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Covington High School student suing CNN for over $250 million

I hope they pay big time.

From Fox News: CNN is likely to be hit with a massive lawsuit worth more than $250 million over alleged “vicious” and “direct attacks” on Covington Catholic High School student Nick Sandmann, his lawyer has told Fox News.

Lawyer L. Lin Wood discussed his decision to sue CNN for its reporting and coverage of his client during an interview that will air on Fox News Channel’s “Life, Liberty & Levin” on Sunday at 10 p.m. ET.

CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post. And CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes,” Wood told Fox News host and best-selling author Mark Levin.

“They really went after Nicholas with the idea that he was part of a mob that was attacking the Black Hebrew Israelites, yelling racist slurs at the Black Hebrew Israelites. Totally false.”

“Now you say you’ve seen the tape; if you took the time to look at the full context of what happened that day, Nicholas Sandmann did absolutely nothing wrong. He was, as I’ve said to others, he was the only adult in the room. But you have a situation where CNN couldn’t resist the idea that here’s a guy with a young boy, that Make America Great Again cap on. So they go after him.”

Wood continued: “The CNN folks were online on Twitter at 7 a.m retweeting the little one-minute propaganda piece that had been put out. … They’re out there right away going after this young boy. And they maintain it for at least two days. Why didn’t they stop and just take an hour and look through the Internet and find the truth and then report it? Maybe do that before you report the lies.”

Wood then detailed the timing of the suit, saying it will be issued “Monday, Tuesday at the latest.”

“I’ve got some young, smart lawyers that are working hard as we can,” he told Levin. “Double-checking, and listen, when we file complaints, we’ve investigated it because we want to get it right. Maybe CNN can learn from that.”
Fox News has reached out to CNN representatives for comment on the pending litigation.

Wood filed suit last month against The Washington Post. The suit calls for $250 million in compensatory and punitive damages over the paper’s coverage of the confrontation, an encounter that went viral on social media. He told Fox News that the claim against CNN is apt to be even higher.

“I expect because of the way they went after Nicholas so viciously, that the claim for his reputational damage will be higher than it was against The Washington Post,” the veteran attorney said.

“The Post was $50 million for the reputational damage … $200 million in punitive damages — punitive damages are designed to punish and to deter. I would think the punitive-damage award against CNN that we’ll seek will be at least the same $200 million as it was against The Washington Post. But the compensatory damage to Nicholas’s reputation, that number I expect will be higher.”

The lawsuit against The Washington Post accused that outlet of practicing “a modern-day form of McCarthyism” by targeting Sandmann and “using its vast financial resources to enter the bully pulpit by publishing a series of false and defamatory print and online articles … to smear a young boy who was, in its view, an acceptable casualty in their war against the president.”

Several days ago, The Post published an editor’s note admitting that subsequent information either contradicted or failed to confirm accounts relayed in its initial article. The editor’s note was not satisfactory to Sandmann’s legal team.

Read the whole story here.

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MAGA hate crime: Black student assaults white for MAGA hat

Edmond Santa Fe High School is a public school with approximately 2,100 students in Edmond, Oklahoma.

The Edmond Sun reports that last Monday, Feb. 25, 2019, during a school fundraiser, Double Wolf Dare Week, an “altercation” between two Edmond Santa Fe students resulted in a ticket of summons being issued to one of the male students, Kenneth Dewayne Jones, 18.

A video of incident was sent to The Edmond Sun, which shows an older black male and a white underage male involved in the altercation. The underage student was wearing a red MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat and a Trump banner as a cape.

The black student can be heard name-calling the white student: “Take it off or I’ll rip it off … do you want me to rip it off?”

The white student attempts to sidestep the confrontation, but is blocked by the older black. The words of the younger student are not clear in the video.

The older male then knocks the hat off the younger male. Another student tries to intervene in a nonviolent manner.

