In the latest episode of "Starnes Country," -- available now on FoxNation -- Todd Starnes reacted to the media's apparently misguided eagerness to condemn a group of Northern Kentucky high school students who were involved in a confrontation with a Native American man in Washington over the weekend.

Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann became the face of the controversy, in which activist Nathan Phillips of the Omaha tribe and a controversial group called the Black Hebrew Israelites approached him as he appeared to smirk back.

Starnes said the media were quick to criticize Sandmann, who was wearing one of President Trump's campaign hats, without gathering all the facts first.

He said that something he learned early on in journalism was that it is better to be right than to be first.

"[Sandmann and his classmates] were publicly shamed by the national media -- liberals and conservatives," he said. "But it turns out there was more to the story."

Starnes said the Black Hebrew Israelites were "spewing homophobic slurs" and racist comments about them being white, while Phillips pushed toward the students as he inserted himself in the confrontation.

He said that the media's rush to judgment centered around the fact Sandmann was an overt supporter of the president.


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"The mainstream media doesn't care about the truth, because they believe that people who support President Trump are irredeemable Deplorables."

Rep. Thomas Massie, a Kentucky Republican who represents the area where the Catholic school is, told Starnes that he "commends" Sandmann and the others for refusing to escalate the situation.

"This man (Phillips) walked into the center of this group of students after they had been harassed for 30 minutes [and they called out] their school spirit chant to drown out the racism," Massie told Starnes.

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