Sarah Palin is pissed, and she has many Americans backing her on this one whether they are a Palin supporter or not. Simply because what NYT has done is completely out of whack, a total twist of the truth, and outright lie. Now she’s ready to put them in their place and remind them that their childish and highly damaging games come with very adult consequences. She’s on a mission.
The New York times published an editorial falsely accusing her of actually inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2011, despite there already being the understanding that there has never been ANY evidence at all linking Palin to the attempted assassination. NYT has once again put their foot in their mouth, but this time they have tried to corner the wrong person, and they are going to get what’s coming to them 10 fold.
She is not being shy about it either, Palin tweeted that a journalist suggested that the Times “has fulfilled the two criteria for libeling a public figure” with their well known reckless disregard for truth , and their malice intentions. Shortly after learning this, she shared with us that she is “talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options.”
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 15, 2017
(2/2) …WHY someone would no longer be in public eye? Think constant libel & slander have anything to do with it? ?
— Sarah Palin (@SarahPalinUSA) June 15, 2017
After James T. Hodgkinson, who supported Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and hated President Donald Trump and Republicans, shot House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and targeted other Republicans as they were practicing for their Congressional baseball game, the Times decided to publish an editorial on Wednesday in which it falsely blamed Palin for the assassination attempt on Giffords:
In addition, despite plenty of evidence to the contrary (Hodgkinson asked at least two Representatives whether the players on the baseball diamond were Republicans or Democrats before he started shooting), the Times added that “there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack”
As Breitbart Editor-at-Large Joel Pollak pointed out, “the Times‘ false equivalence between the two shootings provides a sick excuse for what Hodgkinson did by making it appear to be partially Republicans’ fault. That is worse than ‘fake news.’ It is an effort to exploit a horrific act of violence for the purpose of stoking political divisions, reinforcing the hysteria in which Hodgkinson was steeped.”
Palin linked to Pollak’s article in a Facebook post and slammed the Times‘ “sickening editorial” that attempted to “destroy innocent people with more lies and more fake news” to advance the Times‘ preferred narrative at all costs, facts be damned:
With this sickening NYT’s editorial, the media is doing exactly what I said yesterday should not be done. Despite commenting as graciously as I could on media coverage of yesterday’s shooting, alas, today a perversely biased media’s knee-jerk blame game is attempting to destroy innocent people with lies and more fake news. As I said yesterday, I’d hoped the media had collectively matured since the last attack on a Representative when media coverage spewed blatant lies about who was to blame. There’s been no improvement. The NYT has gotten worse. – SP
Another friend, Bryce Tierney, told left-wing Mother Jones that Loughner was not political. As the left-wing outlet noted:
Tierney notes that Loughner did not display any specific political or ideological bent: “It wasn’t like he was in a certain party or went to rallies…It’s not like he’d go on political rants.
The Times‘ editorial was so outrageous and egregious that even mainstream media journalists, some of Palin’s most vicious haters on the right, and those on the left like Chris Hayes agreed that the Times had to issue a correction.
Yep. If editorial board has any intellectual honesty they'll issue a correction for the Palin-as-motivator claim. https://t.co/PkTuqxwHEY
— Jonathan Swan (@jonathanvswan) June 15, 2017
On Thursday morning, the Times finally issued a correction that read: “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.”
So sick of the NYT lying and getting away with it.
How many Patriots would donate $5 to a Sarah legal fund to sue the NYT? 1, 2, 5, 10 million? Strength in numbers …just saying.
If Sarah is Considering Suing the NYT’s then she’s already behind the right-ball. People who ‘yap’ about suing look foolish! Just DO IT… then do an interview about it. This is the very problem that make Republicans look bad, —yapping idle threats all the time!!
Do it for ALL of America. The next generation will benefit.