But don’t count on it
Is the news media biased? IMPLICITLY!
NBC, probably the most prejudiced of the three legacy networks (Chuck Todd), scored a big “Get” with Nick Sandmann, the boy from Covington Catholic high school with the “punchable face” who, it turns out, was confronted by the Native American drum pounder and not the other way around. (That was one long sentence!)
Here is the interviewer’s leading question (hat tip to Ann of Althouse):
SAVANNAH GUTHRIE, NBC ‘TODAY’ HOST: Do you feel that you owe anybody an apology? Do you see your own faults in any way?
NICK SANDMANN, COVINGTON CATHOLIC STUDENT: As far as standing there, I had every right to do so. My position is that I was not disrespectful to Mr. Phillips. I respect him. I’d like to talk to him. I mean, in hindsight I wished we could have walked away and avoided the whole thing.
Notice: the kid looks much less “smirky.”
Hey, Blaska has yet to take a good picture.
Ann’s commenters are interesting. A sampling:
stevew said: “Do you feel that you owe anybody an apology? Do you see your own faults in any way?” Second question betrays a bias against him. I will watch more of this to see if that assessment is correct.
Phil 3:14 said: He should have just turned around. But, I have to keep reminding myself, he’s 16.
stevew said: Assessment of bias confirmed. Also confirmed that Phillips is an insufferable a* * *.
alanc709 said: Wish he had responded by asking her if the media owed them an apology.
Michael Fitzsimmons said: When do they interview the Black Hebrews?
rehajm said: Savannah Guthrie cried when Matt Lauer was fired for rape. Do you feel that you owe anybody an apology, Savannah? Do you see your own faults in any way?
Most of those who so eagerly maligned these boys will face no lasting consequences, while the boys themselves will always have to wonder, when they are turned down for a job or a school, whether someone had Googled their name and found only half this story. This is an ugly moment in America, all right, but there are few things uglier than a righteous leftist mob.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: “Covington Catholic incident happened because ‘We’re desperate to get Trump out of office’,” Joy Behar admitted on The View. You got to wonder how many high schools across the nation are re-assessing that spring trip to Washington D.C. The Las Vegas strip might be more wholesome.