CNN falsely broadcast into 'millions of homes' the 'idea that [Sandmann] was part of a mob...yelling racist slurs.'
January 7, 2020 (LifeSiteNews)
– At least one of the defamation suits brought against the media by
pro-life teenager Nick Sandmann will not proceed to trial, as CNN agreed
Tuesday to a settlement in the case.
Immediately after last year’s March for Life in Washington, D.C., the
press erupted with claims that a video showed boys from a Catholic
school in Kentucky harassing Nathan Phillips, a Native American
activist, outside the Lincoln Memorial.
But additional extended video and firsthand accounts soon revealed
that Phillips was the one who waded into the group waiting for its bus
and decided to beat a drum inches from Sandmann’s face, while the boys
had merely performed school cheers in hopes of drowning out racist
taunts from members of the Black Hebrew Israelites fringe group.
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A Year Ago, the Media Mangled the Covington Catholic Story. What Happened Next Was Even Worse. – Reason.com
Journalists and pundits who frantically doubled down on their initial bad takes deserve more criticism...by Robby Soave
On the weekend of January 18, 2019, a short video appeared on Twitter that purported to show a group of Catholic high school boys—one young man, Nicholas Sandmann, in particular—harassing a Native American elder named Nathan Phillips on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
One year later, the media's reckless mishandling of the story stands as an important warning against the kind of agenda-driven, outrage-mongering clickbait that unfortunately thrives in the world of online journalism.
But no less noteworthy was the news cycle that followed the initial flawed coverage, which featured a host of ideologically-motivated partisans doubling down on their initial assumption, digging for new information to justify it, and reassuring themselves that they were right all along. READ more at https://reason.com/2020/01/21/covington-catholic-media-nick-sandmann-lincoln-memorial/
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Covington Catholic and how social justice is the death of real justice.
TIANA LOWE: "I retweeted the initial narrative. I had no evidence, just an image that fit a story I've been told a thousand times before. So I shared it and baselessly smeared a child. I now know that I was wrong. I am sorry. I apologize to Nick Sandmann, and I hope that those so quick to share the initial images will now learn the truth and make their own apologies if need be."
The article, additional links and more, are available in an informative post at Croton's Tom Faranda's Folly. Read more here.
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