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Thread started 02/19/19 6:18pm

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Covington teenager sues Washington Post for $250M

https://thehill.com/blogs...t-for-250m


Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who was at the center of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder in Washington, D.C., last month, has sued The Washington Post for $250 million over its coverage of the confrontation.



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Reply #1 posted 02/19/19 6:52pm

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It's unfortunate that it could take a lawsuit to make a major newspaper check their facts. I hope he gets some money from them, they helped people jump to some obscene conclusions. Because they couldn't be bothered to do their job the right way.
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Reply #2 posted 02/19/19 7:00pm

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The teens did the Seminole war chant to mock the elderly Native American man. That is racist and vile. Sad that people make excuses for them.
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Reply #3 posted 02/19/19 7:24pm

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I said from the start. If there were real adults in charge of editorial at any major news organizations should have buried that story until further investigation. Especially as sensitive as it was, and that it involved kids

They should have delved deeper and got to the bottom of it instead of just knee-jerky click bait.

For this type of thing to change, we need news outlets like the Washington Post or whoever face the consequences and to pay up for their incompetence.
[Edited 2/20/19 8:29am]
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Reply #4 posted 02/19/19 7:36pm

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donnyenglish said:

The teens did the Seminole war chant to mock the elderly Native American man. That is racist and vile. Sad that people make excuses for them.

i don't think that is true.
those kids were doing school chants to drown out the harassment they were getting from that deranged cult group.
the only truly poor behavior that can be incontestably attached to any of those kids that i know of is that some of them did a tomahawk chop. doing that in the face of a native guy was an act of jerkiness for sure.
otherwise, most of them, sandmann in particular, seemed to be the only ones keeping their heads cool.

certainly they behaved better than nathan phillips, who was antagonistic in that moment & repeatedly lied about it in the immediate aftermath.

who knows what will happen - i certainly don't know how strong their case is, but given the way the situation was grievously misreported, i wouldn't mind if they sued a few institutions into oblivion.

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Reply #5 posted 02/19/19 9:44pm

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http://prince.org/msg/105/458086





[Edited 2/19/19 21:47pm]

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Reply #6 posted 02/20/19 3:27am

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donnyenglish said:

The teens did the Seminole war chant to mock the elderly Native American man. That is racist and vile. Sad that people make excuses for them.

but that lair philips should have never come over to them and harassed the kids, to begin with.

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Reply #7 posted 02/20/19 7:32am

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Just saw video again. Kids are trash. They will laugh lawsuit out.

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #8 posted 02/20/19 7:32am

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Only, why do you doubt a Vet and native elder over some racist white boys?

All you others say Hell Yea!! woot!
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Reply #9 posted 02/20/19 7:47am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Only, why do you doubt a Vet and native elder over some racist white boys?


He's a proven liar. No need to "believe" anyone. Watch (all) the videos and see the truth for yourself.


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Reply #10 posted 02/20/19 8:32am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Just saw video again. Kids are trash. They will laugh lawsuit out.



I mean really? The great majority of teens are all jerks. That's just a rite of passage. If you recorded just one day with them you would have far more shit to be all knee-jerky.

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Reply #11 posted 02/20/19 9:15am

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2freaky4church1 said:

Only, why do you doubt a Vet and native elder over some racist white boys?

you don't have to believe the kids, who you very casually stain with the worst sort of slur.

just look at the video evidence.

it contradicts everything that native guy said.

he said the kids were attacking the group of cultish protesters. they were not. the cult protesters were attacking those kids.

he said the kids swarmed around him. they did not. he approached them.

he walked right up to that kid and pounded his drum right in his face.

he said they were blocking his path. they did not. they never blocked him at all.

he is an author of lies.

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Reply #12 posted 02/20/19 10:46am

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The teens did the Seminole war chant to mock the elderly Native American man. That is racist and vile. Sad that people make excuses for them.

Yep, but people are always making excuse for priveleged racists. They go so far as making you believe what you see never really happened. It's sickening.

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Reply #13 posted 02/20/19 11:51am

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I for one hope the kid gets a nice chunk of change to help align “news” organizations into reality.
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Reply #14 posted 02/20/19 11:52am

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I for one hope the kid gets a nice chunk of change to help align “news” organizations into reality.



agreed

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Reply #15 posted 02/20/19 12:50pm

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Typical Republican.

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Reply #16 posted 02/20/19 2:49pm

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OnlyNDaUsa said:



donnyenglish said:


The teens did the Seminole war chant to mock the elderly Native American man. That is racist and vile. Sad that people make excuses for them.



but that lair philips should have never come over to them and harassed the kids, to begin with.