A school resource officer issued a ticket to Kenneth Dewayne Jones, who is named on the municipal court summons on an offense of assault and battery. He has not been formally charged.

A mediation process is the next step facing the students.

Edmond Police spokeswoman Jenny Wagnon said: “How the summons works is that the student who is an adult, who was given the municipal summons, and the parents of the other student in the hat — those parents will have to contact the city attorney’s office within five days. And then both parties will meet with the city attorney and try to work something out. If not, then it’s up to the city attorney to file the assault charges against the student who is an adult.”

The Edmond Public Schools district refused to release the name of the adult student. School spokeswoman Susan Parks Schlepp said:

“In the video, a student is seen confronting a classmate who is wearing a ‘Make America Great Again’ hat and carrying a ‘Trump’ flag. The student then proceeds to grab the flag and knock the hat off of his classmate’s head. Given that hats were allowed at school yesterday as part of the week-long fundraising events, there was no specific dress code violation. The student’s choice to grab a classmate’s property and knock his hat off did, however, violate the school’s discipline policy. In response, Edmond Santa Fe High School administrators, working simultaneously with Edmond Police, addressed the incident with swift and immediate disciplinary action. The school district honors students’ First Amendment rights, but must at the same time be vigilant in teaching and supporting students as they learn how best to respectfully express their opinions.”

A police report was not available Tuesday morning, but police continue investigating the incident.

H/t Clash Daily

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MAGA hate crime: 81 y.o. man assaulted for wearing MAGA hat

More hate crimes against Americans wearing MAGA hats.

On February 25, 2019, at around 3:24 p.m., police responded to a call of a dispute at the ShopRite on Elizabeth Avenue in Somerset, New Jersey.

Arriving officers found an 81-year-old man suffering from minor injuries.

The victim told officers that as he was exiting the store after purchasing his groceries, a man confronted him regarding his red MAGA (Make America Great Again) hat, according to the prosecutor’s office.

A brief verbal confrontation ensued. As the victim turned to walk away, the attacker grabbed the victim’s hat and the two struggled for possession of the hat. The attacker then took the victim by the arm and threw him to the ground, tipping over the victim’s cart of groceries and  throwing his hat to the side.

Happily, police arrested the attacker, Ryan M. Salvagno, 19, the same day.

Salvagno is charged with assault, a disorderly persons offense, and harassment, a petty disorderly persons offense. He is scheduled for arraignment on March 14 in Franklin Township Municipal Court.

Sources:  Bridgewater Courier News; Canyon News

In some states, assault on an elderly victim is categorized as aggravated assault that carries more serious penalties, but apparently not in New Jersey.

H/t Big Lug

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Kentucky man arrested for pulling gun on couple wearing MAGA hats

It’s a war zone out there.

The Left have declared war on Americans who are patriots. It’s just that the complicit media haven’t told us.

On February 16, 2019, at a Sam’s Club in Bowling Green, Kentucky, a 57-year-old man named James Phillips pulled a gun on Terry Pierce and his wife because of their MAGA (Make America Great Again) hats.

The Pierces were at the checkout line when Phillips gave them the finger.

Mrs. Pierce said to Phillips: “Excuse me. Did you flip us off?”

Phillips went into an obscene tirade and said: “Yes, I did, because of those hats.”

Mr. Pierce moved in front of Phillips and said: “What gives you the right to flip me off? Because of the hat I’m wearing?”

Phillips pulled a gun out, pointed it in Pierce’s face, and said: “This is a good day for you to die.”

Pierce: “Then pull the trigger. You either pull the trigger or put the gun down and face me like a man.”

Phillips started to back away, but said again: “Yeah, this is a good day for you to die.”

Pierce stood his ground. As the two men continued to argue, Phillips backed away and stuck his gun in the backside of his belt.

ABC13 WBKO reports that Pierce said Phillips accused him of assaulting him, but Pearce never touched Phillips.

