Fake News CNN Defends itself After $275 Million Covington Lawsuit
CNN is defending its coverage of the Covington Catholic High School students at the Washington, D.C. March for Life rally after student, Nick Sandmann filed a $275 million defamation lawsuit against the network.
“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,” says the CNN statement released Thursday.
On Saturday, Sandmann’s attorney, Lin Wood responded to the article and wrote on Twitter, “CNN does not apologize to Nicholas Sandmann, does not acknowledge its violations of journalistic standards, does not admit its sources lied & does not acknowledge its bias. Much more is required to begin to right the wrong.”
CNN does not apologize to Nicholas Sandmann, does not acknowledge its violations of journalistic standards, does not admit its sources lied & does not acknowledge its bias. Much more is required to begin to right the wrong. https://t.co/90MpjsYS1K
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) March 23, 2019
On March 12, 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.”
Last month, Sandmann filed a $250 million lawsuit against the Washington Post, claiming the newspaper wrote “false and defamatory” articles about him.
The mainstream media’s original narrative about the Covington kids was that the students 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.