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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

I heard this on the radio on my way home and I think Jacqueline Keeler really had something interesting to say, especially about how the adults present really failed the kids. A quick 5 minute audio clip is available at the link above. From NPR: Nathan Phillips and Nick Sandmann sparked a national debate about race and intent. Jacqueline Keeler is a Native American journalist. She speaks with Audie Cornish about the Native American view.

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The Covington Affair
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New Video Complicates Uproar Over Incident Between Student And Native American Man
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I Failed the Covington Catholic Test
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#1 | Posted by LampLighter at 2019-01-23 08:34 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I like NPR, but I don't think they're doing the 'Native American Community' any favours with this interview, unless it's part of a larger series with differing views by Native Americans. I'm sure many of them aren't happy that a walking stereotype like Phillips has seized the media spotlight and given the impression he's a representation of them. I'm sure African-Americans wouldn't be happy about the BHIs being portrayed as representative of their experience either. I can't speak for the white people.

#2 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-23 08:54 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

" I'm sure many of them aren't happy that a walking stereotype like Phillips has seized the media spotlight and given the impression he's a representation of them."

Did you really post that? Insulting to Phillips. He was just expressing his heritage. I suspect you are a stereotype of your race, not a good one though. I don't want to be part of your race, I wonder if Phillips will let me join his? I don't even want to get mean or personal here but you got some thinking and growing to do. I wish you well, and I honestly hope you look inward and try to find some humanity for those who just aren't exactly like you but who mean you no harm, like me.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2019-01-24 04:00 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

Philips is a liar.

#4 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 10:36 AM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 4

"#3 | POSTED BY DANNI AT 2019-01-24 04:00 AM "

The man is a proven liar, who makes stuff up as he goes along to fit his narrative and to sound more credible as a victim or innocent bystander when he's not. Are you saying that's his heritage? Is that how you see Native Americans? His preposterous comparison of the Black Hebrew Israelites to black kids who were denied service at a lunch counter and the seeing the white kids as the bullies shows that he has some deep seated racial prejudice if not bigotry in his heart. People like that are a detriment to any minority group in any context. It appears you admire him, but you can't even strive to the low bar he sets. You haven't even shown the slightest remorse advocating violence against a teenage boy who did nothing to harm anyone.

#5 | Posted by sentinel at 2019-01-24 10:56 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Didn't the chief try and disrupt a catholic service at a cathedral the night before, or is that fake news?

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-01-24 11:00 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Phillips approached the teens. Does he, as the adult, try to talk and calm the kids? No, he walks up, gets nose to nose and beats his tom tom. How is that quieting the situation?
He was looking for a confrontation from high school kids.

#7 | Posted by homerj at 2019-01-24 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

#6 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-01-24 11:00 AM

101, I'm glad you're here. I have a quick question that I'm certain you're the only one who can answer:

If someone with amnesia gets Alzheimer's do they forget that they've forgotten?

#8 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-24 11:06 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

I'm not an expert, but It depends on whether or not they've seen Memento.

#9 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-01-24 11:12 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

"...but It depends on whether or not they've seen Memento." - #9 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-01-24 11:12 AM

Good call.

#10 | Posted by Hans at 2019-01-24 11:13 AM | Reply

No, he walks up, gets nose to nose and beats his tom tom...He was looking for a confrontation from high school kids.

#7 | Posted by homerj at 2019-01-24 11:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Tom-toms mean confrontation? Careful, your Redneck is showing.

#11 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-24 11:30 AM | Reply

Interesting territory. I myself see open-carry firearms as confrontation. Those armed tell me to go to hell, reinforcing my perception.

#12 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-24 11:45 AM | Reply

Tom-toms mean confrontation

No, but getting in someone's face does.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-24 12:18 PM | Reply

No, but getting in someone's face does.

#13 | Posted by boaz at 2019

The sixty-five year old man was confronting a gaggle of teens?

They were lucky to escape with their lives.

#14 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-24 01:07 PM | Reply

I suggest when you get to be 65 an get confronted a bunch of kids who are acting badly, you stand your ground and see what your adrenaline levels do. Again where were their chaperones. Why didn't they move those kids along to protect them and keep them safe from those that were obviously wanting a confrontation with them? Instead they just stood around as the video shows mocking those who were yelling at them and later surrounded Nathan Phillips.
I don't blame the kids, if you've ever taken school kids out on field trips there is always the potential of acting out. But that's why you have chaperones, to keep the kids under control and safe. I blame the school completely for their lack of professionalism in this incident and those who were with the kids should never be put in charge of another field trip and better yet fired if they are employed by their school.

