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Covington High Reporting Gives Media a Black Eye


Townhall Review – January 26, 2019

Dennis Prager and John Zmirak, senior editor of The Stream, comment on the details of the media’s knee-jerk coverage of the Covington Catholic High School story. Mike Gallagher examines the dangers of irresponsible posts on social media and the damage done. Dennis Prager looks at the media’s negative reaction to Karen Pence’s decision to teach, part-time, at the Christian school where she worked before. Hugh Hewitt and David Drucker, senior political correspondent for the Washington Post, discuss the runup to the 2020 elections. Sebastian Gorka talks with former White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer about his take on the current issues facing the White House. Hugh Hewitt talks with Jean Case about her book, Be Fearless: 5 Principles for a Life of Breakthrough and Purpose. Hugh Hewitt asks Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, for his opinion about the media’s current tendency to report before getting the facts.

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Michael Medved: Judge by Conduct, Not Headgear

To paraphrase Dr. King: “Judge others by the content of their character, not by the color of their …. MAGA caps.” Unfortunately, a group of pro-life Kentucky schoolboys drew savage media criticism based on their pro-Trump headgear, not their personal conduct.

The video record shows that in the face of taunts and insults, the teenagers showed admirable restraint and dignity. Internet and journalistic commentators should have learned a crucial lesson: if someone holds opinions that differ from yours, that alone doesn’t make him or her a bad person.

The kids from Covington Catholic, the “Native Elder” and Indian activists who beat drums and chanted at them, even the “Black Israelites” who hurled insults instead of rocks or bombs, all showed that vigorous expressions of First Amendment rights need not produce a meaningless melee.

Not a bad day for our badly divided country!

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