Press Secretary Sarah Sanders condemned the media’s smear campaign against the Covington Catholic High School students while appearing on Fox News.
As many in the media continue to double down on the factually false and quickly debunked narrative about the Covington teens, Sarah Sanders went on Fox News to give her opinion on the controversy.
“I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life. When that becomes the norm in the media, in America, simply because they’re associated with this president, that is disgraceful, and that should never happen,” said Sanders, “Let’s hope that this is a lesson to all of the media, to everyone.”
“Let’s focus on getting things right, not getting them first.”
Just wait until she meets Kirstjen Nielsen!
— It is Happening Here (@jrrogersjr) January 23, 2019
Even as the lawyer representing the Covington students begins the process of suing public figures for libel against the students, many in the mainstream media are refusing to admit they were incorrect. Even while elected officials begin to walk back their remarks and delete their tweets, NBC News is still pushing the “racist teen” narrative, and today added antisemitism, without evidence, to the list of charges against the teens.
The fake news narrative has already led to real consequences. Calls to dox and commit violence against the students led to a suspicious package being discovered in the Covington Diocese and the school to close due to safety concerns.
As the story began to unfold, Big League Politics offered analysis from a lawyer who suggested that not only are the children the victims of a massive smear campaign, they are also victims of the crime of assault at the hands of Nathan Phillips.
As Trump Leaves Office, Media Cites Ineffectiveness of Lockdowns and Democratic Leaders Display Eagerness to Reopen
Right on cue.
With President Donald Trump’s impending exit from the White House, many are starting to perceive pivots from Democratic leaders and the mainstream media on the ineffectiveness of lockdowns and the reopening of society.
For example, Newsweek ran an article Thursday titled “COVID Lockdowns May Have No Clear Benefit vs Other Voluntary Measures, International Study Shows.” The study, published in the European Journal of Clinical Investigation, found through a mathematical model that there was “no clear, significant beneficial effect of [more restrictive measures] on [COVID-19] case growth in any country.”
This is just one study, of course, so it may not reflect objective reality any more than one study which concludes that lockdowns saved “millions of lives.” But after getting bombarded with messages from the media that lockdowns were necessary—with the opposite message found only on explicitly conservative outlets like Big League Politics—it may seem too coincidental to see such a story while the changing of the presidential guard takes place.
Not only that, it also comes at a time when some Democratic leaders appear to be chomping at the bit to reopen restaurants, bars, and schools—after several months of harsh insistence that they all must stay closed in the name of “safety” and “public health.”
On Monday, for example, Governor Andrew Cuomo of New York called for the reopening of the state’s economy “smartly and safely.”
“We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely,” Cuomo tweeted.
We simply cannot stay closed until the vaccine hits critical mass. The cost is too high. We will have nothing left to open. We must reopen the economy, but we must do it smartly and safely.#SOTS2021
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) January 11, 2021
Mayor of Chicago Lori Lightfoot put out a similar call on Thursday, saying that bars and restaurants need to reopen “as quickly as possible” because it will help those businesses survive and reduce the number of large private parties and gatherings.
And incoming president Joe Biden recently pitched a $175 billion plan to return children to school, $130 billion of which would be for public elementary, middle, and high schools, the other $35 billion for colleges and universities. Many teachers unions stubbornly refused to return to in-person classes for the longest time, but now that Biden has come out in support of in-person classes, don’t be surprised to see them suddenly change their tune.
The left is so predictable, isn’t it?
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