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Snopes Veers Far Left: Smears Tennessee Star And Promotes Bizarre Conspiracy Theory

Snopes.com lost a lot of credibility by covering for Far-Left radicals like Nathan Phillips, but it completely jumped the shark in the article “Hiding in Plain Sight: PAC-Connected Activists Set Up ‘Local News’ Outlets” and managed to smear The Daily Caller and the innovative state news sites The Tennessee Star, The Ohio Star, The Minnesota Sun and Battleground State News all in one article.

Lies From The Left: The Covington Catholic Kids

From our perspective, none of the lies spread about the Covington Catholic kids spread by accident because the media business of today is not driven by an unbiased desire to report the truth, rather it is driven by the desire to mold public opinion according to Leftist narratives. And key to molding public opinion is establishing moral superiority.

Maligned MAGA Hat Teen Sues Washington Post for $250 Million

Debra Heine, PJ Media

In a statement on their website, attorneys L. Lin Wood and Todd McMurtry said they "will continue to bring wrongdoers before the court to seek damages in compensation for the harm so many have done to the Sandmann family. This is only the beginning." "Every journey starts with a first step," Wood, an Atlanta-based attorney who specializes in aggressive defamation suits against the media, wrote on Twitter. "The journey to achieve justice for Nick Sandmann will begin today. To borrow a phrase used by others — tick tock . . ."

Viguerie and CHQ Join Conservative Leaders Demanding Media Apologize to Covington Catholic Kids

We denounce any media outlet that continues to so dishonestly attack the Covington Catholic kids and we call on them to apologize for the bullying behavior that continues to result in threats of violence against the kids, their school and their community.

A Better Guide than Elite Opinion Is Public Revulsion at It

Roger Kimball, American Greatness

Donald Trump has driven certain segments of the American public, especially the elite American public, mad, as exhibitions over the Covington Catholic boys vividly illustrates. A middle-aged Indian beating a drum and chanting wildly has no greater presumption of moral dignity than a white, Trump-supporting boy who participates in a pro-life march. If there is a silver lining in this disturbing episode, it is that public revulsion at this episode may, just possibly, spark a reconsideration of our ill-advised and demeaning adherence to the tenets of political correctness.

Factually Incorrect Cannot Be Morally Correct

Ben Shapiro, CNS News

The gap between the facts and the narrative dominates our politics. Here's how the narrative chain works: Somebody makes a fact-free accusation of X, which supports the more general narrative, Y, supported by the political left or right. Opponents debunk X. That attempt to debunk X is taken as evidence that opponents don't take the problem of Y seriously enough. Facts are marshaled to show that Y is true, even if X isn't. In a peculiar way, the lack of facts to back X lends passion to those who defend Y — it allows them to malign the motives of those who don't defend Y.

Yeah, The Covington Kids Have A Case

Kurt Schlichter, Townhall

You go after the media targets, the ones who you can prove – via their tweets and news reports – knew the truth but didn’t print it to support their agenda. It’s a new age. It’s brought forth new atrocities. We need to decide as a society whether we are going to accept this dreadful phenomenon or stamp it out by making the perpetrators pay. If the old legal framework cannot right this wrong, then we need to create a new legal framework that will. And you do that by suing the hell out of them.

I'm About Ready to Buy a MAGA Hat Just to Spite These Child-Hating A-Holes

Jim Treacher, PJ Media

As we head into week 2 of the MAGA Kid Saga, I'm finding common cause with my Trumpkin brothers and sisters. Whatever our differences, I've always agreed with them that the media is astonishingly biased and corrupt. The abject shamelessness of our moral, ethical, and intellectual betters, the self-appointed gatekeepers of the truth, has never been more apparent than it's been over the past week. I'm not ready to jump on the Trump Train just yet. But those kids didn't do anything wrong. If you're determined to hate them, you're just showing the rest of us who you really are.

With Covington kids, social media outrage quickly turned dangerous

Michael Goodwin, New York Post

Technology gives it the power to erupt instantly over the slightest provocation — or no provocation at all. But technology, for all its magic, can’t turn outrage into hate. Only people can do that, and the most hateful people in America today are leftists. While Trump is hardly an angel, the hatred for him is out of proportion to anything he says or does. Indeed, his accomplishments, instead of healing the haters, seem to be fueling ever greater outrage.

The Daily Scripture Feed

Michael Brendan Dougherty, National Review

Our culture has lost its faith in Christ. It has lost a Bible. But it still does a deep exegesis. Our clerical class does its daily devotional reading, it chants its moralizing passages, it experiences incredible transfigurations. The newsfeed makes up the liturgical calendar. The stories are all deeper iterations of stories we know before. The culture writers can mark their middle-aged years by the appearance of the prep-school villain, the one with whom they are so intimately familiar.