There are so many influential people and organizations who deserve to be sued into the stone age over the slander and calls for violence against Nick Sandmann and the Covington kids, that it would take days just to sort them all out.
CNN, MSNBC, a host of other media outlets, comedians, actors, politicians, academics, and so many more called for the Covington kids to be punched, shot, burned alive, and worse. They all presumed that Nick Sandmann and his peers had expressed aggression to an elderly Native American man because they saw a brief clip of the boy and the man face to face.
Their appraisal soon proved wrong — clearly and decisively wrong — but they did not back off. They did not say that they had spoken too soon, or were rash in their statements. They did not apologize for abusing and calling for violence against a child. They stood their ground. In fact, they went further. They said that because he was wearing a Make America Great Again hat, that alone was enough to justify their horrible aggressive language and abuse.
So, that’s clear enough. But we have a problem. The problem is that those of us who stood up for those kids who clearly did nothing wrong are a little too excited about talk of suing Sandmann’s attackers in the media. In law, this is a strategic error. As Tim Pool points out, it is unwise to threaten legal action before papers are filed.
Here’s Pool with more.
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