Like his presstitute comrades, Leonard Pitts knows how to spin a false narrative to further his political ideology.
Case in point: His commentary (Jan. 29) on the incident involving the Covington Catholic High School students, Native American activists and the Black Hebrew Israelites. While some media members offered apologies for false reporting, Pitts unjustly smeared pro-life student Nicholas Sandmann as a racist. Notice how often victims of fake news are standing for Christian values.
Were the students "drawn to the spot by a small group of black protesters," as Pitts claimed? Untrue. They were accosted by the black protesters while waiting at the Lincoln Memorial for their buses to arrive to travel home after the March for Life.
These students stoically endured an interminable barrage of malicious invectives hurled by the bullying Black Israelites.
Then, Native American Nathan Phillips marched into the student group targeting Nicholas Sandmann, thrusting and banging his drum practically in Sandmann's face. Clearly, Phillips' goal was to provoke these young people.
Contrary to Phillips' and Pitts' claim, no one yelled or chanted "build the wall." That has been thoroughly debunked. According to the Chicago Tribune (Jan. 23 Herald & Review), Reason's Robby Soave watched hours of footage and didn't hear a single "build the wall."
Phillips is not a Vietnam veteran. He has a history as a leftist agitator, known for stirring up trouble on college campuses. Catholic News Agency reported that Phillips led his group that same weekend in an attempt to disrupt a Catholic mass at the Basilica, but was thwarted by security.
How could these facts elude Mr. Pitts? Is his real objective to promote a "culture of fear" using race-based political tactics?
Monica Seigfreid, Assumption