by bc3b

Not learning their lesson from the BuzzFeed disaster, the Main Stream Media once again got sucked in by an anti-Trump story because they wanted so badly believe it that they didn’t check it out.

Last Friday way not only the day for the March for Life, but was also a day in which Native Americans were having a rally in DC.

Following the march a group of boys from Covington Catholic High School (KY) were waiting for a bus by the Lincoln Memorial. Ethan Phillips, a 64-year old Native American accused the boys, some of whom were wearing Make America Great Again hats, of surrounding him and taunting him.

Naturally the MSM jumped all over this. The media viewed it as a triple play: the opportunity to take down Trump supporters, religious schools and the March for Life with a single bullet. CNN interviewed Phillips in a very favorable light – a 64 year old man, Native American, Vietnam veteran, etc. Phillips also claimed the boys also prohibited him from climbing the steps to the Lincoln Memorial.

The left flew into a rage. Kathy Griffin, the world’s most repulsive woman, threatened to doxx the boys. Their principal, the Bishop of Covington and the city’s mayor all issued public apologies. The principal discussed the possibility of expulsion.

The problem for the media and the stupid or weak people who bought the story: there were many videos taken on the incident and they all show Phillips was lying. Phillips approached the boys and was pounding a drum six inches from the face of one of the boys. There was a clear path to the Lincoln Memorial about 20 feet away.

Had the media done some research, they would have discovered that Phillips filed a “hate crime” report to the police concerning some Eastern Michigan students who were having a Native American-themed party in 2015.

Had they done some simple math they would have figured that he would have been 17 in 1972, a year when the Vietnam war was winding down, making it almost impossible for him to ever have served in Nam.

One would home that CNN would learn from this and end the “fake news,” but we know that as long as Jeff Zucker is running the show this will never happen.

Now, the media is busy covering its tracks:

The gray object in the lower left is a drum.

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Tommylee Lewis (11) works for a coach against Los Angeles Rams defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman (23) during the second half the NFL football NFC championship game Sunday, Jan. 20, 2019, in New Orleans. The Rams won 26-23. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Just so you know, Lewis is the offensive player and the ball you see is being passed, not dropped.

28 Responses leave one →
  1. 2019 January 20 10:00 pm
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    justrand permalink

    The Leftwing media (which accounts for 90%+) KNEW they were painting a false narrative. They KNEW it.

    They edited the videos and did FALSE reporting, in order to push their twisted narrative. The fact that they would have been DESTROYING a group of young men under FALSE pretenses meant NOTHING to them. The NARRATIVE (White boys who support Trump are EVIL) is all they cared about.

    https://dailycaller.com/2019/01/20/covington-catholic-school-protestors-apologies/

  2. 2019 January 20 10:13 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #1 –

    The media saw it as a three bagger: an opportunity to discredit Trump supporters, religious schools and the pro-life movement.

    Interesting facts: the accuser Native American-themed party in 2015. If he was born in 1955 how could he have served in Vietnam? He would have been 17 in 1972 when the war was winding down.Supposedly he was a Marine. Boot camp and training would have lasted six months.

    Unfortunately (for the media), photos an videos show the adult confronted the students, not the other way around.

    As might be expected, NRO immediately condemned the incident, but its girly man editor, Rich Lowry, has since walked it back.

    Why should an incident between some high school students and an adult that resulted in no violence or even any arguing merit national coverage?

  3. 2019 January 20 10:26 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Kind of like how the murder of the black girl was huge till they learned she was killed by blacks.
    At Instapundit there’s a report of lib activists calling colleges to get them to rescind acceptance for any boys of that school

  4. 2019 January 20 11:09 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Here’s an article about the original post by NRO (since deleted) attacking the Covington High School students:

    https://bigleaguepolitics.com/exclusive-turmoil-inside-national-review-over-covington-catholic-story-rich-lowry-losing-control/

    National Review has no reason to exist. Hopefully it will soon follow the Weekly Standard into the dumpster of history.

  5. 2019 January 21 12:39 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Comment from USA Today reader:

    Timothy Jameson

    I feel so bad for this kid. It is one thing when one bully in school calls you something. It is another when the national media gangs up to bully you. I hope this kid is mentally strong.

    The media is literally ripping our country apart with their lies. And, they do not care

  6. 2019 January 21 5:18 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    BC,

    I was born in ’51, did the tour of the classification center in ’69 in Miami. At that point the Khe San engagement had just peaked. The timeline does not line up for Philips.

  7. 2019 January 21 5:27 am
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    drdog09 permalink

    1,

    I have a suggestion for the press. Takedowns of erroneous stories should remain up for everyone to see. They should however be watermarked as FAKE. A scarlet letter to any author who jumps the gun or screws up the facts.

  8. 2019 January 21 7:42 am
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    justrand permalink

    An excellent and succinct letter by the young man DEFAMED by the media…please read it and pass it along:

    https://www.toddstarnes.com/politics/catholic-teen-responds-i-will-not-stand-for-this-mob-like-character-assassination-of-my-familys-name/

  9. 2019 January 21 7:43 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Let’s put this in perspective: the boys committed no crime. They may have not been 100% perfectly correct because they failed to bow down to the Native American. Yet the media gave them more coverage than they would have received had they killed a cop.

    Their principal, the bishop and the city’s mayor couldn’t throw them under the bus fast enough, issuing public statements before even giving the boys a chance to tell their story.

    These boys went through a weekend of hell with no one other than their families to protect them.

    If a gang of blacks killed an elderly man in the knockout game, it’s very doubtful that CNN would even cover it.

