Drudge Retort: The Other Side of the News
Tuesday, January 07, 2020

CNN agreed Tuesday to settle a lawsuit with Covington Catholic student Nick Sandmann. The amount of the settlement was not made public during a hearing at the federal courthouse in Covington.

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Take this for what it is worth since it is pure speculation on my part, but I do a lot of defamation cases, and unless this was a nuisance settlement (which I doubt) you generally only settle defamation claims if you have no defense because they are fairly difficult to prove against news organizations.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-07 05:17 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Moral of this particular story?

It good to be rich. You can create the rules as you play the game.

#2 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 05:21 PM | Reply

I'm very curious to hear how much they settled for.

Moral of this particular story?

It good to be rich. You can create the rules as you play the game.

#2 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Create the rules? This is a straightforward defamation case.

#3 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 05:56 PM | Reply

Probably the incentive to settle wasn't the expectation of a loss at court, but the continued negative publicity that the trial will cause CNN.

#4 | Posted by Avigdore at 2020-01-07 06:08 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Probably the incentive to settle wasn't the expectation of a loss at court, but the continued negative publicity that the trial will cause CNN.

#4 | POSTED BY AVIGDORE

I don't know about that. This case hasn't gotten very much coverage and maybe Fox would have covered the trial as it was ongoing but the other outlets probably wouldn't have.

#5 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 06:14 PM | Reply

... you generally only settle defamation claims if you have no defense because they are fairly difficult to prove against news organizations.

I think you assume too much. This was always a ridiculous lawsuit. Smirkface's attorneys could have taken a token amount under a non-disclosure agreement.

#6 | Posted by rcade at 2020-01-07 08:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Smirkface's attorneys could have taken a token amount under a non-disclosure agreement.
#6 | POSTED BY RCADE A"

Smirkface? Seriously? The kid showed amazing restraint when a smell douchebag starts banging a drum in his face. That kid should be applauded. I think I can guess how it would have ended if some gay dude would have gotten into the face of a black or Latino teen singing "It's raining men"....

#7 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-07 10:02 PM | Reply | Funny: 2

Smirkface is a rich spoilt kid who never received any measure of manner education. He needed his hiney busted.

#8 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-07 10:11 PM | Reply

His Church should have their tax exempt status revoked for engaging in a political campaign against our Constitutional rights.

#9 | Posted by snoofy at 2020-01-07 10:14 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Smirkface is a rich spoilt kid who never received any measure of manner education.
#8 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR"

What action should he have taken when a smelly old dude WALKS UP TO HIM, gets in his face, and starts banging a drum? The kid should get a medal for his restraint.

#10 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-07 10:23 PM | Reply

What action should he have taken when a smelly old dude WALKS UP TO HIM, gets in his face, and starts banging a drum? The kid should get a medal for his restraint.

POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2020-01-07 10:23 PM | REPLY

The drummer didn't do anything wrong. He was entitled to stand where he was as the kid was entitled to stand where he did.

#11 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-07 10:28 PM | Reply

The drummer didn't do anything wrong. He was entitled to stand where he was as the kid was entitled to stand where he did.

#11 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Agreed.

Going after Philips is overkill IMO. My guess is it's about his gross mischaracterizations of how it all went down prior to full video proving him to be a liar.

#12 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 10:31 PM | Reply

This is just the beginning.

I hope this kid gets multi-generationally rich.

May encourage others to do the same when libeled by fake news.

#13 | Posted by sawdust at 2020-01-07 10:33 PM | Reply

"The drummer didn't do anything wrong. He was entitled to stand where he was as the kid was entitled to stand where he did.
#11 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR "

That is the point -------. He did not STAND and bang his drum. HE WALKED RIGHT UP TO THE KID AND GOT INTO HIS FACE. The Covington kid did not walk up to Philips, it was the other way around - which is why this story died on the left as soon as video became available.

Again - what would you suspect would happen in my hypothetical above: "if some gay dude would have gotten into the face of a black or Latino teen singing "It's raining men""

My guess is some dental work if not a trip to the ER....and yet you want to demonize the kid that stood politely without taking action....unbelievable.

#14 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-07 10:35 PM | Reply

"He needed his hiney busted."

