Jan 21, 2019 by

1.21.19 – Campaign for Working Families – from Gary Bauer

Excerpts from this newsletter:

“Media Lynch Mob”
More than 100,000 people came to Washington last week for the March for Life.  Most were young, pro-life high school and college students.  Among them was a group of boys from a Catholic high school in Covington, Kentucky, near where I grew up.
When the March for Life was over, the boys were told to wait for their bus at the Lincoln Memorial.  As they were waiting, they were confronted by a group of black men.  Undisputed video shows these men calling the boys “fa-gots” and other slurs.  They mocked two black Catholic students with the “N word.” 
This harassment went on for over an hour.  The Catholic students showed incredible maturity and restraint.
As this harassment was taking place, a group of Native Americans, participating in the Indigenous People’s March, approached the boys.  One of the Native Americans shouted“White people, go back to Europe. This is not your land.” 
One of the Native Americans, an elder of the Omaha tribe named Nathan Phillips, walked toward the boys.  Mr. Phillips was banging a drum as he walked right up to Nick Sandmann’s face.  Sandmann stood there smiling at Phillips, who eventually walked away.  It turns out that Phillips has a history of inciting confrontations to advance his political aims.  (Here and here.)
But within a short period of time, multiple left-wing sites released photos and edited video making it look like the Catholic boys had instigated the entire confrontation and mercilessly mocked a Native American veteran. 
Phillips went on MSNBC and described the Catholic boys as an “ugly mob.”  In other interviews, he claimed the boys were chanting, “Build the wall.”  But none of the videos substantiate that claim.    
Remember the infamous Duke Lacrosse rape case?  Referring to that journalistic debacle, Evan Thomas quipped, “The narrative was right, but the facts were wrong.”
This is what the left does now.  It creates false narratives and uses them to drive its agenda, irrespective of the facts.  But what happened next was, in its own way, even more disturbing. 
The historic
National Review, started by conservative icon William Buckley, jumped on the left-wing bandwagon and issued a story at three in the morning saying what the boys did was the equivalent of “spitting on the cross of Jesus Christ.”  As the facts came out, they pulled down the article. 
My good friend, and religious liberty warrior, Robert George assumed the left-wing narrative was true.  He has since apologized for piling on the students.
Even the Catholic Diocese of Covington accepted the left-wing narrative, and threatened to expel students with no apparent investigation of its own. 
How does a bunch of radical men harassing a group of high school boys turn into a narrative of white bigotry?  Well, some of the boys were wearing MAGA hats, so naturally they must be “deplorable and irredeemable,” right? 
This sad episode shows the power of the left to cower our own advocates into submission.
In today’s media environment, any conservative worth their salt should have waited for more information before joining the media lynch mob. 
We have seen leftist thugs assault conservatives on university campuses, beat up kids wearing MAGA hats, disrupt the confirmation hearings of a Supreme Court justice, accost senators in public, harass members of the White House staff and shout down speakers.  In virtually every case, the entire media complex praises their “right to dissent.”
But you had better not smile at a Native American man beating a drum in your face.   

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Merrifield, VA 22116-1222

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