See them in court!
Our progressive … acquaintances are in a dither over that Texas law that allows private citizens to sue abortionists for damages. It occurs to the gray lab coats here at the Policy Werkes that enough civil lawsuits may rehabilitate America’s corrupt news media. Just as the KKK was defunded by civil lawsuits, so should racial arsonists be put out of business.
Law prof Jonathan Turley reports that the former Covington Catholic high school student has reached another settlement with a Woke news organization. Although terms weren’t divulged, Nicholas Sandmann had sued NBC/MSNBC demanding $275 million for defamation. Sandmann previously settled with the Washington Post and CNN.
The news media branded Sandman a MAGA cap-wearing racist who harassed a Native American at the Lincoln Memorial on 01-18-2019. Turns out it was the other way around and the drum-beating pest was a well known troublemaker. Didn’t congresswomen Maxine Waters and others demand Trump supporters be harasssed?
Don’t let facts confuse the story line
“Having a MAGA-hatted, racist, pro-life high school student abusing an elderly Native American was a fact too good to check — even when it required as little as watching the unedited videotapes,” Turley observes.
According to the complaint, NBC/MSNBC continued to repeat the false representations as late as 01-27-19— after most media organizations has corrected its coverage.
Got to think Kyle Rittenhouse is auditioning tort lawyers and reviewing MSNBC’s Joy Reid mocking his “white tears” and likening him to a “slave catcher” even after his acquittal.
After blaming “classic Wisconsin frat boys for lighting her afire, Althea Bernstein was the toast of the network TV morning talk shows. Even got a call from a princess. Her tall tale never made any sense. Didn’t matter. After the expenditure of thousands of hours by multiple law enforcement agencies, the young woman finally was exposed as a hoaxster. (More here.)
“Rachel Dolezal declared herself black because she wanted to enjoy black privilege,” Jonah Godberg writes.
Jussie Smollett understood that victims, especially hate crime victims, get all sorts of privileges in our society, so much so that he was willing to fake a hate crime.
The ability to call whole categories of people racist without much evidence is a privilege. The power to police the language other people use is a form of privilege. … The assumption that transgender activists have the moral authority to tell the rest of us that we are bigots if we don’t adhere to their grammatical-metaphysical engineering is a gobsmacking assumption of privilege because it elevates their feelings above all other considerations. …
Couple years back, Blaska and the mother of a Madison West high school student paid an attorney $1,000 to issue a cease and desist order to a Madison-based progressive outfit for falsely declaring we harassed school-resource-officer opponents when it was the other way around. Should have sought damages.
Blaska’s Bottom Line: The Madison Common Council should authorize legal action against Althea Bernstein to recover the costs of its investigation. Which alder is brave enough?