During Tuesday’s edition of Cuomo Prime Time, host Chris Cuomo engaged in a discussion about the Covington kids with CNN Political Commentators Angela Rye and Andre Bauer. It did not take long for the debate to veer off course from its original topic; most of the discussion actually revolved around Make America Great Again hats, which Rye described as “just as maddening and frustrating and triggering for me to look at as a KKK hood.”
The continuing fallout from last Friday's encounter between students from the Covington Catholic High School and Native American activist Nathan Phillips led to NBC's Today co-host Savannah Guthrie verbally attacking Nicholas Sandmann in what was supposed to be an interview, asking the Kentucky teen if he should apologize for his actions at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. Despite Guthrie's liberal bias, Time magazine TV critic Judy Berman bitterly complained from --- wait for it --- the left for Guthrie’s “bizarre conversation” with the student “allowed him to defend himself.”
NBC News’s Think opinion website was plastered with hateful op-eds against the right Thursday targetting everyone from the Covington kids to Karen Pence. The Guardian’s Noah Berlatsky revealed the media's end game in his op-ed for the site, mainly that the truth of what occurred doesn't really matter--this was all about the Make America Great Again hat students were wearing.
After grilling Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann on Wednesday, NBC anchor Savannah Guthrie treated Native American activist Nathan Phillips to a softball sit-down on Thursday’s Today show. She began by asking Phillips how he was feeling and then fretted whether her hostile interview with Sandmann was “enough” for him and if the teenager “should have apologized” for their altercation at the Lincoln Memorial.
In his New York Times profile “Hebrew Israelites See Divine Intervention in Lincoln Memorial Confrontation,” reporter John Eligon downplayed the obvious offensiveness of the racist and homophobic Black Hebrew Israelites cult, while even shelling out some praise. The group is in the spotlight thanks to their verbal assaults on the Kentucky Catholic school teens, captured on video as part of the infamous Lincoln Memorial viral video saga. Eligon offered some criticism between a bizarre sandwich of admiration at the beginning and end. He began with strange new liberal respect for aggressive preaching: "They are sidewalk ministers who use confrontation as their gospel."
In a Wednesday appearance on Fox News @ Night, Media Research Center President Brent Bozell blasted the “very bad people” in the liberal media whose false reporting have put the lives of the Covington Kids in danger.
After Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann shared his side of the story with a very hostile and bullying NBC News on Wednesday, the coverage of the confrontation by the liberal broadcast networks (ABC, CBS, and NBC) inexplicably evaporated from their evening newscasts. The timing was suspect, especially considering that Sandmann’s family lawyer issued an ultimatum to the vicious liberal mob threatening libel lawsuits.
Sometimes, a three-point celebration is just a three-point celebration. Sometimes, a pep rally is just a pep rally. Sometimes, a smile is just a smile. And sometimes, a hat is just a hat. Only among the most deranged partisans could a universal sports ritual, a common high school activity, a typical teen face and patriotic headgear be construed as evil symbols of patriarchal oppression. These, however, are the soul-sapping, lunacy-inducing times in which we live.
A deleted Twitter account that originally posted the edited video of the Covington kids and Nathan Phillips is now under scrutiny and bears a number of suspicious earmarks. Twitter has banned @2020fight, the account that tweeted the deceptively edited video from Jan. 19, but the damage to the Covington kids, the media’s credibility and the general culture has already been done.
Princeton professor and professional race-baiter for MSNBC Eddie Glaude spoke with host Craig Melvin on MSNBC Live Wednesday morning to bash the Covington kids as symptoms of white privilege. Yes, getting your name, image, school and family smeared all over television and online, while receiving death threats is apparently a symptom of “white privilege,” or at least that’s what Glaude tried to argue. Melvin also claimed that anyone wearing a MAGA hat was asking for trouble.
During an exclusive interview with Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann for NBC’s Today show on Wednesday, co-host Savannah Guthrie interrogated the teenager about his “infamous” altercation with a Native American activist and other left-wing demonstrators at the Lincoln Memorial days earlier. She repeatedly suggested that he and his fellow students were to blame for the incident and even wondered if the “Make America Great Again” hats they wore escalated the situation.
Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell issued the following statement on Wednesday in response to the “liberal mob media’s” smearing of the Covington kids: "NBC and the liberal mob media have zero concern for the truth. It does not matter to them that a new video, which is now days old, cleared the Covington kids of wrongdoing. It does not matter to them that this non-story has resulted in death threats to these innocent Catholic kids and their families."