Nick Sandmann, the high school kid who was thrown into the national spotlight last month when he and his classmates were confronted at the Lincoln Memorial is fighting back in a big way. His story, along with the ongoing saga of Jussie Smollett, is a perfect example of how certain narratives drive reporting.
There are only two narratives that today’s media will cover. If the story can portray an anti-Trump victim, the media will jump on it. If the story can portray pro-Trump people as bigots, racists, crazy, or all of the above, the media will cover it. Anything outside of those two narratives will be ignored.
We have the story of Jussie Smollett… the victim… the recipient of hate and bigotry and violence directed at him by Trump supporters shouting “this is MAGA country.” What a perfect story. Oh, that’s right. It’s not true. It’s crumbling as we speak.
The other story is that of the Covington Catholic kids. The narrative being that Trump supporters are so bad… so racist that they will throw slurs and confront an “innocent” Native American. And once again, the story completely fell apart.
Nick Sandmann and his family are not sitting still. They are suing the Washington Post for $250 million. Here’s what his attorneys said in the lawsuit:
In a span of three (3) days in January of this year commencing on January 19, the Post engaged in a modern-day form of McCarthyism by competing with CNN and NBC, among others, to claim leadership of a mainstream and social media mob of bullies which attacked, vilified, and threatened Nicholas Sandmann (“Nicholas”), an innocent secondary school child.
The Post ignored basic journalist standards because it wanted to advance its well-known and easily documented, biased agenda against President Donald J. Trump (“the President”) by impugning individuals perceived to be supporters of the President.
Check out today’s show for all the details. Also, I cover the story of George Mendonsa, who passed away on Sunday. He was the subject of WWII’s famous “The Kiss” photograph.
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