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Started by metmike - April 17, 2019, 1:43 p.m.

Washington Post files to dismiss Covington Catholic teen's defamation lawsuit

Nick's legal team filed a similar lawsuit against CNN and sent dozens of letters requesting national media outlets and public figures to preserve evidence such as internal emails for potential lawsuits. 

In the motion to dismiss, the Washington Post notes that the label suit only cites early news articles that "included the observations and perspectives of the principal Native American participant in the incident" and others.

More: Covington Catholic teen's team files $250M suit against the Post

"It was neither false nor defamatory, however, for the Post to report the comments of eyewitnesses, including the only participants who were speaking publicly about the matter on the day that videos of the event went viral on the internet," the motion said. 

"Politics has nothing to do with this case, and law warrants its dismissal," the Post's legal team said."

Riiiiight and the fact that this boy was wearing a MAGA hat was not a factor.

Every other time in the past that a boy NOT wearing a MAGA hat was approached by another person banging a drum it was also the headline news and boys not wearing MAGA hats are always just as guilty as boys wearing MAGA hats............riiiight Washington Post.

By TimNew - April 17, 2019, 1:53 p.m.
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"It was neither false nor defamatory, however, for the Post to report the comments of eyewitnesses"

Hmmm, so the post and other assorted news agencies  offered no opinions on these eye witness comments either pro or con? I seem to recall things differently.   Maybe I'll dig up a few videos, articles.  Headlines alone, as I recall,  were pretty daming of Sandmann.