Covington Catholic student Nicholas Sandmann has publicly thrown his support behind 18-year-old Kyle Rittenhouse, as he has experienced being slandered by the mainstream media as a white supremacist.
Sandmann penned an op-ed for Daily Mail in which he recalled how awful it is to be a teenager targeted by the mainstream media with the worst labels in the world. He explained that he can relate to Rittenhouse because e the “attacks on Kyle came from the national news media, just as they came for me,” adding that the media “came quickly, without hesitation, because Kyle was an easy target that they could paint in the way they wanted to.”
“This is the problem with liberal media outlets in the United States,” Sandmann continued. “They want to get the story first, get the most views, make the most money, and advance the agenda from liberal patrons. These outlets cover themselves when they are wrong with small footnotes at the ends of long articles, clarifying that new information has come out and that they have updated their coverage.”
Sandmann went on to lash out at politicians and celebrities like President Joe Biden and Lebron James, telling them all to “shut up” before rushing to judgment. Biden labeled Rittenhouse a “white supremacist,” while James accused him of fake crying on the stand at his trial.
“From my own experience, the death threats, feeling of no future ahead, and that millions of people hate you, is enough to alter you in many concrete ways and permanently,” the young man wrote. “Make no mistake: even the strongest of people cannot resist the mental impact when the media war machine targets you.”
After exploring whether or not Rittenhouse should sue the media outlets that are relentlessly targeting him, Sandmann expressed his deepest sympathies.
“At this time, I would like to use my platform to let Kyle know that I am here for you, and if you ever would like to reach out to me, I am about the only person our age to have an idea of how the media is treating you,” he wrote. “The way the media has treated you is terrible, and you don’t have to face it alone.”
Sandmann made headlines back in 2019 when outlets like The Washingtohttps://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H2kX1Nzi1I8https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8ZhDGaQMS4n Post and CNN claimed that he and his Covington classmates harassed a Native American man while wearing MAGA hats. However, the video later revealed that it was the Native American who approached the boys and that the teenagers were also being targeted by an extremist group known as the Black Hebrew Israelites. Without investigating the incident, the media branded Sandmann and his friends as racists.
This comes as Rittenhouse’s murder trial continues.