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).
That was my first game my senior year of high school. I was #32. Blackout was the theme. These people are out of their minds.
— Andrew S (@andrewcch12) January 22, 2019
Lmaoooo. I was at this game SEVEN YEARS AGO. SEVEN! I’m shown in the background of this image. ITS CALLED A BLACKOUT THEME. WE HAD SCHOOL SPIRIT. WE DO THIS TO EVERY SCHOOL NO MATTER THE RACE OR ETHNICITY. Stop trying to force a fake story to drive your false narrative. https://t.co/9CRZZFxpeW
— Ryan Toler (@ryantoler_) January 22, 2019
Here is another quality photo in which we try to distract the player. This time it’s Hawaiian theme, cause you know we do that. Behind the ref is our Dean of Discipline making sure we don’t get too close. pic.twitter.com/zWT4P7HTU8
— Ryan Toler (@ryantoler_) January 22, 2019
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.
The media has now been reporting that the Covington Catholic community supports racism because of this picture. This is clearly a blackout themed game, which is why they are covered in black body paint and wearing black clothes. #CovingtonBoys #CovingtonCatholicHighSchool pic.twitter.com/xukhZ5Lnr5
— Political Feels (@Political_Feels) January 22, 2019
“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.”
— Francisco Taveira (@jftaveira1993) January 22, 2019
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.
Amazing (& 100% predictable) that Witch Hunt Media has learned NOTHING over past 3 days. NY Daily News & Daily Mail now featuring false #CovingtonCatholic “black face” narrative based on smears by #SJW ignorant about h.s. traditions. https://t.co/FcJ11Ycpgy
— Michelle Malkin (@michellemalkin) January 22, 2019
Instead of Apologizing, Fake News Doubles Down Attacking Covington Students — Releases Old School Photos From Before They Went There — MOM SAYS SHE WANTS TO SUE https://t.co/OILFgmCIV5
— Cassandra Fairbanks (@CassandraRules) January 22, 2019
Seriously, we went from these kids harassed an old man and chanted racist things to him (proven false) to some completely different kids wore black paint to a blackout basketball game in 2011 which proves our assumptions that these kids are racist.
— (((AG))) (@AG_Conservative) January 22, 2019
It’s a blackout game like this White Sox game. Google it. Lots of fans paint themselves in all black. It’s not black face, you racist dumbass. pic.twitter.com/Zmm2CEIORm
— DC McAllister (@McAllisterDen) January 21, 2019
Here comes the mob, folks.
This was a blackout game. It’s a normal thing at almost every school. What you all are doing to these kids is truly disgusting. https://t.co/Wpzs8ZEXKj
— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) January 22, 2019
The fake news with this story continues apace. This is a blackout game you idiots. https://t.co/R0zbAMAhl4
— Bethany S. Mandel (@bethanyshondark) January 21, 2019
Journalists: conservatives need to stop being so paranoid. No one is out to get them or attack their values.
Also journalists: here’s some oppo on pro-life Catholic kids that someone found by mining old videos of a blackout basketball game. We’re running it as news. https://t.co/9WW4gw6ZLD
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) January 22, 2019
The 70-car pileup of media screw-ups somehow keeps growing. Kids often wear body paint for basketball games and football games. This would be bad enough from some random idiot but this is a major New York newspaper. The disgrace continues. https://t.co/IlbP5Wtxlx
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) January 22, 2019
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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