Gregory Hood, American Renaissance, January 8, 2020
The media smeared Catholic schoolboys as “racists” at the March for Life a year ago, in a confrontation with political activist Nathan Phillips that got intense coverage. The media were overwhelmingly biased against the students, especially Nick Sandmann, whose “smirk” and MAGA hat enraged leftists.
Now, one network is paying for it. CNN just settled a defamation lawsuit filed by Mr. Sandmann for an undisclosed sum. Other lawsuits — against the Washington Post and NBC — are working their ways through courts, including a suit against “Native American elder” Nathan Phillips, the man who banged a drum in Mr. Sandmann’s face. Reason said it was Mr. Phillips who first “misrepresented the situation in his public statements to news outlets,” so Mr. Sandmann probably has a good case.
Many conservatives celebrated the settlement, including Charlie Kirk, who had initially joined the online mob against Mr. Sandmann. In fairness, Mr. Kirk admitted he was wrong. Yet PJ Media reported that tweets from verified accounts attacking the students remain up. This includes Reza Aslan’s tweet that the young Mr. Sandmann has a “punchable” face, an implicit call for violence.
Liberals and non-whites did not like the verdict.
Conservative news outlets and reporters are eating up this Nick Sandmann settlement like it’s a big win.
CNN shrugged their shoulders and said “Let the little cockroach have this money. We’re good for it.”
— The King Of Strong Hearts Style (@r2kmoon2) January 7, 2020
Dear Black and Brown people, when you’re smeared by the media, make sure you sue for defamation like this privilege little fuck, Nick Sandmann.
— 👑 Black Professor 👑 (@Wonderbitch82) January 7, 2020
Nick Sandmann deserves nothing except his ass beaten for being a racist shithead https://t.co/rAy8CZsHwU
— WTF is a Jellicle?????? (@123brendan12) January 7, 2020
CNN settles with that teen wearing the MAGA hat. Nick Sandmann.
So instead of just being a prick. He is now rich for being a prick. Yeah, that won’t further enable his privilege. 🙄
— 🇵🇷 (@Micropolist) January 7, 2020
Fuck Nick Sandmann and u MAGA dickheads cheering him
You’re all fucking bigots no matter what he won
— Doomsday Hausen (@JoeyDoomsday) January 7, 2020
Man, thank goodness that bus driver was late picking those Covington kids up. Now Nick Sandmann gets paid, and his already cushy life gets to continue that way into infinity.
Yeah, no, I’m sure the kid mocking a protestor is gonna spend that on charity. #MAGA
— Avila’s Inner Monologue (@edwood_not) January 7, 2020
Since Nick Sandmann is trending, a reminder that he’s a spoiled MAGA teen. https://t.co/y1kmYM9K2Q
— 999Username000 (@OrionWinning) January 7, 2020
Nick Sandmann is a racist with a good team of lawyers.
— Intellectual Fartweb (@FartwebdotCom) January 7, 2020
Mr. Sandmann did not start the confrontation. A thorough investigation cleared the students of any “offensive or racist” acts. Yet many still claim the Covington Catholic students, especially Mr. Sandmann, are racists. The facts don’t matter to them.
They are also free to vent their hatred on Twitter. Twitter banned both American Renaissance and Jared Taylor from Twitter without explanation, but Twitter welcomes your views if you want to call a 17-year-old student a “racist shithead” who should have his “ass beat.”