Rape jokes are not funny, Laura. Especially after this kid was assaulted by an old creeper beating off in his face.

#15 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-07 10:45 PM | Reply | Funny: 3

That is the point -------. He did not STAND and bang his drum. HE WALKED RIGHT UP TO THE KID AND GOT INTO HIS FACE. The Covington kid did not walk up to Philips, it was the other way around - which is why this story died on the left as soon as video became available.
Again - what would you suspect would happen in my hypothetical above: "if some gay dude would have gotten into the face of a black or Latino teen singing "It's raining men""
My guess is some dental work if not a trip to the ER....and yet you want to demonize the kid that stood politely without taking action....unbelievable.

POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG AT 2020-01-07 10:35 PM | REPLY

There's no crime in walking up to someone face to face. As long as they don't touch the other. If the kid swung at him the kid would have been the criminal NOT the drummer.

#16 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-07 10:47 PM | Reply

"There's no crime in walking up to someone face to face.
#16 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR"

No, it is not a crime but it is a DICK MOVE. The fact that he responded to the smelly, old dude pulling the DICK MOVE by standing politely is an act of tremendous restraint. Again, answer my question: "if some gay dude would have gotten into the face of a black or Latino teen singing "It's raining men", what do you suspect would have happened?

#17 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-07 10:51 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Rape jokes are not funny, Laura. Especially after this kid was assaulted by an old creeper beating off in his face.

POSTED BY SENTINEL AT 2020-01-07 10:45 PM | REPLY

You never had your hiney paddled and it shows.

#18 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-07 11:02 PM | Reply

Ira,

Yes it was a dick move, but it wasn't criminal. Philips didn't assault or threaten the kid and by the reaction of his classmates it was pretty clear his dick move wasn't taken as threatening.

I haven't seen the lawsuit against Philips but my guess is it has to do with how he portrayed the events to the media after the fact as opposed to walking into a group of High School boys and banging a drum and doing some LSD chant.

#19 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:10 PM | Reply

Sentinel,

FYI - Laura wasn't making a rape joke. She was raised in a very old-fashioned household - "tough love" included spanking (not in a sexual way but a punitive way).

#20 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:12 PM | Reply

Oh look. All the jackholes have gathered to excuse the actions of a smug POS.

I remember when people had morals and respect for others. Especially elders.

Republicans have shht all over that concept.

#21 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:14 PM | Reply

I knew Clown would be butt-hurt over this.

#22 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:15 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Those actions were to stand still, say nothing and smile (and smirk).

For Clown, that is the crime of the century and the kid deserves capital punishment after being tortured. All because of a red hat.

Had that been David Hogg wearing an Obama hat Clown would have wanted that 'summer-toothed' Indian locked up for life for intimidation.

Situational ethics and all that.

#23 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:18 PM | Reply

Create the rules?
#3 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

Yea stupid. If Smirkface wasn't rich this shht wouldn't have been news.

Poor people don't have the time or money to keep running this bullshht through the legal system.

#24 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:18 PM | Reply

Yea stupid. If Smirkface wasn't rich this shht wouldn't have been news.

It was news because the MSM ran wild with it, and at least one outlet has settled for defamation.

Poor people don't have the time or money to keep running this bullshht through the legal system.

#24 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Google this legal term: Pro Bono.

This kid had his life dragged through the mud because he wore a red hat. -------- like you feel it's acceptable to try and ruin his life over it. Our judicial system, as evidenced by this settlement, sees otherwise. Pour yourself another beer and go cry into your cornflakes.

#25 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:22 PM | Reply

I knew Clown would be butt-hurt over this.
#22 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

---- you, Jeff.

This event was the reason I lost any and all respect for you as a person. A human being. A father.

You're a piece of ---- with zero morals.

You defend pieces of ---- without morals.

#26 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:24 PM | Reply

Clown,

If you give me your PO address I'll mail you a box of tissue.

#27 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:25 PM | Reply

This kid had his life dragged through the mud because he wore a red hat.

--------. ---- you for assigning that strawman.

He's called smirkface. Not red hat.

You ------- idiot.

#28 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:26 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You defend pieces of ---- without morals.

#26 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

This 16 year old kid is a piece of ---- without morals?

How well do you know him?

#29 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:26 PM | Reply

If you give me your PO address I'll mail you a box of tissue.

