Nick Sandmann’s speech at the RNC put the fake news media on notice.
It clearly ruffled some feathers in CNN, who after just settling a $250M defamation lawsuit from Sandmann months ago, aired his RNC speech on their network.
Ouch, that must have hurt…
Apparently it did, because CNN’s Joe Lockhart just attacked Sandmann by calling him a ‘nobody’ and a ‘snot nosed entitled kid.’
Fox News has more on the disrespectful comments from Joe Lockhart:
CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart attacked former Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann after his network settled a $250 million defamation lawsuit earlier this year.
On Tuesday evening, CNN awkwardly aired Sandmann's speech as part of the second night of the Republican National Convention, where he said his life "changed forever in that one moment" because the "full war machine in the mainstream media revved up into attack mode" while botching its coverage of the 2019 viral confrontation with a Native American elder that had portrayed the Kentucky teen as the aggressor.
However, one of Sandmann's loudest critics came from the network that he settled with.
"I'm watching tonight because it's important. But i [sic] don't have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky," Lockhart tweeted.
Critics blasted the CNN commentator, suggesting his tweet attacking the Covington teen lacked any self-awareness.
"It seems like CNN still hasn't learned their lesson about smearing and slandering an innocent teen," NewsBusters news analyst Nicholas Fondacaro reacted.
"Your bosses at CNN defamed this kid. The entitled snot nose idiots were from CNN ... not the other way around," National Review contributor Pradheep Shanker told the former Clinton press secretary.
"Joe Lockhart enjoys picking on an 18-year-old who has a far greater net worth than he does. After CNN tried to destroy Nick Sandmann, he sued and they were forced to settled [sic]. Maybe Joe had to take a pay cut for the settlement," radio host Jason Rantz tweeted.
"It’s rare to watch someone fall into an obvious trap in real time, but it happens," Daily Wire editor Emily Zanotti wrote.
"Yeah, I guess he is entitled....to the money your clown network has to pay out for defaming him," Daily Caller reporter Chuck Ross said.
Lockhart wasn't the only CNNer who spoke out against Sandmann on Tuesday. CNN opinion writer Jeff Yang addressed Sandmann directly.
"Hey @N1ckSandmann, I watched your speech tonight at the #RNCConvention2020 with an open mind, thinking I might hear something that would convince me of your position that you were an innocent victim of a cruel media. I was disappointed, but not surprised, to hear otherwise," Yang began a Twitter thread.
Yang slammed Sandmann for not extending a "branch of peace" to Nathan Phillip, the Native American elder from the confrontation.
"You said you didn’t see the incident as something beneficial—rather, that it was destructive and horrific. But your speech tonight was a clear embrace of a role as a political symbol and conservative icon; a career move. It was your choice. I hope you end up satisfied with it," the CNN writer concluded.
Sandmann responded to Yang, telling the CNN writer "I can’t say I’m too surprised."
CNN did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.
Joe Lockhart with the disgusting Twitter comments
Joe Lockhart opened up a huge can of worms by acting like a petulant teenager on Twitter.
Lockhart could actually learn quite a bit about acting like an adult from Nick Sandmann.
In the meantime, Twitter has hammered Lockhart for his rediculous comments.
The wheels are beginning to fall off of the 'media war machine,' and it is absolutely glorious to watch.