He has been the most defamed, slandered and threatened young person in the world. Two years ago Nicholas Sandmann was just a normal American teenage who attended Covington Catholic Boys Highschool in Kentucky.
Covington being a school and teaches and practices the ethos of Catholic faith values all human life, including the unborn. The March for Life is the United States biggest pro-life event held in Washington DC during January every year to coincide with the 1973 Roe v Wade Supreme Court decision which legalised abortion throughout the United States.
Being a pro-life Catholic school Covington organised a field trip to March for Life in 2019 which Sandmann and his classmates attended. After the day’s events had concluded and they were waiting for their bus back home by the Lincoln Memorial the boys were subjected to racist and homophobic abuse by the racist anti-Semitic Black Hebrew Israelites.
As the boys were experiencing this tirade of abuse Nathan Phillips who was attending the first and only Indigenous Peoples March came over to the boys started thumping his drum right in front on them and directly in front of Sandmann’s face. He just tried to be as calm as he could in this tense and uncomfortable situation which is why he smiled.
Mainstream media in their immediate coverage of this abuse and intimidation of Sandmann and his schoolmates was to claim that they were the aggressors. They omitted the Black Hebrew Israelites being the instigators of the events leading up to Phillips becoming involved and accused the boys of mocking and harassing a Native American elder.
These fake news reports to mainstream media gains led to a vicious and vile social media pile-on the against the boys which included numerous death threats. Because the boys were white and wearing Trump supportive Make America Great Again red hats they were the perfect villains for the left-progressives to showcase what they believed was Trump’s ‘racist’ America’.
High profile celebrity Kathy Griffin incited doxxing against them while Disney producer Reza Aslan said that Nick Sandmann had a punchable face
After the fake mainstream media reports the full extended video of Sandmann and his classmates at the Lincoln Memorial was posted online including the abuse they experienced at hands Black Hebrew Israelites and that the boys did not racially abuse or mock Nathan Phillips as he falsely told the mainstream media in interviews.
Sandmann being only 16 at the time such an experience would have a profound traumatic impact on any young person going from just an ordinary person one day to the most hated person in America the next day due to a viral video clip taken out of context. Covington High school had to close for several days due to fear for the students’ safety.
High profile defamation lawyer Lin Wood decided to represent Sandmann and the boys in taking on the mainstream media who had slandered them and inspired much of the abuse and death threats against them. He launched multi-million dollars lawsuits against CNN, NBC, the Washington Post, ABC News, CBS News, the New York Times, and Rolling Stone Magazine
Wood has at present on behalf of Sandmann and other boys have reached $250 million USD settlements with CNN and the Washington Post, which are essentially admissions by these mainstream media outlets they engaged in defamatory and dangerous fake news.
Despite what he had endured at the March for Life in 2019 Nicholas Sandmann attended the 2020 March and returned to the exact same spot at the Lincoln Memorial where the whole saga began. He said on Twitter he would never be silenced not surrender.
Sandmann was announced as a speaker at the virtual Republican National Convention to talk about his experience at being a target of the fake mainstream media.
In their coverage of the US Presidental Election, two Australian media outlets repeated the defamation against Sandmann when commenting on his speaking slot at the Republican National Convention.
Network 10’s the Project which survived the network’s second round of news cutbacks during a US politics segment called Sandmann a nutjob who mocked a Native American. Canadia native Lauren Southern who now lives in Australia with her husband suggested to Nick Sandmann on Twitter to add the Project to his lawyer’s remaining defamation suits.
ABC Australia’s US correspondent David Lipson in an ‘analysis’ article referred to Sandman as the MAGA hat-wearing teenager who stared down a Native American protester. His analysis article included a link to the ABC’s own initial fake news story about Sandmann.
Sandmann now 18 spoke eloquently during his speech demonstrating he has only grown stronger and is standing with his head up high more than ever despite the best efforts to ruin his life and break him.
Sandmann said all that mattered to the mainstream media at the time when covering him and classmates were advancing their anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. He spoke of his experience as being part of the broader cultural phenomena of cancel culture.
He encouraged Americans to unite around President Trump a man who challenges the media’s current narrative and he called on all Americans to reassert their first amendment rights.
We should all hail Nicholas Sandmann the Strong. He has shown more bravery, strength and principle in the face of adversity than most of us have in their entire lives. His appearance in the Republican National Convention won’t be the last time we hear from him. As he enters adulthood he has a bright future ahead of him.