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.
It’s safe to say that this might have been too little, too late, folks. On Friday night, the “Democracy Dies in Darkness” newspaper The Washington Post published an “editor’s note” attempting to save face following their embarrassing behavior for the last month and a half smearing the Covington students and being hit on February 19 with a lawsuit by student Nicholas Sandmann.
With the Jussie Smollett story having disintegrated into tiny pieces, Saturday’s Greg Gutfeld Show had plenty of material and the eponymous host put it to good use, dubbing Smollett, Sandmann, and former CBS correspondent Lara Logan “the three horsemen of the media apocalypse” while having Kat Timpf stage a faux seminar on how journalists make headlines biased.