We know by now that the kid who made the smirk seen around the world was Nick Sandmann. But not everyone knew that at first. Arizona State University lecturer Lillian “Marie” Wallace said that that student was instead Covington student Michael Hodge, and proceeded to post contact info for the college that Hodge planned to attend in the fall, according to Campus Reform.
Others also misidentified Sandmann as Hodge. Here’s the thing: Hodge wasn’t even in D.C. on the day of the incident. But that didn’t stop the mob from apparently sending harassment and threats to Hodge’s family and trying to get Cincinnati State to rescind his admission.
Wallace apologized after realizing she’d picked the wrong kid — but it seemed like she was only sorry for just that. Picking the wrong kid. Not going after someone underage because of political animus or fake news. And she wasn’t the only one.
Colorado middle school teacher Michelle Grissom was placed on leave after reportedly misidentifying another Covington student and claiming that the boy was in the Hitler Youth, reported The Daily Caller News Foundation. The dad of the misidentified student who, again, apparently wasn’t even in D.C. that day, asked Michelle multiple times to delete her tweets, but nothing happened until after he contacted the school district.
But why even bother examining the details of the story when you can just smear a whole group on the basis that they support the president? That’s what our old friend University of New Brunswick professor Matthew Sears did in a Washington Post op-ed.
He made a pretty extensive analogy between the Covington incident and the Peloponnesian War before arguing that wearing MAGA hats constitutes “deliberate provocation” and concluding that “it is impossible to separate the MAGA symbol from anti-immigrant and anti-minority views and policies….by proudly displaying their MAGA hats, the boys of Covington Catholic presented themselves as embracing a set of exclusionary ideas.”
This is where we are: excusing the harassment of and threats sent to children, not because of their political ideology, but because of your insane, fictitious painting of their ideology.
Arizona State University
Antifa Burns Flyer Honoring Cop Killed By Illegal
An Arizona Antifa member got handcuffed Sunday after he reportedly assaulted a patriotic activist who was part of a flyer-hanging campaign on campus, according to The Daily Caller News Foundation.
A patriot group called Unite America First hung up flyers depicting individuals who have been killed by illegal aliens. There was Brandon Mendoza, a police officer slain by an illegal alien who wasn’t deported after crimes in 1994 and went on to kill Mendoza in a head-on collision two decades later when the alien drove the wrong way with a blood alcohol level three times the legal limit. They hung up posters of Grant Ronnebeck, shot by an illegal alien robbing his convenience store. And of course, there was Kate Steinle, shot by an illegal alien who had been deported from the US five times before shooting Steline.
Antifa wasn’t too pleased with these flyers, presumably because illegal aliens outrank the innocents they kill on the progressive victim hierarchy.
A Phoenix Antifa group burnt at least one of the Mendoza flyers, posing very thoughtfully with middle fingers and what seems to be an Antifa gang sign.
Antifascist Action Phoenix said they “successfully removed hundreds of racist posters and symbols and then had a nice barbecue.” They put scare quotes around “illegal” and say “no person is illegal and cherry picking 3 cases out of millions to boost your racist agenda is [BS].”
What an argument. You have to wonder, do Antifa cover their faces with bandanas to mask their identity, or to stop all of that stupid from tumbling out of their mouths?