Difficulty: 1 (of 5)
Skills: Finding local coverage
Move(s): Read laterally.

Here’s a post from the Conservative Tribune that shows a video of Sherman E. Burroughs high school students on a football team walking on to the field with a flag:


And here’s a link to it.


Play half a minute of the video on that page to see what it looks like. We want to verify that this event happened, and we would like to watch the original unedited video. So for this assignment:

  • Find one local newspaper or news program that reports the event.
  • Find a copy of the video without the rock music added to see if the anthem was playing.

Related Resources

If you are having trouble with this task, you may want to review these resources:

Using Google News to Verify Claims
Checking Existence of Traditional News Sources (Video, 5 mins)