Fuller video casts new light on Covington Catholic
WASHINGTON, D.C. (WTVQ) – An interaction between Native American veteran Nathan Phillips and Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann has the entire country talking.
The host of Larry Glover Live spent a good portion of his three hour show fielding calls about it.
“I think that our listeners probably felt like that there was a rush to judgment of these kids, and frustration that the story is much different today when it initially broke,” said Glover.
According to CNN, new videos show a group calling themselves Hebrew Israelites shouting at the students.
Al Cross with the Institute for Rural Journalism originally called the students “privileged boors,” on Twitter. He still has questions about the students behavior, but apologized for his characterizations of the students. He says he, and many, rushed to judge.
“That’s a lesson for news organizations, but it ought to also be a lesson for the audience, that journalism is the first draft of history. And sometimes there are many more drafts,” said Cross.
Despite new videos showing the Hebrew Israelites insults, some continued to condemn the students.
Actor Ron Perlman called the students “Little white b******.”
Congressman John Yarmuth of Louisville, called the video “appalling” and called for a shutdown of teenagers wearing Make America Great Again Hats. He later called it an “obvious joke,” and says he supports the first amendment.