Nick Sandmann was a Catholic white teen, wearing a Maga hat, who had just attended an anti-abortion rally in Washington, DC, and that was a big bullseye for many in the mainstream media. It proved too tempting and now some are paying big time for their big miss.
Fox News is reporting that the Washington Post has settled a $250 million defamation lawsuit brought by Sandmann, now 18, as the media giant wrongly portrayed Nick as the aggressor in an incident that took place at the Washington Memorial in January, 2019. Nick, along with other Covington Catholic High School students, were waiting for a bus ride home when the incident took place. CNN had previously settled with Sandman.
There were several reports that the media’s wrong portrayal resulted in Nick, and other students at the school, receiving death threats.
Fox News describes what happened:
Sandmann was swept up in a controversy after a video clip depicted the “MAGA” hat-wearing student smiling at Nathan Phillips beating a drum and singing a chant as he was surrounded by Sandmann’s peers, who all had joined in on the chant in front of the steps of the Lincoln Memorial in Washington D.C.
However, several mainstream media outlets, including CNN and The Washington Post, portrayed the incident with Sandmann and the other teens as being racially charged before additional footage later showed that a group of Black Hebrew Israelites had provoked the confrontation, slinging racial slurs at the students as they were waiting for their bus following the March For Life event.
And apparently, there are more lawsuits in the works according to Nick’s tweets: