I’ve wanted to write about the Covington students for days, but couldn’t seem to find the best angle to approach the story. Every time I’d put it off for a day, I kept thinking that it was done and the public was moving on. But it isn’t going away. Like in that one town in Pennsylvania with an eternal coal fire under it, the fire keeps burning and it has driven sane people away with its toxic fumes.
I’m fully disgusted by the spectacle of an entire mass media complex–represented by journalists, social media, and entertainment figures–inciting the mob to attack minors who did nothing worse than either stand there and smirk at a guy or voice their political opinions.
This is the same media that has ignored the violent mob behavior of its ideological allies. The same one that calls for
The first time I watched the video, I kept expecting to see someone hit the Indian or something with all of the outrage surrounding it. Maybe he’d get hit with a bike lock or trapped and cornered to be pelted with eggs? No, it was a mischevious smirk. Wait, what?
What exactly did the students do that was so awful? Wearing MAGA hats? Did I miss a change in the rules about teenagers being encouraged to make political displays and statements in public? Remember that the same media that ran manufactured outrage stories on the Covington students all weekend is the same one who practically gave that loathsome David Hogg his own news and commentary show last year. He has said and did things in public far more insulting and inciteful than anything these guys did, let’s be honest.
Whatever they supposedly did, suggesting that they should get
The whole episode is the work of a media complex that is equal parts incompetent and malicious. We have seen it again and again whether it’s CNN threatening to dox a guy for sharing a meme or Buzzfeed lying so blatantly about the Mueller Witch Hunt that the Grand Inquisitor himself had to tell them to back off with the torches
It’s one thing when the media flagrantly lies and misrepresents public figures or when moron celebrities virtue signal about wanting to beat up the president. It’s disgusting, but the targets in those instances have fame and power to defend themselves.
Yes, I know. Trump is now going to use these kids as a prop to bash the dishonest Fake News that he is perpetually battling. It’s hard to blame him when they so richly deserve it though. This was fully self-inflicted.
I keep hoping with every story like this where the media pushes a narrative that is quickly discredited that it will start the pendulum swinging back the other way toward responsible and sober adult behavior. Unfortunately, I think we’re still heading for a bloodletting.
This whole incident bothers me more than any previous ones because it shows me that even the young aren’t safe from the mob when it is deliberately turned loose by today’s utterly corrupt partisan media.