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February 14, 2019

Local Diocese's Investigation Finds Covington Kids Did Nothing Wrong;
Lawyer Confirms They'll Be Suing Nathan Philips

The Diocese's report is here. After interviews with all the kids and school and parent chaperones, and a review of 50 hours of video footage, the Diocese finds the kids did absolutely nothing wrong.

Neither Nathan Philiips nor his daughter responded to any of the Diocese's requests for an interview.

Regarding the other videos showing some boys who may or may not be Covington students saying rude things, in one case, the diocese finds they weren't even Covington students at all, and in other, they can't determine if they're Covington students at all. But that doesn't matter, because you can't even tell what the students say. (Though the left immediately jumped to the claim that if you can't determine what they said, it must have been Racist or Rapey.)

This article digests the findings.

In a letter to CovCath parents, Bishop Roger Foys wrote that the investigation "has demonstrated that our students did not instigate the incident that occurred at the Lincoln Memorial."

"I am pleased to inform you that my hope and expectation ... that the results of our inquiry ... would 'exonerate our students so that they can move forward with their lives' has been realized," Foys wrote.

Despite the initiation perception by many people online, the students actually "were placed in a situation that was at once bizarre and even threatening," Foys wrote. "Their reaction to the situation was, given the circumstances, expected and one might even say laudatory."

Meanwhile, Nathan Philips may not have a choice as to whether or not he'll answer questions at his next court-mandated interview.

L. Lin Wood, an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in aggressive defamation suits against the media, told LifeSiteNews on Friday that Nathan Phillips' "lies and false accusations" against Sandmann and the other Covington students are "well documented" and he will be sued. He confirmed to PJ Media on Twitter Wednesday that he intends to sue Phillips.

Wood explained in a tweet last week that a sworn deposition from Phillips would "prove invaluable in obtaining justice" for his client.

Lin Wood's actually pretty feisty about suing a lot of cocksuckers who need some suing:

I love that.

He's also calling for criminal prosecutions of those who made threats against the Covington kids and parents.

This guy, who joined the outrage mob, is at least apologetic about it, and makes a great point against those who also joined in the outrage mob, but now search for absurd reasons to justify what turn out to be lies:

He then notes the "journalists" engaged in this kind of "bargaining," claiming that even though their initial claims were lies, there is some "larger point" that makes their lies true.

Among them: Maggie Haberman, a current target of Lin Wood. She just keeps doubling down on fake news.

But you should trust her. She can't admit error and will invent new storylines to defend her previous false claims, but you should trust her anyway.

She's a "journalist."

Examples include "well they were wearing MAGA hats" and "even if it didn't happen, it says a lot about racism in our culture." Key elements include suddenly switching to the passive voice and speaking poetically about society.

After all, @maggieNYT [Maggie Haberman] isn’t *SAYING* that the kids are racist against American Indians. Of course not. She's merely placing the episode in the larger context of Catholic genocide of American Indians. Now, if you come away from that thinking the kids are racist, that's on you.


[quoted tweet] @annehelen I have watched all of the videos. You can understand that the situation was more complex than the first video and still recognize why the sight of that face caused a visceral reaction in so many.


[quoted tweet] @JamesMartinSJ Another essential lesson, which transcends whatever happened in Washington this weekend: an understanding of the appalling treatment that Native Americans have endured in our country. That lesson needs to be learned regardless of what you think of Covington High School.



[quoted tweet] @MollieOReilly Every person now claiming those MAGA teens have been unfairly judged as racists is trying, consciously or not, to place Trump gear and MAGA hats in a neutral category. You don't let your kid wear a MAGA hat and then act offended when they get taken for a racist.


[quoted tweet] @JessicaCoblentz With all due respect to @JamesMartinSJ, racism and toxic masculinity are not about what is "inside the hearts of students"--or anyone. Racism and toxic masculinity are *NOT* about intentions. These are cultural and structural realities that often shape our actions unconsciously …


[quoted tweet] @Alyssa_Milano

Let's not forget--this entire event happened because a group of boys went on a school-sanctioned trip to protest against a woman's right to her own body and reproductive healthcare. It is not debatable that bigotry was at play from the start.

I think that nasty little washed-up aged-out NPC bitch is being sued so she really ought to stop doubling down on her defamations.

McLellan sums up:

What every single one of these "bargains" has in common is it pivots the discussion away from the original (false) allegation that sparked the internet mob. PLEASE LET'S AGREE THEY ARE BAD. But if it's not about the *original* claim, it's bargaining.

This is just a variation (and barely a variation, at that) of the well-known process by which someone possessed of a false but attractive notion, like a beloved conspiracy theory, will not abandon that notion if the proofs he relies upon are shown to be false. He'll just search for new proofs that can prop up his cherished idea.

The evidence may shift and mutate, old evidence debunked and discarded, new evidence discovered or simply invented, but that wonderful CONCLUSION remains eternal and unchanging.

People are extremely egotistical when it comes to ideas. Especially very stupid people, who have so few ideas, and therefore each idea is especially valuable to them.

Once they have a stupid ego-flattering, worldview-confirming idea stuck in their stupid heads, they will do all sorts of stupid things to protect it. Stuff like organizing a coup against the president and then lying to the Inspector General, or bankrupting their magazine and going to work for leftwing Franco-Iranian billionaire Pierre Omidyar.

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