After Nicholas Sandmann's Lawsuit, The Washington Post Issues Lengthy Editor's Note Reagrding Covington HS Reporting

The Washington Post has issued an editor's note to the story involving Covington High School student Nicholas Sandmann and a Native American activist.

After Nicholas Sandmann's Lawsuit, The Washington Post Issues Lengthy Editor's Note Reagrding Covington HS Reporting448
source: LifeSite

A $250-million lawsuit filed by Nicholas Sandmann has forced The Washington Post to issue an editor's note where they more or less admitted to having at least a portion of a story incorrect.

Sandmann is the 16-year-old student from Covington High School who created a significant scandal while attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C. in January.

The MAGA-hat-wearing teenager clashed with Native American activist Nathan Phillips and the incident, which was caught on video, went viral.

The student was called racist and other negative names by thousands of people on social media including some high-profile celebrities.

Days after the incident took place; several other clips surfaced showing other angles and telling a completely different story.

President Donald Trump and numerous conservatives stepped out to defend the young man.

Trump even cheered Sandmann to go after the " Fake Media" and his billionaire nemesis, Jeff Bezos, who owns the newspaper.

Note that $250 million is the exact amount that Mr. Bezos spent to buy the prestigious paper in 2013.

The quarter-billion-dollar lawsuit claims that the media outlet "wrongfully targeted and bullied" Mr. Sandmann to advance its bias against President  Trump.

The editor's note read in part: "Subsequent reporting, a student's statement and additional video allow for a more complete assessment of what occurred, either contradicting or failing to confirm accounts provided in that story — including that Native American activist Nathan Phillips was prevented by one student from moving on, that his group had been taunted by the students in the lead-up to the encounter, and that the students were trying to instigate a conflict."

It went on to say: "The high school student facing Phillips issued a statement contradicting his account; the bishop in Covington, Ky., apologized for the statement condemning the students; and an investigation conducted for the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School found the students' accounts consistent with videos."

Sandmann, via his attorney, has threatened legal action against more than 50 media outlets, celebrities, and political figures who wrongfully attacked and accused him of being racist.