Why are we primed for outrage?

Source: Cincinnati Enquirer | Cincinnati.com

The video of Covington Catholic High School (KY) students surrounding a drum beating Native American in front of the Lincoln Memorial went viral on Saturday. Even some conservative commentators criticized the high school student in the picture.  

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As it turns out, the media, especially social media, jumped the gun, with the incident being more complicated than it appeared. See links below (in no particular order). 

Why are we primed for outrage?

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New York Times: Fuller Picture Emerges of Viral Video of Native American Man and Catholic Students

The Atlantic: I Failed the Covington Catholic Test

Washington Post: A tribal elder and a high school junior stood face to face, and the world reacted

Cincinnati.com: Covington Catholic chaperone: 'There was nothing the chaperones could have done differently'.

Cincinnati.com:  Covington Catholic student from incident at the Indigenous Peoples March issues statement with his side of the story

Reason: The Media Wildly Mischaracterized That Video of Covington Catholic Students Confronting a Native American Veteran

American Conservative: The Catholic Bonfire At The Stake

POSTED: 01.21.2019 

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