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Former Fox News Analyst Kirsten Powers: Media Are the True Victims of Covington Catholic Smear

CNN political analyst Kirsten Powers, formerly of Fox News, claims that the real victims in the Covington Catholic debacle are the media.

Powers has been one of a small contingent of journalists who continue to try and smear the teenagers after an out-of-context video clip was used to wrongfully depict them as racists.

The mainstream media seized on the video, setting out to destroy the kids because they happened to be wearing MAGA hats and were participating in a pro-life march.

Subsequent videos have thoroughly exonerated the students from the charges that were leveled against them.

Despite the evidence, Powers continued to insist the kids had taunted a Native American man by chanting ‘Build that Wall’ (they didn’t), that it still showed they were racist because they ‘sneered’ at him (they didn’t), and that they were in the wrong no matter what because the man is a Vietnam veteran (he isn’t).


When she was rightfully called out on social media for insisting the sky is not blue, she took a new approach. She decided the media are the real victims here.

Media Are Not the Victims

Powers shared a Washington Post story that predictably pivoted from the story being about kids wrongfully accused of being racists to ‘conservatives pounced.’

Rather than conducting an introspection of why the media is so bad at their job of reporting facts and investigating stories, the Post decided to analyze how the big, bad “Trump internet” fought back.

Powers shared the column, suggesting the “real lesson” behind the Covington Catholic hit job was that people shouldn’t “succumb to orchestrated harassment campaigns against journalists.”


Blasting the media with facts after they intentionally misrepresented a video altercation then continued to lie about it well after proof had emerged to the contrary is not a ‘harassment campaign,’ it’s an information campaign.

When the media fails to do their job properly, it’s up to citizen journalists to get the story straight.


Tries to Prove She’s a Victim Too

In case you weren’t convinced by her argument, Powers played victim herself. Having been ratioed by followers on Twitter who called out her ridiculous assertion that journalists are the real victims, Powers fled the social media platform.


Pro tip: Don’t say blatantly idiotic things and you won’t have to live with any regret.

Kirsten Has Lost It

There’s something about CNN that turns former Fox News analysts into full-blown media smear agents for the left.

Powers was a mainstay on Bill O’Reilly’s show and actually left Fox because the former Factor host allegedly made inappropriate comments in her presence.

Powers had previously been a fairly level-headed and well-reasoned liberal, even criticizing those on the far-left who have tried to stifle free speech.

That said, she has long held the view that America is a fundamentally racist nation. Here she is in an insanely heated segment with O’Reilly defending that stance …


Now, it would appear she has become the racist. Insisting that a group of white teenagers have to be evil doers when confronted by a Native American man because they dare to wear a pro-Trump hat.

Yea, she’s the victim. By the way, Powers might want to keep an eye out for correspondence from Attorney Robert Barnes, who has vowed to sue media personalities who continue to lie about the Convington kids. Perhaps if that happens she’ll finally realize who the true victims are.

Read more at the Political Insider

Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker,, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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