#15 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-01-24 03:05 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#15,

Your first paragraph would be valid if the kids confronted the old man. But that's not what happened. The old man walked directly to the kids. The old man actually walked into the middle of the kids.

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-24 03:18 PM | Reply

Your first paragraph would be valid if the kids confronted the old man.

They did confront the old man. He approached them. Sure. But as soon as he was within feet of them, the students surrounded the group of Native Americans. And got up in their faces.

The old man actually walked into the middle of the kids.

Nope.

The group of Native Americans didn't walk into the middle of anything.

The kids were all on the stairs of the Lincoln memorial. Once the Native group got close enough. The kids circled around them.

#17 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-24 04:13 PM | Reply

No, but getting in someone's face does.

Like smug boy did...

#18 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-24 04:13 PM | Reply

Philips got right into "smug boy's" face. It wasn't the other way around.

You would be singing a completely different tune if they were wearing "Feel the Bern" hats.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 04:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The group of Native Americans didn't walk into the middle of anything.

Nathan Philips certainly did. Yet you blame the kids for that.

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 04:20 PM | Reply

Nathan Philips certainly did. Yet you blame the kids for that.

How!
-Nathan Phiilips

Get it? Hahahahaha.

#21 | Posted by 101Chairborne at 2019-01-24 04:22 PM | Reply | Funny: 2 | Newsworthy 1

#15 Kids acting badly? They were mocking Phillips? The kids were looking for a confrontation? This is the problem, people like Badcat making up total lies to fit their agenda even though they (I would hope at least) know that there is video that proves they are lying. And they don't even care that they are lying.

#22 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-01-24 04:23 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

One thing really surprises me in all this. Something that to my knowledge hasn't been addressed yet:

Which ones were the Crisis Actors???

#23 | Posted by snoofy at 2019-01-24 04:26 PM | Reply

The old man actually walked into the middle of the kids.
#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ

And that's intimidating why? Or offensive how?

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-01-24 04:27 PM | Reply

The group of Native Americans didn't walk into the middle of anything.
The kids were all on the stairs of the Lincoln memorial. Once the Native group got close enough. The kids circled around them.

#17 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2019-01-24 04:13 PM | FLAG:

Another total lie. The kids were on the steps, Phillips walked up to them, another native was with him and was talking and laughing with one of the kids. It's all on video for everyone to see, truy watching it before making such moronic comments.

#25 | Posted by fishpaw at 2019-01-24 04:27 PM | Reply

#22 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Hang around a large group of male teenagers sometime and reflect on your most recent, naive post.

#26 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-01-24 04:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#25 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Still doesn't explain what was so intimidating or offensive of Phillips' part.

Looking for an explanation why the students are being absolved of their behavior within the context that they were intimidated or offended. No one has bothered to offer that just yet, coincidentally.

#27 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-01-24 04:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Which ones were the Crisis Actors???
#23 | POSTED BY SNOOFY

The Black Israelites, duh.

#28 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2019-01-24 04:30 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

The hero of the left.

Nathan Phillips -- the 64-year-old Native American activist inaccurately touted as a Vietnam veteran amid his confrontation with high schoolers on the steps on the Lincoln Memorial last week -- was listed as AWOL (absent without leave) three times in 1975 while on active duty as a Marine reservist, according to Freedom of Information documents obtained by TheBlaze.

The documents show the three AWOL/UA (unauthorized absence) entries in Phillips' record over an eight-month span in 1975 on May 19, Sept. 2, and Dec. 6. It isn't clear from the records how long the AWOLs lasted, but the following dates represent each entry that immediately follows the AWOL entries: May 21, Sept. 8, and Dec. 19.

#29 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-01-24 04:30 PM | Reply

Beach,

I don't think the kids were intimidated or offended by Philips.

#30 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 04:33 PM | Reply

#21 Yeah, I get it.

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 04:33 PM | Reply

I don't think the kids were intimidated or offended by Philips. ~JeffJ

Not offended, but certainly intimidated, otherwise they wouldn't of parted way except for the lone student that just stood there.

It was an aggressive move to enter the crowd the way Phillips did, try it sometime while drawing attention to yourself....

