This is an amazing story about how the media and the public can be duped. The assumptions were bigoted.
Some pro-life students from Covington Catholic High School (Kentucky) were plunged into controversy this weekend after attending the March for Life in Washington, DC.
An event was captured on video purporting to show the high school boys surrounding Native American activist, Nathan Phillips, allegedly causing him distress.
Other accusations, such as the alleged use of racial slurs, also surfaced at the same time that the video footage was released on CNN.
But, now the truth has come out: THIS IS YET ANOTHER FAKE NEWS STORY!
This urgent petition asks the Covington Diocese and Covington Catholic to apologize to, and exonerate the students, as well as lift the threat of expulsion.
The video footage, which CNN released, had been heavily edited to make it appear that the boys had surrounded Mr Phillips, when in reality, Phillips had approached the boys, menacingly beating his drum within inches of the face of Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic.
And, unfortunately, the Catholic Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School both reacted rashly to the stories and footage put out by the mainstream media, condemning the alleged actions of the boys, and even threatening to expel some of them from school.