As the wind blows evermore strongly in the direction of evidence showing the kids at Covington Catholic having done nothing wrong, the diocese is has apologized for passing judgment early, as Robert Barnes assembles a so-called “Defamation Dream Team” to file lawsuits against the liars in the Media-Hollywood-Swamp axis of evil.
In the non-apology apology, the diocese never admits fault for their libel of Nick Sandmann, they just hope Robert Barnes and the “Defamation Dream Team” will not go after them.
“We are sorry that this situation has caused such disruption in the lives of so many,” the diocese says in the letter. “We apologize to anyone who has been offended in any way by either or our statements which were made with goodwill based on the information we had. We should not have allowed ourselves to be bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely, and we take full responsibility for it.”
“I especially apologize to Nicholas Sandmann and his family as well as to all CovCath families who have felt abandoned during this ordeal,” the Bishop added. “Nicholas, unfortunately, has become the face of these allegations based on video clips. This is not fair. It is not just.”
But nowhere in the letter was there regret expressed for their comments they made defaming Nick Sandmann.
It took a week for the diocese to realize that they were tricked by 30 seconds of an edited video, of over 2 hours of footage to issue a half-baked apology that didn’t address the real “mistake” they made in passing judgment on these students. They have been doxxed, they have received countless sadistic violent death threats, the fake news media persists in their efforts to try to ruin them, as they try to take any video from any kids who even look like them and try to connect them to the Covington Catholic kids.
Just after the out-of-context video surfaced the diocese chose condemnation over understanding and that rush-to-judgment angered parents and students alike.
“We condemn the actions of the Covington Catholic high school students towards Nathan Phillips specifically, and Native Americans in general, Jan. 18, after the March for Life, in Washington, D.C. We extend our deepest apologies to Mr. Phillips. This behavior is opposed to the Church’s teachings on the dignity and respect of the human person. The matter is being investigated and we will take appropriate action, up to and including expulsion.
“We know this incident also has tainted the entire witness of the March for Life and express our sincere apologies to all those who attended the March and those who support the pro-life movement.” You con artists would be wise to apologize for defaming Nick Sandmann and the other kids because we see this non-apology apology for what it is.
A better way to apologize is simple, and I would have done it far sooner than they did. “dear Covington Catholic Parents, on behalf of everyone in the Covington Diocese I wanted to apologize for our shameful rush-to-judgment throwing these kids under the bus. We accept full responsibility for the fact we bared false witness against the kids, and I hope and pray that every one of those kids will find it in their heart to forgive us for this gross injustice.” But, that’s not what the diocese did… at all:
NEWS: Diocese of Covington releases statement, apologizing to Nick Sandman and Covington Catholic Families for allowing themselves to be “bullied and pressured into making a statement prematurely” #StandWithCovington pic.twitter.com/Od8JQoZypw
— CJ Pearson (@thecjpearson) January 25, 2019