CNN continues to keep their video online, claiming it was the teen who got in Nathan Phillips' face, not the other way around.
Quote:Also, how much lying can Nathan Phillips do? He continues to provide a different account from video evidence. He's now claiming that the students appeared like they were going to lynch the African American supremacists, so that's why he stepped in (but he's not really sure).
Quote:"It looked like these young men were going to attack these guys. They were going to hurt them. They were going to hurt them because they didn't like the color of their skin. They didn't like their religious views. They were just here in front of the Lincoln -- Lincoln is not my hero, but at the same time, there was this understanding that he brought the (Emancipation Proclamation) or freed the slaves, and here are American youth who are ready to, look like, lynch these guys. To be honest, they looked like they were going to lynch them. They were in this mob mentality. Where were their parents?"
CNN even helped him along, guiding him into an agenda-driven response. Check out some excerpts of the exchange. CNN was leading him into the answers, as evident by his "I think so" responses, indicating he wasn't even sure himself what his true intentions were.
Quote:CNN: You just sort of decided to try and stop this or at least have an impact on it, calm the waters. Is that right?
Quote:Phillips: Yes, that's the impression that everybody has, and I guess that's what I was doing. I didn't realize that's what I was doing.
Quote:CNN: Sure. So you're sort of in between these two groups, yes?
Quote:CNN: Were you trying to calm the situation down basically when you saw kind of things seemed to spiral out of control?
Quote:Phillips: I think so.
I'd like to see a deep probe into this. If true this is CNN spreading hate and lies...and something that is very suable and illegal behavious on their part.
As luck would have it, Phillips is from Michigan, as am I.
Because of this, one of his first interviews was with the Detroit Free Press. An interview that predates the CNN interview... I when it went up on 8:40 am, before the CNN interview was broadcast.
IN that interview he says he tried to intercede. I don't know if that is true or not, I wasn't there, bu at least that part of his story is consistent.
Here is the initial interview, with none of the leading he mentions...
At 10:00 this morning (January 21.), they put up this video showing the students side
You can only present things as you have them. The kids reacted after Philips made his statement. OF course it would be after.
However, they reported it early in the morning, when they got there side.
There were also reports that the kids families were urging them not to talk until they talked to a lawyer, which would have delayed things.