YOU remember Nick Sandmann of Covington High School in the United States, right? He was the one who was wrongly accused by the hate-stream media of being very nasty indeed to a Native American.
When it became clear that this was a monstrous lie, he was then accused of committing a Facecrime, namely, smiling while white.
Nick Sandmann was threatened, his family was threatened and the school had to close down for a few days owing to death threats. This all occurred because the Fake News hacks at places such as CNN and MSNBC couldn’t wait to run with a story that was too good to be true – white, Catholic boy at pro-life march wearing a MAGA hat was mean to a Native American.
That was a disgusting lie that changed 16-year-old Nick Sandmann’s life. However, the Sandmann family didn’t take it lying down: they sued CNN for $800million, as well as the Washington Post and NBC Universal. On Tuesday CNN settled.
Oh what a sweet victory it was to read, on CNN, that ‘CNN settles lawsuit with Nick Sandmann stemming from viral video controversy’. ‘Controversy’, by the way, is CNN-speak for ‘We spread a fake news story about a 16-year-old boy and attempted to destroy his life because we are nasty, hate-filled bullies’.
Last year one of Sandmann’s lawyers, Lin Wood, said: ‘CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than the Washington Post. And CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes. CNN couldn’t resist the idea that here’s a guy with a young boy, with that Make America Great Again cap on. So they go after him.’
Todd McMurtry, Sandmann’s other lawyer, explained: ‘Well, we’ve talked about the impact on Nicholas Sandmann a number of times and it is significant. Nicholas Sandmann was a 16-year-old man who had a perfect reputation. He was loved by his parents, respected at his school, and had many good friends at Covington Catholic High School. So he was a person that was doing very well in life, and due to his strong character, he still is. But nevertheless, his character has now been determined by the lies issued by CNN. So the facts were not first, the lies were.’
This is more than a victory for one young man against a global media machine. This should go some way to making so-called news outlets actually check their facts before publishing and make Twitter mobsters think twice before joining the latest Leftist pile-on. A righteous victory for Nick Sandmann.