Category Archives: The Media

Nick Sandmann Sues Washington Post for $250 Million over ‘Defamatory’ Coverage

Attorneys for Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann filed a lawsuit against the Washington Post on Tuesday, seeking $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages.

“The Post wrongfully targeted and bullied Nicholas because he was the white, Catholic student wearing a red ‘Make America Great Again’ souvenir cap on a school field trip to the January 18 March for Life in Washington, D.C. when he was unexpectedly and suddenly confronted by Nathan Phillips (‘Phillips’), a known Native American activist, who beat a drum and sang loudly within inches of his face (‘the January 18 incident’),” the lawsuit filed by lawyers Todd V. McMurtry and Lin L. Wood in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Kentucky reads.


60 Minutes’ Lara Logan slams the ‘mostly liberal’ media for its coverage of Trump which she calls a ‘distortion’ of real life

Famed 60 Minutes correspondent Lara Logan has broken ranks with mainstream media, claiming news outlets are now ‘mostly liberal’ and have become ‘propagandists’ while covering President Trump.

The South African-born foreign affairs journalist said that most of the American press is biased against Trump because journalists are overwhelmingly Democrats.

‘You say the media is mostly liberal,’ Logan told Mike Ritland on his Mike Drop podcast.

‘I agree with you. It’s true. Why can I say that with certainty?


Did the Media Jump the Gun on the Jussie Smollett Story?

…On CNN’s Reliable Sources, Vox’s Liz Plank emphatically made this point, saying she couldn’t find “a real reputable media outlet reporting” that the attack was motivated by MAGA or included a statement about “MAGA country. “I couldn’t find one,” she said. “We can’t confuse celebrity tweets with the media and the press.”

This is a fine idea, and there should be some distinction when referring to the media at large, but in this case the facts simply don’t bear out the premise that the press was not involved in an early pile-on. In fact, dozens of reporters Tweeted these very things, on the day the story broke.


United We Roll supporters REACT after Maclean’s calls convoy “white nationalists”

In one fell swoop, a lead editor from one of Canada’s main national media outlets tarred and feathered a grassroots movement of tens of thousands of Canadians.

When a Muslim commits an act of terror he always acts alone but when a Yellow Vest supporter makes a racist remark All Yellow Vest protesters are guilty. That’s how our media works. Keep that in mind as you read the story.


Against The Evidence, Media Keeps Insisting Terrorists Aren’t Crossing The Southern Border

Much of the noise accompanying President Trump’s partial justification for a wall concerns the veracity of a general threat: that Islamist terror travelers in the flow of “special interest aliens” (SIAs) might easier breach the southern border without one.

Critics in the media vehemently argue that the administration is trafficking in ridiculous, baseless fearmongering. After President Trump said Muslim prayer rugs were intercepted at the border, one Vox article said migration from Muslim-majority countries only happened at “vanishingly small rates.” Another, in The Washington Post,called southern border migration from Muslim countries a “conspiracy theory.”


Covington Boy’s Lawyers Send Preservation Letters to Over 50 Media Entities

The attorneys representing Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann and his family have put over 50 media entities on notice that their false reporting has put them in serious legal jeopardy.

Sandmann family attorney Todd McMurtry and hired gun L. Lin Wood announced that they have sent preservation letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities, and several Catholic dioceses as the first step in potential libel and defamation lawsuits.


Sandmann lawyer: Letters sent to New York Times, Today Show, 50 others may precede suits

The lawyers representing Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann and his family said Friday they have sent letters to media outlets, individual journalists, celebrities and Catholic organizations as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.

The list includes 50-plus names of organizations or individuals: from presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren to actress Alyssa Milano; individual journalists including Maggie Haberman, Ana Cabrera and David Brooks; national media outlets like the The New York Times, CNN, GQ and TMZ; and the dioceses of Covington and Lexington as well as the archdioceses of Louisville and Baltimore.


BuzzFeed and HuffPo Just Got Hit with the Karma Stick and We Are HERE for It

A Catholic school in Kentucky had to shut down this week due to hundreds of death threats, because a bunch of self-described journalists spread a disgusting smear that they were too lazy to check out for themselves. Pardon me if I don’t weep for those guardians of truth less than a week later, as they pack up their desks.


Lawyer Prepares Libel Suit Against Maligners of Covington Students

After multiple media outlets misreported an incident in Washington last week involving students from Covington Catholic High School in Kentucky, a lawyer who represents the students’ families said they may pursue a libel lawsuit against those who unfairly disparaged the students, especially those who didn’t retract their comments.

“Anyone who doesn’t correct and retract” libelous stories related to an encounter near the Lincoln Memorial would face a lawsuit, Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes told PJMedia. Corrections indicating that “a more complex picture has emerged” may not be enough, he said.


The Dopamine hit always wins

If we learned anything this week, it is that it is virtually impossible to censor the hive on the net. The attempt to crucify a bunch of Catholic schoolboys failed so utterly that one expects massive reordering in the media business over the next six months, as bosses figure out how to prevent the next horror show. This will only add to current attrition. The Washington Post reported yesterday that Buzzfeed, HuffPost, Gannet, Vice, Vox, Mic, Refinery 29, etc have shed up to 10% of their staff recently…


Yeah, The Covington Kids Have A Case

As a lawyer, one of my most important jobs is telling people “No,” as in “No, you got shafted and lied about by scummy people but you have no remedy in the courthouse.” I tell that to a lot of people all the time. It makes them sad, but my destiny was never to bring joy but to bring pain. The hard fact is that you don’t want to get into any lawsuit if you can help it, and you especially don’t want to get into one that you can’t win. And when it comes to lawsuits over damage to your reputation, you mostly can’t win.


Half Of Canadians Think The U.S. Is Full Of Nazis…. they probably also voted Liberal or NDP & trust HUFFPOST for unbiased opinion

Half Of Canadians Think The U.S. Is Full Of Nazis: Survey

…According to the survey, 47 percent of Canadian respondents said there are a “great deal” of or “many” neo-Nazis in the U.S. Only 17 percent said there are a “great deal” of or “many” neo-Nazis in their own country.

From the author… on Covington

Layoffs underway at HuffPost a day after parent company Verizon announced cuts