Nick Sandman, aka ‘the Covington Kid,’ leveled his opposition with a stirring speech at the Republican National Convention (above). He’s the young man who was accused of racism at the 2019 March for Life. The media piled on with slurs that would make even a hardened abortionist blush. But today, the triumph of the Covington Kid is complete.
In 2019, the mainstream media, in a rush to judgement targeted Nick Sandman with hyperbolic rhetoric shocking by even today’s standards:
“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
“MAGA kids go screaming, hats first, into the wood chipper.” Jack Morrissey, “Beauty and the Beast co-producer
“Have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid’s?” Reza Aslan, CNN contributor
“Name these kids. I want NAMES. Shame them. If you think these f—ers wouldn’t dox you in a heartbeat, think again.” Kathy Griffin, ‘comedian’
“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.” John Cusack, actor
“Mocking, condescending, disrespecting, A–HOLE,” Debra Messing, actress
“I think so many of us have been on the receiving end of the face he was making: a smug, untouchable, entitled f*** you.” Jessica Valenti, author of “The Purity Myth”
Shortly after all of this venom was unleashed against young Mr. Sandman, a more complete video recording of the event emerged which cast events in an entirely new light.
Mr. Sandman sued CNN and the Washington Post. Both settled out of court. More lawsuits are pending. More substantial settlements are in the offing.
Nick Sandman spoke beautifully at last night’s convention, clearing the air on what happened. Do you think his pro-abortion detractors, having been so wrong about the young man last year, would have the sense to be gracious upon hearing his speech last night?
No. They are still vicious. Here is a sampling of their unrestrained rage:
“He’s a fu*&ing little pr*ck that deserves an a*s beating.” Xavier Gonzalez Jr.
“I’m watching tonight because it’s important. But I don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.” Joe Lockhart, CNN political analyst
“What happened to #NickSandman is not enough people dragged his dumb ass outta the way growing up, and being from a wealthy background & going to a boys school, that is mistaken for the ultimate “in yer face” stunt. The smile on his face said it all. I’m being a cocky smart*ss.” Alexandria Branwin
“Back on twitter to bully a young republican — Nick Sandman —, or whatever that mama kid’s name is looks like the rough original sketch of a Pixar human from a movie about plants that talk, or some sh*t.”
“Sure #NickSandman. I was once in high school and when sh*t occurred I didn’t like, I could and did walk away. You and your MAGA hat could have walked away. COULD HAVE WALKED AWAY! You didn’t. You stayed, you smirked, you sued, you got a paycheck, you still have front teeth gap.” STARVING CARTOONIST.
The irony of all this venom was pointed out by another commentator on Twitter, Matt Perlinger:
“Nick Sandman’s speech tonight reminded me of the depths of the media’s hypocrisy. Liberals can burn down buildings and be defended as “peaceful protestors.” Conservative, pro-life protesters get slandered as agitators for literally standing silently and doing nothing.”
Be sure to watch the 300 second speech above in its entirety to the very end.
In case you don’t know the entire story, the video below points out the five lies the media spread that has compelled two news outlets to settle Sandman’s anti-defamation lawsuit out of court. The triumph of the Covington Kid continues as more lawsuits are still pending.