DC: It was the hate crime of the century.
Or so some in the media appeared to think, judging by the condemnations and mass hysteria that followed initial footage of a group of Covington Catholic High School students — some of whom were wearing MAGA hats — supposedly harassing an older Native American man.
Except, what may have seemed to be one thing at first turned out to be something else altogether-
As details emerged, some individuals and outlets who had been quick to condemn the students retracted their words and even apologized.
National Review published a scathing piece by its deputy managing editor, Nicholas Frankovich.
The outlet pulled the article on Sunday and published an explanation by editor Rich Lowry.
“Anyway, if not a hoax, this at the very least was not what it initially seemed,” Lowry wrote. “I deleted my original tweet and we also took down a strongly worded post by my colleague Nick Frankovich that relied on the incomplete video. It’s another reminder — even for an old hand like me — that it’s best not to make snap judgments and to wait for all sides of a controversy to have a chance to be heard.” more here
SNIP: I’m sure the boys feel better now. Except for that whole Liberal lynch mob thing.