Right on cue, the family of 16-year-old Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann has retained legal counsel… the high-powered variety who specializes in going after media organizations for libel and slander. Let the well-deserved legalese games begin. Everyone that gets sued on this has richly earned it.
They’ve evidently hired L. Lin Wood. To give you a feel for the guy, disgraced so-called journalist Dan Rather described him as the “attorney for the damned.” He’s known for his uber “aggressive libel and slander suits against media organizations.” The New York Times and the Washington Post come to mind here… then he can move on to CNN and NBC.
Tucker Carlson highlights what happened to the high school boys from Covington Catholic High School that the media failed to show pic.twitter.com/xg7uqaRi12
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 22, 2019
Sandmann’s family made the announcement in a statement that was released by the Hemmer DeFrank Wessels law firm, according to The Enquirer. “…Todd McMurtry, the family’s legal counsel, conducted an extensive search to find a nationally-recognized attorney skilled in the fields of libel, defamation, and the First Amendment,” the release said.
I usually don’t revel in people getting tangled in lawfare but this time it’s different. What did they think would happen? You slander and libel teen boys who go to a boys’ private Catholic prep school and make it all but impossible for them to get into Ivy League colleges… this was as predictable as the sun rising. Most of these boys probably come from wealthy families and even if they didn’t, the attorneys are lining up to take the cases pro bono to make a name for themselves.
Kenton County Prosecutor Rob Sanders says the process is "already underway" in filing criminal charges against people who have made threats against the Covington Catholic students on Twitter pic.twitter.com/PhiGLeenk8
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) January 24, 2019
Wood has a lengthy list or high profile clients that he has represented in major cases including the family of JonBenet Ramsey and others. This is not the legal second string… this is a star pitcher and he’s about to hit the left with everything he’s got.
“Mr. Wood brings an unrivaled record of success in the courtroom, having represented such clients as the family of JonBenet Ramsey, former Rep. Gary Condit and Richard Jewell in lawsuits against the media,” McMurtry wrote. “Mr. Wood visited with the family today in northern Kentucky. He is committed to bringing justice to 16-year-old Nick Sandmann and his family. Further announcements should be expected in the next few days.”
From The Daily Wire:
“Sandmann was thrust into national spotlight over the weekend after far-left activists and left-wing journalists spread a selectively edited video clip of an interaction between him and Native American Nathan Phillips. The Daily Wire reported:
“The three-minute video was posted online by a group of Native American protesters who claimed they were harassed and intimidated by a group of Covington Catholic High School students waiting for their bus near the Lincoln Memorial. The video is heavily clipped at the beginning and end, and shows only an apparent “confrontation” between a protester named Nathan Phillips and a Make America Great Again-hat wearing teen. …
“Saturday night, a two-hour long, full video of the confrontation became widely available on social media, and that video shows a very different interaction than the one initially portrayed. The video, taken from the point of view of a second group of protesters who witnessed the interaction, shows that Phillips approached the teens — not the other way around, as Phillips claims — and that the teens were relatively peaceful during the incident, laughing and clapping along with Phillips’ drumming, and occasionally asking questions like, “what is going on here?”
“The Covington Catholic students were verbally attacked by a designated hate group that called them “Child molesting f**gots,” “Dirty a*s crackers,” “Future school shooters,” and “Incest babies.”
“Rob Sanders, a prosecutor for Kenton County, Kentucky where Covington Catholic High is located, told Fox News’ Laura Ingraham on Wednesday night that a criminal investigation against those who threatened the students is “already underway.”‘
I said at the beginning this would happen and here we are. I wish Mr. Wood good hunting on this one.
The full transcript of Ingraham’s interview with Sanders provided via Fox News is below – enjoy:
INGRAHAM: Covington Catholic School has reopened but the violent threats against the students have not stopped. In fact, the Covington Diocese received a suspicious package just tonight. We share tweet after tweet with you from celebrities, liberal commentators calling for attacks and even the death of these teenagers. Tonight some hope that this hate speech will not go unpunished.
Joining me now exclusively for his first national television interview is Rob Sanders. He’s a prosecutor for Kenton County, Kentucky where Covington Catholic High is located. Rob, it’s good to see you. What kind of charges could realistically be filed and against whom?
ROB SANDERS, KENTON COUNTY, KENTUCKY PROSECUTOR: Well, we have a number of different charges in Kentucky that might apply. The one that jumps out the fastest is terroristic threatening. Now there’s three different degrees of terroristic threatening in Kentucky, two of them are felonies.
The most common one, I think that might apply in this situation is terroristic threatening second-degree, that’s any time that someone threatens death or violence against an educational institution in Kentucky or any student in the educational institution in connection with the school function.
