CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart took a cheap shot at Covington Catholic graduate Nick Sandmann following the young man’s speech at the Republican National Convention on Tuesday.
“I’m watching tonight because it’s important,” said Lockhart in a tweet about Sandmann and the convention. “But i don’t have to watch this 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 (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020
Benjamin O’Keefe, a former staffer for Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and the far-left org Move On, also mocked Sandmann after his speech, choosing instead to belittle him for his appearance.
— Amanda (@AmandaPresto) August 26, 2020
Lockheart may just be a little sore after CNN had to settle with Sandmann back in January in a multi million-dollar lawsuit stemming from the network and several other left-wing media outlets and celebs defaming him after the infamous video of Covington students being harassed at a D.C. pro-life rally.
CNN was one of many outlets who stirred up a frenzy of hatred toward Sandmann and his classmates in January of 2018, characterizing the young man as harassing Nathan Phillips, a far-left Native American activist.
Because of CNN’s failure to do due diligence, Sandmann was the victim of cascades of threats, doxxing, and defamation.
In his RNC speech, Sandmann condemned the media that was so eager to ruin a teenager’s life simply to dunk on President Trump.
“Being from Kentucky, the birthplace of Abraham Lincoln, my classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial,” Sandmann said at the convention. “I found myself face-to-face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protesters looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad.”
“While the media portrayed me as the aggressor with a ‘relentless smirk’ on my face, in reality the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that hid two thoughts,” he went on. “One, don’t do anything that might further agitate the man banging a drum in my face and two, trying to follow a family friend’s advice never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community.”
“Before I knew what was happening, it was over,” Sandmann continued, elaborating on that fateful day. “One of Mr. Phillips fellow agitators yelled out ‘We got him!’, ‘It’s all right here on video,’ and ‘We won Grandpa.’ What I thought was a strange encounter, quickly developed into a major news story complete with video footage.”
“My life changed forever in that one moment,” Sandmann declared. “The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode. They did so without ever researching the full video of the incident; without ever investigating Mr. Philips’ motives; or without ever asking me for my side of the story.”
“And do you know why? Because the truth wasn’t important,” the young man stated. “Advancing their anti-Christian, anti-Conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky … so be it. That will teach him not to wear a MAGA hat!”
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