ASU Lecturer Wrongly Identifies Covington Student Leading to Harassment - Later Apologizes

Ferlon Webster Jr. | January 28, 2019
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Last Wednesday, an Arizona State University lecturer apologized after she misidentified one of the Covington Catholic students on Facebook, calling for people to contact the college he planned to attend. 

Lillian “Marie” Wallace wrongly identified Michael Hodge, a student at Covington, as the teenager who “confronted” Native American elder Nathan Phillips. Hodge was reportedly not in Washington, D.C., the day the now infamous incident occurred. 

“The name of the kid in front is Michael Hodge,” she wrote in a Facebook post obtained by Campus Reform. “They [Covington Catholic High School] had a post about him on their FB page, saying he wants to be a chef and plans to go to Cincinnati State next year.”

She followed up that post with email addresses, phone numbers, and addresses so people could contact Cincinnati State administrators hoping to destroy Hodge’s future goals of being a part of the University of his choice.

The student Wallace was actually referring to was Nick Sandmann, who made headlines for “harassing” Phillips. And, by the way, that turned out to be a lie. 

Because of the ASU lecturer’s foolishness, the Hodge family received death threats and countless acts of harassment, according to tweets posted by Michael Hodges’ brother, Andrew Hodge.

“Yesterday was supposed to be a day of celebration for my middle brother Alex, who got married last night. Instead my family had to deal with the fallout of my youngest brother #MichaelHodge being falsely accused for standing & smiling in front of an indigenous man with a drum,” he wrote. 

Andrew went on to explain that the Hodges family operated business had been slandered and went on to berate his family’s attackers, saying, “No one reviews evidence or does any due diligence, they immediately escalate things to a state of frenzy over much of nothing. The zealots scream for the head of #MichaelHodge knowing that their will be zero consequences to them if anything happens to him.”

After finding out her now deleted Facebook post was a bunch of hogwash, Wallace came forward to admit her wrongdoing. 

“I was outraged when I read this and I reposted a post that was NOT correct that had the wrong child's name in it. I am horrified at my own behavior as there is a child out there trying to live his life and was wrongly identified,” Wallace wrote. “I am now a party of the cause of his fear and misery. I am so SO so sorry to this young man, Michael Hodges. I hope somehow I can get a message to him and let him know. I want to publicly apologize to this young man.”

“I am deeply sorry for the role I played by reposting this information. I am now guilty of behaviors I normally disdain. It is very wrong,” she continued. “I did wrong to this young man."

I wonder if the ASU lecturer only seemed to feel guilty for putting out the wrong name in her Facebook post? Would she feel guilty if the right name were attached to her post?

This is what crazy leftists do. They find out you did something “wrong” and then find whatever is most important to you and try their best to destroy it. This lecturer, Wallace, reminds me of the media: they put out all kinds of information about someone or something before they know the full story, and when they find out they were wrong, they just issue an “apology” after the damage has already been done.