It’s been nearly a year since the media targeted and smeared a group of teenage boys from a Catholic high school for daring to don “MAGA” hats while a Native American activist beat a drum in their faces and other angry leftist protesters screamed at them. Nick Sandmann, the student at the center of that media-driven controversy rightfully hired a legal team and has taken the media to task over the past year for portraying the students as racist aggressors in that encounter. Thursday, Nick Sandmann’s attorney revealed an encouraging development in their case against NBC News.
The case involving a student from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky and a Native American activist took a dramatic turn on Monday, when a federal judge in the Bluegrass State changed his earlier ruling that denied Nicholas Sandmann’s choice to sue the Washington Post for defamation. The original incident took place in front of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C., in mid-January, when the 16-year-old junior and his fellow students took part in the nearby March for Life rally with several of them wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps.
On Thursday, The Washington Post rushed to publish the infuriating story of a young African American girl savagely bullied by white boys at a Northern Virginia private Christian school. Although more details emerged on Monday that the account was made up by the child, many in the media had spent days leaping to bash the Christian school, and by extension, Second Lady Karen Pence, who teaches there, and who has already faced backlash over the institution’s “anti-gay” support for traditional marriage.
Fox News host Tucker Carlson weighed in Tuesday night on his Fox News Channel show about The Daily Beast’s doxing of an African-American Trump supporter who allegedly created last week’s doctored video of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi slowed down to make it look like she was slurring her words. Along with the entire premise of doxxing a private individual being way off base, Carlson also called out the media’s outrage over the edited video.
Netflix’s season 2 of My Next Guest Needs No Introduction With David Letterman starts with an interview with rapper Kanye West, which leads to an enlightening conversation about Trump supporters getting bullied and media groupthink that liberals like Letterman don't often get to hear.
NBC’s Law & Order: Special Victims Unit is really stretching that “ripped from the headlines” mindset with its latest episode. Not only does SVU maintain the media lie about the Covington Catholic kids (this time with Jewish students), the show also manages to play defense for Rep. Ilhan Omar (with a Muslim councilwoman standing in for "Native American elder" Nathan Phillips). Who knew you could fit so much intersectional dishonesty into one hour?
Ryan Saavedra of the Daily Wire did a little Internet searching to reveal the differing "news judgment" on Catholic kids vs. Muslim kids. He tweeted on Saturday: "CNN wrote 23 articles on Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann...CNN has *not* reported on the kids in Philadelphia who were allegedly singing about chopping people’s heads off." But it's not just CNN. Almost everyone skipped Muslim girls reading hate poetry.
In an appearance on Fox News Channel’s Tucker Carlson Tonight Thursday, Federalist senior editor Mollie Hemingway assessed that the reason Sandmann enjoyed such broad support was that “people sense the injustice” done to him by a vicious liberal media.
The bill of particulars goes on for a full 58 pages. Here is the headline over at the Daily Caller: “Sandmann’s Second Defamation Suit Hits Cnn for $275 Million.” “Sandmann,” of course, is sixteen-year old Nicholas Sandmann, the young Covington, Kentucky teen who found himself at the center of a viral video media storm that seemed to depict him as confronting an elderly Native American at the end of the annual pro-life march in January.
As first promised during an interview with conservative talk radio show host Mark Levin on Sunday’s Life Liberty, & Levin, attorneys for Covington Catholic High School Nicholas Sandmann filed late Tuesday a lawsuit against CNN seeking $275 million in damages from the “Facts Last” “mob” that “falsely attack[ed], vilifi[ed], and bull[ied] him” in order to advance their “anti-Trump agenda.”
In a pre-recorded interview with radio host Mark Levin for Fox News that will air during Sunday’s Life, Liberty & Levin, lawyer Lin Wood, who represents smeared Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann, revealed that they planned to sue CNN for more than $250 million in a defamation suit in the coming days.
As promised on Monday afternoon, Covington student Nicholas Sandmann attorneys Lin Wood and Todd McMurty ran The Washington Post through the wood chipper in a new statement refusing to accept The Post’s cowardly-timed Friday night Editor’s Note attempting to cover itself for the damage done to Sandmann as part of the January 18 incident on the National Mall.