Source: Isa Cox, The Western Journal
In 2018, Nick Sandmann found himself the subject of national scorn after a selectively edited clip of him smiling awkwardly while a Native American activist banged a drum in front of him amid a boisterous confrontation between a number of parties outside the Washington Monument following the March for Life.
Sandmann, sporting a MAGA hat along with many of his fellow Covington High School students, was portrayed by a number of prominent outlets as having taunted the activist. Those outlets absolutely should have known better than to lift their reporting from a short clip that went viral on Twitter.
Several of these outlets have had to pay sorely for their bad reporting ever since — and Sandmann is set for life.
In his case, it was the establishment media complex, taking cues from outraged Twitter mobs, that spun the narrative implying Sandmann was something he was not.
In the case of Kyle Rittenhouse, however, who was portrayed by the establishment media as a white supremacist militia member after shooting three rioters in self-defense as Kenosha burned following Black Lives Matter protests in 2020, the inevitable defamation suits will likely take aim at an even bigger target: the President of the United States.