PATRICIA HEATON TAKES MEDIA TO TASK OVER TREATMENT OF CATHOLIC BOYS

The Daily Caller | 1/18/2019 | Staff
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Actress Patricia Heaton tore into the media after multiple videos and reports contradicted a story — implicating a group of Catholic high school boys in a supposedly racist incident — that had already gone viral.

The boys were students at Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, and they were standing on the steps at the Lincoln Memorial waiting for the bus that would take them home from Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C.

Video - Boys - Group - Protesters - Activist

In the viral video, the boys were seen laughing and chanting around a small group of Native American protesters led by activist and Elder Nathan Phillips — and the incident was characterized as a racially-motivated attack on Phillips and his companions.

Heaton took to Twitter on Monday to point out that while the apologies were certainly both welcome and warranted, the damage was already done.

Apologies - Journalists - Media - Persons - Lack

1. I’m seeing what I believe to be sincere apologies from some journalists and verified media persons regarding their lack of professionalism in rushing to judgement re the #CovingtonCatholic situation.

2. These apologies are welcome and necessary, but they don’t address the damage that cannot be undone which was inflicted upon young people who are about to embark on adulthood – applying to colleges, looking for employment, etc.

Heaton - Stigma - Boys - Anyone

Heaton noted that not only would the stigma that has already attached to these boys would impact not just those who were present but anyone who attends the...
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