Earlier on Tuesday, Savannah Guthrie of NBC News interviewed Covington Catholic High School’s Nick Sandmann, who has found himself at the center of the viral standoff involving Covington Catholic students’ interactions with Native American Nathan Phillips after Friday’s March for Life in Washington, D.C. NBC’s teaser video can be seen here, and includes this description:
In an exclusive interview with NBC’s Savannah Guthrie, Nick Sandmann said he “had every right” to stand in front of Nathan Phillips, but now wishes he and his classmates “would have walked away and avoided the whole thing.”
Guthrie made clear that the interview would air tomorrow.
As John Sexton of Hot Air has reported, Leftists did not exactly react kindly to this news.
Lest anyone forget, Dylann Roof was the avowed white supremacist who murdered nine black churchgoers in cold blood in Charleston, South Carolina in June 2015. The casual conflation of Sandmann with Roof sits in line with what the Heritage Foundation’s David Azerrad wrote today at the Claremont Institute’s American Mind site, on the subject of the Left’s instant obsession with Sandmann:
The kid in question, however, was part of the accursed white race that has wrought unspeakable evils onto humanity. He was a male and thus complicit in the patriarchal structures of oppression that subjugate women. He was the embodiment of power and privilege…
The hysterical reaction to the first video points ultimately to an unsettling conclusion. Standing in silence with a smile before a person of color—or presumably, a member of any other aggrieved, oppressed identity group—is now a crime for deplorable white males of all ages.
Others responded to Guthrie by immediately denigrating Sandmann’s alleged family wealth.
Amy Siskind called for a boycott of both Guthrie and her show.