Lawyers representing the Covington High School student featured in a now infamous viral video announced Tuesday night their plans to sue the Washington Post for $250 million in “punitive damages.”
The lawsuit -filed in Kentucky- claims the Post used “a modern-day form of McCarthyism” by “using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles … to smear a young boy who was in its view an acceptable casualty in their war against the president.”
Court filings show the suit claims the national newspaper “falsely accused Nicholas of … ‘accost[ing]’ Phillips by ‘suddenly swarm[ing]’ him in a ‘threaten[ing]’ and ‘physically intimidat[ing]’ manner … ‘block[ing]’ Phillips path, refusing to allow Phillips ‘to retreat,’ ‘taunting the dispersing indigenous crowd,’ [and] chanting, ‘Build that wall,’ ‘Trump2020,’ or ‘Go back to Africa,’ and otherwise engaging in racist and improper conduct.”
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BREAKING: Probe Finds ‘NO EVIDENCE’ Covington Students Made ‘Offensive or Racist Statements’
An official investigation by the Diocese of Covington found no proof the Covington Catholic high-school students instigated or escalated the confrontation caught on camera at the Lincoln Memorial last month.
“We found no evidence that the students performed a ‘Build the Wall’ chant,” writes the report -conducted by Greater Cincinnati Investigation, Inc.
“We found no evidence of offensive or racist statements by students to Mr. Phillips or members of his group,” adds the findings.
Diocese investigation of Covington Catholic finds Kentucky students 'did not instigate' D.C. confrontation that went viral https://t.co/xvwdMBMwNr
— USA TODAY (@USATODAY) February 13, 2019
The infamous footage went viral on social media on January 18th when video of the incident surfaced online.
The chaotic confrontation showed the group of high-school students, a Native American Tribal Leader, and a group of ‘Black Hebrew Israelites’ interacting on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial.
Read the full report here.
MEDIA MELTDOWN: Washington Post Blames Covington Student Fiasco on… TRUMP SUPPORTERS
Days after the mainstream media went on a full-fledged meltdown surrounding a group of Catholic High School students, the Washington Post found the true culprit behind the breathless coverage: ‘The Trump Internet.’
The Post explained their lop-sided coverage this week in an article titled, “A viral story spread. The mainstream media rushed to keep up. The Trump Internet pounced.”
“It took close to 48 hours for reporters, and a divided America, to fully grasp what had occurred, and to whom. At that point, President Trump weighed in with a tweet supportive of the Covington schoolboys, kicking the dust cloud up anew,” writes the Post.
“But when new details shifted the story into more ambiguous territory, a well-oiled machine of pro-Trump personalities and sites saw an opportunity to strike,” adds the authors.
“The pro-Trump Internet has, for years, worked to create a media environment that is designed to destroy the traditional news media and replace it,” explains the Post.
Read the full report here.