You beat Leftists one way: sue them. And that’s what Nick Sandmann did to fake news purveyors CNN and WaPo.
Both these organizations took it up the tailpipe. We don’t know how much Sandmann got in his settlements, but it was still sodomy. Public sodomy.
But soon CNN and WaPo won’t be the only media companies getting sexualized. Because a federal judge denied multiple motions to dismiss defamation lawsuits filed by former Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann. Those involved are The New York Times, Rolling Stone, ABC News and CBS News.
Twitter celebrated the good news:
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Attorney Lin Wood made the announcement Thursday on Twitter that the cases will be moving forward.
Motions to Dismiss @N1ckSandmann defamation lawsuits filed in KY federal court against NY Times, Rolling Stone, ABC, & CBS were just DENIED.
NBC motion has previously been DENIED.
Gannett motion was briefed on different time schedule & a DENIAL is expected in next few weeks.
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) October 1, 2020
There is still a pending motion to dismiss his suit against Gannett.
Sandmann sued multiple left-leaning news outlets for defamation last year in light of reports surrounding a politically controversial incident involving the teen.
The orders denying the motion to dismiss the cases against The New York Times, CBS News, ABC News and Rolling Stone are similar, according to Legal Insurrection.
Justice for Sandmann
There’s a reason these new lawsuits follow previous filings from Sandmann. He knows what we’ve all finally realized. It takes a drastic measure to change leftist policies. And by drastic, we mean Sandmann is prepared to take them down one by one.
As Kevin Jackson previously pointed out, “up to now, there has been no recourse, except for President Trump’s Twitter beatings. But that’s not far enough.”
In January, CNN agreed to a settlement. We don’t know the final amount, but we do know Sandmann asked for $800M. Sound like a crazy amount? Of course it does. But for Sandmann, this really isn’t about the money. It’s about a principle.
We can’t allow the leftist media to escape this situation with nothing more than a slap on the wrist. That would lead liberals to view future situations as “worth the cost” to exploit. In order to protect the next guy, Sandmann must hit ’em where it hurts.
According to the National Catholic Register:
Is it any surprise that, when Americans gather to protest an atrocity as evil as abortion, evil retaliates with insults, attacks and unpredictable situations?
We expect it, but there was a time not so long ago when adults refrained from targeting young people, because of a general respect for their innocence and the space they need to grow and mature. Even if the Covington boys had acted improperly — and from what I have seen on the videos, not every boy had the composure that Sandmann displayed — it was simply wrong for national media to destroy boys’ reputations for reacting to angry and drum-banging political activists.
Sure, some of the Covington Catholic School boys were wearing “Make America Great Again” hats, and the most hardened “never Trumper” thinks that makes them fair game for protest. But these were young tourists, excited to support their president and the dignity of babies. School boys are not appropriate targets for nasty political protests.
Unlike the activists who confronted him, Sandman acted commendably by keeping his cool in a confusing and hostile situation. School and college students—and all others, young and old—who are traveling to this year’s March for Life would do well to follow Sandmann’s lead when faced with the inevitable hatred of pro-abortion protestors. From what I have seen in past years, the young people at the March for Life do an outstanding job of keeping it positive and celebrating life, even while protesting the horrors of abortion.
Marchers Largely Ignored
It’s quite interesting to learn that this annual march rarely grabs media attention.
Indeed, pro-life students from across the U.S. cheerfully overcome all sorts of obstacles when attending the March for Life under wintry conditions. In 2016, there was a different flurry of media attention after the March for Life, when buses returning to Midwest schools, colleges and parishes were hit with a massive snowstorm. Some groups remained stranded on the Pennsylvania Turnpike for more than 24 hours.
These included students, faculty and staff from the University of Mary in Bismarck, North Dakota, a faithful Newman Guide college. One student told The Cardinal Newman Society that being stuck in the snow had its perks, because it brought much-needed media attention to the March for Life. Media coverage revealed the joy and optimism of the group. And it “showed the dedication of the students for this issue,” the student explained.
The nation’s media should be ashamed that snowstorms and activist attacks on young people are the only way the March for Life gets substantial attention.
It will be even more interesting to see how leftists handle these lawsuits. They’ll either avoid covering this year’s conference. Or, they’ll try to instigate more drama for the sake of fake news. Either way, you can bet Sandmann’s future is now secure. Because these media giants will be forced to pay up one at a time.