The media is used to spreading lies about misinformation about who or whatever they want with absolutely no repercussions what so ever. But it looks like for a change someone is finally taking them on and attempting to publicly hold them accountable.
The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations putting them on notice as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits. They promise that justice will be served for their client, who was viciously smeared by the media over an encounter with Native American activist Nathan Phillips.
The attorneys say they prepared and sent out documentation preservation letters addressed to organizations and individuals they believe may have defamed or libeled Nick with false reporting. Among the high profile recipients are:
The NY Times, Maggie Haberman, Washington Post, CNN, NPR, Savannah Guthrie, Andrea Mitchell, Joy Reid, Chuck Todd, The Hill, The Atlantic, Kathy Griffin & GQMagazine.
Elizabeth Warren, The Guardian, TMZ, Capitol Hill Publishing Corp., Diocese of Covington, Diocese of Lexington, Archdiocese of Louisville, Diocese of Baltimore, Erin Burnett, Ana Cabrera, Amanda Watts. David Brooks, Isaac Stanley-Becker, Kristine Phillips, Kurt Eichenwald, Bill Maher, HBO, and Time Warner Media, Alyssa Milano, Jim Carrey and Heavy com.After a review, the lawyers concluded they have a good faith basis to sue certain organizations. "We want to change the conversation. We don't want this to happen again." He went on to say the lesson is that the media cannot state as fact things that aren't true. There was a rush by the media to believe what it wanted to believe versus what actually happened.
Win or lose, we all should applaud this effort to hold the media accountable. The same media and celebrity that defended David Hogg from criticism for being a just a kid, viciously attacked another for wearing a hat.....
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