According to Stacy McCain in “Lessons From an Online Lynching (Why #StandWithCovington Is Going Viral)”
One of the basic rules of political journalism is, you don’t have to comment on every controversy that comes along. And you certainly don’t have to rush to become the first to publish such a commentary. What happened over the weekend with a viral video of Catholic school boys confronted by a protester in D.C. should remind us of that rule.
On Friday, students from Covington Catholic School participated in the annual March for Life in Washington. On Saturday, a video clip was posted that claimed to show the students — many of whom were wearing red “Make America Great Again” hats — engaged in harassment of a Native American activist named Nathan Phillips. This clip went viral on Twitter, with a swarm of blue-check pundits excoriating the boys.
Remember what Leftist Tolerance is…. It is wanting to assault teens
Fritz sums this up very well
Does this not characterize our media class perfectly? Willing to promote violence against a teenager who stood still and smiled while a smarmy leftist banged a drum in his face? CNN should fire him, but won’t. And he’s not the only one. One Hollywood director suggested feeding the kids with MAGA hats through a wood chipper, Fargo style. Just kidding, I’m sure, but there was real misplaced anger behind it. That’s just like the Disney flicks I know and love!
I am sure Stalin would be proud. But this is what the Leftist Outrage Factory gives us. Threatening families that are not even related to these kids
Leftists on Twitter, hell-bent on punishing the MAGA-hat wearing student who came face to face with Native American protester Nathan Phillips, wrongly identified and targeted a Cincinnati, Ohio teenager, and doxxed and threatened his family.
The Washington Examiner reports that social media users, going off publicly available photos of Cincinnati high school students, noticed a resemblance between the student pictured with Phillips and Michael Hodges, a high school junior who was, reportedly, not present at the incident in Washington, D.C.. Taking the photo at face value, members of the Twitter mob began trying to get the hashtag “#MichaelHodges” trending, to “name and shame” the “racist” teen in the video.
Its not clear Hodges even goes to Covington Catholic High School.
But small things like facts were too difficult for the outraged mob who, according to Hodges’ brother Andrew, quickly doxxed Hodges’ parents and relatives, “spamming” them with threats of violence. The group also contacted Cincinnati University, which Hodges is expected to attend after high school as a culinary arts major, demanding the school rescind Hodges’ acceptance.
Andrew Hodges detailed the situation in a tweet-storm late Sunday.
Go read the rest folks it is truly sickening. Also it sickens me that the media covers for this garbage.