Day two of the RNC largely began the same as the first, with the opening speeches centered around patriotism and American exceptionalism. However, around the midway point of the second day’s proceedings there was a bit of a shift in tone, and there finally came a powerful platform-setting message delivered by Nick Sandmann, a Kentucky student from Covington Catholic High School. Some of you may remember him as the ‘Covington kid’, whose unforgivable sin was smiling (or, if you’re a mainstream pro-Democrat pundit, ‘leering’) in front of a Native American in public while wearing a MAGA hat.
Since he was maligned by the mainstream media, the young man has settled with both CNN and the Washington Post. Judging by the reaction of one of CNN’s analysts, there are people in the media that aren’t too pleased with that – most likely because he is the biggest example of someone taking the media to task since Hulk Hogan won his lawsuit against Gawker. It was Joe Lockhart who called Sandmann a “snot nosed entitled kid from Kentucky” – just the kind of slander of character that had gotten CNN sued in the first place.