#32 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2019-01-24 04:40 PM | Reply

#29

Which explains why Nate never got past E-1 in four years in the Corps.

#33 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2019-01-24 07:01 PM | Reply

The old man walked directly to the kids. The old man actually walked into the middle of the kids.

#16 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-24 03:18 PMFlag: (Choose)FunnyNewsworthyOffensiveAbusive

Where he played a very dangerous drum.

#34 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-24 07:08 PM | Reply

The documents show the three AWOL/UA (unauthorized absence) entries in Phillips' record over an eight-month span in 1975 on May 19, Sept. 2, and Dec. 6.

#29 | Posted by Sniper

Where do you get the chutzpah to post this given who we have as president?

#35 | Posted by Zed at 2019-01-24 07:10 PM | Reply

Jesus you freedom-hating conservatives just won't stop making new threads about this.

Always looking for a new safe space.

#36 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2019-01-24 07:11 PM | Reply

Dr Jones,

This thread was created by QCP who is a lefty.

#37 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 07:14 PM | Reply

Why does anyone call him "Dr Jones"? Does he have a doctorate in Snowflake Studies?

#38 | Posted by nullifidian at 2019-01-24 07:17 PM | Reply

Another total lie.

*Yawn*

The kids were on the steps, Phillips walked up to them...
#25 | POSTED BY FISHPAW

Amazing. So, you call what I wrote a lie, then repeat exactly what I wrote.

He walked up to them.

He didn't walk into the middle of them.

Thank you for being honest.

Although I'm sure you'll now recant your statement.

#39 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-24 11:17 PM | Reply

Why does anyone call him "Dr Jones"? Does he have a doctorate in Snowflake Studies?
#38 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2019-01-24 07:17 PM

Didn't your face melt off in the second film? Like a snowflake!:]

It's somehow beautiful how Nathan used the moment to try and reach these kids in the face of their belligerence.

#40 | Posted by redlightrobot at 2019-01-24 11:50 PM | Reply

Robot,

The face melting was in the first film. Regardless your post made me chuckle due to all of the subtle implications.

#41 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-24 11:56 PM | Reply

Single anecdote and frome Alaska, so take it for a part of the 3 electoral votes we are worth. The only maga wearer I have seen was straight village, up north.

#42 | Posted by Ottodog at 2019-01-24 11:57 PM | Reply

Reread the post ------- about not having an adult in the crowd to control the situation. Yeah they were mocking the guy,but that is why you need competent people to guide kids when they are on an outing.
Instead they let them linger being ridiculed by the so called Hebrew guys. Like I said the chaperones should have moved those kids away from any confrontation and they didn,t. Why who knows, so why don,r you pull your head out of your ass and ask yourself what would you have done if you were chaperoning those kids.

#43 | Posted by Badcat at 2019-01-25 01:38 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

At the age of 17, if I were standing on the stairs of the Lincoln memorial, and a group of Native Americans were proceeding towards me while drumming and chanting, I would have stepped aside and allowed them to continue on their path.

I would not have stood there until he was inches away from me and smugly stared him down.

At that point. The group of Native Americans were surrounded by the students. They literally couldn't move in any direction. They remained standings where they were, blocking out the wall of noise surrounding them, while smug boy, inches from his face, stared him down, with the most pretentious condescending look on his face.

How anyone can't see the actions as disrespectful and disgusting shows the morals of this nation have deteriorated.

Then. To add to it. A group of black people are being used as a scapegoat.

Because it's so easy to blame things on black people. It really is. And it's fKKKing sad.

#44 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-25 03:37 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

RE: #44 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2019-01-25 03:37 AM

CLOWNSHACK, what you're referring to is common (!) courtesy. There was a time when etiquette and was valued more than "waving one's d1ck". DC actually has a statute for limiting the "incommoding of pedestrians" (colloquially called "clumping") in public thoroughfares. Typically, the statute is only enforced to hassle minorities, but could be applied to anyone (even this teenager!).

www.washingtoncitypaper.com

#45 | Posted by TrueBlue at 2019-01-25 04:26 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Clown acts like the kid was doing horrible things. He stood motionless with a smile/smirk on his face. That's it.

And for that apparently he needs to be punched in the face - be expelled from school - be doxxed - his parents fired from their jobs and he needs to be thrown into a wood-chipper.

