WaPo issues correction to Covington kids story – 6 weeks & 1 lawsuit later

The Washington Post has corrected its erroneous coverage of the confrontation between the boys from Covington Catholic and the activist Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial, two months after publishing the misleading story.

Admitting that “subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video” either contradicted or didn’t support the initial story, the belated editors’ note acknowledges the Covington boys did not taunt, provoke, or stand in the way of Phillips. It also removed a tweet quoting Phillips’ claim that they did exactly that, in which the paper falsely refers to the Native American protester as a Vietnam veteran.

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