Sandmann Lawyers Vaporize CNN as ‘Facts Last’ Network ‘Bullying’ a Minor to Defend Phillips

NewsBusters | 3/12/2019 | Staff
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As first promised during an interview with conservative talk radio show host Mark Levin on Sunday’s Life, Liberty & Levin, attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann filed a lawsuit late Tuesday against CNN seeking $275 million in damages from the “Facts Last” “mob” that “falsely attack[ed], vilifi[ed], and bull[ied] him” in order to advance their “anti-Trump agenda.”

In an incredibly-detailed 58-page suit, the firms of L. Lin Wood and Hemmer DeFrank Wessels alleged CNN aired and published “at least four (4) defamatory television broadcasts and nine (9) defamatory online articles” in addition to a deleted tweet by CNN political commentator Bakari Sellers that called for Sandmann to be assaulted.

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Of course, this CNN suit came almost a month after the firms filed a $250 million suit against The Washington Post.

The lawsuit didn’t waste time in starting to build a case against CNN, waiting until only point eight of the introduction to point out CNN’s “Facts First” campaign that launched only after it was “suffering from a public perception that it had deteriorated from being recognized as a source of hard news to being considered a mere echo chamber for manipulated and politicized commentary and ‘fake news.’” Yikes!

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After highlighting CNN’s animosity toward President Trump, the suit stated that, in a one week span, “CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child” that was “[c]ontrary to its ‘Facts First’ public relations ploy.”

For points 14-16, the Sandmann legal team cited a few examples of the things CNN alleged about Sandmann and his classmates (click “expand”):

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14. More specifically, CNN falsely asserted that Nicholas and his CovCath classmates were in a “racis[t]” “mob mentality” and “looked like they were going to...
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