It was announced last week that Sandmann settled his lawsuit with the news network for an undisclosed amount and since then, ABC, CBS, NBC and MSNBC have completely ignored the story, according to Newsbusters.
CNN granted the news a measly 29 seconds of air time and Fox News was the only outlet to significantly report on the matter, spending 13 minutes and 29 seconds on the settlement.
The mainstream media’s original narrative was that the students–who were in Washington D.C. last January for the March for Life–were disrespectful to Native American protester, Nathan Phillips. However, it turns out that a longer version of the video proves that the students were taunted by protesters–most likely–for wearing pro-Trump MAGA hats. The extended version of the video also shows Phillips approaching the students.
Video also shows the students were harassed by a group of “Black Hebrew Israelites” who called the children products of incest, “peckerwoods” and “dusty ass crackers,” among other names.On March 12, 2019 Sandmann filed the lawsuit against CNN alleging the network “elevated false, heinous accusations of racist conduct” against Sandmann, failing to adhere to “well-established journalistic standards and ethics.”
At the time of the lawsuit, Sandmann’s attorney L Lin Wood tweeted a damning video about the media’s shameful treatment of his client.
The video asks “How long will we allow these media giants to tear at the fabric of our lives to further their own agendas? Will they ever be held accountable?”
The video continues, “Yes they will. Nicholas Sandmann has taken a stand for himself and for you by filing major lawsuits against CNN and the Washington Post.”