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Covington Catholic student and media bias

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Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann prepares lawsuit against media and others for perpetuating fake news.

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Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann prepares lawsuit against media and others for perpetuating fake news.

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Well, he is specifically suing for libel. He probably has a case. His lawsuit against the Washington Post was news today. I imagine that won't be the only one.

Given the rather quick and unverified way news is being delivered these days, perhaps a successful lawsuit will help push journalists back towards journalistic norms...

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Yes, I couldn't agree more. I am still amazed at how many still actually believe the original fake story. Anyone who watches the actual footage from the event (and there are multiple recordings, views, and angles) can see that not only was Nick Sandmann 100% blameless, he actually acted respectfully and appropriately -- the very opposite of what was reported about him.

In fact, in the whole scenario, he was surrounded by adults behaving badly and he didn't take their bait. He was the one being harassed by adults that should have known better.

Perhaps, this story gets to me because my son, who goes to an all boy Catholic high school, also attended the very same March For Life this year that Nick attended. It could have been him. (Although my son would never wear a MAGA hat -- even though that would be an entirely appropriate thing to do at the March For Life because Trump is the most pro life president we have had to date and wearing a MAGA hat would be a way of saying thank you Mr. President for standing up for life). It is difficult not to recognize Nick was targeted because of the hat he was wearing.

I ask everyone what should the boy have done if someone singled them out, came up to them and started beating a drum in their face? What should have been the boy's response? Nick responded far better than everyone else.

And what does the media do when they realized they had gotten the facts wrong? They just said, "Oops, our bad" issued some small retraction, but the damage is done. How cruel to throw some young kid under the bus just to try to advance some intended narrative. Someone needs to be held responsible.

This story really gets me . . .

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