According to the police report, surveillance video confirms Pierce’s story that he did not put his hands on Phillips. Police say Phillips had a Glock .40 caliber with a round chambered in his back pocket and two additional magazines in another pocket.

Phillips was promptly arrested, charged with “wanton endangerment” and is in the Warren County Regional Jail.

Fox News points out that if this were a conservative pulling a gun, the news would be plastered everywhere. Watch the Fox News video here.

H/t Big Lug

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Latina arrested for assaulting man wearing MAGA hat

Fox News reports that on Feb. 15, 2019, Rosaine Santos, 41, was arrested for asasulting Bryton Turner, 23, at Casa Vallarta, a Mexican restaurant in Cape Cod, Massachusetts.

Rosaine Santos, an immigrant from Brazil living in Falmouth, was charged with disorderly conduct, assault and battery.

According to police, Santos was upset that Turner had the audacity to wear a MAGA hat, Boston 25 reported.

Turner told police that he was minding his own business when Santos started yelling at him because of his hat. Annoyed by the woman’s antics, he pulled out his phone and started recording her.

In the video, Santos is seen walking behind him and hitting his hat off his head.

Speaking into his phone, Turner said: “That’s the problem – the problem with American these days, people are just ignorant.”

Turner uploaded the video to his Facebook page. Click here.

When police arrived at the restaurant, Santos told them Turner should not be allowed to eat at a Mexican restaurant because of his support for President Trump, who is pushing to building a wall on the U.S.-Mexico border.

As police escorted Santos out of the restaurant, she took another swipe at Turner.

Santos actually has the audacity to claim she is the victim. She told Boston 25:

“I had a little bit to drink maybe that’s the reason that I couldn’t walk away but being discriminated for so many times in my life, I just had to stand up for myself. He’s not a victim. I am the victim. I have been bullied, OK?”

But an eyewitness — Geo Macarao, a bartender at the restaurant — confirms Turner’s account. Macaro told Boston 25 Turner had just ordered food when Santos started attacking him unprovoked.

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California restaurant wants to ban customers who wear MAGA hat

J. Kenji Lopez-Alt is the chef-partner of a San Francisco Bay Area restaurant: Wursthall Restaurant & Bierhaus, 310 Baldwin Ave, San Mateo, CA 94401.

On Twitter, Lopez-Alt describes himself as:

Full-time Dad. Author: The Food Lab. Chef. Feminist. Atheist.

On Sunday, January 27, 2019, Lopez-Alt posted a since-deleted tweet saying his restaurant will refuse service to anyone wearing a MAGA cap because it’s a “symbol of intolerance and hate” like the Nazi swastika or the KKK’s white hood.

By Wednesday afternoon, January 30, 2019, the tweet had more than 2,100 likes and more than 200 retweets. (San Francisco Chronicle)

In a follow-up tweet, also since deleted, Lopez-Alt said the red MAGA caps “are like white hoods except stupider because you can see exactly who is wearing them.”

RT reports, February 1, 2019, that Lopez-Alt’s tweets drew both praise and condemnation, with some urging a boycott of Wursthall and others suggesting a visit to the restaurant by a MAGA hat-wearing flash mob. The restaurant’s page on both Facebook and the review site Yelp have been inundated with negative reviews accusing the owner of bigotry and politically-motivated hatred. (Yelp has since deleted all the negative reviews.)

On February 1, 2019, five days after his “no MAGA hat” tweet, Lopez-Alt posted a self-serving, fake apology on Medium and on Twitter, in which he double-downed on calling the MAGA hat a symbol of “anger, hate, and violence”:

I want to start by apologizing to my staff and partners at Wursthall. Making a public statement without taking my team’s thoughts into consideration was disrespectful and reckless. My goal at Wursthall was for it to be a restaurant where all employees and staff are treated with respect and trust, and by making that public statement without your consent, I failed at that goal. I will work hard to earn back that trust.

