The Media, Greta Thunberg, and the Covington Kids

Here you have two teenagers, both of them 16. One is a Swedish girl, the other a boy from a Catholic school in Kentucky. One, Greta, seeks the spotlight and gets it as an advocate for climate change. The other, Nick, did not seek the spotlight but was thrust into it by virtue of attending the March for Life in Washington and waiting, with classmates and as instructed, on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial for the bus that would take he and his classmates home.

As is recalled still, out of the blue Nick was confronted by a left-wing Native American activist who caught sight of Nick’s “Make America Great Again” red hat. The older activist, as eventually was clear thanks to video, marched up in front of Nick and began pounding his drum. Politely, Nick Sandmann simply stood there and smiled at the man.

What followed with both Greta and Nick is what interests. Greta was lionized in the media. Here are some sample headlines:

On and on and on went the attacks on Nick Sandmann. Over at Fox News, Tod Starnes headlined: Covington Catholic High School students smeared by mainstream media lies — Don’t expect an apology.”

In fact, there were some apologies when it became clear from additional video footage that in fact Nick Sandmann had been completely innocent. Curiously, most of the apologies came from conservatives who themselves fell for the leftist media distortion of the facts and had jumped to the wrong conclusion based on the media’s initial video of the incident.

But the real question here is…why? Why was Greta Thunberg instantly lionized and Nick Sandmann instantly condemned?

What the American people saw up close in the very different treatment of two sixteen-year old kids was exactly how the Leftist State Media goes about its business. Broaden the picture out from these two teenagers to the presentation of the news of just this week alone-the uproar over President Trump’s call with the Ukrainian president, the so-called “whistle-blower” complaint and the call for impeachment – and one can see just how much the media is driving the debates in America. They have no intention – none – of being fair or balanced. Everything, every single news story, will be presented through the lens of the Left.

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