[Ed. – The Left’s preferred narrative is fiction. How surprising.]
The report, which is four pages long, shows what everyone could have known initially if the time was taken to reach for context: Covington students didn’t use a single racial slur against either Phillips or the Black Hebrew Israelites and they didn’t instigate the confrontation. In fact, it was the opposite.
“We found no evidence of offensive or racist statements by students to Mr. Phillips or members of his group,” the report states. “We found no evidence that the students performed a ‘Build the Wall’ chant.”
The incident went viral after a tiny portion of the more than hour long ordeal was posted on the internet. The boys from Covington, who are teenagers, were accused of “staring down” and hurling racial statements. There was no evidence of this, but because they were white boys wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, confirmation bias claimed it was true. Journalists took Phillips at his word, not because it was true, but because he is Native American. Interestingly, the investigation found in years past some students purchased “Hope” hats in support of former President Barack Obama.