As Twitchy told you earlier, a black female student at a school where Karen Pence teaches who said she was assaulted by three white male students who forcibly cut her hair has recanted the story and now says it was all a lie:
Oops? Black female student at Karen Pence's school who said three white male classmates assaulted her says she lied (but not before NYT et al. ran with it) https://t.co/05seRXzlTw
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) September 30, 2019
Developing: 6th grade girl who said three classmates cut her hair last week at Virginia school now says her allegations were false, according to statement from school. Story coming soon.
— Joe Heim (@JoeHeim) September 30, 2019
The family of the student has apologized:
Statement of apology from the family of the 12 year old African American girl who now admits she made a false assault allegation against 3 white boys in her class. @nbcwashington pic.twitter.com/JfSVvOF9ZX
— Julie Carey (@JulieCareyNBC) September 30, 2019
But as you know, that didn’t happen before the New York Times and many other media outlets ran with the story, and they sure made it known that it allegedly happened at a school where Karen Pence teaches.
The press was only to happy to have the headlines scream “ITS WHERE KAREN PENCE IS A TEACHER!!!”
Trying to insinuate it’s her fault? She’s an ickie racist Jesus freak dontcha know… Or something
Will this get the same attention? I think not.
The press is pure trash https://t.co/Czf9czRVyz
— LaurieAnn 🧚🏻♂️ (@mooshakins) September 30, 2019
So what’s next for the media? Will they have a full mea culpa and pledge to wait until all the facts are in the next time before churning out stories that fit a particular narrative? More than likely some will simply find an updated spin. Charles C.W. Cooke predicted one such possibility:
Quick, pivot to "Karen Pence's school found to be hotbed of lying." https://t.co/nfgaF6qOXg
— Charles C. W. Cooke (@charlescwcooke) September 30, 2019
That would not be unexpected, and neither would these:
"Update: Karen Pence's racism causes black student to fabricate incident to raise awareness"
— Plàya Manhattan (@PlayaManhattan) September 30, 2019
New Narrative: school were Karen Pence teaches found to produce students prone to lying.
— LatinXisnotawordman (@JohnTheSlaptist) September 30, 2019
"Is Karen Pence's religious school is teaching children to lie about children of other races?"
— Mike D (@realMikeDollar) September 30, 2019
Let’s just say we would not be surprised by that one bit.