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Old 14th January 2020, 01:25 PM   #2401
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Originally Posted by plague311 View Post
Fairly sure the title was changed during an update on the story. This appears to be the original article, and it is still able to be found on CNN.
You may be right that it's the current form of the original article. The lawsuit says the first article contains the quote, “a smiling young man in a red Make America Great Again hat standing directly in front of [Phillips]” and your link says, "a smiling young man in a red Make America Great Again hat standing directly in front of the man". So that's a match. But...

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It also lists the correction of Philips to denote the fact he didn't serve in Vietnam, so I'm pretty sure it's the original one. I can look for the other one, but the article dates change with any update.
If this is basically the original article, that correction is not the only change they made. The fifth paragraph reads,
CNN's Jake Tapper obtained a statement on Sunday from Nick Sandmann, a junior at Covington Catholic High School, who said he is the student in the video. Sandmann said he was trying to defuse a tense situation and denied insinuations that anyone in the crowd was acting out of racism or hatred.
But Sunday would be January 20, and the original article appeared on January 19, so that could only have been added later. There are a number of other textual mismatches between the lawsuit and your link. For example, the lawsuit says the original article made the following defamatory claim:
Phillips also appeared upset in a video Taitano posted after the confrontation. He wiped away tears as he talked about the chants of ‘build that wall.’
Your link says:
Phillips also appeared upset in a video Taitano posted after the confrontation. He wiped away tears as he talked about the students' actions.
Quite similar, but the change is still significant . So either this is a new story which recycled heavily from the original story, or they made a lot more changes than just the Philips/Vietnam thing.
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Old 14th January 2020, 01:36 PM   #2402
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Originally Posted by Ziggurat View Post
You may be right that it's the current form of the original article. The lawsuit says...

*snipped, brevity*

Quite similar, but the change is still significant . So either this is a new story which recycled heavily from the original story, or they made a lot more changes than just the Philips/Vietnam thing.
It could be that was the result of the settlement of the lawsuit as well. Just because Sandmann won doesn't mean he won money. Maybe the retractions/changes are what he came away with.

I have nothing to support that.
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Old 22nd January 2020, 04:53 AM   #2403
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The second wave of criticism of the Covington students

Reason's Robby Soave has a retrospective article. "One year after the Covington debacle, it's actually the gratuitous cruelty of the Laura Wagners and Ruth Grahams that sticks out to me as worthy of ongoing criticism—far more than the significantly flawed but at least summarily retracted news articles by the likes of The Washington Post and CNN."
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