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Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Palin sues NY Times for defamation

Former Alaska Governor, vice presidential candidate and butt of Tina Fey jokes, Sarah Palin, is suing the New York Times over an editorial that claimed that her website was responsible for the January 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) that also killed six others and wounded thirteen.

The suit claims that The Times defamed her in a June 14 editorial, published just several hours after the shooting at the GOP practice field in Alexandria, Virginia for the congressional baseball game. The shooting seriously wounded House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-La.) and several others.

The editorial titled "America's Lethal Politics" used verbal calisthenics to link the Giffords shooting to Palin's website and then posted a correction the following day saying "no such link was established." 

So people who only read the editorial didn't get to read the correction, as is often the case with fake news and often the intention of the organization that posted the bs.

The editorial also lied claiming that an ad from Palin's political action committee put "Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs [sic]." The Times also corrected that lie and admitted the crosshairs on the map targeted "electoral districts, not individual Democratic lawmakers."

"The Times used its false assertion about Mrs. Palin as an artifice to exploit the [Scalise] shooting," Palin's attorney stated in the suit. "The Times published and promoted its Editorial Board's column despite knowing . . . the false assertion that Mrs. Palin incited [Tucson shooter Jared] Loughner to murder six people," it went on. "In doing so, the Times violated the law of its own policies."

Mrs. Palin is seeking damages in an amount to be determined by a jury. The Times had no comment.

Hopefully, Mrs. Palin will take the 'Gray Lady' to the cleaners--she's quite dirty.