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Sarah Palin Sues New York Times for Fake News

Written by Joe Scudder

The NY Times smeared Sarah Palin to cover up Leftist violence, but she’s not going to let them get away with it.

What does Sarah Palin have to do with James Hodgkinson, the Alexandria shooter of Republicans? If you’re a normal rational person, you know the answer is “nothing.” But if you’re a member of the New York Times Editorial Board, you consider Sarah Palin the proof that the Right radicalizes people and motivates them to commit violent acts just as much as Leftists radicalized Hodgkinson. The Times claimed that Palin inspired Jared Loughner to go on a shooting spree.

The Daily Caller, under the headline, “Sarah Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation,” quotes from Palin’s lawsuit against the Times for defamation:

“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.”

The lawsuit states that the paper “published and promoted its Editorial Board’s column despite knowing that the linchpin of its ‘sickening pattern’ of politically-incited shootings was the false assertion that Mrs. Palin incited Loughner to murder six people, among them a child and federal judge, and seriously wound numerous others.”

It goes on to state: “As the public backlash over The Times’ malicious column mounted, it responded by making edits and ‘corrections’ to its fabricated story, along with half-hearted Twitter apologies–none of which sufficiently corrected the falsehoods that the paper published.”

Read the whole Daily Caller story.

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About the author

Joe Scudder

Joe Scudder is the "nom de plume" (or "nom de guerre") of a fifty-ish-year-old writer and stroke survivor. He lives in St Louis with his wife and still-at-home children. He has been a freelance writer and occasional political activist since the early nineties. He describes his politics as Tolkienesque.

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