“I’m watching tonight because it’s important. 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
As many of our readers know, Sandmann sued a number of mainstream media outlets last year over their coverage of an incident in the nation’s capital in January 2019, where Sandmann and fellow Covington High School students had a standoff with ‘Stolen Valor’ Nathan Phillips at the Lincoln Memorial.
The short, highly edited clip, aired by CNN and other mainstream media networks, did not show what preceded Sandman’s stare-down with Phillips while taking Phillips’ claim at face value that the boys had blocked his path and refused to let him leave.
Media coverage put Sandmann front and center as the smirking face of ‘white privilege’, prompting Sandmann to file a barrage of defamation suits. He has so far settled with CNN and the Washington Post for undisclosed amounts.
Given Sandmann’s history with CNN, Lockhart’s vitriol toward the teen wasn’t shocking. But what is shocking is how a 61-year-old CNN Political Analyst and former White House Press Secretary for President Bill Clinton could be so triggered by a teenager that Lockhart couldn’t stop himself from ridiculing the young man on Twitter.
Joe Lockhart Gets His Comeuppance
On Social Media both the left and the right weighed in to mock the self-avowed analyst, many of whom, such as Hill journalist Joe Concha, reminded Joe Lockhart of the Clown News Network’s being forced to settle with Sandmann because CNN WAS WRONG.
“Said ‘snot nose kid from Kentucky’ sued the network you work for – for $250 million. The network settled,”
Said “snot nose kid from Kentucky” sued the network you work for – for $250 million. The network settled. https://t.co/hkjO25WLev
— Joe Concha (@JoeConchaTV) August 26, 2020
Entitled, that’s a word people use to denigrate people to get others to hate. Because that’s all the left has to offer, hate.
— ΔεερΣς Ξλξδ (@deepereyes) August 26, 2020
It’s good to see CNN’s highest paid person at the RNC ????
— Darin J (@architecturi) August 26, 2020
Joe, we know it hurts that @N1ckSandmann has made more $$ from CNN than you ever will…but it could be worse. What if you had to look at this in the mirror every day. ??????
…Oh. Wait. ??♂️??♂️ pic.twitter.com/dHEj3KA1kP
— Jeff Rose ?? (@JeffRoseTV) August 26, 2020
Yes he is entitled. ENTITLED to millions from CNN hahaha
— Ron_$wanson (@SouthernTrader5) August 26, 2020
Perhaps you guys should have thought about that before dragging him through the media on unfounded and biased accusations in the first place.
— Elizabeth (@RiseBFearless) August 26, 2020
Whoa! A CNN analyst slandering a kid CNN just had to settle money to because of slander….your bosses are gonna have to open those wallets again! ?
— Dallas Reis (@dallasgambles) August 26, 2020