WATCH: Covington Lawyer Posts Chilling Video Defending Sandmann, Pledging to #ReformOurMedia
L Lin Wood, the attorney representing Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann and his family, released a chilling video showing how the lies about the teenager were spread in the mainstream media.
The video, titled “Nick Sandmann vs. Media Giants,” tells the story of how the 16-year-old student was framed by the media as a vile racist.
“Last January, 16 year old Nicholas Sandmann was falsely targeted, attacked, vilified, and threatened,” the video opens, “The Washington Post, owned by the richest man in the world, led the print media’s false attacks on Nicholas’s reputation, CNN led the broadcast media’s charge against Nicholas.”
Wood’s video claims both the Washington Post and CNN spread lies about Sandmann for the purpose of advancing their own “financial and political agendas,” and notes that even after raw video of the altercation between Sandmann and Native American activist Nathan Phillips, both outlets doubled down on the debunked story.
The video showed an excerpt of Bill Mahr saying, “I blame that f*cking kid, what a little prick,” along with other mainstream media figures spreading lies to illustrate how Sandmann’s reputation has been damaged.
Pledging to reform our nation’s media, the narrator then asked “How long will we allow these media giants to tear at the fabric of our lives to further their own agendas? Will they ever be held accountable?”
The narrator then adds that the media will be held accountable because of the lawsuits launched by Sandmann against CNN and the Washington Post. Both are currently being sued for $250 million in damages by the Sandmann family.
“Nicholas and his legal team will not be stopped until these goliath corporations are held accountable for their lack of journalistic integrity,” said the narrator, “Until then, no one’s reputation is safe.”
It then concludes with a statement from Wood, who added that “If they can get away with this against a 16 year old boy, then we’re all at risk. It has to be changed.”