August 26, 2020

At RNC, Covington Catholic Victim Speaks about Being 'Canceled'

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By: Ted Patterson

In Brief:

The student from Covington Catholic who was unjustly targeted by the mainstream media for standing his ground in a Make America Great Again hat while a Native American dancer taunted him, spoke during the Republican National Convention (RNC) about the absurdity of “cancel culture.”

The Background:

Fox News reports:

Nick Sandmann, an 18-year-old graduate from Covington Catholic High School who was at the center of a nationwide viral video controversy, lambasted "cancel culture" in his speech to the Republican National Convention, calling on the country to join President Trump in calling the media out.

"I wouldn’t be canceled. I fought back hard to expose the media for what they did to me and won a personal victory. While much more must be done, I look forward to the day that the media returns to providing balanced, responsible and accountable news coverage," he said. "I know President Trump hopes for that too."

He continued: "In November, I believe this country must unite around a president who calls the media out and refuses to allow them to create a narrative instead of reporting the facts. I believe we must join with a president who will challenge the media to return to objective journalism."

Notable Quotes:

"I’m proud to say that throughout my media nightmare I have had President Trump’s unwavering support. I know you’ll agree with me when I say no one in this country has been a victim of unfair media coverage more than President Donald Trump."

  • Nick Sandmann

Ted Patterson is editor of Republic Press.

 

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