ALL About Covington

This is way more than you needed to know or wanted to read/view. Just scan through and pick what catches your attention. I admit to having been fascinated by this. Maybe it’s because I’m a mom. Tucker does his usual excellent job, so I put that one first.

TUCKER CARLSON: Did the video describe what really happened? That should have been the first question journalists asked. Checking facts and adding context is what journalists do. Yet, amazingly, almost nobody in the American media did that. That’s a shame, because there was a lot to check.

DAILY WIRE: The Michael Knowles Show — This covers the same ground as Tucker did, but with more outrage. I enjoyed it. “A total fraud and a lie and CNN pushed it.”

NICK SANDMANN: The young man who was targeted responds — His whole statement is well worth reading.

“I thought I had diffused the situation by remaining calm, and I was thankful nothing physical had occurred. …

“I never understood why either of the two groups of protestors were engaging with us, or exactly what they were protesting at the Lincoln Memorial. We were simply there to meet a bus, not become central players in a media spectacle. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever encountered any sort of public protest, let alone this kind of confrontation or demonstration.

“I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor. I did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation. I am a faithful Christian and practicing Catholic, and I always try to live up to the ideals my faith teaches me — to remain respectful of others, and to take no action that would lead to conflict or violence.”

TAKE A STEP BACK: Before you go off on the next social media thing “My main takeaway is to admonish, not just the left, because there are always going to be people on the left pandering to their base, but to admonish the Democrats who I know are reasonable, and the people in the middle who don’t associate with either party but form their own opinion, and even the people on the right who got spoofed by this, to just take a step back and wait a day before they form opinions next time, based on something in social media.” – Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.)

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SPEAKING OF PEOPLE WHO NEED TO WAIT A DAY: Also media that can’t manage to just admit they screwed the pooch. — Kristol deleted his tweet without comment. The New York Times published a retraction that wasn’t an apology. Stay classy, guys.

NOT TAKING A STEP BACK: “HouseShoes” is Michael Buchanan, 45, a Detroit-born hip hop producer and DJ working and living in Los Angeles. Twitter shrugged off complaints about his vicious tweets, saying he had not violated their TOS. It’s a puzzle just what their TOS actually consists of, since Twitter has previously shut down conservative tweeters for such heinous “hate speech” as defending cops, calling Chelsea/Bradley Manning a ‘guy,’ and promoting the border wall.

Meanwhile, CNN and MSNBC spent nearly an HOUR trashing Sandmann. William Jacobson explains at Legal Insurrection that the tactic Nathan Phillips used against the Covington High School student is Liberal Activism 101. Target someone, then scream abuse while your cameraman records, then edits the footage to make you look like the victim.

Thank God there were other cameras running BEFORE the incident in DC. Multiple videos proved that two different groups of hateful, activist adults had targeted a bunch of KIDS, then cooperated with the scum in the mainstream and social media to make their lives miserable.

COVINGTON HIGH REOPENS: Extra security will be on hand — The American Indian Movement Chapter of Indiana and Kentucky has agreed to move their planned protest to the offices of the Diocese of Covington, and not outside the school as they originally intended.

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  1. chrissythehyphenated

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      Yes, imagine that! Reasonable people upset at the stupidity of an entire movement wishing ill-will and harm to a bunch of kids. For no reason.

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      Oh wow … a hooker/porno star/contract breaker (aka, Stormy Daniels) favors turning Catholic schools into concentration camps. And here I thought my opinion of her could not be any lower.

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  4. Glad The Donald weighed in on this. Makes it a little harder for them to strangle and bury the truth.

    In the “more links than a person can consume in a day” category…

    Here’s some supplemental videos (c/o my Other People’s Videos blog) 😀

    📺 Fake news hits high schoolers, MSM pushes false narrative on viral video – One America News Network (most of this already covered, of course).
    youtu.be/6iyYJSdTlQk

    📺 It’s okay to smirk – Paul Joseph Watson. Kid was only smiling nervously, of course. Now, Paul, there’s a guy who can smirk!
    youtu.be/uG5GqMJ4-6E

    📺 Teens in MAGA Hats Harassed a Native American Vietnam Veteran – Conservative Twins (foul language – deftly employed)
    youtu.be/QWkwlToZWqM

    📺 Nathan Phillips Native American CRIES WOLF about Maga hat wearing teen – The Amazing Lucas (don’t get distracted looking at his biceps, gals)
    youtu.be/yNc7P3eOcg0

    JJ Sefton posts the Morning Report on Ace of Spades Mon-Fri, Pistol Pete like rants analysis followed by loads of links. JJ’s an interesting guy, “our age,” 😉 a gen-u-wine New York Jew. IIRC his mom and aunt were the only members of his family to survive the concentration camps. A bit of his analysis this morning:

