BREAKING: Judge Dismisses Sarah Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit Against The New York TimesBarracuda Chica 2017-08-29
The news is breaking that Judge Rakoff has thrown out Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against the New York Times. This story is still developing.
“No malicious intent?” Under what rock did Judge Rakoff crawl out from under? Sounds like another biased liberal judge that should be impeached.
Judge Rakoff has dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times. Story soon.
— Sydney Ember (@melbournecoal) August 29, 2017
Peter Hassan from The Daily Caller:
The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. (RELATED: NYT Uses GOP Shooting To Falsely Attack Sarah Palin With Debunked Conspiracy Theory)
“Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her that it knew to be false: that Mrs. Palin was responsible for inciting a mass shooting at a political event in January 2011,” Palin’s suit states.
“Specifically, on June 14, 2017, The Times Editorial Board, which represents the ‘voice’ of The Times, falsely stated as a matter of fact to millions of people that Mrs. Palin incited Jared Loughner’s January 8, 2011, shooting rampage at a political event in Tucson, Arizona, during which he shot nineteen people, severely wounding United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords, and killing six, including Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll and a nine-year-old girl.”