Covington Catholic Student Nick Sandmann Expected to Sue CNN Next Week

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Covington Catholic Student Nick Sandmann Expected to Sue CNN Next Week
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Covington Catholic Student Nick Sandmann Expected to Sue CNN Next Week
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During an appearance on Fox News with Mark Levin, the lawyer for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann said they will be filing suit against CNN sometime next week. Sandmann’s attorney, L. Lin Wood, said he expects the suit to filed Monday or Tuesday. The lawyer told Levin that the lawsuit will likely seek more than $250 million from CNN.

A lawsuit has already been filed against the Washington Post for their coverage of Sandmann. The lawsuit is seeking $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages from the news outlet. Wood condemned the Post for what he described as failing to properly correct their inaccurate coverage of Sandmann’s confrontation with Native American protester Nathan Phillips.

Numerous media outlets and several public figures were involved in the misrepresentation of an event that took place in Washington DC in January. Sandmann and other students from his school were falsely accused of obnoxiously harassing the Native American man. Although short video clips of the confrontation made it appear that the students were the aggressors in the situation, longer videos of the exchange made it apparent that was not the case.

The false claims about Sandmann weren’t the only criticisms leveled against the media’s coverage of the event. Philips was initially identified as a Vietnam veteran by numerous news outlets, another claim that turned out to be untrue. Phillips own description of the event to media outlets also turned out to be wildly inaccurate.

While being interviewed by Levin, Wood singled CNN out for its attitude toward Sandmann. The attorney described how CNN attacked Sandmann with hours of negative coverage, using entire panels of guests and “experts” to condemn the child for something he never did. Although it sounds like CNN is next in line to face consequences for their misrepresentation of Sandmann, additional lawsuits against others are likely to be filed in the near future.

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