Things are not going well for the proverbial swamp lately, left wing corporate mainstream media included, as today we just got word about Sarah Palin suing the New York Times for defamation. The NYT also known as Mexico’s official newspaper (the NYT is basically owned by Carlos Slim, a Mexican billionaire) is one of the most rabid anti-Trump outlets in the United States, but far from being the only one or the worst (here CNN seems to get the laurels).
Sarah Palin’s lawsuit is about a June 14th editorial published by the New York Times, a quintessential fake-news story that smears Palin as inciting the shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords. Giffords was shot back in 2011 by a mentally ill person and there’s absolutely no proof that Sarah Palin had anything to do with the shooting. The suit papers obtained by the Daily Caller read:
“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,”
The Times Editorial Board claimed as a matter of fact in the June 14 2017 article that Sarah Palin incited Jared Loughner to engage in the January 8 2011 shooting spree which ended up critically wounding United States Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and killing 6 persons, including a 9 year old girl and Chief U.S. District Court Judge John Roll.
The New York Times editorial, which has been updated since its publication, claimed that Sarah Palin incited Jared Loughner to kill Democrats by placing cross-hairs on a map over the districts Republicans needed to flip win during the 2012 election cycle. That so-called connection/incitement is absolute fiction, as CNN’ Jack Tapper pointed out both in 2011 and in 2017.
even way back in Jan 2011 we knew that Loughlin’s obsession began 3 years before the Palin map.https://t.co/9nJccuIQnb
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 15, 2017
Following the social media backlash, the NYT issued a correction over the hit piece on Sarah Palin which reads:
“An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.”
The fake news story in the NYT came in the aftermath of the attempted mass assassination of Republican lawmakers by a left wing moon-bat (a known Bernie Sanders operative) and it made for a pathetic attempt to downplay the incident by claiming the Republicans “started it”. Which is not the case.