BREAKING: Nicholas Sandmann drops MEGA dollar lawsuit on CNN!!

The mega dollar lawsuit that the attorney for Covington Catholic’ Nicolas Sandmann promised against CNN is finally here!

They just filed it in court today:

THE WRAP – Lawyers for Covington Catholic high school student Nicholas Sandmann on Tuesday filed a $275 million defamation suit against CNN, saying the network’s coverage of the student’s encounter with Native American tribal elder Nathan Phillips in January constituted a “vicious attack” against his client.

“In short, the false and defamatory gist of CNN’s collective reporting conveyed to its viewers and readers that Nicholas was the face of an unruly hate mob of hundreds of white racist high school students who physically assaulted, harassed, and taunted two different minority groups engaged in peaceful demonstrations, preaching, song, and prayer,” according to the suit, filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court in Kentucky.

“The CNN accusations are totally and unequivocally false and CNN would have known them to be untrue had it undertaken any reasonable efforts to verify their accuracy before publication of its false and defamatory accusations,” the suit added, citing four TV broadcasts and nine online articles it considers defamatory.



$275 million!

Sandmann seeks $75 million in compensatory damages for “the reputational harm, emotional distress, and mental anguish caused by CNN’s false attacks” as well as $200 million in punitive damages.

“Contrary to its ‘Facts First’ public relations ploy, CNN ignored the facts and put its anti-Trump agenda first in waging a 7-day media campaign of false, vicious attacks against Nicholas, a young boy who was guilty of little more than wearing a souvenir Make America Great Again cap while on a high school field trip to the National Mall in Washington, D.C.,” the suit reads.

I know that Alan Dershowitz scoffed at the amount in the lawsuit against the Washington Post and he’d probably say the same about this one. I guess Sandmann’s attorney feels like they need to go big or go home. Either way, if Sandmann gets even a quarter of that he’d be set for the rest of his life.

Here’s a tweet from his attorney:

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Nick is a fine young man. Though he may wind up set for life, I hope and suspect he will wind up doing a lot of good in his future career and not sit on the money. I also pray for the family to stay grounded and safe and not fall into the pit and dangers that often follow lottery winners.

He and the other kids will hopefully grow into great men who will help this country restore liberty.

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It’s about time that we fight back the biased media. Keep it up and maybe things will change.

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Hey…I’m getting comment blocked. What’s up with that?

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PlotEvilPlotEvil I’m getting a few glitches with the new system. Sometimes I just have to close the page and reopen it.

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That explains why the blocked comments are suddenly appearing now. I though maybe they were trying to defend Kathy and Alyssa.

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Yeah, it’s working well for some of us, others not so well. The @ feature to post the avatar and handle of the person who you’re replying to only seems to work half of the time on my phone.

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Can’t wait for the lawsuits against Kathy Griffen and Alyssa Milano. Those should be interesting.

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Can’t wait for the lawsuits against Kathy Griffen and Alyssa Milano. Those those be interesting.

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Sandman’s lawyer was on Life, Liberty and Levin Sunday night. He referred to a million dollars as ‘pocket change’ to these media conglomerates. WarnerMedia is listed as limited liability company, and it’s probably because the state of New York helps shield corporations from lawsuits.

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Yes! It’s really going to be great to see CNN having to eat sh*t after all the times they’ve distorted and lied about a story and gotten away with it. President Trump knows whereof he speaks when he calls them “fake news”. This time they’re going to pay!

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I hope he takes it to trial and wins every penny of that $275 Million.

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Wouldn’t it be funny if at the end of all the litigation, Nick Sandmann was the new owner of both CNN and WaPo? praying fire flash cool

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Go Get ’em Nick! bam thumbsup

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GOOD GRIEF, SOOP!!! When I read your headline “Nicholas Sandmann drops MEGA dollar lawsuit on CNN,” I thought he withdrew his complaint!! Now I realize you are saying he dropped it (like dropping the mic)…YIKES give a girl warning! LOL unamused

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CharliCharli

I know! Me, as an “oldster” or “seniager” some times ya got to explain this new “hipster” speak! hmm

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Hmmm…. Wondering if Media Matters is next up?

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I hope they go after Media Matters for a gazillion!

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One of the largest numbers with a name is the Vigintillion. That’s 10 with 63 zeroes behind it. I hope he sues Media Matters for that much. Enough to bankrupt all their future generations forever.

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@Tom Is that more than a bazillion?

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I can’t wait until he gets Kathy Griffin, and Bill Maher.

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Me too! Why has that been put to the side?

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twisted Together? Eww. I just threw up in my mouth a little.

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Wouldn’t that be lovely!

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O/T
The Right ScoopThe Right Scoop
I liked, disqus pinned comment when it was before the post comment box.

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I have read your explanation but still wanted to put my two cents worth in. At first I was so disappointed and then I was overjoyed. I do not typically like roller coaster rides but this one had a nice ending smile

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ProLifer: I felt exactly the same. But these days we have lots of roller coasters…..