Let's trade. I'll send you a box of ----.

#30 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:26 PM | Reply

He's called smirk face because of the red hat.

And you know it.

That is the only thing he did wrong. He wore a red hat. That's it.

#31 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:27 PM | Reply

How well do you know him?
#29 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

How well do you know him?

You can't seem to keep his dick out of your mouth.

#32 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:27 PM | Reply

If you give me your PO address I'll mail you a box of tissue.
---
Let's trade. I'll send you a box of ----.

#30 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

Deal. I've been thinking about composting and your offer pushed me over the edge.

#33 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:28 PM | Reply

How well do you know him?

You can't seem to keep his dick out of your mouth.

#32 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

I don't. But I don't pretend to either.

#34 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:28 PM | Reply

He's called smirk face because of the red hat.
And you know it.

That's the stupidest ---- your ever posted.

That is the only thing he did wrong. He wore a red hat. That's it.
#31 | POSTED BY JEFFJ

His whole class wore red hats. Thousands of people wear red hats.

The only reason your defending him is because he wore a red hat.

He's part of your cult.

#35 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:30 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"The only reason your defending him is because he wore a red hat.
#35 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

If he wasn't wearing a red hat, you never would have seen a picture of him. If he wasn't a white kid, you never would have seen a picture of him. Just be honest about it.

#36 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-07 11:35 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

If anything, Philips was the aggressor.

The kid didn't move. He didn't say anything. He smiled. He even smirked. And he wore a red hat. And you make it out to be the worst thing ever. Never mind the fact that he's a 16-year old kid. Are you really, honestly and truly, that upset about a smirk? Seriously? It's not like Philips was standing 10 feet away and this kid got up in his face and started smirking. Sandmann was approached. Not the other way around. Philips initiated the interaction, not Sandmann.

#37 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:39 PM | Reply

If he wasn't wearing a red hat, you never would have seen a picture of him. If he wasn't a white kid, you never would have seen a picture of him. Just be honest about it.

#36 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

Amen.

#38 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-07 11:39 PM | Reply

He even smirked.

This might have been nervousness over the situation.... empathy isn't something Clownshack has, ask him about his homophobia?

#39 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-07 11:54 PM | Reply

"#39 | POSTED BY ANDREAMACKRIS"

I don't know what the Liberal expected action would have been. Stare blankly forward? Scowl? Dumb cow look? Turn tail and run? Seriously, what option did they expect other than a smile which they define as a smirk? Sickening the judgment they are placing on this 16 year old kid that did NOTHING to draw this situation onto himself.

#40 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-07 11:57 PM | Reply

Oh look. Jeff's ---- boys are here to suck his dick.

#41 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-07 11:59 PM | Reply

If he wasn't wearing a red hat, you never would have seen a picture of him. If he wasn't a white kid, you never would have seen a picture of him. Just be honest about it.
#36 | POSTED BY IRASHERP

So much straw you could build a house.

No wonder Jeff loves it. He's just as good at assigning false positions as you are.

#42 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:01 AM | Reply

empathy isn't something Clownshack has,

Mattress, who cheers at immigrants getting locked up in cages and ignores the plight of the poor, wants to lecture about empathy.

------- hilarious.

ask him about his homophobia

Go ahead and ask me. Stop being a ------ about it.

I'm gay you ------- moron.

#43 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I don't know what the Liberal expected action would have been. Stare blankly forward? Scowl? Dumb cow look? Turn tail and run? Seriously, what option did they expect other than a smile which they define as a smirk? Sickening the judgment they are placing on this 16 year old kid that did NOTHING to draw this situation onto himself.

#40 | POSTED BY IRAGOLDBERG

It. Was. The. Hat.

Other than committing suicide on the spot anything he did made him the worst person in the world.

#44 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 12:09 AM | Reply

It. Was. The. Hat.

It. Was. His. Reaction. To. Phillips. Everyone. Was. Set. Off. By.

You. -------. Idiot.

#45 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:11 AM | Reply

"#44 | POSTED BY JEFFJ "

Even CNN settled - they admitted they were wrong. It is Libs, especially on this board, that lack the ability to accept new information and admit they were wrong.

#46 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-08 12:12 AM | Reply

Other than committing suicide on the spot

He pretty much did.

Thankfully. He's rich enough to buy his way out of the shht he sat in.

#47 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:13 AM | Reply

Me: His disrespectful attitude and the shht eating smirk on his face disgusted me.

Jeff and the morons: Duuuurrrrrppp!! He Waz WeArin a hat!!

#48 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:15 AM | Reply

"if some gay dude would have gotten into the face of a black or Latino teen singing "It's raining men", what do you suspect would have happened?

Funny how you liberals overlook the ones who actually threatened violence, "The black Israelite's". You dont want to touch those aggressive black guys, they might actually kick your asses and ---- Laura and put "her" in her place.

#49 | Posted by boaz at 2020-01-08 12:18 AM | Reply

"Me: His disrespectful attitude
#48 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

Again, disrespectful HOW?

#50 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-08 12:21 AM | Reply

Thank goodness Boaz showed up to blame black people.

Perfect timing. I was done with Jeff.

So. Boazo. These scary black people. They were to blame?

#51 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:21 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

---- Laura and put "her" in her place.

Come on Boaz.

Everyone knows you want to ---- Laura.

You love getting attention from her. You crave her. You're obsessed.

#52 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:23 AM | Reply

I think I'm gonna be sick.

#53 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-08 12:33 AM | Reply | Funny: 1

You dont want to touch those aggressive black guys, they might actually kick your asses and ---- Laura and put "her" in her place.

POSTED BY BOAZ AT 2020-01-08 12:18 AM | REPLY

You say that like it's a bad thing.

#54 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-08 12:36 AM | Reply

#6

You are right, they could have...but my guess is that they didn't, especially since no trial dates had been set and there were no dispositive motions pending against either side.

My crystal ball broke the day I passed the bar, but having handled dozens of these types cases my guess is that CNN's counsel saw the opportunity to be the first ones to settle, which is always the cheapest exit possible.

#55 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2020-01-08 12:38 AM | Reply

Clown,

"Everyone" was set off by the selectively edited video that was first linked to the media.

if this kid is even remotely the villain you've made him out to be CNN wouldn't have settled this suit.

His crime was wearing a MAGA hat. Sack up and admit it.

#56 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 12:47 AM | Reply

His crime was wearing a MAGA hat.

Keep repeating that shht all you want.

It appears you need that to be the justification.

Because you know smirk face, with his shht eating grin, was acting like a disrespectful, disgusting piece of shht.

He literally could have stepped in any direction and let Phillips pass. He chose to stand there. He created the situation.

But. He's rich. Mommy and daddy bought all the lawyers they could afford and kept swinging. Eventually CNN got tired and paid them off.

#57 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:53 AM | Reply

"He literally could have stepped in any direction and let Phillips pass. He chose to stand there. He created the situation.
#57 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK"

You honestly believe Philips' intention was to walk past him and not bang the drum in his face? You really want to make that claim?

#58 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-08 12:59 AM | Reply

Clownshack is a mind reader and facial expression expert.

#59 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2020-01-08 01:00 AM | Reply

You honestly believe Philips' intention was to walk past him and not bang the drum in his face?

Yep.

You really want to make that claim?
#58 | POSTED BY IRASHERP

Yep.

#60 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 01:10 AM | Reply

"You honestly believe Philips' intention was to walk past him and not bang the drum in his face?
Yep.
#60 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

Than you are irrational and/or a liar and not worth debating this point with further.

#61 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-08 01:53 AM | Reply

Clown,

You are either trolling to an absurd degree or you are completely unhinged over a red hat.

it's a bad look either way.

He literally could have stepped in any direction and let Phillips pass.

Philips wasn't trying to pass, you hack.

Sandmann didn't move. If Philips actually wanted to get past (he claimed he didn't, but he's a proven liar, so who knows) he wouldn't walk directly at someone and expect that person to just move. He never once asked this kid to move. You're a dumb man when it comes to this specific issue, for some reason.

#62 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 01:55 AM | Reply

it's a bad look either way.

Thanks for your opinion, jaxkass. It means nothing to me.

Keep defending smirk face. You saw he was wearing a red hat and traded your morals for tribalism. You have no morals. Zero. It's obvious when reading any of your posts.

Philips wasn't trying to pass, you hack.

