It is called the Rashomon effect. The Rashomon effect occurs when the same event is given contradictory interpretations by different individuals involved. The effect is named after Akira Kurosawa’s 1950 film Rashomon, in which a murder is described in four mutually contradictory ways by its four witnesses. 
It wasn’t a murder (except a murder of the truth), what happened at the Lincoln Memorial this past weekend. Members of the Black Hebrew Israelites, participants in an Indigenous Peoples Rally, and students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky gathered there, and there was a confrontation. What exactly happened, though, has been disputed.
In the 1950 movie Rashomon, there are four witnesses, each giving a different account. In a potential Rashomon remake, based this time on what I call the Wolf Moon Incident, the four witnesses would be:
- Priest: Nathan Phillips, the tribal elder who sought, by spiritual means, to defuse the confrontation;
- Woodcutter: The Black Israelites (not actual Israelis), who threw out vulgar insults to any and all in the vicinity;
- Commoner: The Covington High School students, personified by Nick Sandmann, shown in an isolated face-off with Priest;
- Wife of the Samurai: Big “news” outfits as well as Twitter accounts which hyperbolized the event.
For a remake of Rashomon to be made, it is unlikely any director based in the United States would be able to do the job fairly. Here in the U.S., all are caught up in and unduly influenced by the drama. Perhaps a Japanese director would be able to offer a nuanced telling of the Wolf Moon Incident.
Observing the latest drama from the outside, and therefore better able to see without blinders, is Russia. (Not to say Russia is totally without bias about this, just that they are better able to see.) Russia Today (RT) reports Commoner (the high school students) “became viral super-villains when a clip of them appearing to surround and mock a Native American elder was widely shared.” 
Wife of the Samurai (“news” which hyperbolized the event) is/are potentially to be sued for fanning “the flames of hatred.” 
Priest (Nathan Phillips), we learn, deliberately walked into the middle of the crowd of Covington High School students. 
Woodcutter (the Black Israelites) had been “pelting” Commoner (high school students) “with racist and homophobic taunts.” 
Commoner (the high school students) have been invited to the White House by President Donald Trump, but this will not be until after the government shutdown situation is resolved. 
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 “Rashomon effect”, Wikipedia. Accessed January 23, 2019. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rashomon_effect
 “Covington students invited to White House amid death, arson & bomb threats”, Russia Today, January 23, 2019. https://on.rt.com/9mt4