WaPo Corrects Fake Coverage of Covington MAGA Kids Story Following Lawsuit
Newspaper corrects misleading article on viral confrontation 2 months after incident
The Washington Post has been forced to correct its inaccurate report of the viral confrontation between the Covington Catholic MAGA boys and the activist Nathan Phillips, two months after publishing the story.
WaPo admitted that "subsequent reporting, a student's statement, and additional video" either contradicted or didn't back the initial story.
The editors acknowledge that the Covington boys did not provoke or stand in the way of Phillips like initially claimed.
The Jeff Bezos-owned news outlet also removed a tweet quoting Phillips' assertion that they did exactly that, as the paper refers to the native activist as a 'Vietnam veteran,' which was also proven false.
Nick Sandmann's family filed a $250 million defamation lawsuit against WaPo, a sum that matched how much Bezos bought the paper for.
Following the narrative of other liberal left media outlets, the Post wrongly framed Sandman and his classmates as perpetrators and Phillips as a victim.
The news outlet also added to the chorus "white privilege," something which many Hollywood celebrities including Kathy Griffin focused on.
Sandman, along with his classmates and family were subjected to a hate campaign including death threats as the story spread across social media.
The Post has issued an Editor’s Note about updates to its initial coverage of the Jan. 18 incident at the Lincoln Memorial: https://t.co/rhzKZ1715K— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 1, 2019
We’ve also deleted this Jan. 19 tweet in light of later developments. For more, see the Editor’s Note. pic.twitter.com/O7qCSnBMPO
I could live off the nourishment this tweet provides.— Jessica Fletcher (@heckyessica) March 1, 2019
At this point yall should just hire @MichaelAvenatti; he will only lose you 200k and his dignity— Rex Wilkinson (@TheChinchilla) March 1, 2019
That $250 million lawsuit from Nick Sandmann is scaring the s**t out of the Washington Post https://t.co/XQGKhklFae— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) March 1, 2019
It would have been a lot easier to say, "We made a mistake. We ran with a story without knowing all of the facts. We're sorry." We get it. You're human. You wanted a scoop. All this double speak just makes you look like you don't want to own up to it.— MartyinDE (@MartyinDE) March 1, 2019
Except it wasn’t a mistake. They threw away even the smallest journalist standards because they hated a child’s politics. They should be run out of business.— Kristine (@Tine244) March 1, 2019
In January, one media outlet fired one of its journalists for threatening Sandman and his family.
A writer for Vulture was fired from his role are INE Entertainment after calling for the deaths of the Covington Catholic students and their parents “to die.”
The journalist joins the likes of Kathy Griffin and Reza Aslan, and multiple blue tick 'leftists' brigades, who made threats against the MAGA hat kids.
“I don’t know what it says about me, but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel."
"I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents,” Erik Abriss Tweeted.