Leftists Who Smeared, Incited Violence Against Covington Boys Hit With New Lawsuits

One person being sued, Reza Aslan, infamously tweeted a picture of Sandmann accompanied by the question 'have you ever seen a more punchable face than this kid's'
By Calvin Freiburger

Jan. 13, 2020

Following CNN and pro-life teenager Nick Sandmannís settlement of a defamation suit over the formerís coverage of the 2019 March for Life, it appears the next round of suits has been filed against media and political figures who falsely accused other pro-life teens of harassment.

Immediately after last yearís March for Life in Washington, D.C., the press erupted with claims that a video showed boys from a Catholic school in Kentucky harassing Nathan Phillips, a Native American activist, outside the Lincoln Memorial. But additional extended video and firsthand accounts soon revealed that Phillips was the one who waded into the group waiting for its bus and decided to beat a drum inches from Sandmannís face, while the boys had merely performed school cheers in hopes of drowning out racist taunts from members of the Black Hebrew Israelites fringe group.

As additional video came to light, many journalists and other public figures quickly deleted their snap condemnations of the students. Some, however, either tried to keep the original narrative alive or refused to unequivocally retract or apologize for their initial claims, leading to various lawsuits on behalf of the boys.

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