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The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial

The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial

Update: 2019-01-2351
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Over the course of three days, the narrative of an encounter between young men wearing “Make America Great Again” hats and a Native American veteran has become a pick-your-side story where who holds power and who’s at fault are all up for debate. What can actually be said about what happened on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial? Guest: Elizabeth Dias, who covers faith and politics for The New York Times. For more information on today’s episode, visit nytimes.com/thedaily.

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Shart Coleman

And yet the left continues ponder why Trump claims the MSM is the enemy of the people. If the Buzzfail fakeness and this story doesn't make you realize that, you are hopeless and selfish.

Jan 24th
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Lukas Kucinski

Listen I love basketball, but why was the Catholic school basketball game a part of this story?

Jan 23rd
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Avery Adams

why was the history of the schools racism and priviallage and ties to the Republican party not discussed?

Jan 23rd
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Shart Coleman

Avery Adams lol, you verified? That says it all. Wonder why lawyers are offering their sevices pro-bono to represent these kids. You verified... just amazing.

Jan 24th
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Avery Adams

Shart Coleman I love myself and pity your need to blame and lash out at things you cannot or will not understand

Jan 24th
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Travis Tern

You know this is how reporting is supposed to work. present both sides of an issue and let people decide. FINALLY the times got one right.

Jan 23rd
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Strang3rDang3r

Emma Bobro no. a good reporter presents all of the facts and lets the audience decide the truth. by "both sides," Travis clearly meant including facts that may contradict the current public perspective. the problem with the flippant copout argument of "but what about the Nazis" is who gets to decide what is unacceptable and what isn't? if you were to take a poll 2 days ago of "would you like to hear the perspective of the MAGA kids?" I guarantee a huge portion of people would have said "fuck no, I don't want to hear from those Nazi fascist fucks." saying "presenting multiple angles of an issue should be avoided because Nazis" is how we got to the frenzy of the past couple days until news organizations realized they'd all jumped the gun on a much more nuanced story than originally portrayed. I feel like the lesson we SHOULD all be learning is "let's wait for the facts before forming an angry internet mob and sending death threats to kids, parents and teachers," but that is clearly never going to happen.

Jan 23rd
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Emma Bobro

Travis Tern reporting is primarily about the facts. presenting both sides of an issue doesn't always present the reality of the situation, because one side may be liars and propagandists. imagine the news reporting 50% from the nazis' perspective, is that fair to the people or good reporting?

Jan 23rd
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The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial

The Confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial