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WASHINGTON D.C. – January 22, 2019

Politicians, activists and Internet users have been discussing a high-profile event in Washington for days where white teenagers in MAGA hats supposedly stood in the face of a Native American elder with applause and bullying, during the Indigenous People’s Day March in Washington D.C. on Friday.

According to some videos, it seems clear that the students were attacking the Native Americans who were chanting and playing musical instruments peacefully. Students who attended Covington Catholic high school were in Washington DC for the anti-abortion March for Life rally. Earlier, students faced a group of protesters from the marginal Black Hebrew Israelites movement.

"This is our reality. 2019. a swarm of young, unattended Trump supporters gathered to cause a scene, disrespect our cultures, and put fear into us," the woman who filmed the video wrote on Instagram. "I was pushed and laughed at by teenage boys who grew up to believe their lives are more important than ours. they shouted things like ‘Gone in 2020’ and mocked us. I'm still in shock. I don't know what to say other than that I'm sad and deeply shaken. This is our reality. 2019."

Most of the students were convicted of inappropriate behavior towards adults. It's not about getting in their way, it's about disrespect, most said.

The student at the center of the video has been identified as Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic, after he came forward to issue a statement. Sandmann said he and his classmates were not mocking or intimidating the Native American protesters and had started "school spirit" chants after being yelled at by an unrelated group from the Black Hebrew Israelites.

https://ru.scribd.com/document/397869808/Nicholas-Sandmann-Statement#from_embed

The mother of another student at Covington Catholic school said that fake news spread false information that the students had allegedly attacked these people. Instead, she said it was all the fault of the Native American representative, Nathan Phillips, who was drumming in the face of a teenager.

Phillips is an elder, musician, educator, and youth leader among Native Americans.

She wrote: "Shame on you! Were you there? Did you hear the names the people were calling these boys? It was shameful. Did you witness the black Muslims yelling profanities and videotaping trying to get something to further (sic) your narrative of hatred?? Did you know that this ‘man’ came up to this one boy and drummed in his face? Shame on you. Only reporting what you want. More fake news."

However, later in a conversation with reporters, she demanded to delete all correspondence and data that she reported. It seems the woman was frightened that she would be accused of lying, as happens to so many others.

"Delete my email. I want nothing to do with helping to perpetuate (sic) your hate. I do not want to be a part of your story. You are ruining a boy’s life for fake news. Hate spreads like wildfire. I pray for you."

Others witnesses said they "saw the Catholic kids mocking native Americans." Jessica Travis and her mother were visiting the Lincoln Memorial as dancers at the Indigenous Peoples' Day March were wrapping up. Travis said while she "did not see any direct bullying but I noted the kids appeared to be mocking and disrespectful. I mentally noted the kids were still loud and disrespectful."

"As my mother and I walked away, the kids started chanting very loudly. We were too far away to hear what they were saying but it was loud and aggressive and directed at the black men," the woman added. "I saw one kid jump down to where the black men were standing and rip off his shirt. Bare-chested, it appeared he beat his chest. The others laughed and jeered."

In the course of further investigation, it became clear that the students of the school have shuttered all groups in social networks including Facebook.

And it's not just the school's Facebook page, but its alumni page and other fan pages are also deleted. Similarly, comments have been disabled on videos on the Covington Catholic YouTube channel.

In addition, a longer video was released in the hours that followed -- along with testimony from students who were present -- suggesting that the original narrative was not accurate. As the story changed, apologies from people who had "jumped the gun" began to pour in.

The spokeswoman for the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington said Saturday afternoon, "We are just now learning about this incident and regret it took place. We are looking into it."

Mike Clines, the Superintendent of Schools for the Diocese of Covington, had not commented as of early Saturday afternoon.

By early evening, a new statement was issued: "This behavior is opposed to the Church's teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person. The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion."

On Sunday this statement was posted on the school's website from the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School:

"We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person.

The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.

We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our most sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and all those who support the pro-life movement."

The conservative Christian and outspoken pro-life actress Patricia Heaton took to Twitter Monday to defend the students against a blood-thirsty mainstream media.

Heaton noted that not only would the stigma that has already attached to these boys impact just those who were present but anyone who attends the school now and in the future.

She also pointed out the fact that few, if any, of "those who perpetrated this destruction" would face any repercussions for doing so.

Heaton went on to suggest that those who had helped to promote the false narrative should face some kind of consequence and that a lack of consequence made their apologies effectively "empty."

In fact, this story isn't the first instance where the Left has rushed to incriminate with regard to Trump or his supporters.

For example, last summer, the media called the shooter from Massachusetts the main Trump supporter as he was wearing a MAGA hat.

Covington Catholic-Native American Story Made Up for Advertising

The Republican journalist who published this information was later dismissed for a false report.

Wayne Phaneuf, executive editor for The Republican, commented later in the paper on the increasing need for accuracy in journalism:

"We need to be more vigilant than ever to be fair and accurate in a climate in which we are scrutinized and criticized. The Republican newspaper and our partners at MassLive.com are committed to report the news with the truth paramount."

Does everyone remember the events in Pittsburgh with the mass shooting in the synagogue? Recall that many media accused the attacker of supporting Trump, and therefore stated that the ideology of the President gives rise to violence.

