Nick Sandmann’s lawyers have announced their intent to sue five more media companies for their slanderous coverage of the January 2019 confrontation on the Washington Mall.
Sandmann was minding his own business when professional ax-grinder Nathan Phillips (who did not serve in Vietnam) got in his face. The media proceeded to make a series of false accusations that set the media and social justice media work on fire. All because Nick was wearing a MAGA hat.
Not long after the bushfires of insincerity had flared into blazes of lies, which took a few hours, an unedited video emerged revealing the truth. Phillips was the instigator. Nothing the media reported was true. And the left had proven once again that it is less interested in facts and more focused on false outrage.
Sandmann lawyered up and has been taking media companies to court ever since but so far only one case has been settled. CNN paid an undisclosed amount to end the suit against them.
Now the legal team is back to address the smears by these media outlets.
Sandmann’s lawyers submitted a status report with the U.S. District Court in Covington last week that showed that “they intend to file complaints against Gannett, ABC, CBS, The New York Times and Rolling Stone before March 9,” Fox 19 reported.
“All of the future defendants listed above have published or republished statements made by Nathan Phillips and others that Nicholas blocked or otherwise restricted Phillips’ free movement and would not allow Phillips to retreat at the National Mall on January 18, 2019,” the document said. “Nicholas reserves his right to file complaints in this Court or any other court against any other potential defendant not listed above, subject to the applicable statute of limitations.”
The point, obviously, is to ensure that there is a price to be paid for engaging in shoddy journalism of this sort. These so-called watchdogs of the people opened full broadsides against a teenage boy, smearing his name and reputation, not as a reflection of the truth of events, but because of their rabid partisan bias.
And while they may not all find themselves financially at fault as the left well knows, because it is one of their favored tactics, the act of being sued often comes with a price that is, itself a lesson.