I have to admit that it was with a great deal of primordial and vindictive glee that I read Jim Carrey, Alyssa Milano and Kathy Griffin were among a wider ring of liberal miscreants who received “preservation” letters from Nick Sandmann’s lawyers as they prepare to build libel and defamation suits in the wake of the incident at the March for Life Rally in Washington D.C. that visually paired Sandmann’s Covington High School classmates against Nathan Phillips, a Native American demonstrator. Turned out, as the narrative unfolded and accurate accounts made themselves known, that the confrontation was not between Phillips and the MAGA-hat-wearing student, but between the boys and and another fringe group of “Black Hebrews” who were mocking them.
The incident, epitomized in the public consciousness as one where Nick Sandmann seemingly smirks at the sage old Injun, was quickly usurped by the collective swamp of aggrieved lefties eager to part with prudent examination in favor of histrionics, anti-Trumpism, and aggressive emotionalism tinged with threats and bold talk.
I love this potential defamation/libel lawsuit…on the surface.
Anything that makes Alyssa Milano sweat, or even uncomfortable, is serving a worthwhile public service. The bitch needs to shut up. And Jim Carrey and those ridiculous political “cartoons” of his…can we put an end to those, at least for a day?
Don’t get me started on Kathy Griffin. The red-headed slut sure stuck that foot right in her mouth; judging by her cock-sucking acumen, her freckled feet slid down her throat pretty effortlessly…
More than 50 celebrities, politicians, and media organizations could face a lawsuit from the teen at the center of the Covington Catholic High School controversy.
Lawyers representing Nick Sandmann, the teen in a Make America Great Again hat seen smirking at Native American activist Nathan Phillips in the video, sent preservation letters out on Friday.
The letters are seen as the first step in possible libel and defamation lawsuits.
Among those who received the letter were Alyssa Milano, Jim Carrey, Sen Elizabeth Warren, Kathy Griffin, Savannah Guthrie, Bill Maher, and Rep Ilhan Omar.
National media outlets including the New York Times, CNN, and TMZ also received the letters, as did the dioceses of Covington and Lexington and the archdioceses of Louisville and Baltimore.
There is an understandable tendency to relish this carnival a bit too intensely.
Lock them all up and hang ’em is what I’d like to yell. It’s fun to be boldly inflammatory and speak in such grandiose cowboy terms, but I’d like to think these are just “words” and entail little risk in the wider cultural parlance. But this Sandmann case is worrying.
Are we in for a “Covington Boomerang Effect” in the future? Will the Right start facing down “preservation letters” for mouthing off publicly about scenes and speech misconstrued out of context? If Sandmann can do it to the Left, can we be assured that Liberal Subject A won’t do the same to groups of cherry-picked Conservatives one of these days?
One of Sandmann’s lawyers, Todd McMurty, curiously said, “We want to change the conversation. We don’t want this to happen again. We want to teach people a lesson. There was a rush by the media to believe what it wanted to believe versus what actually happened.”
I agree, but in all fairness, many of us on the Right tend to be similarly emotive and less than discerning when confronted with a scene of liberal extremism that is unabashedly so incriminating that the talking points proffered are like shooting fish in a barrel. And our willingness to vocalize our disgust and animosity can be construed into the legal forum by those lacking inhibition (name a lawyer who doesn’t when confronted with a healthy retainer), and this Sandmann incident may prove to be the gateway.