Now that is a Class D felony. It’s one to five years in the state penitentiary. That could rise to five to ten years in a Class C felony if the person threatens that violence or death in connection to an educational institution in it the use of a device of mass destruction or weapon of mass destruction.
INGRAHAM: Yes. Well, you have – this is happening on Twitter though.
SANDERS: –that would double up the–
INGRAHAM: Mr. Sanders, this is happening on Twitter from different states.
SANDERS: Yes, ma’am.
INGRAHAM: –different locations, does that hinder the prosecution? I mean you don’t really need an – I mean, you have to interview these people, they’re in different states. You’re going to have to get to them somehow.
SANDERS: Well, it makes it much more difficult. It makes it much more difficult, much more complicated, #1. There’s a number of misdemeanors that could apply in a lot of these cases, but we can’t reach across state lines and extradite for misdemeanors–
SANDERS: –which means, we would have to wait for the person to come back to Kentucky or make a stop in Kentucky before we could ever arrest them. But when it comes to the offenses that rise to the felony level, we can extradite.
Now it’s not as easy as staying a Twitter handle. We can’t reach out and just arrest someone who – half the time they’re using a fake name, fake profile picture that sort of thing. We have to go through a process of issuing subpoenas, search warrants, getting–
INGRAHAM: Are you going to do this?
SANDERS: –information that goes with – it’s already underway. I’ve had detectives in and out of my office all day today. We were starting with some comments, some threats that were made in state, because those are people that we don’t even have to extradite. And we are moving on then to the ones that are out of state.
We’ve had the detective that works in my office has already been busy issuing Grand Jury Subpoenas and composing search warrants for detectives at other agencies.
SANDERS: –sending out, so we can get the information associated with the ownership of these accounts.
INGRAHAM: All right.
SANDERS: We get the IP addresses that are registered–
INGRAHAM: You got to get these people.
SANDERS: Then we find out.
INGRAHAM: I mean, it’s only – you are only one office–
SANDERS: That’s right, we find out who uses the internet, those IP addresses.
INGRAHAM: Yes, we get the IP addresses. We’re going to follow-up with you later in the week to find out where you are on this. But–
SANDERS: Yes, ma’am.
INGRAHAM: –this has to happen. Because, until people–
SANDERS: Well, it’s going to happen. Everybody’s got to realize that these- –
INGRAHAM: –have to got jail. They have to go to jail. That’s got to hurt. Otherwise, someone is getting hurt and I fear – we’re about to talk to Steve Scalise who felt it in a different way. Someone is going to get hurt or someone is going to get killed. Prosecutor, I really appreciate you joining us.
SANDERS: Yes, there is no doubt.
INGRAHAM: And we’ll have you back. I know it’s a longer segment. We’ve got a lot of people to talk to, so we appreciate it.
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New York Times Editor: We’re Switching From Russia Collusion To ‘Trump Is Racist’
The New York Times and others have repeatedly tried to take down President Trump with libelous statements on the Russian collusion front and have failed spectacularly every single time. Now, New York Times Executive Editor Dean Baquet has accidentally admitted that for two years his far-left newspaper was “built” around spreading a hoax. Oops. But it’s never too late to shift propaganda in this political war.
He was secretly recorded saying just that and it got out. Baquet also admitted the Times’ staff is loaded with left-wingers “who cheer us when we take on Donald Trump, but they jeer at us when we take on Joe Biden.” Do tell. I’m shocked I tell you. Simply shocked.
What is actually shocking is this recording comes by way of the leftist rag, Slate. They got their mitts on the recording of a company-wide meeting Baquet held with his staffers and it is an illuminating look at how leftist media utilizes and manipulates propaganda for political effect. Why Slate would let that out is puzzling, to say the least.
Baquet has now admitted that for two long years his leftist newspaper was “built” around the Russia Collusion Hoax: “It got trickier after [inaudible] … went from being a story about whether the Trump campaign had colluded with Russia and obstruction of justice to being a more head-on story about the president’s character. We built our newsroom to cover one story, and we did it truly well.”
Truly well? Do you mean by lying and falsifying facts? They did that very well. There was not a shred of evidence that Trump colluded with Russia yet the NYT reported on it as fact for two years and in actuality, made stuff up to fit that narrative.
So the NY Times (D-NY) is back to hosting political strategy sessions on how to destroy @realDonaldTrump. Collusion failed. Obstruction came up short. Now they’ve returned to the favorite cry of every liberal who’s losing an argument: RACISM! A sad commentary on “news” in America https://t.co/en4Y8nQCOa
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) August 15, 2019
But the New York Times has seen the light, so to speak. The Russia collusion hoax hasn’t worked so now they are switching tactics… Trump is now a racist and everything will revolve around that lie: “Now we have to regroup, and shift resources and emphasis to take on a different story. I’d love your help with that. As Audra Burch said when I talked to her this weekend, this one is a story about what it means to be an American in 2019. It is a story that requires deep investigation into people who peddle hatred[.]”