  10. 2019 January 21 7:44 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JR #10 –

    The boys are the only heroes in this story.

  11. 2019 January 21 8:32 am
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    1 – Of course they knew.
    7 – Yeah, but fat chance of them ever doing that.

  12. 2019 January 21 8:38 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    If you want contact the church to show support, I saw this at JOM blog

    Covington Catholic High School
    1600 Dixie Highway
    Covington, Kentucky 41011-2797
    (859) 491-2247
    Website: http://www.covcath.org/
    Principal: Mr. Bob Rowe
    Email: browe@covcath.org

  13. 2019 January 21 8:47 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    Had some folks going for a minute …

  14. 2019 January 21 9:45 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Fax I just sent –

    Dear Representative Yarmouth –

    Perhaps instead of banning Make America Great caps for teens, you might introduce a bill banning morons from running for Congress.

    This would enable you to spend a lot more time with your family.

    Warmest personal regards,

  15. 2019 January 21 9:49 am
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    JimNorCal permalink

    16, love it!

  16. 2019 January 21 9:51 am
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    bc3b permalink

    JimNorCal –

    Thanks for providing the information on the principal.

    I expected cowardness from the mayor and the bishop as bishops are the political class of the Church. I trust my bishop as much as I trust my Congressional representative – not at all.

    I expected more from the principal. I was president of the school board several years when my children attended Bishop Foley Catholic. Had the principal done anything like this, she would have been gone.

  17. 2019 January 21 10:55 am
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    bc3b permalink

    My email to Principal Rowe –

    Sad weekend for Covington Catholic …

    Not because of the boys, but because you and Bishop Foys threw them “under the bus.”

    I am the product of a Catholic boys high school and my children attended a Catholic co-ed diocesan high school. I was a member of the school board and was president for two years.

    In my wildest dreams, I couldn’t imagine Mrs. Molnar, the school’s principal, doing what you did – making a rush to judgement without hearing the boys’ side to appease the politically-correct media.

    These boys committed no crime, yet they endured a national media attack that a murder wouldn’t incur. With you and the bishop bailing on them, all they had was one another and their families.

    After watching many of the videos, even USA Today admits Mr. Phillips’ version of what happened was not correct. He approached the boys and started the confrontation. He has made similar accusations before (Eastern Michigan University in 2015) and given his age, it is highly unlikely he could have served in Vietnam. He would have been 17 in 1972 and the war was winding down. His entire narrative appears to be false.

    You and Bishop Foys owe these boys a most sincere apology.

    I am a strong proponent of Catholic education and have always hoped members of a Catholic school’s faculty would serve with the highest ethics, courage and honor. It’s disappointing when they don’t.

  18. 2019 January 21 11:35 am
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    bc3b permalink

    Did the NFL become part of the WWE?

    I did not see either game yesterday. The only NFL game I saw this season was the Lions-Bears Thanksgiving Day game when my son was over.

    What I did see was a replay with an unbelievable non-call on a pass interference play in the Rams – Saints game, which cost the Saints the game. I had no favorite as both teams have male cheerleaders this year.

    Obviously, Goodell & Company wanted a Rams-Patriots Super Bowl. The Patriots are the Yankees of football; people love them or hate them. And Goodell wants to re-kindle interest in the NFL in LA as the city has two teams and is building a new stadium.

  19. 2019 January 21 12:03 pm
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    fight on permalink

    BC, In the Patriot game their was in my view an equally bad call against the Chiefs for roughing King Tom.
    The Chief hit was perfectly legal, and happened on 3rd down keeping alive the game tying drive.
    I have hardly watched any NFL this season but when I have the officiating has been awful.

  20. 2019 January 21 12:15 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    Conservatives walk back criticism of Covington Catholic boys:

    https://www.washingtonexaminer.com/news/conservative-press-apologizes-for-saying-students-harassed-a-native-american-protester

    So, when did Meghan McCain and SE Cupp become conservatives (by anyone other that the media’s standards?

    Regarding Cupp: who ever dreamed a girl with big boobs could be such a big boob and so boring?

  21. 2019 January 21 12:17 pm
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    bc3b permalink

    FightOn #21 –

    As I said, the NFL wanted a Patriots-Rams Super Bowl. There’s lots more money in Boston and LA than New Orleans and Kansas City.

  22. 2019 January 21 6:20 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    Ebonics anyone?? — https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2019-01-21/writing-professor-grading-based-quality-racist — Everything is now racist, so racism is moot.

  23. 2019 January 21 8:05 pm
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    JimNorCal permalink

    It’s about time our side went all-in for lawfare.

  24. 2019 January 21 8:19 pm
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    drdog09 permalink

    More on the MAGA incident — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MjV7EDuL21M

  25. 2019 January 21 10:15 pm
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    justrand permalink

    From Instapundit:

    ==> I’M SORRY I WISHED VIOLENT DEATH ON KIDS WHOSE POLITICS I DISLIKE: Film Producer Jack Morrissey Apologizes for Deleted Covington ‘Woodchipper’ Tweet.

    Film producer Jack Morrissey apologized Monday for joking about “MAGA kids” going “screaming, hats first into the woodchipper.” The tweet was accompanied by an iconic scene from “Fargo” in which a dead person’s blood flies from a woodchipper.

    Morrisey, whose credits include “Beauty and the Beast” and films in the “Twilight” franchise, quickly deleted the tweet and apologized, but Sarah Palin and other critics slammed him on social media.

    Remember, these people think they’re your moral superiors.

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