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Good! I'd like to see more people holding the media accountable for their false news and character assassination.

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CNN agreed Tuesday to settle for an undisclosed amount a $275 million lawsuit filed by Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann over the network’s coverage of his viral encounter with an elderly Native American activist.

A CNN spokesman confirmed to The Washington Times that a settlement had been reached, but offered no details. The amount was not disclosed in federal court in Covington, Kentucky, according to Fox19 in Cincinnati.

The teen’s family filed lawsuits against CNN, NBCUniversal and the Washington Post over reporting on the January 2019 incident in which Nicholas was filmed standing face-to-face with Omaha elder Nathan Phillips as he played a drum on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.

Sandmann attorney Todd V. McMurtry declined to comment on the settlement with CNN, but said attorneys agreed in a conference with the judge to “proceed with haste” in bringing in as many as 12 additional media outlets as defendants.

“The case against NBC and the Washington Post continues, and there are a number of additional defendants that we will be suing over the next 30 to 60 days,” said Mr. McMurtry, adding, “The defendants are those that republished Nathan Phillips’s false statements.”
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THIS IS VERY GOOD NEWS BUT, UNLIKELY TO SEE THE LIGHT OF DAY.

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Good! I'd like to see more people holding the media accountable for their false news and character assassination.
I want it to come with a complete and PUBLIC apology...
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I want it to come with a complete and PUBLIC apology...
I want to that phony chief Tom Tom wearing that drum for a butt plug.
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Yep, While we all stare them down with a derisive look.
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Sorry to burst everyone's bubble here, but its unlikely that CNN paid anything substantial in the settlement. More than likely it was close to zero.

There is a difference between lying, like most conservative outlets do, and getting something wrong in good faith. It also doesn't mean CNN is admitting any wrong doing. The burden of proof for this case in court would have been pretty much impossible for the kid to meet. The kid benefited from being born wealthy and having the resources (parents) to press CNN for a settlement.

BY the way, CNN did more to help elect tRUmp than any other media source besides FOX and Facebook.
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Sorry to burst everyone's bubble here, but its unlikely that CNN paid anything substantial in the settlement. More than likely it was close to zero.

There is a difference between lying, like most conservative outlets do, and getting something wrong in good faith. It also doesn't mean CNN is admitting any wrong doing. The burden of proof for this case in court would have been pretty much impossible for the kid to meet. The kid benefited from being born wealthy and having the resources (parents) to press CNN for a settlement.

BY the way, CNN did more to help elect tRUmp than any other media source besides FOX and Facebook.
Mean while in the real world ...
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Sorry to burst everyone's bubble here, but its unlikely that CNN paid anything substantial in the settlement. More than likely it was close to zero.

There is a difference between lying, like most conservative outlets do, and getting something wrong in good faith. It also doesn't mean CNN is admitting any wrong doing. The burden of proof for this case in court would have been pretty much impossible for the kid to meet. The kid benefited from being born wealthy and having the resources (parents) to press CNN for a settlement.

BY the way, CNN did more to help elect tRUmp than any other media source besides FOX and Facebook.
No matter how vicious or criminal the act the Leftist is always pure of motive and lacking intent to do harm. It doesn't matter that CNN edited the video to fit the slanderous narrative of their commentary. What's important is they did so in a pure frame of mind.

Thanks to James Comey for legitimizing an impossible standard of "intent" as an excuse to absolve the Left from any standards of conduct including criminal activity. Of course President Trump is assigned the worst possible motive by the Left.

CNN carved when despite their efforts to derail the lawsuit it reached the discovery phase. Had they continued communications among their staff would have become public with depositions soon to follow. The exposure as radical partisan activists would have been far more costly than the settlement.
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