I am very proud to come from a diverse family. My mother is an immigrant from Japan and my father is from a steel town in Western Pennsylvania. My family spans across the political spectrum. Yet we still manage to have a wonderful time at our biannual family reunion because we have three things in common: family, a love for our country, and most importantly, respect for each other and our communities….

After having seen the red hat displayed so prominently in so many moments of anger, hate, and violence, to me — and many others — the hat began to symbolize exactly that: anger, hate, and violence. This was the context my tweet was meant to communicate….

My message was intended to reject anger, hate and violence, and indicate that these shouldn’t be welcomed in our society and aren’t welcome in our community. It was meant to be directed at those who would try to bring messages of hate, violence, and anger into my place of business, no matter what form it comes in. It was aimed at these three elements rather than at a physical object, but I understand that many interpreted my words in a different context, and construed a message of hate directed at them. This was not my intent in any way, and I am sorry for my recklessness.

What’s more, my personal perspective in no way meant that Wursthall was changing its policy, as is being erroneously reported in media.

Wursthall will continue, as it always has, to serve all customer regardless of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual preference, gender orientation, disability, or political opinion — so long as they leave hate, anger, and violence outside of the doors of our restaurant.

As many readers of his pseudo-apology point out, it is J. Kenji Lopez-Alt who is the spewer of the very “anger, hate, and violence” he decries.

According to Wikipedia, Lopez-Alt has a degree in architecture from M.I.T., which makes him yet another example of the garbage and bigotry that U.S. colleges and universities produce.

A second Wursthall Restaurant is expected to open in 2019 in San Jose, California. Lopez-Alt is also an investor in Backhaus Bakery, which is due to open in San Mateo also this year.

If you live in the Bay Area, be sure to shun Wursthall Restaurant and Backhaus Bakery. All should shun Lopez-Alt’s book, The Food Lab, a follow-up to which will be published in 2020, as well as a children’s book on which he’s “working with Gianna Ruggiero”.

See also “Liberal Intolerance: Homosexual parents throw son out for his MAGA hat“.

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Hollywood producer Jack Morrissey calls for killing innocent Covington boys by putting them into the woodchipper

Last Friday, January 18, 2019, a deceptively-edited video posted to social media ignited a media-driven public lynching of a group of teenage boys from the all-male Covington Catholic High School in Park Hills, Kentucky.

That day, the boys, wearing red Make America Great Again (MAGA) hats and sweatshirts, participated in the March for Life in Washington, DC. The video shows the boys surrounding, laughing and jeering at an elderly Native American man singing and playing a drum, who is identified as Nathan Phillips, an Omaha elder and Vietnam veteran.

Wiping away tears, Phillips said: “When I was there singing, I heard them [Covington boys] saying ‘Build that wall, build that wall’. This is indigenous lands. We’re not supposed to have walls here. We never did.” (WDBJ7.com)

The Covington boys were roundly denounced by media outlets and their hometown mayor. The Covington Catholic School, Diocese and Archdiocese issued abject apologies and condemnation of the students.

It turns out the full video of the incident shows an entirely different version of what happened.

Instead of the Covington boys harassing Phillips, it was Phillips and a group of fellow Native American activists who approached the boys who were doing school cheers. (The March for Life coincided with an Indigenous People’s Rally.)

As you can see in the video below, posted to YouTube on January 18, the day of the incident, Phillips tests several of the boys, then targets one of them (0:58 mark). Chanting, Phillips gets in the boy’s face with a metal drumstick and drum. Another Native American man tells one of the students, “White people go back to Europe. This is not your land.”

It gets worse.

One of the Covington students told the Gateway Pundit that they were waiting for their school bus and doing school cheers when four Black Israelites got belligerent with them: “We were standing there when a group of four African Americans started calling us ‘crackers’ and ‘school shooters'” and told one of the Covington students, who is black, that “we will harvest his organs” when he gets older.

