Social Judge allows Nick Sandmann to sue Washington Post, reverses prior ruling

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  1. glenwo2

    glenwo2 Adamantium Belt

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    BREAKING: Judge allows Nick Sandmann to sue Washington Post, reverses prior ruling

    Pro-life teen Nick Sandmann’s defamation suit against the Washington Post got a new lease on life Monday thanks to US District Judge William Bertelsman partially reversing his prior ruling, which will allow the suit to move forward.

    Immediately following the January March for Life in Washington, D.C., the press erupted with claims that a video showed boys from the Kentucky religious school 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 Sandmann’s 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.


    The Washington Post issued an editor’s note in March admitting that “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 [January 18] story,” but neither retracting nor apologizing for its initial piece. Sandmann’s attorneys rejected it, and launched a $250 million defamation suit against the paper.


    Bertelsman dismissed the suit in July on the grounds that the Post’s initial coverage didn’t specifically mention Sandmann by name, that its language was constitutionally-protected “rhetorical hyperbole,” and that while Phillips’ version of events may have been “erroneous,” the Post reporting on his “opinion” fell within the First Amendment’s scope.


    On Monday, however, the judge partially reversed himself and allowed the case to proceed to the discovery phase, attorney Todd McMurtry announced:




    Attorney Lin Wood also issued a statement praising the development:




    As additional video came to light many journalists and other public figures quickly deleted their snap condemnations of the students, and an independent investigation commissioned by the Diocese of Covington forced the diocese to retract its initial condemnation of the boys.


    As various media figures either tried to keep the original narrative alive or refused to unequivocally retract or apologize for their initial claims, attorneys representing the students have filed defamation suits against numerous other media outlets and public figures, including CNN, NBC Universal, Democrat presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman, comedian Kathy Griffin, ABC News’s Matthew Dowd, Princeton University’s Kevin Kruse, left-wing activist Shaun King, and Rewire editor-in-chief Jodi Jacobson.

    >>> I wonder why the Judge partially-reversed his own decision?
     
  2. BassAckwards

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    good-hold the media accountable
     
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  3. cottagecheesefan

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    Respect your elders!!! Derp
     
  4. Fluffernutter

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    So, the judge appealed himself?
     
  5. nostradumbass

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    Good, sue their asses. Also, some of those #wapodeathnotices jokes after the headline referring to al-baghdadi as "austere religious scholar" are pretty funny.

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  6. hillelslovak87

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    Won't be long until this case gets bitchslapped out of a courtroom just like Philips case......
     
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    Good to know you're for high school kids getting smeared by the MSM. How very Liberal of you.
     
  8. glenwo2

    glenwo2 Adamantium Belt

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    So you think the case will get thrown out?

    On what grounds do you think it will?
     
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  9. hillelslovak87

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    If he had a case for defamation, the absurd lawsuit wouldn't have gotten thrown out immediately. Cry if you want, it changes nothing.
     
  10. HereticBD

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    And yet...that decision has been reversed...

    Just admit you love it when high school kids wearing a MAGA hat instead of a pussy hat, get smeared by the MSM.
     
  11. Mr Holmes

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    Any clues as to why the judge changed his decision? Any sher-lawyers know if a reversal like this is common?

    Edit - @Trotsky aren't you a lawyer?
     
  12. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Steel Belt

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    I think it'll get thrown out because there's not much of a defamation or libel case to be made. Going on an anti abortion walkathon and getting poo pooed because you did nothing but wear a MAGA hat over your doofy face doesn't make a very good case in my view.

    Just make sure you make a thread, or update this one when it amounts to nothing.
     
  13. hillelslovak87

    hillelslovak87 Steel Belt

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    Smeared, lol. I think you're just jealous you don't have a pussy hat, and in Canada all you guys have are labia ponchos..........
     
  14. Strychnine

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    And Facebook allows people to straight up lie on their ads because...

    Money.

    Facebook needs to be broken up. I'm so glad I never got on it.
     
  15. Happy Man

    Happy Man Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    the media called him a racist. A private citizen. Tried to ruin his life. If that longer video recording didn’t come out, the kids life was over at 16. No college, no great jobs.That’s defamation.
     
  16. Happy Man

    Happy Man Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    that’s not what the deal is. When liberal ads lie on Facebook, the left doesn’t care. They say they aren’t lying. The right Says it isn’t lying.

    thats politics.

    just that the left wants to have veto power and control the flow of information. They got to used to the MSM beingin their back pocket. But now that everyone knows the liberal media outright lies and is extremely biased, the left is losing that absolute control. And they still wish to wield that control.

    but sure, I’m still all for breaking up all of big tech. Facebook, google, YouTube, Twitter, all of it. There can’t be any bias in any. Free for all. No bullshit algorithms
     
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  17. vengeful

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    One of these issues where I never understood why people cared about it.
     
  18. glenwo2

    glenwo2 Adamantium Belt

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    Well of course.

    If there any updates to this story, I will update the title to reflect it : Good or Bad.
     
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  19. hillelslovak87

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    Oh yea, they tried to ruin his life. Your narrative is so compelling, it's already resulted in Nathan Philip's defamation suit being thrown out like the nonsense it was.

    But good on you to imagine the catastrophic nature of his future life. LOL
     
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  20. vengeful

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    I feel like Facebook should be allowed to have whatever ads up, whether it's truthful or not. Congress never should have gotten involved with Facebook and challenging them on who was allowed to put up Ads on FB, and trying to get FB to stop those ads. If Congress wants to go after FB on anything they should make actual laws that applies to all companies and not just FB.
     

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