“I look forward to the day the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage,”Nick Sandmann, speaking at the RNC 2020
News and social media sites are abuzz with the news about Joe Lockhart attacking 18-year-old RNC speaker Nick Sandmann, saying he was a ‘Snot Nose Entitled Kid from Kentucky’.
“I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But I don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky,”Joe Lockhart, tweeting about Nick Sandmann at the RNC 2020.
After thanking President Trump for letting him speak at the convention, Sandmann went on to say his life “changed forever in that one moment” because the “full war machine in the mainstream media revved up into attack mode” while botching its coverage of the 2019 viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the Kentucky teen as the aggressor.
Who is Nick Sandmann?
Nicholas Sandmann came into the national spotlight during a confrontation between himself and Native American activist Nathan Phillips. There was a political protest at the Lincoln Memorial in January 2019.
The protest was captured on photos and videos. New outlets that were present had perceived the 16-year-old Sandmann as the aggressor during a confrontation between him and Phillips.
Sandmann says he and his fellow Christian group members were vilified after the event. It was later proven that Sandmann was not the aggressor at all, but by then, the damage had been done.
Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann said that he has lived under a “constant” and “terrible” threat — ever since his image was splashed across television screens and posted on websites and social media platforms worldwide.
Many came to Sandmann’s defense after the tweet from Lockhart. They also found the tweet to be shocking, especially since Lockhart’s employer CNN recently settled a $275 million lawsuit involving Sandmann.
“He was accused of blocking the path of an elderly Native American and really all the history of the injustice that the Native American people have suffered was laid at Nick Sandmann’s door, and he’s just a 16-year-old kid,” said Logan on “Fox and Friends.”
In January of 2020, it was reported that Sandmann and his family sued The Washington Post for $250 million in February, and later sued NBC and CNN for $275 million for their reporting. All suits were reportedly settled out of court.
A WLWT5 News reported in February 2020 that lawyers for the Covington Catholic High School senior planned on filing lawsuits against Gannett, ABC, ViacomCBS, The New York Times and Rolling Stone.
“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,” Sandmann said.
“I look forward to the day the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage,” he added.