Skip to comments.Media Figures Smear Nick Sandmann as a ‘Snot-Nosed,’ ‘Smug,’ ‘Tiny Nazi’
Posted on 08/28/2020 4:20:11 AM PDT by Kaslin
Many in the media faced legal consequences before for smearing teenager Nick Sandmann. But that isnt keeping them from hurling insults at the teenager, following his RNC speech.
On August 25, Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School graduate who sued media outlets for defamation after their coverage of an interaction between him and Native American activist Nathan Phillips, spoke at the Republican National Convention. He drew attention to biased media and urged that journalists be held accountable. Following his comments, media figures and political activists called him everything from snot-nosed to a tiny Nazi.
Sandmann, a Kentucky native, sued outlets including the Washington Post, The New York Times, and CNN after he and his classmates, many of whom wore pro-Trump hats, were cast as racist instigators.
"Im the teenager who was defamed by the media after an encounter with a group of protestors on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial last year," Sandmann introduced himself at the RNC.
After attending the March for Life in defense of the unborn, he said he purchased a Make America Great Again hat because President Trump has distinguished himself as one of the most pro-life presidents.
Looking back now, how could I have possibly imagined that the simple act of putting on that red hat would unleash hate from the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks nationwide?" he asked. I found myself face-to-face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protestors looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad.
Even now, Sandmann is a media target. Following his speech, commentators and political figures personally attacked the teenager.
One of the most attention-grabbing comments came from CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart, who tweeted, i don't have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.
After a backlash, Lockhart ironically complained about the personal attacks that he himself had received for his earlier tweet.
Also associated with CNN, opinion writer Jeff Yang tweeted, Hey @N1ckSandmann, I watched your speech tonight at the #RNCConvention2020 with an open mind, thinking I might hear something that would convince me of your position that you were an innocent victim of a cruel media.
I was disappointed, but not surprised, to hear otherwise, he concluded.
Alyssa Mastromonaco, a Crooked Media co-host and former Obama White House official, simply tweeted, F*** that guy, in response to Sandmanns RNC address.
A stand-up comedian, Paul Danke added, Weird that they didnt dress Nick Sandmann up like a little boy at his confirmation rehearsal dinner for the RNC.
I guess hes a man now that hes 18 and theyre trying to pivot his brand from threatened scaredy-pie baby face to future landlords of America poster boy, Danke added. F***. Him.
From its general Twitter account, HuffPost insisted, Nicholas Sandmann and many of the speakers at the #RNC2020 are purely creations of the right-wing media ecosystem. In other words, their viral moments or relevance would have faded if it wasnt for their utility to conservative media and their white grievance politics.
From Toronto, journalist and author Damien Cox tweeted, This poor Sandmann boy has been thoroughly indoctrinated. Scary.
LGBT news blog Towleroad reacted, Omg, its Nicholas Sandmann, the poster boy for Incel Orthodontia.
According to one Democratic strategist, Max Burns, who writes for media outlets including Business Insider and the Daily Beast, Sandmanns sole purpose at #RNC2020 is to stoke white racial grievance.
New York Times contributing opinion writer Wajahat Ali tweeted, This is catnip for MAGA, but Don't know if it works for the majority.
If Nick Sandmann just came out and spoke like a normal kid, it'd work, he said. It would evoke some empathy. But they used him as a billboard for Trump talking points and GOP hits.
AJ+ producer Dena Takruri described Sandmann as That smug privileged teenage boy who wore a MAGA hat while he mocked an Indigenous man in front of the Lincoln Memorial.
I don't give a flying f*** about hearing his side of the story, she added.
Regardless of his political affiliation, Sandmann a teenager deserves better. And, regardless of the issue, when media and political figures resort to personal insults, they lose credibility even if theres credible concern.
Of course they can’t refute anything he said. As usual all they have is name calling. I hope they choke on their hatred of him.
Now that he has the $$$ from WaPo and CNN he can go after the rest and include these slimes in the pool.
Just big media keeping it classy.
They are tiny people making themselves even smaller.
From the day this whole thing started I didn’t understand it. In ALL the still shots and videos of Sandmann with the Indian, it was apparent that Sandmann was looking way beyond and to the left of the Indian. It was apparent that he was making every attempt to ignore the Indian. How anyone thought otherwise blew my mind.
That is the impression I had too.
Holy Cow! Pure projection, by all of them!
I guess when you don’t have a realistic or logical foot to stand on, all that is left in the debate bag is a mix of baseless slurs and derisions.
See my tag line.
since he won the case,
the FCC is permitting/encouraging/this assault on HIM,
and permitting/encouraging/the endless lying/assault
on the American People by MSM
(ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, Disney, PBS, CBS).
Now the FCC is run by McConnells wife and she does NOTHING
to stop this. Reconcile with her RINO.
So, DEFUND THE USELESS FCC.
Fire McConnell’s useless wife.
or remove the licenses of ABC, CNN, NBC, MSNBC, Disney,
PBS, CBS for LYING again even after the Court Order.
They forgot “filthy rich”.
I must be doing something right. With the exception of former Clinton press secretary Joe Lockhart, I have never heard of any of the media @ssholes cited in this article.
It’s what communists do.
I agree with you. See mine too!
...How anyone thought otherwise blew my mind.”..”
That’s because the issue is never the issue; the issue is ALWAYS the “revolution”.
The cameraman in the background calling to the commie activist indian “We got it, man, it’s on film”... It was completely staged, and they had it worked out ahead of time.
The kid was just an unwittingly participant in their fake Outrage Drama.
“”I guess Nick needs to warm up his lawyers.....again.””
They are going to work for the media’s “shooter” in Kenosha.
His days of suing anyone else for defamation are over. For one thing, he has less legal leverage because hes no longer a minor. Secondly, its almost impossible to sue someone for defamation when youre a public figure which is exactly what Sandmann became when he gave his convention address the other night.
He made himself a public figure now.
Time for Nick to get even richer by suing these bastards. He may be a billionaire before its over.
Nick will take your vile and raise you a million.
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