Which one is worse? Elderly man slowly walking towards dozens of teens or teens doing the tomahawk chop and war chant to mock him based on his race. Crazy how people make excuses for these teens.
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Reply #17 posted 02/20/19 3:04pm

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https://thehill.com/blogs...t-for-250m


Nick Sandmann, the Covington Catholic High School student who was at the center of a viral confrontation with a Native American elder in Washington, D.C., last month, has sued The Washington Post for $250 million over its coverage of the confrontation.

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MONEY GRAB -250 MILLION? - for what? lol

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Reply #18 posted 02/20/19 3:41pm

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RodeoSchro said:

Typical Republican.

spit lol

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Reply #19 posted 02/20/19 4:31pm

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poppys said:

luv4u said:

https://thehill.com/blogs...t-for-250m



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MONEY GRAB -250 MILLION? - for what? lol

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Reply #20 posted 02/20/19 4:48pm

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The Washington Post will settle.

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Reply #21 posted 02/20/19 5:37pm

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BY the way, I hope Alex Jones end up with huge lawyer bills and penalties for his far worse behavior. Whether Mr tinfoil officially considers himself "news" or not.

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Reply #22 posted 02/20/19 5:58pm

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2freaky4church1 said:

Only, why do you doubt a Vet and native elder over some racist white boys?

the kids are being kids... him being a vet has zero to do with this. The fact that he lied about his service. The fact that he was a loser in the military... an E1 after a year is hard to do much less 6.

and there is no reason to call this one kid racist.

would you have walked away if someone did that to you? Don't lie....

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Reply #23 posted 02/20/19 6:26pm

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If Phillips was the one suing, this thread would be blowing up with indignant outrage. Maga hat kid, meh. bored2

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Reply #24 posted 02/20/19 6:33pm

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poppys said:

If Phillips was the one suing, this thread would be blowing up with indignant outrage. Maga hat kid, meh. bored2

on what basis could he sue? he lied about it... he sought them out. He walked up to this kid...

but I do think that the amount is so out of line that if was on on the jury that would hurt their case.

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Reply #25 posted 02/20/19 6:40pm

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People ignore that the teens were doing the tomahawk chop and Seminole chant to mock Phillips based on his race. That is racist. No one should make excuses, but many do.
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Reply #26 posted 02/20/19 6:43pm

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donnyenglish said:

People ignore that the teens were doing the tomahawk chop and Seminole chant to mock Phillips based on his race. That is racist. No one should make excuses, but many do.


was the teenager in question doing that?

just asking

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Reply #27 posted 02/20/19 6:55pm

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MoBettaBliss said:

donnyenglish said:

People ignore that the teens were doing the tomahawk chop and Seminole chant to mock Phillips based on his race. That is racist. No one should make excuses, but many do.


was the teenager in question doing that?

just asking

not in any videos I saw

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Reply #28 posted 02/21/19 4:08am

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donnyenglish said:


People ignore that the teens were doing the tomahawk chop and Seminole chant to mock Phillips based on his race. That is racist. No one should make excuses, but many do.


was the teenager in question doing that?

just asking



No. My issue is with the ones that were making racist overtures and the ones that tolerated and defended it. In that regard, the teen in question was tolerating and defending the racist acts of his peers. But who can blame him? Half of the nation is tolerating and defending those actions with him. 2019 what a shame, what a shame.
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Reply #29 posted 02/21/19 5:53am

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The lawsuit is laughable:

"This lawsuit is brought against the Post to seek legal redress for its negligent, reckless, and malicious attacks on Nicholas which caused permanent damage to his life and reputation".

Permanent damage to his life my arse - maybe if someone had physically attacked him over it, leaving him with life-changing injures, but his name will be forgotten in no time at all (unless, as I suspect, he surfaces on reality telly at some point). Yet he claims he "is forced to live his life in a constant state of concern over his safety and the safety of his family". This may have been true to a point (I disagree that his family live in a constant state of concern about their safety), and I do have sympathy for him to some degree here, but I also think Phillips could claim this too, he has received some terrible abuse just as Sandmann has.

And the amount? Not the amount of earnings Sandmann might expect to lose because of his tarnished reputation and permanent damage to his life, but instead:


" this action seeks money damages in excess of Two Hundred and Fifty Million Dollars ($250,000,000.00) – the amount Jeff Bezos, the world’s richest person, paid in cash for the Post when his company, Nash Holdings, purchased the newspaper in 2013."

Dare I admit I agree with DJ that it'll be settled out of court (my guess - around $1-2 million but it will be undisclosed so we'll never know). My personal opinion - I just wish Sandmann had moved aside instead of standing and facing-off with Phillips, then none of this would have happened. I also think school trips shouldn't be to political marches, but that's another issue.

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