How could he? Smirk face was blocking him and the rest of the school surrounded him. Screaming at the top of their lungs and acting like a bunch of ------- thugs.

Keep defending the indefensible. Your whole stupid argument is about hats. You're a trump cultist. You have zero morals.

My dad raised me to be respectful to my elders and people in general.

Apparently your dad taught you to be a ------- dick to people.

#63 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 02:12 AM | Reply

Come on Boaz.

Everyone knows you want to ---- Laura.

You love getting attention from her. You crave her. You're obsessed.

Posted by ClownShack

Wouldn't be the first time, I've heard. Though he might slip up and can call her "LISA"

#64 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-08 02:39 AM | Reply | Funny: 2

not worth debating this point with further.
#61 | POSTED BY IRASHERP

Who the ---- was even trying to discuss anything with you.

You're a troll and a sock puppet and on my plonk list.

If it weren't for others posting what you wrote, or being logged out, I'd never have to be bothered with reading any of your ----, ever.

Do me a favor. ---- off.

Troll.

#65 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 02:42 AM | Reply

#43 | Posted by ClownShack

MATRESS is a case study in someone who adheres to the "Psychological Projection Theory" to a T

#66 | Posted by AMERICANUNITY at 2020-01-08 02:46 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

MATRESS is a case study in someone who adheres to the "Psychological Projection Theory" to a T

I'm of this opinion as well.

#67 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 02:48 AM | Reply

My dad raised me to be respectful to my elders and people in general.

Apparently your dad taught you to be a ------- dick to people.

#63 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK

You've been a dick throughout this entire thread.

Apparently you didn't take heed of daddy's lessons to you.

not worth debating this point with further.
#61 | POSTED BY IRASHERP
---
Who the ---- was even trying to discuss anything with you.

You're a troll and a sock puppet and on my plonk list.

On your plonk list?

You are responding to posts you can't even see?

Take some meds, bro. Or seek help.

You are unhinged tonight.

#68 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 02:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

"Who the ---- was even trying to discuss anything with you.
#65 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK "

That dopey looking ------- you see in the mirror.

#69 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-08 02:50 AM | Reply

You've been a dick throughout this entire thread.

Awe. You poor bitch. You Trump cultist. You immoral blowhard.

You should keep that box of tissues you were going to send me. Seems you need it.

You were the one who called me out at the beginning of this thread. Eat it.

On your plonk list?
You are responding to posts you can't even see?

Quick! Change the subject!!

Clearly this is above your pay grade as you seem completely clueless as to how plonks work.

Just another thing you're wrong about.

------ day for you, Jeff.

#70 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 02:57 AM | Reply

"You are unhinged tonight.
#68 | POSTED BY JEFFJ "

TDS is strong in that one. Liberals are just too emotional to have fruitful discussions - and given their propensity to only speak with like minded people, we are getting this mass of people that are certifiably insane.

#71 | Posted by iragoldberg at 2020-01-08 03:01 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#71 An interesting collection of compulsive nasty sociopaths...amazing what anonymity reveals...

#72 | Posted by Greatamerican at 2020-01-08 04:43 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Wow, I woke up in the middle of the night because I couldn't sleep, and I see this thread has gone into a total meltdown. ClownsHack must be off his meds or something. Or maybe he's also a drunk Indian.

#73 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-08 05:14 AM | Reply

Boy there's quite a difference how the DR treats a 16-year-old like Sandman and a 16-year-old like Thunberg.

#74 | Posted by homerj at 2020-01-08 08:32 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

You can't seem to keep his dick out of your mouth.

#32 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2020-01-07 11:27 PM

LOL...how did that not get edited?

awesome thread...sorry I missed it.

#75 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-08 09:59 AM | Reply

I don't know about that.
#5 | POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2020-01-07 06:14 PM

Even a stopped watch is right twice a day. Congrats, Jeff.

#76 | Posted by JOE at 2020-01-08 10:20 AM | Reply

LOL...how did that not get edited?

Why would it? Clownshack's homophobia has been on display almost a year.

The pressure is getting to him, he can't go a thread without displaying it.

#77 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-08 10:32 AM | Reply

#71 An interesting collection of compulsive nasty sociopaths...amazing what anonymity reveals...

Truth of character.

#78 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-08 10:39 AM | Reply

MATRESS is a case study in someone who adheres to the "Psychological Projection Theory" to a T
#66 | POSTED BY AMERICANUNITY

Your defense of someone that uses a homophobic slur to describe MayorPete is noted.

#79 | Posted by AndreaMackris at 2020-01-08 10:48 AM | Reply

Your defense of someone that uses a homophobic slur to describe MayorPete is noted.

I really cut you deep, didn't I?

How much sleep you been losing?

#80 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 11:07 AM | Reply

Boy there's quite a difference how the DR treats a 16-year-old like Sandman and a 16-year-old like Thunberg.
#74 | POSTED BY HOMERJ

Other than their ages. There's nothing else similar about the two people. So yea. Quite different reactions. Glad you figured that out.

#81 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 11:09 AM | Reply

how did that not get edited?

Because there's truth to that statement.

#82 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 11:10 AM | Reply

Or maybe he's also a drunk Indian.

#73 | POSTED BY SENTINEL

Howzbout 'Or maybe he's also a Veteran x-marine. (Oh, wait, there's no such thing as an x-marine, according to some here)

#83 | Posted by oldwhiskeysour at 2020-01-08 11:34 AM | Reply

Hopefully Clown is feeling better today.

#84 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 11:58 AM | Reply

homophobic slur

Actually.

Pointing out Pete has an unfortunate last name, Buttigieg, isn't a homophobic slur.

So. Not only are you desperately trying to lie until someone believes you. You're apparently unaware what homophobic slurs are.

But, what more could be expected from a Mattress.

#85 | Posted by ClownShack at 2020-01-08 12:11 PM | Reply

#63 | POSTED BY CLOWNSHACK AT 2020-01-08 02:12 AM | FLAG: Not how it went down as your media showed you what they wanted you to see. CNN lost because they attacked a miner in public and with a false narrative.

Remember the Rodeney King case Your media never show you that there were two of his friends in the car, but they obeyed the officers instead of attacking them, again your media told a distorted/partial story - as usual in order to promote an agenda.

#86 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-08 03:58 PM | Reply

They attacked a miner in public? A coal miner? Gold? WTF? Oh... it's just a MSGT post. Never mind. Duly ignored.

#87 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-08 04:07 PM | Reply

#87 | POSTED BY MODER8 AT 2020-01-08 04:07 PM | FLAG: Yep, ignore that content because of a typo - brilliant I say, simply brilliant of you.

#88 | Posted by MSgt at 2020-01-08 04:40 PM | Reply

I saw a tweet that posited that CNN settled to avoid discovery.

Certain members of their staff publicly tweeted or said some horrible things about Sandmann. Imagine what was said about him on internal company emails...

#89 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-08 08:23 PM | Reply

Sandmann is a piece of ----. Literally every other kid in the crowd stepped aside as the old man moved around. Sandmann thought it'd be cool to, as he said it, "stand his ground". He's a ------ tool. He was looking for attention and thought it'd be cute to face off with the old guy. He deserved all the derision and negative coverage his scrawny ass received. As clown stated, only reason we're talking about this is because his parents hired a PR firm and lawyers to make him out to be a victim. Welcome to the 21st century, where viral videos can make you instantly famous. That's what this kid wanted, that's what he got. He thought he'd get a laugh. He thought everyone would love it. But then when everyone started laughing at what a tool he was he went crying to mommy and daddy. Boo ------- hoo. If you were wondering where sleazy lowlife lawyers/executives come from...the last name is Sandmann. Sad watching scum balls like this get away with ---- like this because money. Sad.

#90 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-01-09 12:04 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

The drunk Indian was obviously a pedofile. That's why he approached the kid and wanted to "put the spirit into him" as he said in one of his interviews. He should be locked up in prison for assaulting child, and the other Indians should be rounded up along with the black Hebrew Israelites and sent to re-education camps for their openly racist behaviors.

#91 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-09 05:57 AM | Reply

#90

The only person who is a piece of ---- is you, Gavaster, with that ------- garbage take on what happened.

The kid didn't do anything. He stood motionless and didn't even say anything.

I can't believe what a ------- ------- take that was.

#92 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 07:31 AM | Reply

Sandmann thought it'd be cool to, as he said it, "stand his ground".

It was a wide open space and Phillips wasn't trying to get through, he was trying to provoke. You make it sound like the kid was blocking a choke-point. He wasn't. When provoked the kid stood motionless. Oh, but he was wearing a red hat, so that means he's a piece of ----. The aggressors that day were the black Hebrew Israelites and the 6-toothed injun. Yet, you turn your ire at a 16 year old kid who stood motionless and didn't say a word or make any kind of aggressive gesture. Again - it. was. the. hat.

#93 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 08:20 AM | Reply

Sandmann is a punk kid who thinks his schit doesn't stink. He may not have spoke with his vocal chords. His smirk and MAGA hat spoke volumes. He's one spoilt rich kid that's all.

#94 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-09 08:29 AM | Reply

Sandmann is a punk kid who thinks his schit doesn't stink. He may not have spoke with his vocal chords. His smirk and MAGA hat spoke volumes. He's one spoilt rich kid that's all.

#94 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

That's his true crime, what I put in bold. The hat means he deserves to be punched in the face. The hat means he deserves to be put into a wood chipper. The hat means his parents should be fired from their jobs. All of those sentiments have been expressed by people on the left with an audience. It's sick and disgusting and it's precisely why he successfully sued CNN.

#95 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 08:39 AM | Reply

Had he been wearing a 'Hope and Change" hat the script in this story flips 180 degrees for those condemning a 16 year old kid who stood motionless when provoked. Situational ethics, and all that.

#96 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 08:41 AM | Reply

Maybe he should change his name to, "Greta"?

#97 | Posted by Daniel at 2020-01-09 08:44 AM | Reply

Maybe he should change his name to, "Greta"?

#97 | POSTED BY DANIEL

How about - Greta David Hogg?

He'd be the biggest victim of all time!

#98 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 08:49 AM | Reply

#92

Yawn. I know smirkface. I grew up with smirkface. Smirkface is an empty suit. (Not the actual smirkface, but his behavioral twin) Smirkface is just barely smart enough to keep his mouth shut and not vocalize his stupidity. He slipped though. A few phrases here and there, a few sideways glances, and smirks too many. He unknowingly outed himself. Was smirkface's group chest thumping and escalating the confrontation? Was smirkface's group tomahawking? Did smirkface's parents hire a PR firm? Did smirkface say he was "standing his ground"? Did smirkface...smirk? Did smirkface try to say he was staring the Indian man in the face in an effort to de-escelate the situation? Smirkface asked for and received the attention he deserved. Now he's trying to use his privlege and money to change the narrative. But here is a newsflash for you. Lawsuit settlements are not admissions of guilt.

JeffJ, I think you are having such a visceral reaction because you see so much of yourself in the boy. The smirk we can all see in your posting. You think you're clever. You think one move past the the mind of a high schooler and think you're soo devious and smart! But the adults in the room see through your disingenuous comments. That's why you're made fun of for your fence sitting support of Trump. It's why you support smirkface. It's also why so many Reps hate those elitist libs! There is a tinge or elitism in liberal circles, some more than others. But most claims of elitism are actually your subconscious expressing its inferiority of mental capacity. You glibly lash out at thoughts, ideas, and concepts too complex, too emotionally or fundamentally challenging for your brain to consider because it would cause your worldview to radically change. Sometimes it's your ego that won't let you move on. Sometimes it's mental capacity. Sometimes it's pwning libs. Mostly it's insecurity.

Anywho, I wish you well on your journey of personal development. Don't give up hope. It helps to keep an open mind re-examine your own beliefs from time to time. But you'll get there....maybe. Critical thinking skills. So hard to develop on your own. Best of luck.

#99 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-01-09 08:50 AM | Reply

That's his true crime, what I put in bold. The hat means he deserves to be punched in the face. The hat means he deserves to be put into a wood chipper. The hat means his parents should be fired from their jobs. All of those sentiments have been expressed by people on the left with an audience. It's sick and disgusting and it's precisely why he successfully sued CNN.

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2020-01-09 08:39 AM | REPLY

CNN Settling doesn't mean he won. It means they wanted it over with.

