CNN settles Nick Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy

  
Via:  Vic Eldred  •  9 months ago  •  41 comments

By:   By Joseph A. Wulfsohn

CNN settles Nick Sandmann defamation lawsuit in Covington Catholic High School controversy
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CNN  on Tuesday settled a defamation lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann over its botched coverage of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the   Kentucky   teen as the aggressor.

Fox 19 first  reported  that CNN settled with Sandmann for an undisclosed amount. The $250 million defamation suit sought damages for the "emotional distress Nicholas and his family suffered" in the fallout of the network's reporting.

A lawyer for Sandmann declined to comment on the settlement but confirmed to Fox News that lawsuits against The Washington Post and NBC were ongoing. Fox 19 also reported that Sandmann attorney L. Lin Wood told the judge they planned to sue media company Gannett, the publisher of the Cincinnati Enquirer among other newspapers, within 60 days. Gannett did not immediately comment either.
Last March, Sandmann's attorneys launched their suit against CNN for its coverage of the incident before all the facts had surfaced. The teen was seeking a whopping $800 million in damages between the three news outlets.
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.

However, several mainstream media outlets, including CNN, portrayed the incident with Sandmann and the other teens as being racially-charged before it was discovered by additional footage that a group of Black Hebrew Israelites had provoked the confrontation by slinging racial slurs at the students as they were waiting for their bus following last year's March For Life event in Washington D.C. Footage then showed Phillips, who was in town for the Indigenous Peoples March, approaching the students amid the rising tension between the two groups.

Neither CNN nor NBC commented; a Post spokesperson previously said, "While we do not accept the characterizations and contentions regarding our reporting of the incident at the Lincoln Memorial, we have taken steps to address the concerns expressed to us. The full story did not emerge all at once and throughout our coverage, we sought to produce accurate reports. Even the comments of the school and church officials changed, and The Post provided ongoing coverage of the conflicting versions of this event and its aftermath, giving prominent attention to the student’s account and the investigative findings supporting it. We thus have provided a fair and accurate historical record of how this incident unfolded."


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Vic Eldred
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    9 months ago

I'm so glad to hear this.

 
 
 
Ed-NavDoc
1.1  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    9 months ago

Outstanding news. Young Mr Sandmann was treated so shabby by the progressive leftist liberal media in this country when he did nothing wrong. He deserves every penny!

 
 
 
MUVA
2  MUVA    9 months ago

Good for him I hope part of the settlement is he gets to kick Fredo in the sack.

 
 
 
Jeremy Retired in NC
3  Jeremy Retired in NC    9 months ago

Good to see that the liberal mouthpieces are being held accountable.

 
 
 
MAGA
3.1  MAGA  replied to  Jeremy Retired in NC @3    9 months ago

It’s about freaking time...

 
 
 
Tessylo
4  Tessylo    9 months ago

What a sham.  What an entitled little brat.  

 
 
 
bugsy
4.2  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @4    9 months ago

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Ed-NavDoc
4.3  Ed-NavDoc  replied to  Tessylo @4    9 months ago

Sounds like somebody is jealous.

 
 
 
Texan1211
4.3.1  Texan1211  replied to  Ed-NavDoc @4.3    9 months ago

BINGO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.4  Tessylo  replied to  Tessylo @4    9 months ago

Their parents are obvious tRump supporters.  Able to buy the finest shyster lawyer.  

 
 
 
Sunshine
4.4.1  Sunshine  replied to  Tessylo @4.4    9 months ago
Able to buy the finest shyster lawyer.  

Most educated people know that it is common for attorneys who work on civil cases are paid by contingency fees.  

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.4.2  Tessylo  replied to  Sunshine @4.4.1    9 months ago

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Sunshine
4.4.3  Sunshine  replied to  Tessylo @4.4.2    9 months ago
So how did you know that?

I am educated.  Obviously you didn't.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.4.4  Tessylo  replied to  Sunshine @4.4.3    9 months ago

Obviously 'I didn't educated?'  ?????

 
 
 
bugsy
4.4.5  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @4.4.4    9 months ago

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bugsy
4.4.6  bugsy  replied to  bugsy @4.4.5    9 months ago

Hey, Vic..Glad to see you are a moderator now. Same with Citizen Kane. Nice to have some balance to the left leaning moderation we have been subjected to for a while.

 
 
 
Tessylo
4.4.7  Tessylo  replied to  bugsy @4.4.6    9 months ago

He only moderates his own seeds in his own group, not all of Newstalkers.  

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.4.8  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  bugsy @4.4.6    9 months ago

Thanks for being fair about it. I hated to do it, but you did cross that line my friend.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.4.9  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  Tessylo @4.4.7    9 months ago
He only moderates his own seeds in his own group,

I have two moderators for this group. I don't like having to moderate. Some times I have no choice.

 
 
 
bugsy
4.4.10  bugsy  replied to  Vic Eldred @4.4.8    9 months ago

No problem. I understand. Sometimes it is just fun to put stuff like that out to certain posters.

 
 
 
bugsy
4.4.11  bugsy  replied to  Tessylo @4.4.7    9 months ago

If you don't want to be the subject of the seed, stop putting yourself out there like that.

 
 
 
Vic Eldred
4.4.12  seeder  Vic Eldred  replied to  bugsy @4.4.10    9 months ago

Understood

 
 
 
It Is ME
4.5  It Is ME  replied to  Tessylo @4    9 months ago
What an entitled little brat.  

Was he Raised by Kaepernick's folks ?

 
 
 
KDMichigan
5  KDMichigan    9 months ago

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Tessylo
6  Tessylo    9 months ago

Hey y'all, I'm not the topic/subject of this seed.  

 
 
 
Greg Jones
6.1  Greg Jones  replied to  Tessylo @6    9 months ago

You sure try [hard.delete]

 
 
 
Sean Treacy
7  Sean Treacy    9 months ago

So when will the  progressives here who posted about much they wanted to punch/hit the kid and how he deserved so much worse than being attacked online and continued to spout the fake narrative for weeks after it was debunked apologize for their behavior? 

 
 
 
Tacos!
8  Tacos!    9 months ago
Even the comments of the school and church officials changed

Well, sure! At first they condemned the students, then they defended them. Because all they had to go on was the lies being spread by the news media. That just shows how much harm can be caused by sloppy, partisan journalism.

 
 
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