The Washington Post published an editor’s note Friday night admitting that its leading coverage of the Covington High School story does not line up with the facts.
This coming after high profile attorney L. Lin Wood, served up a $250-mil lawsuit for defamation and libel.
They heavy hitting A list attorney who has represented blockbuster clients like Richard Jewell, the security guard falsely accused in the Centennial Olympic Park bombing in Atlanta in 1996 and John and Patsy Ramsey; the parents of JonBenét Ramsey, is also suing Native American Nathan Phillips for defamation.
According to Breitbart, Nowhere, though, does the Post apologize or even say it regrets smearing a group of innocent Catholic boys.
Here’s a portion of the Post’s statement:
Subsequent reporting, a student’s statement and additional video allow for a more complete assessment of what occurred, either contradicting or failing to confirm accounts provided in that story — including that Native American activist Nathan Phillips was prevented by one student from moving on, that his group had been taunted by the students in the lead-up to the encounter, and that the students were trying to instigate a conflict.
The high school student facing Phillips issued a statement contradicting his account; the bishop in Covington, Ky., apologized for the statement condemning the students; and an investigation conducted for the Diocese of Covington and Covington Catholic High School found the students’ accounts consistent with videos.
It is very important to note the editor’s note was published on a Friday night to limit the exposure and damage:
Wood does not appear satisfied with the Post’s Friday night news dump, which included deleting a tweet that, for more than a month now, has spread lies about Sandmann and incorrectly identified Phillips as a Vietnam veteran:
The Post has issued an Editor’s Note about updates to its initial coverage of the Jan. 18 incident at the Lincoln Memorial: https://t.co/rhzKZ1715K
We’ve also deleted this Jan. 19 tweet in light of later developments. For more, see the Editor’s Note. pic.twitter.com/O7qCSnBMPO
— The Washington Post (@washingtonpost) March 1, 2019
“Washington Post ‘deletes’ false tweet & immediately reposts it. The act of an arrogant, non-contrite bull,” Wood tweeted. “Media bully learns no lesson until it pays for damage, unequivocally admits wrongdoing & pledges to never again bully & falsely attack child without proper investigation”:
Washington Post “deletes” false tweet & immediately reposts it. The act of an arrogant, non-contrite bully. Media bully learns no lesson until it pays for damage, unequivocally admits wrongdoing & pledges to never again bully & falsely attack child without proper investigation. https://t.co/ArsYDalAms
— Lin Wood (@LLinWood) March 2, 2019
“Post has not admitted its fault nor apologized for false ‘bully’ attacks on a minor. Todd McMurtry @FitLwyr & I will issue full statement on Monday responding to Post legal tactics,” he added in another tweet.
“Too little, too late,” he told Fox News.