    My heart goes out to these kids and their families who, to me, epitomize everything that is good and right about the America that I grew up in or at least that I had imagined it tried to be. And that stands in absolute stark contrast to those on the other side. They’re either sick or evil or some combination of the two. As for the former, I also admire their courage in standing up to a machine that has demonstrated time and again in recent years that it has no compunction in saying things that can ruin people’s lives or even result in physical harm. I don’t want to take anything away from their courage and moral fiber but I think it’s not an overstatement to give credit to the presence of President Trump. Whenever he is attacked, it is we who are really being attacked. He has taken the most insane and vile assaults against him and his family and, unlike other putative “leaders” on our side, has rammed it back down their throats.

    Along with his tangible accomplishments, mostly single-handed since January of 2017, this President’s rhetorical defense of America and American values at home and abroad though intangible/unquantifiable may very well turn out to be his most significant. There is no doubt we are in for far more and worse from the insurrectionists in the next two to six years (please G-d the latter). But the more they go off the rails, the more they expose themselves. And that is because of the man now occupying the Oval Office.

    Back to the persecution of the Covington kids, the President is standing shoulder to shoulder with them and calling out the Media…

    More at
    acecomments.mu.nu/?post=379320

    Some of JJ’s links

    💭 President Trump: Covington Catholic Students “Treated Unfairly,” “Smeared by Media”
    breitbart.com/politics/2019/01/21/president-trump-covington-catholic-students-treated-unfairly-smeared-by-media/

    💭 The Left’s Smirking MAGA Kid Hoax
    frontpagemag.com/fpm/272636/lefts-smirking-maga-kid-hoax-matthew-vadum

    💭 Kentucky Student Speaks Out: “I Will Not Stand for This Mob-Like Character Assassination of My Family’s Name”
    legalinsurrection.com/2019/01/kentucky-student-speaks-out-i-will-not-stand-for-this-mob-like-character-assassination-of-my-familys-name/

    💭 All the Adults Involved Failed the Covington Catholic School Boys, and Should Be Ashamed
    thefederalist.com/2019/01/21/adults-involved-failed-covington-catholic-school-boys-ashamed/

    💭 Limbaugh Tees Off on Cuck-Servative Media: Graceful Losers On Our Side Don’t Get What We’re Up Against!
    rushlimbaugh.com/daily/2019/01/21/our-biggest-problem-is-graceful-losers-on-our-side/

    💭 Fake News Media Doubles Down with Another Covington Catholic MAGA Teen Smear
    pjmedia.com/trending/fake-news-media-doubles-down-with-another-covington-catholic-maga-teen-smear/

    💭 First Journalist Fired for Fake News and Threats Directed at Catholic MAGA Kids
    pjmedia.com/trending/first-journalist-fired-for-fake-news-and-threats-directed-at-catholic-maga-kids/

    💭 Call-Out Conservatives Join the Left’s Lynch Mob
    amgreatness.com/2019/01/21/call-out-conservatives-join-the-lefts-lynch-mob/

    Ace of Spades himself had a couple of posts about this.

    ♠️ CNN Republican Ana Navaro: The Full Video Is Ambiguous. (This is Ana the smug nail-filer.)
    acecomments.mu.nu/?post=379310

    ♠️ National Review Managing Editor “Apologizes” For His Post Slanderously Accusing Covington Boys of “Bullying” and “Evil”;
    Does Not Say the Boys Were Innocent, Merely That His Tone Was Too “High-Handed” and “Preachy”
    acecomments.mu.nu/?post=379305

    ♠️ Sure, the Covington High School Video Was a Hoax, But That Won’t Stop the Washington Post from Smearing the Catholic Church
    acecomments.mu.nu/?post=379297

    Sorry for a comment that would be long even as a post. This was, is, continues to be, such a fascinating event. I neutered the links, but you should be able to paste any of them to an address bar and go.

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  5. chrissythehyphenated

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  6. Steve Sailer nails it:

    “Stalinism assumed that something was good if the good people (e.g., Stalinists) did it, but bad if the bad people (i.e., those hated by Stalinists) did the same thing.

    “Similarly, under today’s rules of Identity Stalinism, while the aggressor, objectively, was obviously the man banging his drum in the boy’s face, that adult was nonwhite and leftist, while the child was white and a Trump supporter. So, by the rules of Who? Whom?, the assailant had to be the victim and the victim the attacker.

    “And, under the current dispensation, the white boy’s manly impassivity under assault just proved he was the bad guy. As Orwell wrote in 1984:

    “‘…to wear an improper expression on your face (to look incredulous when a victory was announced, for example) was itself a punishable offense. There was even a word for it in Newspeak: facecrime….'”