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Yea, all because a woman wasn’t elected President.

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I hope CNN is stupid as usual and decides to gamble on a jury trial and loses BIGLY!

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Avatarjohn Yes, that would be great if a jury doubled or tripled the settlement.

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>> CNN would have known them to be untrue had it undertaken any reasonable efforts to verify their accuracy before publication of its false and defamatory accusations <<

Yup

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For some reason my brain went to the old children’s boardgame Which Witch?, which had a card that read: “Ghoulish Gerty drops it down the chimney”:

https://toytales.ca/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/ghoulish-gerty-300×201.jpg

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I’m wondering if the old indian, Nathan Phillips will have to lawyer up, and appear in court in the cases filed against the media? The media went to bat for Phillips, who was proven to have lied about the circumstances, so wouldn’t he be a star witness? Last time I read, a GoFundMe account set up for Phillips collected about $669.

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That should keep him in Ripple for a couple of months. Maybe also a dental visit.

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grin

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@Scope At the time, I suggested that Phillips open a GoFundYourself account.

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smile clapping thumbsup grin

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@Scope Although I didn’t notice it right away, it was pointed out to me that GFY has another popular meaning.

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Ha, I noticed right away that if you change just 2 letters, that would be the other popular saying. grin

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Sometimes I have a great insight on the subtle while overlooking the obvious.

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Sometimes the forest just gets way to overgrown. grin

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The way the headline reads it sounds like he’s withdrawing the lawsuit. I can’t wait to see the results of this one.

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Thanks Kong,that is the way I read it. Didn’t post it for fear of hurting someones feeling.

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A lot of people read it that way. Even after he made the change of one word to “on”. The use of the word “drop” kills it.

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Doesn’t sound like he dropped the law suit to me???? To me, “drops” means he decided not to pursue the law suit.

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Exactly what I said.

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Awesome. Thank God for these lawyers. I am looking forward to this.

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TracyTracy That Lin Wood is a genius!

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Okay, come on folks. Try skimming the thread before repeating a point made several times already. It looks like piling on.

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Darn I got here too late to say it too cry

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I got here too late to notice anything was wrong.

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In fairness, I don’t know if this is an issue for everyone – but when I’m typing a post I don’t see any others until I do a full page refresh. Granted, I got to this particular article real early and there were zero replies when I wrote. But that lack of real-time updating makes it tough to see points that are being made while you’re writing your post.

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AvatarK-Bob Why let facts get in the way of a hasty presumption?

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@Dr. Strangelove: Especially since that’s what the lawsuit is all about. wink

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@KM Huh? What?

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Never mind – bad analogy.

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Scoop, you might want to consider changing the wording in your headline.

I took it to mean he was dropping it, as in no longer pursuing the lawsuit.

Just a friendly suggestion.

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CruzGalCruzGal That’s what I thought too!

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FAKE NEWS!!! Lol

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I think individuals that work at CNN are also bring sued. I hope he bankrupts all of them.

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@neve9
There’s not enough popcorn in the world.

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The problem won’t be winning a judgment, it will be collecting.

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Watching Linn Wood, attorney for the Covington kids, on Mark Levin Sunday night – I have very high hopes for a settlement/verdict in favor of the kids. Deep pocket entities (CNN, WaPo, etc) have liability insurance policies which are quite cheap due to the historical track record of favorable settlements. A 9-figure settlement or two will cause tremendous upheaval in those rates and maybe, just maybe, cause media assassins to add professionalism to their reportage. Kick ’em good, counselor.

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Mana, it would be nice just to see them squirm, then file bankruptcy.

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Liability insurance.

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Next, Sandmann needs to sue William Kristol and take him for every penny he has or will ever get. Bad enough when Leftists attack without cause, but seriously *&^% up when somebody on the right attacks a teenager simply because of his obsessive hatred for Donald Trump. The self-righteous neverTrumpers on the right need to be brought down a notch.

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There’s no such thing as NeverTrump anymore. It died on election day, 2016. That’s when it became the age of IsTrump, and NeverTrump became a factual impossibility.

Maybe you’re thinking anti-Trump? I’d say Kristol is pretty anti-Trump. That doesn’t make him always wrong about everything, am I’m sure not defending him here – just, how about you take a pill and recognize that we’re not all disciples of the orange demagogue who will blindly follow his pied piper flute to the bottom of the barrel with the leftists.

There are legitimate reasons to be opposed to the guy and some of the stuff he does, y’know.

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There are no legitimate reasons for any Republican voter to spend each day obsessing over things which make the Orange Man Bad.

Normal people understand that Trump does good things and bad things, and things that are neither, but simply must be done.

Idolators and NPCs focus on the Orange Man, and ignore everything else.

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Their hatred of Trump is somewhat amusing, until you see that malignancy being turned onto a child. Then I stopped laughing at it.

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Agreed.

