The U.S. Delta force hunted down and killed ISIS leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi. The headline for the Washington Post purred:
“Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, Islamic State’s ‘terrorist-in-chief,’ dies at 48.”
By way of contrast, students from a Catholic high school in Covington, Kentucky, attended the March for Life in Washington DC earlier this year where they were accosted by another group of protestors. The Washington Post took a more aggressive tack in their headlining:
‘It was getting ugly’: Native American drummer speaks on his encounter with MAGA-hat-wearing teens.
Note that they aren’t pro-life students, they are MAGA-hat wearing teens, according to the press’s treatment of the account. The article proceeded to hammer the ‘Covington Kids,’ referring to their “white privilege’ generally, and to Nick Sandmann’s “perennial smirk.” Mr. Sandmann is a sixteen year old student at Covington Catholic High School. The Washington Post took the side of the native American drummer referred to in the headline above.
The entire mainstream media joined the Post in their rush-to-judgement in condemning these high school kids. Watch the video above for a more honest treatment of the story.
The kids were threatened, and the their school was forced to close for a day for the sake of the security of the kids, leading to a $250 million defamation lawsuit filed on Mr. Sandmann’s behalf against the Washington Post. More on that in a minute.
Big Abortion and their allies in Big Media loathe these kids, which was on full display in their rush to condemn the Covington Kids. Here are a few of their choice comments on these pro-life young people:
“I don’t know what it says about me but I’ve truly lost the ability to articulate the hysterical rage, nausea, and heartache this makes me feel. I just want these people to die. Simple as that. Every single one of them. And their parents.” Erik Abriss, writing for New York Media’s pop culture site, Vulture
More violent rhetoric from abortion supporters
Jack Morrissey, who co-produced “Beauty and the Beast” for Walt Disney Productions, built on this violent theme with a tweet, accompanied by a bloody graphic, that purrs:
“MAGA kids go screaming, hats first, into the wood chipper.”
Wonder what Walt would say about an employee who fantasizes about killing kids?
And even more…
CNN’s Ana Navarro called the boys “racists” and “a**wipes.” And their legal analyst, Bakari Sellers, said one of the boys should be “punched in the face.”
Not to be outdone, another CNN contributor, Reza Aslan, exclaimed,
“Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?”
A call for public shaming
At least comedian, Kathy Griffin, didn’t want to kill, chop up, or punch any of the kids. She simply wants them publicly named on social media and shamed:
“Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these f—ers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again.”
Hollywood actor, John Cusack, seemed chagrined by the kids’ Catholicity:
“This Covington School thing is beyond belief…the lack of basic Respect for an elder (any elder) is the number one symptom of a SICK society….MAGA CATHOLICS paving the road of ignorance…you are a DISGRACE…look that word up, it means something….learn your History, Catholics. Grow some spine Clergy…lead by example and stop embarrassing the rest of us who know better.”
Hmmm, maybe Mr. Cusack doesn’t know as much as he think he does.
Clearly, Hollywood actors know better than the rest of us, as another Hollywood actress, Debra Messing, demonstrated with this delicate description of one of the Covington kids:
“Mocking, condescending, disrespecting, A–HOLE,”
The authoress of “The Purity Myth,” Jessica Valenti, just plain didn’t like the looks of the fifteen year Catholic boy at the heart of the controversy:
“I think so many of us have been on the receiving end of the face he was making: a smug, untouchable, entitled f*** you.”
Guess she never heard the phrase, don’t judge a book by its cover.
All of this background brings us back to the lawsuit. Judge William Bertelsman threw it out last summer, but just reopened the case, as reported by the Cincinnati Enquirer:
After reviewing an amended complaint, Judge William Bertelsman ordered Monday that the case could enter the discovery phase and hence a portion of the lawsuit against the newspaper could continue.
Nick and his attorneys had alleged that the gist of a Washington Post article conveyed that Nick had assaulted or physically intimidated Nathan Phillips and engaged in racist conduct after the Right to Life March in Washington D.C. on Jan. 18.
Sandmann’s lawyers argue that the Washington Post incorrectly characterized the teen as the aggressor in the situation and exposed him to public ridicule.
Bertelsman said in the order that he stands by his decision that 30 of the 33 statements Sandmann’s lawyers argued were libelous were not, but that ‘justice requires’ further review of three of the statements.
Todd Mcmurtry, Mr. Sandmann’s attorney, characterized the judge’s decision as a “huge win.”
Mr. Sandmann has a shot at justice in our court of law, even if he can’t find it in the mainstream press. Apparently the press views a pro-life warrior like Nick Sandmann as a bigger threat to the world than a pro-terrorist warrior like Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi.