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Media Miscreants Sued for MILLIONS Over Covington Catholic School Coverage

Justice is on the minds of Covington Catholic School student Nick Sandmann, but political observers will be keen to hear testimony from the mainstream media on their Trump-era decision making protocols.

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There was once an inherent responsibility within the mainstream media, but, with each passing day, that distinction seems to be eroding.

Much of this belief came back before the days of CNN and others, who are little more than “infotainment” channels competing for your emotional response in order to sell advertising.  The salaciousness and sensationalism have strong-armed the driver of this metaphorical car, and have relegated the facts to be middle seat in the back.

So when a group of teenagers from Covington Catholic School were being targeted in Washington DC months ago, the progressive press paparazzi got to work spinning a single photograph as a tale of bigotry and hate.

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In fact, the photo in question showed a young man awkwardly attempting to convey stoicism in the face of loud, older protesters who took umbrage with his red hat.

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And, let’s be real:  How stoic were any of us capable of appearing when were were in high school?

Now, the young man at the center of the controversy has taken umbrage with his portrayal, and is now suing the media outlets who defamed him.

Covington Catholic High School student Nicholas Sandmann’s attorney is suing NBC Universal for $275 million.

Sandmann’s lawyer says the NBC Universal media corporation “created a false narrative by portraying the alleged ‘confrontation’ as a ‘hate crime’ committed by Nicholas.”

“Today, @LLinWood and I filed a $275,000,000 lawsuit against NBCUniversal on behalf of Nicholas Sandmann.  The facts of the suit show the anti-Trump narrative NBC pushed so hard,” attorney Todd V. McMurtry posted on Twitter.

While we should all hope for justice in Sandmann’s case, there will be a particularly keen interest in the court proceedings, specifically in the potential of testimony from NBC officials regarding their decision-making process in covering the story in the manner they did.

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Mnuchin To Request More Funds From Congress If Small Businesses Use Up $350B In Forgivable Loans

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Treasure Secretary Steven Mnuchin stated on Wednesday that should small businesses use up all of the $350 billion in loans to be administered by the Small Business Association to help keep them afloat during the social distancing measures being taken to contain the coronavirus. Here’s more on this from Washington Examiner: “One of the things I’ve heard is this small business program is going to be so popular that we’re going to run out of the $350 billion. If that’s the case, I can assure you that will be at the top of the list for me to go back to Congress on,” he told CNBC. The relief bill provides $350 billion to small businesses and other entities with zero-fee loans of up to $10 million to help cover payroll. These loans are available to businesses with 500 employees or less. The loans are forgivable to the extent that they are used to maintain payroll and pay other overhead. The loans are expected to be disbursed on a first-come-first-serve basis. Outside economists have said that the $350 billion allocation is much less than will be needed by small businesses looking to retain their workers. Earlier this week, Mnuchin stated that the loans included in the coronavirus relief package past last week would be available this Friday. Mnuchin spoke with Fox Business saying, “I’ve said these loans will be available starting on Friday, which will be at lightning speed. We hope later today that we’ll be releasing the documents and the instructions.” The coronavirus is continuing to wreak havoc on the United States as the death toll from the virus hits 4,000, which takes our numbers higher than those of China where the illness originated from.

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Devin Nunes Says School Closures Over Coronavirus Are ‘Way Overkill’

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When it comes to discussions about safety measures taken to manage the spread of the coronavirus, there seems to be two camps. One camp doesn’t think this virus is all that big of a deal and we ought to just get back to living life as normal with no concern for the seriousness of the matter. The other camp freaks out and thinks everything under the sun must be banned and shutdown for the next few years — or so it seems — until the virus goes away. Both are extremes, and funny enough, both are extremely stupid. It seems that Rep. Devin Nunes, a Republican, falls into the first camp. Nunes recently came out and said that school closures over the virus are “way overkill.” Keep in mind, the virus has now killed 4,000 Americans, which is 700 more than the Chinese total of fatalities (if they are actually reporting their numbers accurately). Here’s more from The Washington Examiner: As they discussed former Food and Drug Administration Commissioner Scott Gottlieb’s public health plan for how to combat the virus, Ingraham claimed it would mean people “can’t go back to a normal life” for 12 months. “Yeah, that’s not going to work. … The schools were just canceled out here in California, which is way overkill,” Nunes responded. “It’s possible kids could’ve went back to school in two weeks to four weeks, but they just canceled the rest of the schools. So, look: I’m optimistic here.” “If we don’t start to get people back to work in this country over the next week to two weeks, I don’t believe we can wait until, you know, the end of April. I just don’t know of any economy that’s ever survived where you unplug the entire economy and expect things to go…

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