POLL: Should families of Covington students file lawsuits against media outlets who defamed them?

BY TEAM DML / JANUARY 22, 2019 /

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A group of Catholic high school students had their lives upended after a video went viral from an incident that occurred while they were attending the March For Life event in Washington, D.C. last Friday.

The students have become the center of a national controversy after a video of them and a drum-beating Native American veteran has gone viral. The first video that emerged made it appear that the students were harassing the veteran, but a longer video emerged later which showed the Native American man had actually approached the students, beating his drum in their faces, while they did nothing wrong.

Many media outlets have now admitted they jumped to conclusions too fast, and have retracted their criticism of the students since the longer videos emerged which showed the situation in an entirely different light.

Due to the alarming number of threats against the school and death threats against the students, Covington High School completely closed on Tuesday.

One Covington senior student reportedly said that liberal activists are “calling the college admissions offices of universities that have accepted Covington Catholic students, urging them to rescind offers of admission.”

Los Angeles-based trial lawyer Robert Barnes tweeted on Sunday that he will represent the students for free if they want to sue the media outlets who defamed them.

PJ Media reported:  Barnes told PJ Media that he was working with the families to sue the media outlets that defamed them. 

PLEASE TAKE OUR POLL BELOW – WE WANT YOUR OPINION. Should the families of the Covington students file a lawsuit against the media outlets who defamed and falsely accused them?

 



14 Comments

  1. Mars January 22nd, 2019 at 4:57 pm

    They should also file suit against Kathy Griffin calling out to dox them.

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  2. SHIRLEY BLANCHARD January 22nd, 2019 at 5:05 pm

    Accountability! Yes! They need to learn that they can not get away with this!

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  3. Yvonne January 22nd, 2019 at 5:11 pm

    What does a defamation suit do for the media? It drains them of their wealth….until they learn to print the truth and not harm people. What if media refuses to adopt decent values? Then keep suing their butts off.

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  4. AxeToGrind January 22nd, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Sue them for everything, just like they do us….you want lawfare, let’s go for it!

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  5. Sandra Thompson January 22nd, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    It’s time for everyone to hold the Media accountable for their hatred and Kathy Griffin she is a poor excuse of a human being.
    These poor kids and their families received Death Threats and much more, what is so very concerning at how many evil people want to hurt these kids and don’t even look at the truth.
    What is happening to this country? I’m afraid at where we are heading, I’m sickened at the Hatred from the Media, the Democrats, the Far Left and other people that are out there.
    It’s like Satan is eating away at this country.

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  6. Barb January 22nd, 2019 at 5:52 pm

    Bury them in law suits and bankrupt them. It’s the only way to stop fake news. They’re dangerous and need to be held accountable.

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  7. Barbara January 22nd, 2019 at 8:28 pm

    Sue them all. What a bunch of hero’s – picking on kids. Why? Because they are white. Because they are boys. Because they are Catholic. All of the above. Disgusting.

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  8. Katin January 22nd, 2019 at 10:07 pm

    Satan is working overtime

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  9. Douglas Schmitt January 23rd, 2019 at 7:48 am

    If they didn’t have Trump’s hats on nothing would be said, if the were black and really harassing a group of Catholic Marchers nothing would be said . I say sue,sue,sue.

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  10. ZS January 23rd, 2019 at 9:10 am

    Yup student’s take Mr. Barnes offer and sue every single one and include the witch griffin in it too. Don’t let them get away with this. Remember you were the ones that had your lives threatened. Just saying they made a mistake is not good enough. Go get them and let them know you will not be bullied by anyone.

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  11. Audrey January 23rd, 2019 at 10:49 am

    SUE SUE SUE!!! I am telling the world today , if any of my family members are killed by an ILLEGAL alien I WILL be suing Pelosi AND Schumer!!!!

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  12. Karen January 23rd, 2019 at 11:26 am

    If people don’t start standing up, it’s going fo get 1000 times worse.

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  13. Susan Pruitt January 23rd, 2019 at 1:48 pm

    I really hope all the students and their school sue the media AND the biased actors that made threats of violence against them. They all need a good, swift kick in the but-tocks big time!

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  14. N B January 23rd, 2019 at 9:35 pm

    Sue Kathy Griffin first then go get the fake news. What a disgrace. Also Sue The View. Nathan Walked up to those boys beating his drum.

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