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I know a lot of people are tired of hearing about the Covington high school kids and Nathan Phillips, the Native American who drummed in one of their faces.
I’ll say this:
There have been some apologies, it’s true, but what’s astonished even me — and I’m pretty cynical — is the extent to which the media has dug in and stuck to an obviously false story.
In footage from years ago, the media has since tried to claim that Covington kids made a white supremacist sign at a basketball game (the OK sign is now no longer allowed, in case you didn’t know), when they had obviously just made a 3-point shot and were holding up three fingers.
They then pretended some Covington kids had been in blackface at a game, when they knew full well it was a “blackout” game where the point is that everyone is in all black.
Thankfully, this story set off the b.s. detector of anyone who isn’t completely tone-deaf to how American society works; no school says to its students, “The way ahead in our society these days is through wearing blackface.” You would be promptly escorted off the property.
(Unfortunately, plenty of people are tone deaf: remember my email about the student who wrote an outraged letter to the head of her university that a KKK rally had taken place at her school — and it turned out that what she had seen was an overhead projector with a white cover on it, through a window? The KKK is essentially nonexistent in 2019 America, and has essentially zero members who aren’t FBI informants, yet the left is obsessed with it.)
The natural question arises:
Before the Internet made it possible to investigate cases like this for ourselves, how often did the media get away with outrages like this?
Thank goodness those parents are seeking legal counsel, and thank goodness they’ve hired people to help them with a ravenous media.
Meanwhile, David Hogg, the student who thrust himself into the limelight after the Parkland school shooting, took to Twitter to suggest that he, too, was demonized by the media, just like this Nicholas Sandmann.
People are retweeting this like crazy.
Folks: Hogg was lionized by the media. And he sought the limelight. Neither has been true of Sandmann.
Let’s get our minds off politics and culture wars for five seconds.
Today I made a video, after being up at the crack of dawn to take one of my daughters to urgent care (she’s fine, by the way, but I look not exactly my all-time best in the video), for my entrepreneurs and wantrepreneurs.
If you heard my interview (episode #1319) with the heroic Steve Clayton, three-time guest of the Tom Woods Show, you know he’s the real thing: he’s got businesses in every online business model you can think of, and he has a stellar reputation.
I made an entire episode of the Tom Woods Show just featuring listeners (complete beginners, I might add) whose lives Steve changed radically for the better by helping them start online businesses.
My video hits on the key way I succeed even though I don’t have an audience the size of Oprah’s.
It’s obvious advice, but you may never have thought of it.
It’s nice to defend capitalism. But how about becoming capitalists, too?