Over the weekend, I saw a tweet by the CBC. It’s since been deleted, but someone took a screenshot of it.
“U.S. diocese investigating after students mock Indigenous demonstrator — CBC News.”
My first reaction was: Why is Trudeau’s CBC state broadcaster covering a weird U.S. story like this, about some Catholic school kids on a field trip, some of whom where wearing those Trump "MAGA" hats?
The CBC put this "story" on their national news all weekend. Of course they did — because the U.S. media ran the story all weekend, too, including some conservative outlets.
Surrounding him are a throng of young, mostly white teenage boys, several wearing “Make America Great Again” caps. One stood about a foot from the drummer’s face wearing a relentless smirk.
I tell you, smirks are awful, but when they’re "relentless" — that’s the worst!
In an interview Saturday, [Nathan] Phillips, 64, said he felt threatened by the teens and that they swarmed around him as he and other activists were wrapping up the march and preparing to leave.
Being swarmed by young men. That’s awful. And he felt threatened — I bet.
Well, it’s settled. And what’s worse, these kids were white. And Catholic — they were in town for the giant March for Life. There were more than 100,000 people at the March for Life this year. There were fewer than 10,000 people at this year’s feminist “women’s march”. (Funny, you’d think it was the other way around, given how much coverage each protest got.)
But what a great way for the media to end the weekend — the day before, they had all been salivating over a Buzzfeed story that claimed they had seen documentary proof, leaked to them by Robert Mueller’s special counsel team, that Donald Trump asked Michael Cohen his former lawyer to lie to Congress.
They ran with that so hard. But it was all made up, and Mueller’s own office made a rare public statement saying it was false.
So the media had to end a bad week with a great story, about these horrible teens.
But what really happened?
I'll show you a four-minute video of this confrontation. What really happened was that Phillips, the elder, went right up to Nathan Sandmann, the "smirking" teen, so close that the boy could surely feel his breath on his face. Phillips actually touches the boy several times. He’s pushing up against him.
Someone with Phillips swears at the kids. They don’t swear back.
In an interview with a major network, Phillips said the kids had been chanting "Build that wall." He said they taunted him. He said his way was blocked.
That's not in the video I've seen. In another video, we see another group on the scene, allied with Nathan Phillips the “elder.” It’s a group of Black extremists who call themselves “Black Israelites”. They said all kinds of racist anti-white things.
So you’ve got a group of mainly white teenagers just standing there. Being sworn at and abused by some black activists. And then, well, then Mr. Nathan Phillips, walks up to them.
Funny. I thought they swarmed him. I thought they taunted him, goaded him, attacked him. I thought they wouldn’t let him go. I thought they were racist. I thought they shouted about the wall.
But what if all you knew was what the CBC and CNN and Jeff Bezos said? Even the school denounced its own kids — putting up a denunciation on the school’s own home page, saying they tainted the schools’ reputation.
Well, last night, his reputation destroyed, his life threatened, Nick Sandmann and his parents issued a statement, that reads, in part:
When we arrived, we noticed four African American protestors who were also on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial. (...)
The protestors said hateful things. They called us "racists," "bigots," "white crackers," "faggots," and "incest kids." They also taunted an African American student from my school by telling him that we would "harvest his organs." (...)
Because we were being loudly attacked and taunted in public, a student in our group asked one of our teacher chaperones for permission to begin our school spirit chants to counter the hateful things that were being shouted at our group. The chants are commonly used at sporting events. They are all positive in nature and sound like what you would hear at any high school. Our chaperone gave us permission to use our school chants. We would not have done that without obtaining permission from the adults in charge of our group. (...)
I never interacted with this protestor. I did not speak to him. I did not make any hand gestures or other aggressive moves. To be honest, I was startled and confused as to why he had approached me. (...)
I believed that by remaining motionless and calm, I was helping to diffuse the situation. I realized everyone had cameras and that perhaps a group of adults was trying to provoke a group of teenagers into a larger conflict. I said a silent prayer that the situation would not get out of hand.
Would you have been so calm if someone walked up to you, within an inch of your face, and banged a drum in your face for five minutes?
I wouldn’t have been so calm; smiling and praying.
This is what they did to Brett Kavanaugh; this is what they did to an anonymous kid from Kentucky. This is what they will do to you.
And by “they”, I don’t just mean the lying thugs on the street.
I mean the lying thugs in the media. Including the lying thugs in our own Canadian media, especially the CBC.