We thought Sarah Palin was out of the news forever…guess not. The Former VP nominee and Alaska governor is suing The New York Times over an editorial that Trump would deem fake news.
Editorial Linked to Mass Shooting
The lawsuit filed in Manhattan federal court Tuesday says The NY Times “violated the law and its own policies” after they accused her of inciting the 2011 attack in Arizona that killed 6 people and wounded Congressman Gabby Giffords. Palin is suing for defamation since the editorial linked one of her political action committee ads to the shooting. The lawsuit itself refers to an editorial in June on the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise. The editorial was later corrected. The NY times even published an editorial about the lawsuit.
A spokeswoman for the NY Times, Danielle Rhoades Ha, says the Times hasn’t seen the lawsuit yet but will defend against any claim. Fact checkers then backed up Plain’s claim saying the editorial was factually incorrect. What is that an oxymoron? The Washington Post Fact Checker wrote earlier this month:
We’re glad to see this fixed in the editorial, but it’s not a good sign that the debunked talking point was included as fact in the editorial of a major media outlet.
Hopefully, this will blow over quickly and not ruin the NY Times credibility.
Palin’s Lawyers Is The Best Part
Two of Palin’s lawyers represented Hulk Hogan, The Hulkster and WWE Superstar, during his high-profile lawsuit against Gawker. Hogan ended up winning the case netting him in over $140 million in damages when a sex tape was published that has Hogan ranting some racial slurs. He may have won the case but the WWE has yet to let Hogan back into the company and the Wrestling Hall of Fame.
Watch out NY Times, Palinmania is about to run wild on you, brother.