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Well, that’s one way to put ’em in their place, wouldn’t you say?
If you weren’t aware, Nick Sandmann was the teen who went viral last year after allegedly making fun and getting into a confrontation with a Native American activist while wearing a MAGA hat, but as it turns out that was nowhere near the full (or true) story.
He finally reached a settlement with CNN, who he sued for defamation.
Now ironically, he was on CNN while bashing CNN while being paid by CNN.
Way to go – and what a speech he gave at the NRC!
Watch his full speach and below:
Nick Sandmann, an 18-year-old graduate from Covington Catholic High School who was at the center of a nationwide viral video controversy, lambasted "cancel culture" in his speech to the Republican National Convention, calling on the country to join President Trump in calling the media out.
Continuing fromFox News:
"I wouldn’t be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and won a personal victory. While much more must be done, I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage," he said. "I know President Trump hopes for that too."
He continued: "In November, I believe this country must unite around a president who calls the media out and refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts. I believe we must join with a president who will challenge the media to return to objective journalism."
The Daily Mail had more to say about Nick Sandmann's raise to fame:
Nicholas Sandmann, 17, told the convention that he believes news outlets were driven by 'anti-Christian, anti-conservative, anti-Donald Trump' bias in reporting on the incident because he was wearing a red 'Make America Great Again' hat.
'And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky, well, so be it,' Sandmann said in a pre-recorded message from the Lincoln Memorial – the location of the incident that made him famous. 'That will teach him not to wear a MAGA hat!'
The Covington Catholic High School student's reached a settlement with CNN, who he sued for defamation. The amount was nearly disclosed due to a quirk in court rules, but will now remain confidential after the pandemic delayed scheduled hearings until after his 18th birthday.
Video of the January 2019 encounter showed Sandmann and Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, standing very close to each other, with Sandmann staring, and at times smiling, as Phillips sang and pounded on a drum.
Sandmann said media outlets attempted to 'cancel' him in their coverage of the confrontation.
Continued from the Daily Mail:
'Video of the January 2019 encounter showed Sandmann and Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, standing very close to each other, with Sandmann staring, and at times smiling, as Phillips sang and pounded on a drum.
My life changed forever in that one moment. The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode,' Sandmann claimed. 'They did so without ever researching the full video of the incident; without ever investigating Mr. Philips' motives; or without ever asking me for my side of the story. And do you know why? Because the truth wasn't important.'
'I learned that what was happening to me had a name. It was called being canceled,' he continued. 'Canceled is what's happening to people around this country who refuse to be silenced by the far left. Many are being fired, humiliated or even threatened. Often, the media is a willing participant.'