I chose Nick Sandmann as my VIP for this week because he stood for his rights against great odds. Sandmann was just an ordinary high school student until he became famous about one year ago. He was with classmates on a visit to the National Mall in Washington, D.C. when a Native American man saw his red “Make America Great Again” hat and got in his face.
Sandmann did nothing wrong. He was just standing there looking at the man, but CNN and other media outlets botched the story. Last week CNN settled a lawsuit with Sandmann, but he has other media outlets and individuals on his radar. Adults and businesses tried to ruin this young man’s life, and he is making them pay. I say, “Good for him!”
The sad thing is that CNN and other outlets never learn. They do not change their ways and merely find another victim to harass. Maybe if a few more people stood firm as Nick Sandmann did, the media would get the message that their tactics do not work.