The list of people getting served with letters by the lawyers representing Covington student Nick Sandmann and his family is one of the finest collection of douchebags you will ever see.
The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits. The legal counsel representing Nick and his family, Todd McMurtry and experienced libel and defamation lawyer L. Lin Wood of Atlanta, have said they will seek justice for the harm allegedly done to the teen.
“They know they crossed the line,” McMurtry said. “Do they want 12 people in Kentucky to decide their fate? I don’t think so.” He added that those on the list will “raise legal defenses and challenges that we’ll have to overcome, but that’s the way it goes.”
The letters tell the organizations and individuals not to destroy any documents in connection with the case, the attorney said. For example, the documents could be drafts or early versions of articles or emails among staff discussing the story. McMurtry said he and Wood sent slightly different letters, but there were no substantive differences between them. After a review, the lawyers “concluded we have a good faith basis to sue” certain organizations, McMurtry said. However, he said not all the organizations who were sent letters will necessarily be sued. He added that this process will not be over quickly. McMurtry said his clients will also be demanding retractions and apologies in addition to possible litigation.
“We want to change the conversation. We don’t want this to happen again,” McMurtry said. “We want to teach people a lesson.” He went on to say the lesson that is the media cannot state as fact things that aren’t true. “There was a rush by the media to believe what it wanted to believe versus what actually happened,” McMurtry said.
This video is well worth the watch:
These kids don’t just have one attorney; they have a whole team of them, and are likely getting this help for free. We need more lawyers like this. People who believe strongly in something and take up cases for innocent victims who likely do not have the means to hire them, because it’s the right thing to do. Would love to see a lawyer do the same to Facebook.
Here’s the list of people who have received letters and will have a chance to make things right before getting officially sued:
New York Times
- Cable News Network, Inc. (CNN)
- National Public Radio
- Atlantic Media Inc.
- Capitol Hill Publishing Corp.
- Diocese of Covington
- Diocese of Lexington
- Archdiocese of Louisville
- Diocese of Baltimore
- Ana Cabrera
- Sara Sidner
- Erin Burnett
- S.E. Cupp
- Elliot C. McLaughlin
- Amanda Watts
- Emanuella Grinberg
- Michelle Boorstein
- Cleve R. Wootson Jr.
- Antonio Olivo
- Joe Heim
- Michael E. Miller
- Eli Rosenberg
- Isaac Stanley-Becker
- Kristine Phillips
- Sarah Mervosh
- Emily S. Rueb
- Maggie Haberman
- David Brooks
- Shannon Doyne
- Kurt Eichenwald
- Andrea Mitchell
- Savannah Guthrie
- Joy Reid
- Chuck Todd
- Noah Berlatsky
- Elisha Fieldstadt
- Eun Kyung Kim
- Bill Maher
- Warner Media
- Conde Nast
- The Hill
- The Atlantic
- Ilhan Omar
- Elizabeth Warren
- Kathy Griffin
- Alyssa Milano
- Jim Carrey
There’s just so many terrible people on that list. I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel to see these professional liars finally having to pay for what they do. It’s OK to have controversial opinions. It’s not OK to lie and damage innocent people in the process. They’ve been getting away with this for far too long for personal gain. It’s bad when the media and celebrities does it.
But it’s even more reprehensible when elected officials do it.
Politicians benefit from these lies because they use them to present themselves as bulwarks against racism, which in turn helps them get elected. They do it when they lie about cops and their political opponents as well. And they do it because they know there are no consequences for it. Until now.
I can’t tell you how happy it makes me feel to see Joy Reid (a woman who tweeted a bunch of homophobic stuff but kept her job because she says she was hacked), Maggie Haberman, Elizabeth Warren, Kathy Griffin (psychopath), Kurt Eichenwald (professional asshole), Jim Carrey (who has gone insane), Alyssa Milano (who has been insane for quite sometime), and especially Ilhan Omar on the list for this tweet.
These “fresh new faces” to Congress have been championed by the media as images of progress, simply because they worship a different God and have darker skin than most people in Congress. This is why diversity for diversity’s sake is not necessarily a good thing. We should be demanding the best of the best represent us, and clearly she is not that.
Here’s some names that were missing from the list though which I was disappointed by.
CNN’s Reza Aslan, who still has this tweet up.
Honest question. Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s? pic.twitter.com/jolQ7BZQPD
— Reza Aslan (@rezaaslan) January 20, 2019
This blue checkmarked twat.
And many others.
I would rather see them on that list than Bill Maher for making a distasteful joke about the Covington kids.
What he said was stupid, but it’s a joke. I oppose any attempts to police humor, especially on HBO which exists to provide us with offensive television that we can’t get from regular cable. Likewise S.E. Cupp used her platform to jump to conclusions, but she took it down and thoroughly apologized several times. Talcum X and Reza Aslan have not.
Most importantly, I don’t see Nathan Phillips anywhere on that list. No one damaged these kids with lies more than him. He lied about the kids chanting build a wall. He lied about being scared for his life. He lied about being a Vietnam veteran. He lied about the kids being racist. He refused to meet with them because a 16 year old kid had the audacity to tell the story about what really happened. He lied about the kids yelling racial slurs. He lied about the kids surrounding him, when he chose to approach them. He was the primary source of all the misinformation, and no one deserves to be taken down more than that worthless, lying sack of shit.
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