The Shocking Anatomy of an Internet Witch Hunt, by Dagny Taggart

So much vitriol, so little facts and evidence. From Dagny Taggart at theorganicprepper.com:

The recent internet witch hunt shows us that humanity is heading into dangerous territory.

This week, we explained how the mainstream media twisted the story about the “MAGA Kids” from Covington Catholic high school and their “confrontation” with Native Elder Nathan Phillips in D.C. last Friday.

A short video clip and an image of an alleged confrontation between the students and a small group of Native Americans spread like wildfire over the weekend, resulting in widespread condemnation of the boys on social media.

The story is still up front in the news and on social media, and even though all evidence presented so far supports the kids’ side of the story, many are still trying to find reasons to vilify the boys.

Based on what I have observed all over social media over the last three days, there are two things that Nick Sandmann, the boy who is at the center of the story, is “guilty” of:  smiling and wearing a MAGA hat.

To many, those two things are enough to justify attempts to dig up any bit of dirt on Sandmann, his school, and his peers. The effort some are putting into making these teenagers the worst people on the planet ever is quite troubling.

Some people who believed the initial story and called for actions against the boys have since apologized and admitted they were wrong for jumping the gun.

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