Tuesday, The View finally addressed the encounter between Covington Catholic High School students and a Native American veteran, Nathan Phillips, at the Lincoln Memorial last Friday. After the media smeared the kids as racists based off of unfounded accusations, and the school had to close temporarily due to death threats, the media suddenly found longer videos posted which contradicted that narrative. The View’s Sunny Hostin, however, still put the blame on the Convington kids and their parent chaperones, instead of the media or Phillips, for lying about them.
Co-host Whoopi Goldberg led into the segment by wondering why people “keep making the same mistake” in rushing to judge based off of viral vids. Joy Behar took the opportunity to admit the left only wanted to impeach Trump at every corner:
Because we're desperate to get Trump out of office. That's why! [applause] I think that's the reason. I think the press jumps the gun a lot because we just have so much circumstantial evidence against this guy. That we’re basically hoping that Cohen's got the goods and what have you. It's wishful thinking.
After Whoopi brought the topic back to the Lincoln Memorial incident, fellow co-host Sunny Hostin jumped in to lecture the Covington kids and their parents for not doing “what Jesus would do,” by “engaging” the black Israelites taunting them. The View also didn’t show the numerous clips where the black Isarelites are saying racist and profanity-filled taunts at the kids, giving a quite skewed picture of what really happened.
While lecturing the Convington kids to “take responsibility,” Hostin praised the Native American veteran who went all over the media this weekend smearing the kids, saying they said racist things which no video has surfaced to prove that allegation, as a “Good Samaritan.” Joy Behar and Hostin also condemned the students for wearing MAGA hats as a violation of the church’s tax-exempt status (what?):
HOSTIN: [A]s a -- a practicing Catholic, I just kept on coming back to the same point. Um -- where were the chaperones? Where were the adults? I thought it was such a teachable moment for everyone there. These were kids. These were 16-year-old kids. And I kept on thinking, you know, you've got kids coming from another place. From Kentucky. They don't know D.C. You've got these -- the Black Israelites taunting them. They should have been taught, what would Jesus do? That's what Catholics are taught. They were engaging these people being aggressive to them. A chaperone should have said to them, don't engage...
BEHAR: They were there for a pro life group? Why do they need those hats on their head?
HOSTIN: That’s the other thing Catholic churches, you get this tax exemption because you're not supposed to be political. They had these political hats on, these outfits. Again, where were the adults advising them they can't do that.And then you are the good Samaritan trying to separate them. You have a 16-year-old. He was smirking. He says he was silently praying. I don’t know, when I pray, I don't smirk. But again, the adult weren't there, not telling him move out of the way. Don't engage this Good Samaritan.
Afterwards, he gets this P.R. firm that send this note. Instead of teaching him as an adult, you know, to maybe take some responsibility, there's still no teachable moment. Where are the adults in this? Teaching teaching teaching? No one is there.
“I was disgusted by the entire thing,” Hostin added after the audience applauded.
Only in liberal media land would teens being harassed and yelled at with racist profanities by adults be deemed the ones who needed to “take responsibility.”