Later, however, the media rewrote their messages saying that on the contrary, the attacker was a Trump opponent.

The media in the United States manages to change on the fly, regardless of the situation. They benefit from being in trend, and that's bad. Instead of objective journalism, they hit on all the hated fake news.

Another story accuses Donald Trump in the death of a 7-year-old child of migrants on the US-Mexico border. Little Jacklyn Kaal reportedly died of dehydration and exhaustion. She and her father were part of a large group detained after entering the U.S. along the New Mexico border.

However, the headlines from the Washington Post and Time made it clear that the border patrol is somehow responsible for this incident. Later, they also said that Trump is responsible for the child’s death.

WaPo clearly suggests the U.S. played some part in the child’s terrible demise:

“The child's death is likely to intensify scrutiny of detention conditions at Border Patrol stations and CBP facilities that are increasingly overwhelmed by large numbers of families seeking asylum in the United States.”

However, the Post's story reveals she was doomed by events prior to the crowd's capture: Eight hours after being taken in, she began having seizures. Her fever grew to 105.7. She was transported immediately to a hospital, but she passed away within 24 hours.

According to Border Patrol records, Jacklyn hadn’t been given food or water for several days.

So who is responsible? Border Patrol? ICE? Republicans? Trump?

The media doesn’t understand the situation; they blame others saying they were told what to write.  

That is, as we’ve already reported, the media stopped doing its job. Those who call themselves worthy publications with journalistic investigations can no longer make a single investigation. They cannot even logically realize the importance of an event.

It should be noted that the school's code of conduct calls for possible expulsion for "assault or harassment."

The school, founded in 1925, is located in Park Hills, Kentucky, and part of the Catholic Diocese of Covington and is an all-boys parochial school with around 600 students, the overwhelming majority of which are white, based on photos from its website. Its Twitter account, previously public and now private, has a profile blurb that reads, "With Spirit that Will Not Die! Educating Young Men Spiritually, Academically, Physically and Socially."

The school's code of conduct page reads that "act(s) of assault or harassment on or off campus of any kind…" will result in "SUSPENSION WITH POSSIBLE RECOMMENDATION FOR EXPULSION."

On its website, its mission is described as existing to "embrace the gospel message of Jesus Christ in order to educate young men spiritually, academically, physically, and socially. With this focus, we are Building Minds and Living Faith."

In a statement, the Roman Catholic Diocese of Covington said, via WLWT, that they "condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic High School students towards Nathan Phillips specifically." The statement says the action of the students is against the Church’s teachings. The statement closes by saying that the events "tainted" the anti-choice movement.

A separate statement, via Cincinnati.com, says that the school will explore all discipline options for the students in question "up to and including expulsion."

There's something else strange about this whole story. We reported that the main character in the video is Nathan Phillips.

Who is he now? It turns out that Nathan Phillips is raising money with the help of a major left-wing operation and has a history of appearing in the press claiming to be a victim of anti-Native racism. It turns out that simple Phillips was not so simple and decided to become a superstar after the scandal. And not for the first time.

In 2015, Phillips claimed that he was "bombarded by racial slurs" by students at Eastern Michigan University.

As Fox 2 Detroit reported, an Ypsilanti man says he was trying to teach a few students dressed for an American Indian theme party about respecting Native Americans. Not long afterward, Nathan Phillips said that an interaction with party-goers and students turned ugly.

Phillips says he was out for a noon walk on a Saturday in mid-April.

He walked by a home where he saw Eastern Michigan University students dressed as Native Americans. Then he says he walked over to the fence and saw roughly 30 to 40 students involved in a theme party.

"They had their face painted," Phillips said. "I said what the heck is going on here. 'Oh we are honoring you.' I said no you are not honoring me."

It was a statement he says they took offense to.

"They started whooping and hollering," he said. "I said that wasn't honoring, that was racist. Then at that time, it really got ugly."

Phillips says he was bombarded with racial slurs. One student, he says, threw a beer can at him.

Later Phillips said he filed a report with campus police who told FOX 2 they are investigating the matter.

Before that, Phillips starred in a 2012 Skrillex video called "Make It Bun Dem," in which Phillips engages in spiritual warfare connected with a violent attack on a police officer.

The point is, as BigLeaguePolitics so eloquently summarizes:

“Phillips is not simply a random Native man who was accosted by ‘racist’ MAGA-hat wearing teens, as the mainstream press has reported. He is connected to leftist activists who donate large sums to leftist causes.

"[Phillips] is a Vietnam Veteran and former director of the Native Youth Alliance," according to Heavy.

The Native Youth Alliance appears to be a standalone entity. However, as BigLeaguePolitics' Patrick Howley points out, the larger well-funded Native Youth Leadership Alliance - which told us that it is not associated with Phillips - is currently promoting Phillips’ fundraising campaign stemming from the incident with the Catholic teens. The Native Youth Leadership Alliance (NYLA) is a non-profit organization that is funded by the same far-left power players who are often involved in bankrolling leftist causes. The organization’s funding partners include the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the Rockefeller Brothers Fund, and the Social Justice Fund Northwest.

And now, he is personally fundraising off the mainstream media's misdeeds. That is, the media knew Phillips would become even more famous after his performance with the students, that he came up with for the sake of fame.

Author: USA Really