The New York Times messed with the wrong lady! Sarah Palin is taking NO PRISONERS in her fight against the media giant.
Palin’s legal team has plans to subpoena 23 NYT staff members in her defamation lawsuit and has asked for “every internal communication it has had about the former vice presidential candidate since 2011.”
One day after a gunman opened fire on Rep. Steve Scalise and other Republican lawmakers, the New York Times ran an editorial claiming that Sarah Palin incited a similar attack on Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2011. The editorial said in part:
“At the time [of the attack on Giffords], we and others were sharply critical of the heated political rhetoric on the right.”
“Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map that showed the targeted electoral districts of Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.”
The Times faced backlash for the totally false claim, and printed a retraction saying:
“An editorial on Thursday about the shooting of Rep. Steve Scalise incorrectly stated that a link existed between political rhetoric and the 2011 shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.”
Even so, the Times did not delete the editorial in question. Palin filed a defamation lawsuit and is now seeking documents from the Times that may “reveal, among other things, their negative feelings’ toward her.”
The Times has said it made an “honest mistake” and is asking the court to throw out the lawsuit.
Palin’s legal team is the same one that Hulk Hogan used during his successful defamation suit against Gawker, which forced Gawker to declare bankruptcy in 2016.
This lawsuit will be one to watch as is could expose just how corrupt the media actually is- we’ll follow the developments closely, so stay tuned! And good luck to Sarah Palin in her fight against dishonest media!