‘Witch-hunt media learned NOTHING’: Former Covington students eviscerate latest smear as backlash builds

According to former Covington Catholic High School students who on Monday became the latest victims of a widespread smear attack, those in the mainstream media “are out of their minds.”

Shortly after runaway reports that Trump-supporting teens harassed a Native American elder were roundly debunked, the New York Daily News ran yet another smear against the Christian high school with a snippet from an old video – that only tells 1/1,024 of the story (if you will).

Their tweets pertain to the media’s latest attempts to smear students of Covington Catholic High School, who over the weekend were falsely accused of harassing a Native American.

The latest smear involves a picture from a 2012 basketball game in which some former students could be seen covered in black clothing and makeup. Despite there being a legitimate reason for this, some members of the media chose to accuse the kids of wearing blackface.

“This won’t help Kentucky student Nick Sandmann’s case,” the New York Daily News breathlessly reported Monday, naming the key Covington student targeted by the media over what transpired over the weekend at the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C.

“A photo said to be featuring Covington Catholic High School students clad in blackface during a 2015 basketball game made the rounds on Twitter Monday morning amid last week’s Indigenous Peoples March controversy. The photo depicts several white students, some in blackface, shouting at an opposing black player.”

No, actually, the game occurred in 2012, but as usual the media got the facts wrong.

By Tuesday afternoon Essence magazine, Mashable, TheGrio, Heavy.com, the New York Post and others had all picked up the story, with Essence in particular using it to accuse Covington’s students of having a “problematic relationship with race.”

It appears the media have learned absolutely nothing from the Covington Catholic High School debacle, as evidenced by their insistence on still trying to smear the school’s innocent kids, as noted by a large contingent of incensed social media users, including Michelle Malkin.


Once again members of the mainstream media chose to completely skip over the facts and instead rush to their keyboards to tout a patently false narrative designed to hurt children.

The Covington kids had not been wearing blackface but had rather been participating in a “blackout,” a certain type of game wherein one team’s fans don white, and the other team’s fans don black. The New York Times explained this concept way back in 2008.

“The trend of trying to get a game’s audience unified in a single color — often in white or in one of a team’s dominant shades, no matter how garish — is nothing new. But it has now reached the darkest side of the color wheel,” the left-wing outlet reported at the time.

It added that blackouts and whiteouts were popular in football, basketball, hockey and even baseball.

“No team has pulled off the blackout with as much aplomb as baseball’s White Sox last Tuesday night — the same night that Middle Tennessee State’s football team celebrated an appearance on ESPN2 with a blackout of its own. Fans flipping channels might have thought the color had gone out on their flat screens.”

But don’t expect any of this to be reported by the smearstream media, given as false narratives clearly matter to them far more than the truth does.


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