Knowles: The Media Targeted Covington Students Like Brett Kavanaugh

U.S. Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett M. Kavanaugh waits for the arrival of former U.S. President George H.W. Bush at the U.S Capitol Rotunda on December 03, 2018 in Washington, DC.
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After the Left's attempts to smear the Covington Catholic High School students failed, Michael Knowles pointed to a clear comparison to the debacle: Brett Kavanaugh. The Kavanaugh witch-hunt was similar in a number of ways, but why does the Left do this? Michael Knowles had the answers on Wednesday's episode of "The Michael Knowles Show."

 

After playing a clip of NBC's interview with Covington student Nick Sandmann, Knowles pointed out how the incident quickly devolved into an out of control media storm.

"So, he handled himself with incredible maturity, incredible restraint. You’ll remember, by the way, the comparisons between this and Brett Kavanaugh," Knowles said. "I would’ve gone the Kavanaugh route, I would’ve gone out there guns a blazing. ‘No Savannah, I’m not sorry, I still like beer, I like beer, sometimes I drink too much. When I drink too much I don’t bang drums in teenagers’ faces cause I’m a normal person, not a lunatic, I don’t disrupt vigil masses.’ This is the Kavanaugh incident."

He continued: "They might as well call it Kavanaughvington High School at this point in Kentucky. The parallels are exact. And there are people, by the way, members of the media who posted pictures of the two of them because for some people what this is really about is how much they hate white guys, specifically conservative white guys. Nathan Phillips is Christine Blasey Ford here, he’s even a little kookier, just a little bit. That’s what it is, he’s Christine Blasey Ford. Nathan Phillips is a demonstrable liar whose story keeps changing and who the mainstream media keep giving cover to, even after the story changes and changes and changes."

 

"I’ve never seen people more excited to destroy a someone’s life since Brett Kavanaugh. They were begging to destroy it," Knowles added. "Brett Kavanaugh is not a teenager, though you would’ve thought he was a teenager from everything they were talking about. What he did when he was 16. What was written in his high school yearbook? It’s unbelievable the parallels. And they really wanted to destroy this guy Brett Kavanaugh who had unimpeachable character, Federal judge for 12 years, no one ever questioned his integrity until Donald Trump appointed him for something. What about this poor kid, what did this kid ever do? He wore a Make America Great Again hat, he associated with a symbol that Donald Trump uses. So, they had to destroy him."

 

Video and transcript below:

Now we’re seeing the replay of this Brett Kavanaugh incident. We’re seeing the replay almost exactly with this kid Nick Sandmann who was the leader of the Covington students. He was the one sitting there, standing there while the Native American banged a drum in his face. So now he’s getting the full Kavanaugh treatment. He was brought on the “Today” show to discuss his experience.

Savannah Guthrie: Do you feel from this experience that you owe anybody an apology? Do you see your own fault in any way?

Nick Sandmann: As far as standing there, I had every right to do so. My position is that I was not disrespectful to Mr. Phillips. I respect him, I’d like to talk to him. I mean, in hindsight I wish we could’ve walked away and avoided the whole thing, but I can’t say that I’m sorry for listening to him and standing there.

NBC: This morning, 16-year-old Nick Sandmann standing by his actions in this moment gone viral. The junior at Kentucky’s Covington Catholic High School, now the face of this Lincoln Memorial confrontation with Native American elder Nathan Phillips.

First of all, no he isn’t. Nathan Phillips is the face of the confrontation because he started the confrontation. He marched up out of nowhere and started banging a drum in some poor kid’s face. “He is the face of the confrontation.” The victim of the confrontation is Nick Sandmann, this kid. But I love his answer, I would not have had the restraint that he has. I wouldn’t have had the restraint in the National Mall. I wouldn’t have had the restraint on the “Today” show. So, do you apologize for your actions? Do you feel bad for what you did? He said, “No, I don’t feel sorry for standing and having a Native American bang a drum in my face. I’m not sorry, that’s not a sin.” I don’t know how familiar you are with mortal and venial sins, but this is not a sin to stand there and take abuse from some lunatic Native American activist banging a drum in my teenage face, you are a freaking hack.

So, he handled himself with incredible maturity, incredible restraint. You’ll remember, by the way, the comparisons between this and Brett Kavanaugh. I would’ve gone the Kavanaugh route, I would’ve gone out there guns a blazing. “No Savannah, I’m not sorry, I still like beer, I like beer, sometimes I drink too much. When I drink too much I don’t bang drums in teenagers’ faces cause I’m a normal person, not a lunatic, I don’t disrupt vigil masses.” This is the Kavanaugh incident. They might as well call it Kavanaughvington High School at this point in Kentucky. The parallels are exact. And there are people, by the way, members of the media who posted pictures of the two of them because for some people what this is really about is how much they hate white guys, specifically conservative white guys. Nathan Phillips is Christine Blasey Ford here, he’s even a little kookier, just a little bit. That’s what it is, he’s Christine Blasey Ford. Nathan Phillips is a demonstrable liar whose story keeps changing and who the mainstream media keep giving cover to, even after the story changes and changes and changes. Sarah Sanders put it perfect.

Sarah Sanders: I’ve never seen people so happy to destroy a kid’s life. When that becomes the norm in the media in America simply because they’re associated with this President, that is disgraceful and that should never happen. Let’s hope that this is a lesson to all of the media, to everyone. Let’s focus on getting things right, not getting them first.

I’ve never seen people more excited to destroy a someone’s life since Brett Kavanaugh. They were begging to destroy it. Brett Kavanaugh is not a teenager, though you would’ve thought he was a teenager from everything they were talking about. What he did when he was 16. What was written in his high school yearbook. It’s unbelievable the parallels. And they really wanted to destroy this guy Brett Kavanaugh who had unimpeachable character, Federal judge for 12 years, no one ever questioned his integrity until Donald Trump appointed him for something. What about this poor kid, what did this kid ever do? He wore a Make America Great Again hat, he associated with a symbol that Donald Trump uses. So, they had to destroy him.

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