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Conservative Leaders Call on Media to Apologize to the Covington Catholic Kids

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | January 29, 2019 | 1:24 PM EST

MRC Pres. Brent Bozell

Media Research Center (MRC) President Brent Bozell is among a host of conservative leaders calling on media to apologize to the students of Covington Catholic High School who falsely accused of racism and bigotry based on a deceptively edited video.

In a joint statement issued Tuesday, the conservative leaders condemned the harm done to the students by false reports fueled by liberal media hatred for both President Donald Trump and all pro-life Americans:

Over the past week, the liberal media and leftist activists viciously attacked Covington Catholic High School, falsely labeling the group of teenagers racists and bigots based on a deceptively edited viral video. The liberal media's promotion of this false narrative incited death threats to these kids and their families. If not for the leftist media’s contempt for pro-lifers and President Trump, this “story” would have never reached the magnitude that it did.

We now know the kids of Covington Catholic were the real victims of the altercation in front of the Lincoln Memorial. Despite the truth, despite an apology from the Bishop, despite some apologies from some journalists, despite media retractions, despite the deletion of tweets, some leftists in the press and other liberal elites are still perpetuating the lies about the innocent Covington kids. This is bigotry and its own brand of hatred. It is an ongoing display of anti-Trump, anti-life, anti-Catholic, and anti-Christian bias. These are blatant bullying tactics designed to make conservatives and people of faith think twice before standing up for their beliefs or even having the audacity to wear a “MAGA” hat in public, let alone smile while doing it.

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.

 

L. Brent Bozell

Founder and President

Media Research Center

 

Saul Anuzis

President

60 Plus Association

 

Kenneth Blackwell

 

Morton Blackwell

Chairman

The Weyrich Lunch

 

Bethany and Ryan Bomberger

Founders

The Radiance Foundation

 

Floyd Brown

Publisher

Western Journal

Susan Carleson

Chairman and CEO

American Civil Rights Union

 

Monica Cole

Director

OneMillionMoms.com

 

Ed Corrigan

Executive Director

Conservative Partnership Institute

 

William Donahue

President

Catholic League

 

Elaine Donnely

President

Center for Military Readiness

 

Becky Norton Dunlop

Virginia

 

Tricia Erickson

President

Angel Pictures & Publicity, Inc.

 

Erick Erickson

Editor

The Resurgent

 

Steven Ertelt

Editor

LifeNews.com

 

Mark Fitzgibbons

President of Corporate Affairs

American Target Advertising

 

Lady Brigitte Gabriel

Founder & Chairman

ACT for America

 

Rebecca Hagelin

 

Michael Hichborn

President of the LePanto Institute

 

George Landrith

President

Frontiers of Freedom

 

James Martin

Founder/Chairman

60 Plus Association

 

Bob McEwen

Former Member

U.S. House of Representatives

 

James Miller

Budget Director for President Ronald Reagan, 1985-1988

 

Gene Mills

President

Louisiana Family Forum

 

Cleta Mitchell

 

Janet Morano

Priests for Life

 

C. Preston Noell

President

Tradition, Family, Property, Inc.

 

Frank Pavone

 

George Rasley

Managing Editor

ConservativeHQ.com

 

Patrick Reilly

President

The Cardinal Newman Society

 

Terry Schilling

Executive Director

American Principles Project

 

John Schweppe

Director of Government Affairs

American Principles Project

 

Richard Viguerie

 

LTC. Allen West, U.S. Army, Ret.

Member, 112th U.S. Congress

Senior Fellow, Media Research Center

 

Tim Wildmon

President

American Family Association

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