The story of Nick Sandmann and Covington Catholic High School is completely taken out of proportion and is possibly the most ridiculous form of propaganda the Left has used since Trump was elected.  

If you don’t know the story of Nick Sandmann and Covington Catholic High School then here is what it is: Many students at Covington Catholic High School, on January 18, 2019, took a trip to Washington D.C. They were wearing MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats and were clear Trump supporters.

Then they were approached by a Native American who decided to bang a drum in these children’s faces. The students stayed calm, but then they did the most racist and dis-respectful thing imaginable…They smiled.  These monsters, these rascals. How could they have the nerve to smile when a Native American was banging a drum in their face.

This is absolutely preposterous. News stations such as CNN are constantly ripping into this kid for smiling at someone who is banging a drum in their faces. I find it ridiculous that people could possibly believe this is racist. It is laughable at times that the media can make a kid smiling into a nationwide fiasco. 

I am bringing this up now because recently Nick Sandmann filed a lawsuit against CNN and The Washington Post for 250 million dollars. The lawsuit claims that these news sites promoted bullying and defamation Sandmann.

Thank you for reading the article, and if you have any suggestions or criticism then make sure to comment with your thoughts.

 

 

 

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6 COMMENTS

    • The case does not pertain to whether the actions of Nick Sanddman were racist, rather it raises a decades-old debate on hate speech vs. free speech. Given that the words of the Washington Post and CNN do not constitute fighting words, true threat etc., thus it would be dismissed under the Fighting Words Doctrine as enumerated in Chaplinsky v. New Hampshire, and the speech of the Washington Post would be protected. The lawsuit filed on Sanddman’s behalf also alleged that such outlets attempted to publish calumny; however, such outlets merely acted in, as the federal judge whom recently dismissed the case enumerated, in a plain spoken fashion based on the perceived facts available at the given moment. If one finds themselves interested in the hate vs. free speech, please do contact me at winchesterw@northshoreschools.org

  1. First of all, the Make America Great Again hats that were worn by the students are a symbol of hate and partisanship. It is no surprise that they sparked backlash when a Native American leader peacefully responded. Then, Mr. Sandman and his followers laughed at the cultural traditions of the Native American. That is simply not right. A lawsuit against the press for such coverage is completely absurd, and a violation of first amendment rights.

    • Make America Great Again hats are not hate symbols. They are a symbol of supporting a president. Also if ” Peacefully responding ” is harassing teenagers then I don’t know what is not a peaceful response. ALSO the students started smiling after the Native American started to bang a drum in their face

      • Jojo-is it possible that for many people MAGA hats have become a symbol of hate? Your devout support of Donald trump and Nick Sandmann’s perceived guilelessness does not, put quite frankly, make a MAGA hat any less offensive to the people which Trump offends and oppresses on a daily basis. Perhaps you agree with Donald Trump that an imperative has been raised for building a wall on the Southern Boarder; however, in the process of Trump campaigning for such, he has offended a myriad of Americans and foreign counterparts–he has used fascist and devise rhetoric, which has only perpetuated hate and systemic racism. I am not telling you who to like or who to vote for, in fact I respect your ability and innate right to chose who to support or agree with. However, I believe that this innate right of choice in universally applicable–to me it means that if I chose to see a MAGA hat as a symbol of hate, it is quite frankly a symbol of hate. There is no sense of divinity guiding what is a symbol of hate or what isn’t; however, it a certain thing (in this case a MAGA) hat has come to be a representation of a President in which has expressed much animus towards certain groups of people, to them it is a symbol of hate. I am sure that both of agree with the promise of American civil liberties and freedoms; however, I see the most sacred rights known to humankind under-threat. Why? Countless partisan and fascist attacks from both sides of the aisle have simply left me with no choice but to lose hope. Donald Trump has offended people. It is not up to you or me to decide whether that claim is valid or made in a supposed unbiased fashion. It is as I said above, those who say they have been offended are infallible–we must not demote them to sub-human beings.

  2. Will,
    Do you realize how idiotic the argument your putting across is? This is support of a president merchandise. If I wore a “Biden For President” hat would it be considered a hate symbol? Furthermore, saying that you have the choice to perceive anything you want as a hate symbol is ridiculous. What if I think what you where is a hate symbol? Am I now legally and morally allowed to bang a drum in your face?

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