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The media lied about Catholic students “mobbing” a Native American elder
The media lied about Catholic students “mobbing” a Native American elder
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The media lied about Catholic students “mobbing” a Native American elder 

I’m not happy that I have to write about this. I’m not usually in the business of defending rowdy, Catholic, pro-life teens in MAGA caps. Nothing personal, it’s just that they really aren’t my cup of tea. I’m no fan of Trump. In fact, I’m a lifelong, left-learning, pro-choice exiled liberal working at a centre-right news website. (I must admit that my life has been enriched by this opportunity to work and disagree with colleagues in a healthy professional environment, but I digress.)

The point is that I must write about this: The mobbing of the Covington Catholic high school boys that dominated social media yesterday was wrong. The media reports that spurred on the mobbing were wrong. My own participation in the mob (albeit minor) was wrong. I tweeted just once about it. I responded to a friend, agreeing that the video footage that had gone viral—what looked like a group of MAGA teens surrounding and intimidating an elderly First Nations drummer named Nathan Phillips—looked bad, and added “How awful. Ugh.”

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