The Failing New York Times appears to be in deep big mess in the lawsuit that was filed by Sarah Palin against them stemming from their defamatory report linking her to a shooting.
A New York federal court judge on Thursday ordered the writers(s) of the New York Times editorial that falsely linked former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin to the assassination attempt on then-Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) to testify next Wednesday in an evidentiary hearing that legal experts have described as an unusual move that may benefit Palin.
On Thursday evening, David McCraw, deputy general counsel for the Times, “said the witness would be James Bennet, The Times’s editorial page editor,” according to a Times report.
After House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) and three others were shot while practicing for the annual Congressional Baseball Game by James Hodgkinson—the shooter who had expressed support for Bernie Sanders and hatred for conservatives and President Donald Trump—the Times promptly published an editorial that falsely accused Palin of creating an atmosphere of “political incitement” that led to Giffords’ assassination attempt. The Times said Palin was part of a “sickeningly familiar pattern” of political violence before accusing her of inciting Jared Lee Loughner to shoot Giffords. It turned out that Lougner was apolitical and even the Times acknowledged in a 2011 article that “no direct or clear link between political rhetoric and Loughner’s actions could be claimed.”
Read the rest of the report here.
Let’s hope that Palin’s legal team eviscerates these jerks!
Cannot WAIT to watch these slugs get shredded by her legal team. https://t.co/fd2XbEeloJ
— James Woods (@RealJamesWoods) August 11, 2017