    Read the whole thing here.

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  7. Full statement from Nick Sandmann:

    I am providing this factual account of what happened on Friday afternoon at the Lincoln Memorial to correct misinformation and outright lies being spread about my family and me.

    I am the student in the video who was confronted by the Native American protestor. I arrived at the Lincoln Memorial at 4:30 p.m. I was told to be there by 5:30 p.m., when our busses were due to leave Washington for the trip back to Kentucky. We had been attending the March for Life rally, and then had split up into small groups to do sightseeing.

    When we arrived, we noticed four African American protestors who were also on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. I am not sure what they were protesting, and I did not interact with them. I did hear them direct derogatory insults at our school group.

    The protestors said hateful things. They called us “racists,” “bigots,” “white crackers,” “faggots,” and “incest kids.” They also taunted an African American student from my school by telling him that we would “harvest his organs.” I have no idea what that insult means, but it was startling to hear.

    Because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student in our group asked one of our teacher chaperones for permission to begin our school spirit chants to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group. The chants are commonly used at sporting events. They are all positive in nature and sound like what you would hear at any high school. Our chaperone gave us permission to use our school chants. We would not have done that without obtaining permission from the adults in charge of our group.

    At no time did I hear any student chant anything other than the school spirit chants. I did not witness or hear any students chant “build that wall” or anything hateful or racist at any time. Assertions to the contrary are simply false. Our chants were loud because we wanted to drown out the hateful comments that were being shouted at us by the protestors.

    After a few minutes of chanting, the Native American protestors, who I hadn’t previously noticed, approached our group. The Native American protestors had drums and were accompanied by at least one person with a camera.

    The protestor everyone has seen in the video 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 protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. 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, and when the second group approached I was worried that a situation was getting out of control where adults were attempting to provoke teenagers.

    I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.

    During the period of the drumming, a member of the protestor’s entourage began yelling at a fellow student that we “stole our land” and that we should “go back to Europe.” I heard one of my fellow students begin to respond. I motioned to my classmate and tried to get him to stop engaging with the protestor, as I was still in the mindset that we needed to calm down tensions.

    I never felt like I was blocking the Native American protestor. He did not make any attempt to go around me. It was clear to me that he had singled me out for a confrontation, although I am not sure why.

    The engagement ended when one of our teachers told me the busses had arrived and it was time to go. I obeyed my teacher and simply walked to the busses. At that moment, I thought I had diffused the situation by remaining calm, and I was thankful nothing physical had occurred.

    I never understood why either of the two groups of protestors were engaging with us, or exactly what they were protesting at the Lincoln Memorial. We were simply there to meet a bus, not become central players in a media spectacle. This is the first time in my life I’ve ever encountered any sort of public protest, let alone this kind of confrontation or demonstration.

    I was not intentionally making faces at the protestor. I did smile at one point because I wanted him to know that I was not going to become angry, intimidated or be provoked into a larger confrontation. I am a faithful Christian and practicing Catholic, and I always try to live up to the ideals my faith teaches me – to remain respectful of others, and to take no action that would lead to conflict or violence.

    I harbor no ill will for this person. I respect this person’s right to protest and engage in free speech activities, and I support his chanting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial any day of the week. I believe he should re-think his tactics of invading the personal space of others, but that is his choice to make.

    I am being called every name in the book, including a racist, and I will not stand for this mob-like character assassination of my family’s name. My parents were not on the trip, and I strive to represent my family in a respectful way in all public settings.

    I have received physical and death threats via social media, as well as hateful insults. One person threatened to harm me at school, and one person claims to live in my neighborhood. My parents are receiving death and professional threats because of the social media mob that has formed over this issue.

    I love my school, my teachers and my classmates. I work hard to achieve good grades and to participate in several extracurricular activities. I am 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.

    I cannot speak for everyone, only for myself. But I can tell you my experience with Covington Catholic is that students are respectful of all races and cultures. We also support everyone’s right to free speech. I am not going to comment on the words or account of Mr. Phillips, as I don’t know him and would not presume to know what is in his heart or mind. Nor am I going to comment further on the other protestors, as I don’t know their hearts or minds, either.

    I have read that Mr. Phillips is a veteran of the United States Marines. I thank him for his service and am grateful to anyone who puts on the uniform to defend our nation. If anyone has earned the right to speak freely, it is a U.S. Marine veteran.

    I can only speak for myself and what I observed and felt at the time. But I would caution everyone passing judgement based on a few seconds of video to watch the longer video clips that are on the internet, as they show a much different story than is being portrayed by people with agendas.

    I provided this account of events to the Diocese of Covington so they may know exactly what happened, and I stand ready and willing to cooperate with any investigation they are conducting.

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