His only real crime is the MAGA hat. If he was wearing a "Feel the Bern" hat Clown would have lost his ---- over the fact that an adult walked up to within inches of a minor and drummed and chanted right in his face.

Situational ethics.

#46 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 10:24 AM | Reply

Why does anyone call him "Dr Jones"? Does he have a doctorate in Snowflake Studies?

#38 | Posted by nullifidian

YES!!!!

#47 | Posted by Sniper at 2019-01-25 10:48 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

If he was wearing a "Feel the Bern" hat Clown would have lost his ---- over the fact that an adult walked up to within inches of a minor and drummed and chanted right in his face.

Nice projection. Not everyone is as much of a spaz as you.

#48 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-25 10:50 AM | Reply

I'm not the one losing my mind over a kid standing motionless with a smile/smirk on his face, Li'l Joe.

#49 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 10:59 AM | Reply

No, just projecting your own lack of principles to everyone else. Much better.

#50 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-25 11:07 AM | Reply

I'm not projecting anything, D bag.

That's just a typical straw man coming from you, per usual.

#51 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 11:40 AM | Reply

I truly believe that if this ----- was wearing a "feel the bern" hat he would still be acknowledged as a ----- by most bernie supporters, which is more than can be said for you.

#52 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-25 11:48 AM | Reply

Standing motionless with a smile/smirk on his face makes him a -----?

Nice.

It's the hat. That's the bottom line but you are too dishonest to admit it.

Fact is had it not been the hat this never even would have been a story because nothing extraordinarily happened.

Based on his actions alone there is no way people would be calling for him to be punched in the face, doxed, expelled from school, his parents fired from their jobs and him being tossed into a wood chipper. But MAGA hats are now white hoods, apparently.

#53 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 12:00 PM | Reply

Don't worry about Jeff.

He's trying to justify his lack of common decency.

I'm done trying to help him understand why he's a shhty person.

#54 | Posted by ClownShack at 2019-01-25 12:01 PM | Reply

You "truly believe" that?

You're a liar.

#55 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 12:01 PM | Reply

Standing motionless with a smile/smirk on his face makes him a -----?

Characterize it however you want. He's a -----.

It's the hat.

No, it really isn't. No hat at all, i'd call that kid a -----.

#56 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-25 12:03 PM | Reply

I'll add to my previous post. His actions make him a -----. The hat just makes him a racist -----.

#57 | Posted by JOE at 2019-01-25 12:04 PM | Reply

The old man actually walked into the middle of the kids.
#16 | POSTED BY BOAZ
And that's intimidating why? Or offensive how?

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11

No, he walked right up into the personal space of a kid and proceeded to stare him down. Walk up into the face of someone on the street and you most likely would be inviting a punch.

1. The kid DID NOT walk up into the face of the Indian
2. The kid DID NOT disrespect the Indian
3. If anything, the Indian disrespected the personal space of the kid.

#58 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-25 12:22 PM | Reply

I don't know if anyone brought this up yet, but the Drudge headline is about as offensive as you can get when it comes to racism. So one guy from a race does an interview and that means he is speaking for the entire race/gender? Terrible form, Drudger.

#59 | Posted by humtake at 2019-01-25 12:28 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Are you aware that Philips walked up the group of boys? Until that they kept their distance from the protesters and the only response to the relentless epithets (actions that you likely support given the target) that BHI were hurling at them was to do a few school cheers.

They weren't participants in the Native American protest or the counter protest.

Yet Philps approached them the one kid stood motionless with a smile/smirk on his face for a couple of minutes and that makes him a -----?

There is nothing to ‘characterize.' That's what happened and video footage proves it.

That is a ridiculous characterization of him based on the footage. Just be honest and admit it's partisan for you.

#60 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 12:35 PM | Reply

Boaz,

That's why so many in the MSM have backtracked.

Only the partisan d-bags are still piling on these kids.

#61 | Posted by JeffJ at 2019-01-25 12:55 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Only the partisan d-bags are still piling on these kids.

Yep, mostly the douche bags on this site who want to have something to complain about or a conservative to vilify..

#62 | Posted by boaz at 2019-01-25 01:06 PM | Reply

No, he walked right up into the personal space of a kid and proceeded to stare him down.
boaz
holy ----. a 60+ year old man stares down a teenager. How frightening! boaz you're a pu**y. thank goodness you weren't there you woulda crapped your pants.

#63 | Posted by cjk85 at 2019-01-25 05:46 PM | Reply

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