(Tea Party PAC) – Late last month, Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann’s life was turned upside down.
After simply standing and smiling as left-wing Native American activist Nathan Phillips beat a drum in his face while his friends laughed and joked around after being harassed by Black Hebrew Israelites, a short, deceptively edited clip of the incident spread like wildfire across social media with the carefully crafted narrative: a group of teenagers had harassed and surrounded Phillips.
The story unraveled quicker than a Jussie Smollett hate crime accusation, but it was too late. The damage was done. Sandmann found himself at the center of an outrageous scandal, and his “smirk” became notorious.
At 17, he and his family were subject to harassment and bullying across social media and even bomb, shooting, and death threats as he likely wondered how his life would ever recover.
Well, under our constitution, no citizen like Sandmann is left without options when an irresponsible and biased news media would sooner ruin the life of a teenager than bother to do their job and make sure they’ve got an accurate account of both sides of the story.
The news media behaves like a bunch of riled-up SJWs who assume something is true just because they saw it online.
And they wonder why we call them fake news?
Now, the newspaper has been hit with a $250 million dollar lawsuit for their defamatory claims against Sandmann, the same amount that Bezos bought the rag for.
Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages.
“The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C. when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips (‘Phillips’), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face (‘the January 18 incident’),” the lawsuit filed by lawyers Todd V. McMurtry and Lin L. Wood in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky reads.
Here is the Complaint filed today against The Washington Post on behalf of Nick Sandmann. All members of the mainstream & social media mob of bullies who recklessly & viciously attacked Nick would be well-served to read it carefully. https://t.co/P3H4x0srlX
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) February 19, 2019
The total sum sought by Sandmann is the same amount Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos purchased the newspaper for in 2013, the suit notes.
In a tweet Saturday, Wood announced via Twitter that he would begin filing defamation lawsuits against several news outlets this week. “Nick Sandmann is 16 years old has 2+ years to identify accusers sue them,” he said. “No member of mainstream social media mob who attacked him should take comfort from not being sued in initial round of lawsuits which will commence next week. Time is Nick’s friend, not his enemy.”
The development comes after investigators hired by a Kentucky diocese have found that Catholic school boys did not instigate a January 18th confrontation at the Lincoln Memorial that went viral on social media. Covington Bishop Roger Foys initially condemned the students’ behavior after a video showed a teenage boy face-to-face with a Native American man. Days later, Foys apologized for “making a statement prematurely.”
This is EXACTLY what the slanderous, biased news media needs. They obviously haven’t learned, as they took the Smollett story and ran with it even when it didn’t make sense. It’s time they’re exposed for the political machine that they are. That, or they’re finally forced to do their jobs and accurately report the news.
Is that really too much to ask?