Sarah Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation

Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed on Tuesday obtained by 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 who had been obsessed with Giffords for years. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting.

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  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Go get ’em Sarah!
    Maybe you can clear out another floor of journolisters.

  • Good.

    I hope she wins.

    • David Murrell

      I hope she wins too. But the NYT is part of the rich establishment elite, and its fat cat lawyers will get the corrupt newspaper off. But she still should sue. More lawsuits against the corrupt left-wing establishment is necessary to carry the good fight forward.

      • I think one will see more of that. Everyone has had it with the popular press.

    • FivePointSpurgeonist

      I hope she wins, too, but to win libel suits, one needs to show losses financially and that said libel caused it/them. I’m curious to see where she was hurt financially.

      • Money is the only thing that matters to some people.

      • Exile1981

        I thought you could sue for damage to your reputation.

        • FivePointSpurgeonist

          You can and she is but, for there to be damage, damage must be shown quantifiably. Has she lost a job? Has she lost an endorsement? If you cost Tiger his Adidas deal, then you could show millions lost.

          This will settle for some unknown amount, I’m sure.

          • Norman_In_New_York

            In such a situation, as she is a public figure, she may be awarded damages of one dollar. Still, a ruling that the Times made a false accusation will be a black mark on its reputation.

  • deplorabledave

    Go Sarah go. Sue the pricks into oblivion.

  • Dana Garcia

    Jared Loughner was so obviously dangerous that Pima Community College deported him from campus. Some students sat near the door in classes he took because he was so scary.

    I don’t think some little targets on Palin campaign materials were needed to incite Loughner.

    http://www.limitstogrowth.org/articles/2011/01/16/what-pima-community-college-learned-from-seung-hui-cho/

    • WalterBannon

      interesting

  • WalterBannon

    I hope she gives them the Gawker treatment.

    Make the NYT Bankrupt!

  • barryjr

    I just hope when she wins that this fake news outlet doesn’t pay with fake dollars.

  • Drunk_by_Noon

    I hope she implodes Carlos Slim.

  • Tooth&Claw

    Excellent!

    • Clausewitz

      “Most Excellent”……..