Story About Native American's 'Harassment' at Lincoln Memorial is Inaccurate
You might have seen the latest story of racist Trumpers making the rounds. You know, the one about a group of students in MAGA hats "harassing" an elderly Native American guy at the Lincoln Memorial. If not, here's the tale:
A Roman Catholic diocese and a Catholic high school in Kentucky issued a joint apology Saturday after videos posted online showed a confrontation Friday between some of the school's students and some Native American adults after rallies near the Lincoln Memorial in Washington.
Both the March for Life, a demonstration against abortion, and the Indigenous Peoples March, in support of Native Americans, were being held not far from one another.
Footage posted to Instagram showed one student standing face-to-face with Nathan Phillips, a 64-year-old Omaha elder and Vietnam War veteran. Phillips was singing and playing the drum while the unidentified student stared him in the face.
Other students, some wearing Covington Catholic High School clothing, surrounded them, chanting, laughing and jeering.
This is the approved narrative. The gentleman was peacefully laying down some sick beats when the kids menacingly surrounded him, in order to mock and intimidate him. Except, that doesn't seem to be what happened at all:
More Media Lies There was no #MAGA mob hounding a Native American Mult Native Americans instigated an incident wal… https://t.co/HHAXBLBY1N— Jim Hanson (@Jim Hanson) 1547947366.0
So, the guy was the one to initiate the standoff. The kid never said a word, he just stood there grinning awkwardly. Though, if you read the media reports, you'd think Native guy was minding his own business and kiddo got in his face. Just to be a douchenugget.
Even better, here's video of drummer man initially approaching the crowd:
“Covington Catholic student bothering elder man” yet here is evidence of the man approaching them during their scho… https://t.co/sDrvYuKZRQ— Maria Judy (@Maria Judy) 1547920112.0
Now, let me be clear. Some of the kids are mocking the Native guy, which is inexcusable. Yet, one thing's indisputable. He made his way into the crowd, not the other way around. You can't really call this harassment when the alleged victim was the one instigating the "conflict."
Though, I highly doubt the media will be amending their original remarks. Once they sink their fangs into a narrative, there's no prying them away.
Fake news strikes yet again. An army of menacing, caucasian red hats intimidating a Native American makes for a much juicier story than the truth. The left loves them a good hate crime. One that, so far, doesn't appear to have happened. Though, good luck getting those lefties to admit their factual inaccuracies.
While we're on the subject: