CNN political analyst Joe Lockhart lashed out at Covington Catholic graduate Nick Sandmann, who won a multi-million dollar defamation settlement from the left-wing network, following Sandmann’s speech at the Republican National Convention (RNC).
“I’m watching tonight because it’s important,” said Lockhart on Twitter. “But i don’t have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.”
I'm watching tonight because it's important. But i don't have to watch this snot nose entitled kid from Kentucky.— Joe Lockhart (@joelockhart) August 26, 2020
In his RNC speech, Sandmann condemned the media, arguing that they were willing to ruin a teenager’s life to score points against the MAGA movement:
Being from Kentucky, the birth place of Abraham Lincoln, my classmates and I visited the Lincoln Memorial. I found myself face-to-face with Nathan Phillips and other professional protesters looking to turn me into the latest poster child showing why Trump is bad. While the media portrayed me as the aggressor with a “relentless smirk” on my face, in reality the video confirms I was standing with my hands behind my back and an awkward smile on my face that hid two thoughts: One, don’t do anything that might further agitate the man banging a drum in my face and two, trying to follow a family friend’s advice never to do anything to embarrass your family, your school, or your community.
Before I knew what was happening, it was over. One of Mr. Phillips fellow agitators yelled out “We got him!”, “It’s all right here on video” and We won Grandpa”. What I thought was a strange encounter, quickly developed into a major news story complete with video footage.
My life changed forever in that one moment. The full war machine of the mainstream media revved up into attack mode. They did so without ever researching the full video of the incident; without ever investigating Mr. Philips’ motives; or without ever asking me for my side of the story. And do you know why? Because the truth wasn’t important. Advancing their anti-Christian, anti-Conservative, anti-Donald Trump narrative was all that mattered. And if advancing their narrative ruined the reputation and future of a teenager from Covington, Kentucky … so be it. That will teach him not to wear a MAGA hat!
RNC video before speech by Nicholas Sandmann— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 26, 2020
The DNC fluffers at CNN were popping their butt plugs all over the Internet tonight watching the guy they made a millionaire impale their weary asses one more time. https://t.co/RDInj0pU2S— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 26, 2020
His name is Nick Sandmann, he singlehandedly annihilated your pathetic, racist, decisive "network", and you had to pay him an absolute fortune to do so. 😌 pic.twitter.com/0g0wYCWScW— WarpedSanity (@sanity_warped) August 26, 2020
Isn’t “not watching” the whole tape why @CNN got sued? Isn’t “not reporting” the entire story why your out of touch “elitist snobby” network gets called #FakeNews? Aren’t the false narratives why #Sandmann is relative and “important.” You broke it, you bought it. https://t.co/pco6hmRSCi— Jim B (@jimbohrer) August 26, 2020
"How could I have possibly imagined the simple act of putting on that red hat would unleash hate from the left and make myself the target of network and cable news networks nationwide," Nick Sandmann said. https://t.co/OGFQoWhLbN— Tennessean (@Tennessean) August 26, 2020
Becket Adams: The Left still really, really hates Nick Sandmann https://t.co/20abhrox41— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 26, 2020
‘A Snot-Nosed Entitled Kid From Kentucky’: CNN Analyst Joe Lockhart Attacks Nick Sandmann https://t.co/GQ3BC1jOmx— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 26, 2020