Sarah Palin’s defamation suit against the New York Times may be reopened.

By | 2018-09-22T07:44:32+00:00 September 22nd, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |18 Comments

Seriously, who is paying for this?

Courtesy of the New York Daily News:

Former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin may get the go-ahead to continue with her lawsuit against the New York Times.

An appeals panel hearing oral arguments in the case Friday hinted that they may revive Palin’s suit over an error in a Times’ editorial on gun control.

The three 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals judges said the procedure a lower court used to toss Palin’s defamation suit was unusual and a breach of normal protocol.

In August, Judge Jed Rakoff had dismissed the case after a hearing in which The Times’ editorial page editor, James Bennet, testified about writing the piece that linked Palin’s political rhetoric to the 2011 shooting of U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords in Tuscon, Ariz.

Palin’s attorney, Elizabeth Locke, argued during the hearing that Rakoff’s unorthodox procedure robbed the former candidate for vice president of a chance to more thoroughly attack Bennet’s credibility.

Times attorney Lee Levine insisted that the paper hadn’t asked for Rakoff to handle the case the way he did. Palin’s allegation that the error in the article was the result of a long-simmering personal beef between her and Bennet was too ridiculous to be believed anyway, he added.

It should be pointed out that Bennett corrected the article which had stated that there was a “clear” and “direct” link between Palin’s sniper crosshairs map and the shooting of Gabby Giffords.

So what was wrong with the article again?

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18 Comments

  1. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 4:40 pm

    Opinion piece with correction, where is the lawsuit?

    As you commented, who is paying for this?

    • anon September 22, 2018 at 6:34 pm

      So what was wrong with the article again?

      Article or editorial opinion?

  2. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 4:44 pm

    This whole story is beginning to get very fishy, what else are they hiding?
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    Trump aide called GOP operatives to spread Kavanaugh accuser’s name before her story was published

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/trump-aide-called-gop-operatives-spread-kavanaugh-accusers-name-story-published/

  3. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 4:49 pm

    Does he know of other women? Personally, I doubt this was his only attack.

    I wish Kamala Harris could question good ol’ boy Brett about this, he has a temper, you could see him anger simmering when the Dems were questioning him. I think she could word the question just right and get him to blow up
    ========================

    Michael Avenatti tweets that Kavanaugh accuser ‘is not alone’ — and warns accused accomplice Mark Judge

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/michael-avenatti-tweets-kavanaugh-accuser-not-alone-warns-kavanaughs-accused-accomplice/

  4. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Kinda funny she’s suing over crosshairs but all the meth house jokes told about her by comedians and not a peep.

  5. anonymous September 22, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Palin’s attorney, Elizabeth Locke,

    That name…hmmm…..

    “New York Times, NBC, and ‘60 Minutes’ Bigwigs Hired These Media Assassins to Fight #MeToo Stories

    Clare Locke boasts about ‘killing stories’ and some of America’s most prominent journalists have worked with them”

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/60-minutes-boss-hired-law-firm-over-metoo-story

    One of television’s most powerful men, 60 Minutes Executive Producer Jeff Fager, hired a law firm that boasts about “killing stories” for a Washington Post investigation into him, three sources familiar with the matter told The Daily Beast.

    The story was a deep dive into what CBS managers knew about former anchor Charlie Rose’s alleged sexual misconduct, but due to the aggressive tactics of law firm Clare Locke, the sources said, the story was “effectively neutered.”

    Clare Locke also did work for former Today show host Matt Lauer and current New York Times reporter Glenn Thrush, three sources say. Both men were accused in news publications of sexually harassing women. The law firm was also recently hired by David Pecker, the CEO and chairman of American Media Inc., parent company of the National Enquirer, to try and shut down a negative story from a newspaper, according to two sources.

    Clare Locke is the creation of husband and wife team Tom Clare and Elizabeth “Libby” Locke. “Some of Libby’s biggest defamation ‘wins’ are stories the public will never hear about,” her website says. They have litigated against Rolling Stone, The New York Times, Katie Couric, CNN, and Gawker, to name a few.

