CNN FINALLY Acknowledges Covington Lawsuit on Their Website, Still Hasn’t Spoke of it on Air
CNN has finally acknowledged the $275 million lawsuit against them by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, in a brief article on their website.
The lawsuit was filed nine days before they published their article about it.
The lawsuit, filed in the Eastern District of Kentucky, says that “between January 19 and January 25, 2019, CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child.”
It continues on to say that, “contrary to its “Facts First” public relations ploy, CNN ignored the facts and put its anti-Trump agenda first in waging a 7-day media campaign of false, vicious attacks against Nicholas, a young boy who was guilty of little more than wearing a souvenir Make America Great Again cap while on a high school field trip to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. to attend the January 18 March for Life.”
Sandmann’s lawyers also note CNN’s “well-known and easily documented biased agenda against President Trump” and his supporters.
CNN maintains that they took “care” to report on the facts, and acknowledged the accusations of being anti-Trump:
Sandmann’s new lawsuit, filed in federal district court in Kentucky, claims that CNN “put its anti-Trump agenda first” in reporting on the January 18 encounter. A statement released by CNN said the network “is reviewing the lawsuit,” adding that “CNN reported on a newsworthy event and public discussion about it, taking care to report on additional facts as they developed and to share the perspectives of eyewitnesses and other participants and stakeholders as they came forward.”
Newsbusters reports: “As of 10:00 a.m. on March 22, CNN still has not given the lawsuit any televised airtime.”
CNN’s vicious attack on Sandmann included at least four defamatory television broadcasts and nine defamatory online articles, the lawsuit notes. It documents instances in which the network lied and claimed that the students were“racis[t],” had a “mob mentality” and “looked like they were going to lynch” the Black Hebrew Israelites who were merely “preaching about the Bible nearby” “because they didn’t like the color of their skin” and “their religious views.” In reality, the black Israelites were harassing the students and screaming racial and homophobic slurs at them.
CNN had also claimed that the boys “surrounded” far-left activist Nathan Phillips, creating “a really dangerous situation” during which Nicholas “blocked [Phillips’] escape” when Phillips tried “to leave” the mob, causing him to “fear for his safety and the safety of those with him,” while Nicholas and his classmates “harassed and taunted” him. None of this was true, the valor-stealing activist had actually walked into the group to deliberately cause a confrontation with the students as they were doing school cheer chants to drown out the vile hatred being spewed at them.
Sandmann’s lawyers have also filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post — the exact amount that Jeff Bezos originally bought the newspaper for.