Nick Sandmann Humiliates CNN’s Brian Stelter with One Word
Covington teen shreds left-wing propagandist over phony claims
CNN propagandist Brian Stelter was left humiliated after he was taken down with one simple word from Covington teen Nick Sandmann.
Earlier this week, Stelter was mocking Florida's Ron DeSantis after the Republican governor had slammed the mainstream media for pushing falsehoods and smears against conservatives.
DeSantis called for action against the corporate media for continuing to lie to the American people to push their own agenda.
Stelter chose to mock DeSantis in response by smearing his words to claim his remarks were part of the "GOP's anti-media streak."
The hypocrisy on show from an anchor on America's most notorious fake news network promptly triggered a fierce backlash.
Nick Sandmann was smeared by multiple "news" outlets, including CNN, after his viral encounter with a Native American activist at the 2019 March for Life in Washington, D.C.
Sandmann sued CNN and others for hundreds of millions of dollars for pushing fabricated smears about him when he was still a minor child.
He used one word to decimate Stelter: “Howdy.”
Howdy 🤠 https://t.co/J6949IkMSS— Nicholas Sandmann (@N1ckSandmann) October 26, 2021
CNN settled for an undisclosed amount with Sandmann in January 2020 after Sandmann had sued the network in March 2019.
After multiple news outlets and media figures smeared him and his peers for allegedly “blocking” and “harassing” a Native American activist, Nathan Phillips, whose account of the confrontation was quickly discredited by additional footage of the situation, Sandmann sued CNN, The Washington Post, and NBC Universal for hundreds of millions of dollars.
The lawsuit against CNN stated: “CNN brought down the full force of its corporate power, influence, and wealth on Nicholas by falsely attacking, vilifying, and bullying him despite the fact that he was a minor child.”
After the lawsuit was filed, Fox News's Sandra Smith asked one of Sandmann’s attorneys, Todd McMurtry, “What specifically does this lawsuit highlight about what we are seeing in that video and what happened in the minutes and hours that followed?”
"Well, what CNN’s tagline is facts first. And what we believe their reporting was in this circumstance was lies first; cover-up second, and facts not yet determined by that organization,” McMurtry answered.
"So the difference between this lawsuit and the other lawsuit that we have filed is that CNN is a very significant media organization with a much broader reach than say The Washington Post.
"It has a Twitter following of 41 million people.
"It published four videos. Nine online articles that were tweeted out.
"So that’s millions and millions and millions of repetitions of the lies and falsehoods that CNN spread.”
Fox 19 reported in January 2020, “The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington.”
In July 2020, Sandmann announced that his legal team had settled its $250 million defamation lawsuit with The Washington Post.
He wrote, “Thanks to my family & millions of you who have stood your ground by supporting me. I still have more to do.”
In August 2020, as Sandmann spoke at the Republican National Convention, CNN analyst Joe Lockhart, who had served as former President Bill Clinton’s press secretary, took a shot at him.
He called Sandmann a “snot nose entitled kid.”
Lockhart tweeted, “I’m watching tonight because it’s important.
"But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.”
I'm watching tonight because it's important. But i don't have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020
At the convention, Sandmann recalled the attacks on him after the incident in Washington, D.C.:
My life changed forever in that one moment.
The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode.
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.
Advancing their anti-Christian, anti-Conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered.
And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky…so be it.
That will teach him not to wear a MAGA hat!
I learned that what was happening to me had a name.
It was called being cancelled.
As in annulled. As in revoked. As in made void.
Cancelled 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.
But I wouldn’t be cancelled.
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.