"...this little fabrication takes the cake." K. Levin
"...the story is likely fabricated. There is no way to corroborate the story since no names are used and there were no police patrolling campus on Saturday." K. Levin
"The story was most likely fabricated. It is interesting how often minors are the centers of these stories." K. Levin
"Though it’s possible, I find it hard to believe that no one else was around campus on Saturday. W&L denies that there was any incident which is a very risky thing to do if others witnessed this supposed exchange." K. Levin
"All I can see is moral bankruptcy." K. Levin
...university officials initially denied the allegations being brought against it. Brian Eckert, the spokesperson for Washington and Lee, stated there is no indication the incident took place.
However, on Tuesday the University admitted that because of "safety" reasons they forced 4 people "not to carry or wear Confederate flags or emblems on the campus."
According to our Office of Public Safety, our officers reported four occasions when they interacted with individuals who were participating in the July 26 rally sponsored by the Sons of Confederate Veterans in downtown Lexington....In each instance, the officers requested individuals not to carry Confederate flags or to wear attire with Confederate emblems on the campus. The individuals all complied with these requests. (Emphasis mine. ~cw)
General Lee would be sooooo proud of the university that bears his name ... intimidation, harassment and LYING....
So, Levin, will the VaFlaggers get their apology?
Levin also owes the SCV, the heritage visitors, the young man whose existence he doubted an apology ...
Will they get it?
Washington and Lee University owes them all an apology.
Will they get it?
We shall see....
Talk about yer moral bankruptcy....
Apology timeline countdown...
1:51 PM CST -- WNCN, Raleigh NC, publishes story
5:02 PM CST -- No apology or acknowledgement by Levin at Civil War Memory
7:20 PM CST -- Checked Levin's blog. He has "updated" it to acknowledge that the university admits that four individuals were told that they could not bring “carry (sic) Confederate flags or to wear attire with Confederate emblems on the campus...." but no apology.
7:45 PM CST -- Levin issues a belated apology that sez, "My apologies to the Virginia Flaggers and SCV." Added to the previous update. I'm surprised.
I guess it helps to be on a book promoting mission at Petersburg when you gotta eat crow, I guess.
Levin adds, "Let me state for the record that I have no problem with the university taking measures to secure their campus if it is deemed necessary."
Lame attempt at obfuscation. Let me state that have no problem with that, either. But this wasn't only about that, and I have very little suspicion that the campus was under any kind of threat that it needed to be secured from, anyway. I've already established that the SCV has no history of violence.
What this was mostly about was Levin calling the young man and the Virginia Flaggers LIARS. It was about accusing them of STAGING A CONFLICT to "garner sympathy for their cause," an accusation of which they were totally innocent. It was about implying they were habitual liars and false conflict-creators, which I proved was not true, here. It's about claiming they are morally bankrupt.
Do y'all suppose Levin doesn't know that?