Earlier this month, The Washington Post issued a sheepish mea culpa after learning that L. Lin Wood, the attorney representing Covington Catholic school student Nick Sandmann, was suing the paper on behalf of his client for $250 million. Now it’s CNN’s turn, and Wood has allowed as how the stakes could be even higher.
According to Fox News, Wood will be upping the ante because of the network’s “vicious” and “direct attacks” on Sandmann, who became the face of the media’s misplaced outrage over an incident that occurred outside the Lincoln Memorial following the March for Life in January.
“CNN was probably more vicious in its direct attacks on Nicholas than The Washington Post,” the high-profile attorney told Fox News host Mark Levin in a show that will air at 10 p.m. tonight, adding, “and CNN goes into millions of individuals’ homes.” Wood continued:
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.
In February, Wood announced that he would also be suing American Indian Nathan Phillips for his “lies and false accusations” against the Covington Catholic students.