During the Night 2 of the Republican National Convention, one of the most poignant speeches came from Nick Sandmann. Sandmann was attacked by the mainstream media in 2019 for an encounter he had with a Native American elder when he attended the March for Life while wearing a Make American Great Again Hat. As a result of the media's attacks, Sandmann filed a defamation suit against the Washington Post, CNN, ABC, CBS, The Guardian, The Hill, and NBC. Settlements have been reached with CNN and the Washington Post.
It may seem shocking that the mainstream media would target a high school student. While the Left and its allies in the media are all about exercising one's freedom of speech in the public square, the buck stops when it involves a viewpoint that they are not fond of.
Sandman was the perfect villain for the major media: White student at an all-boys' Catholic school, at a pro-life march, wearing a MAGA hat.— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) August 26, 2020
That's why they all decided instantly he was the villain. That's why they wanted to punch him. That's why they didn't care about the facts
And it seems as though the mainstream media still has not learned their lesson from the 2019 incident. Attacks against Sandmann were revived on Tuesday night after he gave his remarks:
Ah, Sandmann never sought attention or fame. The liberal mainstream media’s failure to follow basic journalism standards made him famous.— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) August 26, 2020
The hatred is so visceral. And it's not about him. https://t.co/e4jQrrSr56— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) August 26, 2020
The leftist media’s continued attacks on everyday Americans like Nick Sandmann expose their true colors and disdain for diversity of thought and freedom of speech. https://t.co/ISTqSlU5bY— RNLA ⚖️ (@TheRepLawyer) August 26, 2020
Sandmann's inclusion in the Convention highlights President Trump's vigorous support of freedom of speech and his willingness to fight back against "cancel culture."
Other speakers from the Night 2 of the Republican National Convention included First Lady Melania Trump, Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron, Lawyers for Trump Advisory Board Member and former Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi:
Perhaps the most inspiring parts of the night featured an unexpected pardon by the President and a naturalization ceremony:
On the National Day of Prayer, Hope for Prisoners founder Jon Ponder came to the White House to share his story with the American people.— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 26, 2020
Today, President Trump welcomed Jon back—and signed his full pardon. pic.twitter.com/LsFxjGFoRR
The full lineup of speakers for the Night 3 of the RNC Convention, "Land of Heroes," can be found here.