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The Media Botched the Covington Catholic Story

25/01/2019

From The Atlantic an article, by Caitlin Flanagan, that is well worth reading, not just for what it says about one incident, but for the wider issues it raises which are prevalent world wide

On Friday, January 18, a group of white teenage boys wearing MAGA hats mobbed an elderly Native American man on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, chanting “Make America great again,” menacing him, and taunting him in racially motivated ways. It is the kind of thing that happens every day—possibly every hour—in Donald Trump’s America. But this time there was proof: a video. Was it problematic that it offered no evidence that these things had happened? No. What mattered was that it had happened, and that there was video to prove it. The fact of there being a video became stronger than the video itself.MORE AT LINK

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