    And despite being retained by some of the biggest names in media, Locke has publicly backed President Trump’s call to “open up” libel laws and attacked shield laws that protect journalists from disclosing their sources in court. “How are you supposed to prove as a defamation plaintiff that the journalist knew what they were writing was false if you don’t have access to the identities of their sources? It’s really problematic,” she said in a speech last year to the Federalist Society, a conservative legal group.

    Locke continued, saying she wanted to “talk a little bit about why the pendulum has swung too far in the direction of freedom of the press.”

  6. viv September 22, 2018 at 5:45 pm

    “A long-simmering personal beef” is what Sarah Palin has with most of the media. That won’t wash.

    But it’s obviously a naked attempt to get her her name in the media, and we all know she doesn’t feel humiliated when the whole world laughs at her, yawns, clicks her off, and once more forgets she ever existed.

  7. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 5:47 pm

    Is anyone surprised? Now that Teen Mom OH GOD is due to launch next month, of course she’s going to put “her” name back in the news.

  8. Old Redneck September 22, 2018 at 5:54 pm

    Who is this Sarah Palin person of whom you speak?

    The name seems somewhat familiar but I can’t place her.

    • Anon September 22, 2018 at 6:40 pm

      Good one!

    • Anonymous September 23, 2018 at 7:35 am

      You remember, that bitch with a make believe accent who actually thought she was highly educated enough to be one heartbeat from the US Presidency? And sold her fake assed family values like a hooker sells sexual favors?

  9. Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    He murdered and the Republicans don’t do a thing.

    JASON MILLER ACCUSED OF SECRETLY ADMINISTERING ABORTION PILL
    https://www.newsweek.com/former-trump-aide-administered-abortion-pill-1134501

  10. jimminy September 22, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    Is The Estate of John Sidney Mccain III going to sue the shit out of Palin??? Bristol would be A LIFELONG NOBODY UNEMPLOYED STATISTIC were it not for McCain. They all owe him their lives and everything they have.

    • Hockey puck chin implant September 22, 2018 at 10:16 pm

      Just for a moment, picture Bristol’s physical appearance without all the expensive cosmetic surgeries and fake hair. Without the stylists and minders. She would, however, have all of her kids and then some because in an alternate universe John McCain didn’t pick her mom and turn that pack of hillbillies into celebrities!

      • viv September 23, 2018 at 3:48 am

        bahaha the two other baby daddies would be Sarah’s meth dealers and only Levi would be paying child support. Bristol would still have the Eskimo face that her God gave her and no new home every year to decorate in 99 shades of beige because she’d be living in the house on the poisoned lake because even her baby daddies don’t want the skank.

        But at least Tripp would have had a stable life instead of being dragged all over America, moving to a new home every year and being set up for failure by attending too many different schools while his hotpants mother chases some guy.

  11. z September 22, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    She will pull off her own Branch Davidian Sarahtown Massacre at her new compound in AZ/NM.
    Intervene, anyone, intervene!!

    Toxicity. Cult. Salvation. Trauma. Addiction. Ignorance. Desperation. Defiance. Watch Sarah unhinge and become a woman of unthinkable horror.

    • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 10:17 pm

      What are you talking about?

  12. Anonymous September 23, 2018 at 1:52 am

    Garrett Ventry, the media adviser helping the Judiciary committee with Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegation just resigned because of his own sexual misconduct.

    And it’s not his first rodeo. He was fired for sexual harassment by N.C. House majority leader John Bell.

    You’d think that might have been a red flag when he was HIRED BY GRASSLEY!

    I swear you couldn’t make this shit up.

    Well, you could but no one would believe it.

    This after Minnesota rep Jim Knoblach had to withdraw over sexual misconduct allegations by his adult daughter.

    Why is it always Republicans?

    All the Deplorables can do is froth at the mouth and mutter Keith Ellison or Al Franken, like it’s equivalent.

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