The truth is that if Trump were actually a racist it would have come out decades ago. This is a last-ditch effort to besmirch a sitting president so a communist can take his place in the next election. It’s subversion and in my book… a form of treason.
You can still taste the salty leftist tears from being disappointed that Mueller did not take down Trump: “The day Bob Mueller walked off that witness stand, two things happened. Our readers who want Donald Trump to go away suddenly thought, “Holy shit, Bob Mueller is not going to do it.” And Donald Trump got a little emboldened politically, I think. Because, you know, for obvious reasons. And I think that the story changed. A lot of the stuff we’re talking about started to emerge like six or seven weeks ago. We’re a little tiny bit flat-footed. I mean, that’s what happens when a story looks a certain way for two years. Right?”
So, while the NYT, WaPo, and other lefty rags spewed lies and propaganda, outlets such as Breitbart, The Daily Wire, and The Daily Caller among others did real reporting and told the truth. For their efforts, a number of them have been banned on social media.
“Baquet pretty much spends the rest of the 90 minutes meeting fielding questions from individuals who are supposed to be professionals but who only want to know how they can call Trump and his supporters racists even more often.
“You see, according to the Times’ staff, everything is racist because everything really is racist.
“You probably think that whole “everything is racist” thing is me being sarcastic. Here’s a direct quote from a staffer [emphasis added]:
“Hello, I have another question about racism. I’m wondering to what extent you think that the fact of racism and white supremacy being sort of the foundation of this country should play into our reporting. Just because it feels to me like it should be a starting point, you know? Like these conversations about what is racist, what isn’t racist. I just feel like racism is in everything. It should be considered in our science reporting, in our culture reporting, in our national reporting. And so, to me, it’s less about the individual instances of racism, and sort of how we’re thinking about racism and white supremacy as the foundation of all of the systems in the country.
“Good grief. What a dispiriting and not-at-all surprising look at the ignorant whack jobs in charge of our media — and in the case of the New York Times, not just the media, but what is considered the elite of the media elite. What are they obsessed with? What do these conspiracy-loons see everywhere in 2019 America…?
“Here we sit in the most tolerant, diverse country in the world just a few years after having twice elected a black president with the middle name “Hussein,” and the people in charge of the media are breaking down into pools of self-pity because they want to scream racist at us even more than they already have.
“And again, let’s not forget that the only way they can try to pretend America is racist is by way of massive hoaxes: the Very Fine People Hoax, the Covington Hoax, the George Zimmerman Is White Hoax, the Hands Up Don’t Shoot Hoax, the Jussie Smollett Hoax, and the countless hoax hate crimes they spread over and over and over again without scrutiny.”
Good grief is an understatement. The NYT does not cover real news anymore like the rising tide of anti-Semitism in this country. They are too busy protecting terrorists and radicals, while smearing the president and conservatives, to do their actual jobs.
The New York Times openly admits that anti-Jewish hate crimes don’t interest the Times because white supremacists are not behind them: “If anti-Semitism bypasses consideration as a serious problem in New York, it is to some extent because it refuses to conform to an easy narrative with a single ideological enemy. During the past 22 months, not one person caught or identified as the aggressor in an anti-Semitic hate crime has been associated with a far right-wing group, Mark Molinari, commanding officer of the police department’s Hate Crimes Task Force, told me.”
But young white males are domestic terrorists according to these people. Geez. Not communist Antifa or Black Lives Matter or the Nation of Islam or the Black Panthers… white boys are the ticket, y’all.
Since the media is out of Russian ammo and they detest Trump, they have to have another way of smearing him and throwing the race card is their final desperate move in this political dance. Nothing else has stuck to Teflon-Don. Look for them to cry ‘racism’ non-stop for the next two years in their latest contrived hoax against the president. But you won’t hear them cover actual racism because it does not fit their political narrative. It has to be Trump, Trump, Trump! or it’s not news.
The NYT is a peddler of hate. No wonder they had to stop publishing political cartoons because the editorial staff can’t recognize blatant anti-Semitism. These aren’t journalists anymore… they are Brown Shirts. They feel they’ll get away with calling Trump a racist. After all, they got away with the Russian crap for two years.
Wow! The Deputy Editor of the Failing New York Times was just demoted. Should have been Fired! Totally biased and inaccurate reporting. The paper is a Fraud, Zero Credibility. Fake News takes another hit, but this time a big one!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2019
ALL THE NEWS THAT’S NOT FIT TO PRINT! “The New York Times is no longer the paper we grew up with. It is no longer a news organization. It is now an agenda driven organization out to change the Country (for the worse!).” Michael Goodwin, Highly Respected New York Post Columnist.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 13, 2019
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