Jesse Watters said Tuesday on "The Five" that the media treated the teenagers seen in the viral face-to-face with a Native American elder similar to how they treated Justice Brett Kavanaugh.

In 2018, Kavanaugh was subjected to harsh criticism in the media and on the left, stemming from scurrilous allegations of sexual misconduct in his youth.

Observers in the Kavanaugh case said the media jumped to conclusions before any evidence was presented against him.

Watters said that the teens who were seen interacting with tribal elder Nathan Phillips and members of the Black Hebrew Israelites group were treated in a similar manner.

"The media tried to 'Kavanaugh' these teenagers," he said.

Nicholas Sandmann, the Kentucky student who became the face of the incident for staring at Phillips as he beat a drum, was initially ripped on Twitter for "smirking" at the elder -- until longer video of the incident came to light.


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Watters said that the treatment Sandmann and others from Covington Catholic High School received "inspired the rest of the country."

He said the teens did as most parents teach their children -- not to throw punches or yell at people to start public altercations.

"They just stood there... and that was the crime," he said. "This is coming from the same people who were yelling and chasing people out of restaurants."

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