#100 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-09 08:57 AM | Reply

Had he been wearing a 'Hope and Change" hat the script in this story flips 180 degrees for those condemning a 16 year old kid who stood motionless when provoked. Situational ethics, and all that.

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2020-01-09 08:41 AM | REPLY

There's that intellectual dishonesty again. Obama didn't spew racist rhetoric that's Trump's gig. The MAGA hat is a Trump creation.

#101 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-09 09:00 AM | Reply

How about - Greta David Hogg?
He'd be the biggest victim of all time!

POSTED BY JEFFJ AT 2020-01-09 08:49 AM | REPLY

Greta is trying to save the planet
David Hogg is trying to save kids lives
Sandmann is just showing his ass.

See the difference??

#102 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2020-01-09 09:02 AM | Reply

#99 | POSTED BY GAVASTER

I'm giving your post a FF because it made me chuckle, and I don't say that derisively. It had a tongue-in-cheek vibe to it and that's how I took it.

CNN Settling doesn't mean he won. It means they wanted it over with.

#100 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Perhaps. I'd really like to see the amount that CNN agreed to pay out. The thing is though, proving defamation against a news outlet is a really difficult thing to do and the other outlets, like Washington Post, haven't settled. My guess is the discovery phase of the case (I mentioned it up-thread) would prove to be HUGELY embarrassing for CNN, thus the settlement.

#103 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 09:03 AM | Reply

See the difference??

#102 | POSTED BY LAURAMOHR

Yep. It's. The. Hat.

That is the difference.

Sandmann wasn't overtly injecting himself into controversial issues. He attended a pro-life rally and donned a red hat. He didn't seek any coverage and didn't instigate Nathan Phillips. Had he been wearing a 'Hope and Change' hat he'd be viewed as a victim by the very same people who are calling him scum of the earth and want to see him assaulted and his parents to be made destitute.

#104 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 09:07 AM | Reply

-- Greta is trying to save the planet

Did you get your ThunBorg prayer candle yet? Only $18 dollars from Etsy.

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#105 | Posted by nullifidian at 2020-01-09 09:09 AM | Reply

I want to be clear - I have never criticized David Hogg or Greta Thunberg for their advocacies. I'm more sympathetic to Hogg as his advocacy stems, at least in part, from a personally traumatic event. I've expressed sympathy for Greta as well as I think she's being used as a political pawn.

#106 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 09:13 AM | Reply

#103 JeffJ

Yeah. That one is an example of using humor as a defense mechanism against your inability to cope with your anxiety when confronted with an uncomfortable situation. Remember....

Unconscious incompetence.
Conscious incompetence.
Conscious competence.
Unconscious competence.

Knowledge really is half the battle. This particular topic may be a little too triggering for you to address right now. We will find something lighter to start.

#107 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-01-09 09:34 AM | Reply

#107

Dude, you are cracking me up. I am being serious. Thank you for the chuckle.

This particular topic may be a little too triggering for you to address right now. We will find something lighter to start.

That's classic!

#108 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 09:37 AM | Reply

Also - seriously - I apologize for #92. It was uncalled for.

#109 | Posted by JeffJ at 2020-01-09 09:38 AM | Reply

"Yawn. I know smirkface. I grew up with smirkface."

yes...it's personal to you.

#110 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-09 09:42 AM | Reply

Jeff, this kid is a private school, maga hat wearing, pro-lifer.

that's it. there is no need to discuss this further. their minds are made up.

let them sit in their own filth of hate and disgust for someone like that.

"CNN Settling doesn't mean he won"

it can mean whatever you want it to mean, laura.

#111 | Posted by eberly at 2020-01-09 09:44 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

#110 - Not personal to me. I have only seen the guy once since Jr High. But he did rape a child. So in the sense that I have personal experience with what can happen when smirkface's are not parented correctly or disciplined, yes. It's personal.

#112 | Posted by gavaster at 2020-01-09 10:26 AM | Reply

It cracks me up reading the right wing hacks applauding the unknown settlement while shaking in outrage over the fact Alex Jones was successfully sued for far, far worse behavior.

#113 | Posted by moder8 at 2020-01-09 12:37 PM | Reply

What CNN and Alex Jones did were both inexcusable, and they both deserved to be sued for it.

#114 | Posted by sentinel at 2020-01-09 02:22 PM | Reply

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