Two students from Covington Catholic High School spoke to 16-year-old conservative political commentator CJ Pearson about how the media has impacted their lives over an out of context video.
The students in the video, who identified themselves as Sam and Grant, have been harassed and threatened by a swarm of journalists and celebrities over a fake account of what happened to them in the viral video of them being confronted by a far-left Native American protester.
Grant said, “Several media platforms blatantly lied about the events regarding the controversy in DC and it has effected us as a community and individuals greatly."
Sam added that “there have been many threats against our lives, against our parents, some of these threats include that we should be locked in the school and it should be burned to the ground, the school being bombed, school shooting threats. It’s really scary. I know that a lot of people are scared to go to school tomorrow and won’t be attending because of what could happen.”
“There have been cops there ever since the incident and I think there will be a lot more tomorrow".
Grant explained that a lot of the negativity and the hate is coming from people on social media doxing the students.
“I myself wasn’t even present, but I am very vocal about defending my school and my peers and I have been doxed on three separate occasions. This has lead to a tsunami of hateful messages and threats.”
Sam said that he was also doxed, along with one of his good friends.
Sam said, “It all stems from a 30 second clip taken out of a two hour long video and taken out of context. Nobody did their research and it’s now showing.”
Here is the video statement the students posted to You Tube.