Remember this? And, in particular, how Canada's own Crazy-Assed Racist Redneck got her unmentionables in an absolute knot over that story? From the original, hyper-ventilating article:
That was the day that 10 of these thug-kins grabbed David Parker's 7 year old son, dragged him behind the corner of the school, well out of sight from the school officials, and proceeded to punch him in the groin, stomach, and chest, before he dropped to the ground when they then kicked and stomped on him. Several of the alleged thug-kins were children of the adults who had been protesting Parker, several of them - not even in the same class as Parker's child. It also needs to be pointed out that May 17 was a targeted date because that is the anniversary of changing the marriage definitions in the state of Massachusetts to include homosexual unions. Emotions among many activists were running very high on this day.
Luckily, as progressives, we are not as totally deranged as Kate McMillan and her adoring groupies and we know that, if you just wait long enough, the truth will eventually out. Oh, look (emphasis added):
The superintendent of schools in Lexington, Mass., said it all started when two first-grade boys argued over who should sit where in the cafeteria.
One of them punched the other several times on the playground while at least five children stood by and watched, the superintendent said...
Lexington school superintendent Paul B. Ash disputed the Mass Resistance account, saying a thorough investigation conducted by the school’s principal showed the incident stemmed from a squabble over cafeteria seating that continued during an outdoor recess period.
“These were two first-graders having a child squabble on a playground,” Ash told the Boston Globe. “Some adults are exploiting these children for political purposes.”
Meg Soens, co-chair of Lexington Cares, a group that supports teaching children about family diversity, including households headed by same-sex parents, said David Parker, Jacob’s father, appeared to be using the playground incident as a “publicity stunt” to promote a lawsuit he filed against the school system...
Ash said in a June 16 statement that the Estabrook principal conducted an investigation into the assault of Jacob Parker that included interviews with more than a dozen students and an adult school aide who stepped in to break up the altercation.
He said the investigation found that several first-grade students became involved in a disagreement over who would sit next to whom in the cafeteria. The dispute spilled outside into the schoolyard, where one student took Jacob by the hand and brought him to another student in an area “that is somewhat difficult for the adults to see,” Ash said.
The second student hit Jacob two to four times in the chest or abdomen, Ash said. The superintendent said at least five other students stood nearby watching but did not participate in the assault.
“The child who was hit said he was not hurt and did not want to go to the nurse,” Ash said in his statement. “He reported that his feelings were hurt because the child who hit him was his friend.”
According to Ash, the assailant was sent to the assistant principal’s office, where he acknowledged that what he did was wrong. The boy then filled out a “think sheet” to reflect on his behavior and wrote an apology to Jacob, Ash said.
“Following the incident, the boys were observed arm-in-arm at school and subsequently the child who was hit went to the house of the child who hit him for a play date,” Ash said.
You have to admit, though -- it was a great story before it was finally exposed for the thoroughly dishonest, politically-motivated swill that it was. Right, Kate? Kate? Hello?
(Tip of the hat to e-mailer Tom S. for the link.)