At least, there is one journalist somewhere who managed to feel bad about mobbing the Covington kids:
The men, who looked to be in their 30s or 40s, maybe younger, were taunting the kids from Covington High. Perhaps thinking he had a message that would really resonate with kids in MAGA hats, the man who seems to be leading the group tells the kids to look up some videos on YouTube of Donald Trump kissing Rudy Giuliani. “Your president is a homosexual,” he yells out, probably, like me, expecting the kids to object.
And that is when I started to get confused, because the reaction from the boys wasn’t disgust or even protest. Instead, several of them spoke out, “Who cares?” “Yeah, who cares?”
“Your president is a homosexual,” the street preacher yells back. “You give faggots rights,” and then, the crowd of MAGA hat-wearing boys actually starts booing. “The Bible condemns homosexuality,” the street preacher yells, and one of the boys calls out, “They’re still human!”
Those bigoted Nazi religious fanatics! Defending gay people! How dare they!
The really funny thing is that there were real bigots in that video. A real hate group according to SPLC. Spewing homophobic and racist slurs. But people were so fixated on red hats that they somehow missed it all.
I suggest reading the whole linked article by a very liberal journalist because it shows what a crass liar the lionized Mr Phillips is. I so hope this would serve as a lesson and people will at least take a pause before jumping on the next outrage bandwagon.