The student’s narrative is confirmed by Marcus Frejo, one of the Native American protesters, who has admitted that he knew the blacks were harassing the Covington students when he and other Native American protesters joined their “African American brothers” “in solidarity.”

In a Facebook post about the incident, Frejo wrote that he was wandering around the area when:

“all of the sudden this mob of youth from the Covington catholic highschool make there onto the steps overlooking the African American brothers and start heckling them with loud maga chants and I quickly realize whats going on when the white bro next to me says their wearing maga hats and shirts. At that moment…I wanna go over there and stand in solidarity with the brothers and just sing.”

Although the full video of the incident was posted to Facebook on January 18, the truth didn’t stop Jack Morrissey, a Hollywood producer of Disney’s Beauty and the Beast and two Twilight Saga movies that romanticize blood-sucking soul-less vampires, from calling for the murder of the Covington boys.

On January 19, 2019, referring to the Covington boys, Morrissey tweeted that “MAGAkids” should be killed by putting them, “screaming, hats first, into the woodchipper.”

He has since locked his Twitter account so that his tweets can only be read by “confirmed followers,” but not before some netcitizen archived his tweet. Here’s a screenshot of Morrissey’s tweet:

It is not just Jack Morrissey who’s calling for violence against these innocent Covington boys.

Failed actor and ‘comedian’ Ben Hoffman, who goes by the stage name ‘Wheeler Walker Jr.,’ called for violent sexual crimes to be committed against the minor teens and even offered a reward to whoever can stalk and find the minor child and “punch him in the nuts.” (Gateway Pundit)

Yesterday, Rob Sanders, a Kentucky public prosecutor who represents the 16th Judicial Circuit of Kentucky (Kenton County), fired a warning at deranged leftists like Jack Morrissey and Ben Hoffman. He tweeted this:

Threatening acts of violence against educational institutions in Kentucky is a felony and we don’t take it lightly no matter the circumstances. #KYcrime

H/t CSM

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This is how much money it takes to be better off than half of world population

In a bill-signing event in New York last August 15, New York’s Demonrat governor Andrew Cuomo, a rumored 2020 presidential candidate, said: “We’re not going to make America great again. It was never that great.”

Some millennials agree.

On this Thanksgiving Day, let’s look at how Americans compare with the rest of the world in wealth.

If you have just $4,210 to your name, you’re better off than half of people around the globe. The total world population in 2018 is 7.7 billion. That means if you have $4,210, you have more money than 3.85 billion people.

Kathleen Elkins reports for CNBC, Nov. 19, 2018, that according to the 2018 Global Wealth Report from Credit Suisse Research Institute:

  • A net worth of $4,210 makes you richer than 50% of the people in the world.
  • A net worth of $93,170 puts you in the top 10%, richer than 90% of people.
  • A net worth of $871,320 puts you in the global top 1%, richer than 99% of the 7.7 billion in the world.

As the Global Wealth report puts it:

While the bottom half of adults collectively owns less than 1 percent of total wealth, the richest decile (top 10 percent of adults) owns 85 percent of global wealth, and the top percentile alone accounts for almost half of all household wealth (47 percent).

The report defines net worth or “wealth,” as “the value of financial assets plus real assets (principally housing) owned by households, minus their debts.”

The United States continues to lead the world in wealth:

(1) The average wealth per adult over a lifetime in the U.S. is $403,974, while the median wealth per adult is $61,667, significantly more than the net worth required to be among the global 50%.

(2) The U.S. has the most members of the world’s top 1%.

(3) The U.S. has 41% of the world’s millionaires and four times the number of individuals with more than $50 million, than the next country, China.

But Andrew Cuomo, who has a net worth of $5 million, tells you not only is America not great, America has never been great.

Did you know that research consistently found that gratitude — being thankful for what we have — is strongly and consistently associated with greater happiness? Conversely, ingratitude is a sure way to be bitter and miserable. (See Harvard Health)

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