This Could Break The Washington Post
Nicholas Sandmann and lawyers, have filed a $250 million lawsuit against The Washington Post, one of many newspapers to report on viral video of the incident.
The lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court in Kentucky by Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann, 16, seeks $250 million in damages – saying that was the amount Jeff Bezos, founder of Amazon.com paid for the Post in 2013.
“The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the Jan. 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C.,” the lawsuit claims.
Many people believe the mainstream media and other prominent social media users including hollywood stars targeted Sandmann because he was white. The reason they believe this is because the media completely disregarded the Black hate group that was filming as well shouting racial slurs at the Covington high school students. CNN went as far as even describing the hate group as “4 black men preaching the bible nearby.”
Video of the youth standing and apparently smirking at Nathan Phillips, an indigenous activist and elder who approached him singing and playing a drum, went viral in January as multiple forces collided after the Right to Life March, which the teen had attended, and the Indigenous People’s March, which Phillips had been a part of.
Sandmann “was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips … a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face,” the suit said.
Representatives for the Washington Post did not immediately respond to a request by Reuters for comment.
In a photo that went viral from the incident Sandmann, wearing a red baseball cap emblazoned with U.S. President Donald Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan, is seen standing face to face with Phillips, staring at him with a smile while Phillips sings and plays his drum.