FAKE NEWS: New York Times Blames Sarah Palin for GOP Shooting

The Failing New York Times refused to offer an apology after writing a bogus report that they were forced to retract which claimed that Sarah Palin was responsible for the attempted mass murder of Republicans by a Bernie Sanders supporter.

The editorial was a response to the shooting Wednesday in Alexandria, Virginia, in which gunman James T. Hodgkinson targeted Republican members of Congress at a baseball practice. Four players were wounded, including Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA), who remains in the hospital in critical condition.

Originally, the Times article, “America’s Lethal Politics,” had stated:

Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, when Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl, the link to political incitement was clear. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.

It also added that “there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack” in Wednesday’s shooting.

As Breitbart News explained Wednesday evening, after the editorial was published online, all of the Times‘ factual claims above were false.

Now, the article reads:

Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl. At the time, 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 of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs. But in that case no connection to the shooting was ever established.

This is absolutely ridiculous, Sarah Palin needs to take the NYT to court!

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