Covington Teen Will Be Allowed to Sue WaPo After Judge Rescinds Ruling

The story of Nick Sandmann will long remain within the pop culture of American politics, standing as a warning to those who dare to give the mainstream media’s leash any slack.

Sandmann was made famous for his alleged “smirk” in the face of Native American protesters in the nation’s capital back in January of 2019, likely due to his headwear:  One of the iconic “Make America Great Again” hats made famous by President Trump, and used as a profiling device by throngs of radical leftists.

At first glance, the photo does appear to show a disdainful look on Sandmann’s face:

But the reality of the situation was far different from what was originally reported.

Sandmann was being confronted by the protester in the photo, a man infamous for his previous instances of instigation.  The young man, struggling to fully process what the situation was devolving into, made whatever face he could to avoid his awkwardness.  What you see is what was mustered.

The photo went beyond-viral, marking Sandmann for ridicule and rhetoric.  When the young man’s family attempted to sue the publishers of the photo for damages, the suit was stymied by a judge.

A reversal has now arrived in favor of the young man.

Judge William O. Bertelsman of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky, a Jimmy Carter appointee, partially reversed his previous ruling in which he dismissed Sandmann’s $275 million lawsuit. The reversal will permit the Covington student’s lawsuit to proceed, reported LifeSiteNews.

Following the March for Life in Washington, DC, in January, many media outlets alleged a video depicted Sandmann, wearing a red “Make American Great Again” cap, and fellow students from Covington Catholic High School, as intimidating Native American activist Nathan Phillips near the Lincoln Memorial.

As Breitbart News reported, Sandmann “became the focus of the anti-Trump media” as an extended video and additional in-person reports of the confrontation showed it was Phillips who had intimidated Sandmann while the teen and his fellow classmates were simply performing school cheers as a group of Black Hebrew Israelites shouted racist insults.

Sandmann’s case is just one of dozens of instances of anti-MAGA media discrimination, some of which have tragically and sadly ended in violence.