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I hope these kids win at least 10% of what they are asking for. These smug MSM b*stards need a smack down. I hold little hope they will improve their reporting or eliminate their biases, but hurting them in the wallet is one way to get their attention.

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AvatarGhostRider2001 There are two kinds of damages, the restorative damages, which is the money the kid(s) will get, which should be substantial but not over the top; and punitive damages which is where the number should be really huge, because is meant to hurt so as to act as a deterrent.

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Good thing I read past the headline. Because I was looking for the reason why the lawyers did a sudden reversal I realized the headline was written badly and contradicted what actually took place.

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This is even more…………..$25million more than WaPo’s lawsuit. Go get ’em Nick!

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mom, he may become the richest teen in the world. smile grin

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“Nicholas Sandmann drops MEGA dollar lawsuit ON CNN!! would have been better!

He dropped it like it was HOT! (from one of my favorite car commercials)

https://youtu.be/cv157ZIInUk

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lol lol lol

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SheerPoliticsSheerPolitics How do you get a photo or vid to post?

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Looks like youtube links get converted to a clickable graphic, all by themselves.

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On an earlier thread I was being a dork and bragging about my new granddaughter being born today. I would have gone super dork and post her cute photo but didn’t know how to do it.

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LandscaperLandscaper Congratulations!

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Landscaper congratulations!! We have a new granddaughter, born June 2018. The first girl on my side of family.
Grandchildren are proof God wants old people to be happy!

P.S. My first pic with her was in her Bama gear. Of course I bought it!

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LandscaperLandscaper Congratulations!

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Yep.

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Agree. When I read the headline I wondered why Sandmann’s lawyers dropped the lawsuit against CNN. I thought that CNN could not have settled that fast. smile

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Funny! That’s was good.
This my favorite car commercial.

https://youtu.be/xu8wssjb3CA

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Good one!

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@Sheer Wow! How does he make the W with his hand? That’s tougher than that Vulcan thing, which took me a long time to master as a teenager.

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SICK-NN thought that when someone smiles for too long while a drummer is walking by this can only be defined as a “vicious attack”.
Now imagine, that one smile and its interpretation is going to cost them millions of USD.

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How much will they offer him to settle? No way they are ever going to want this to get to court.

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A tour of Atlanta, a day with Jim Acosta, and a souvenir hat signed by Ted Turner.

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I would pay out of my pocket not to meet Jim Accosting.

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Spritto61: But was it only Sick-NN? I am sure that other MSM made the same defamatory accusations, which means that this thing has only started to roll…..

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This part was so good: “Contrary to its ‘Facts First’ public relations ploy, CNN ignored the facts …….

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Sick-NN suffers also from acute MAGA-hat-DS. Maybe a shrink will also testify in their favor.

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He “dropped” a bomb… not the case (as the headline seems to suggest).

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Like he’s droppin’ sick beats.

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I hope he wins on all fronts… BIG! CNN and other devils are indeed liable for the pain and harm against him.

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Scoop, I understood the headline and thought you were reporting last week’s news again. I guess it’s all in how ya read it. Haha! They actually filed. Good. I hope he wins, and the MSM get their crap together.

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This is an important moment. I don’t care if the kid ends up wealthy from it. It has to be done. Accountability means actually being held accountable, and a low number doesn’t amount to that.

Only a number big enough to make everyone do a big double-take can do that.

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Only way to get corporate news orgs to pay attention.

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The Right ScoopThe Right Scoop When I read the headline I thought it meant he had dropped the lawsuit but I kept reading. I thought they started the law suit that last week. I hope he wins big !

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The same happened to me……. unamused

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AvatarSusitna I’m glad it wasn’t just me idea

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Me too smile

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Me three.

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Scopeformerlypinecone: You are so funny!

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Same here, Nana, but after I read the story twice, I came to get it. (No sleep for a few days, my brain is definitely FUZZY!) silly

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HidyhoHidyho , I hope you sleep better , it’s miserable not being able to sleep.

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Thanks Nana. It’s the darned DST, and the remnants of a cough that just won’t go away. mad

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praying praying HidyhoHidyho

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Thanks much ♥

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Hidyho: Try this if you cannot sleep: Don’t close your eyes but leave them open and just watch your dark bedroom. I promise you will fall asleep because nothing is more boring than that.

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AvatarSusitna hmm Thanks! I’ve tried counting sheep, but when I got up to 300, I gave up lol

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Hidyho: You better count the angels around you. Have a good night sleep!

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AvatarSusitna Thank you!

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I thought that too. Click bait? idea question

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I found the title to be misleading. It gave me the impression that Sandmann and his lawyers dropped the law suit, as in no more lawsuit. I’m glad to see they didn’t

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I got the same impression too.

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You might consider renaming that title, Scoop. “Dropping a case” has an implication of ending litigation.

And I totally read it as “MAGA kid withdrew lawsuit.”

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Yeah, I was a little confused at first, too.

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