Op-ed

Commentary: Here's the real motivation behind the left-wing lies about the Covington kids

The connection between the Covington Catholic teens, racism, feminism, and the 2020 election

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By now, we have all seen how the left-wing media exploited Nick Sandmann and the rest of the Covington Catholic teenagers who attended the March for Life Jan. 18 in Washington, D.C.

Most people have assumed that the motivation was simply to make supporters of President Donald Trump look bad — after all, wearing a MAGA hat is usually all you need to do in order to become a target for liberals and their allies in the media.

This time, however, the motivation was likely even more specific: Liberals wanted to preserve their "The Future is Female" narrative for 2020, and they saw in the Covington kids an opportunity to do so.

It's no secret that the Democrats and their allies plan to run on the "The Future is Female" — and by that, they mean "The Future is Liberal Female" – in 2020. Their thought leaders and politicians have been harping on this theme since Hillary Clinton's loss in 2016. They feel certain that the time is ripe for a female (Democratic) president, and they think they were robbed of that opportunity in 2016 when Donald Trump defeated Clinton in the last presidential election.

Look at the likely Democratic candidates who are generating all the early buzz: Sens. Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Kirsten Gillibrand, and Amy Klobuchar. Poor Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders can hardly get a mention in the media.

An inconvenient truth for Democrats is that there are a lot of pro-life women. In fact, women are about as pro-life (or, in some surveys, more pro-life) than men. If the March for Life participants finally see their dream realized and Roe v. Wade is overturned after the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, that wouldn't fit the liberal vision of what "The Future is Female" looks like — especially since more women than they care to admit would be happy with such a development.

So when hundreds of thousands of protesters peacefully descended on Washington, D.C., liberals and the media could have done what they normally do, which is to ignore the entire event. But when they saw a chance to make a white, male Trump supporter a villain in a march that (in their twisted minds) stands for the oppression of women, they pounced.

The media had their narrative

Unless you live under a rock, you have likely heard about the "MAGA kids," a story that exploded across social media and liberal media sites following the 2019 March for Life rally last week in Washington, D.C.

According to left-wing media sources, a group of Covington Catholic High School students from Kentucky led by a 17-year-old named Nick Sandmann had the audacity to smirk at a Native American man who confronted the kids while they awaited their bus ride out of D.C.

The media originally peddled a video narrative that the Covington kids surrounded Native American activist Nathan Phillips and started chanting "build the wall" and disrespecting him for no apparent reason, while Sandmann "smirked" at him. After other videos were released of the event, however, it was clear that the Covington kids had actually been the victims of racist and homophobic taunts, and that Phillips clearly approached the group of Catholic kids, chanting and beating his drum in what appeared to be a form of intimidation.

The biased media, however, peddled a narrative that framed Sandmann and his friends as the ones who initiated the encounter, a lie that has since been exposed as completely false. It has also been exposed that the Covington kids did not chant "build the wall."

Despite the fact that the media had no context for the original video other than the description of an anonymous Twitter user, they saw an opportunity to spin the entire story about the pro-life rally, even if it meant ruining the lives of a group kids, and they seized it.

After all, the left had their Women's March rally scheduled the following day. That rally is centered on women having the legal right to kill unborn babies without question. If killing unborn babies is a hobby of theirs, it is highly unlikely that protecting the life of a 17-year-old registers as a high priority, especially if the left-wing feminist message is threatened by the sight of hundreds of thousands of peaceful pro-life protesters — many of them female.

And the fact that the media saw an opportunity to present this from a racial angle — erroneously reporting that the Covington kids were making racist taunts instead of receiving them — made it even better.

In the days following the March for Life rally, liberal politicians continued driving the racism angle. Sen. Bernie Sanders told a crowd in South Carolina that Trump is a racist. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand did the same on CNN during an interview with anchor Jake Tapper, and of course, the liberal media continued to crucify 17-year-old Sandmann the racist epitome of white privilege — who has since received death threats and had his life turned upside down for literally standing there and smiling.

As this particular witch-hunt ensued, the state of New York was busy passing the most radical abortion law ever in America — a new law that allows a woman to have an abortion virtually up until birth for almost any reason.

Liberals and their allies in the media will do anything to hide their radical agenda and to prevent people from noticing that not all or even most women share their extremist views on abortion. Which is why, even though hundreds of thousands of women marched for life last week, the only thing you have likely heard about the event even happening was this fabricated story about a white male kid being disrespectful (and probably racist) to a Native American.

One last thing…
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