Sarah Palin Sues The New York Times

Jun 28, 2017  •  Post A Comment

Former Alaska governor and vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin filed a lawsuit Tuesday against The New York Times alleging defamation, The New York Post reports.

The suit, filed in federal court in Manhattan, concerns a recent editorial connecting one of Palin’s political action committee ads to the 2011 mass shooting in Arizona in which six people were killed and Democratic lawmaker Gabby Giffords was severely injured, the story reports.

The Post reports that the suit accuses The Times of having “violated the law and its own policies” when it accused Palin — in a “fabricated story” — of inciting the attack. Palin is seeking damages to be determined by a jury.

The Times editorial, which ran June 14, accused Palin of “political incitement” before the Arizona shooting, The Post reports. “The paper said Palin incited th​​e shooting, which left ​congresswoman ​Gabby Gifford​s​ with a severe brain injury, through an ad from her PAC that put ‘Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs,'” The Post reports. “In fact, the ad never put Giffords or any other individual in the cross hairs — forcing the newspaper of record to issue an embarrassing correction.”


  1. Oh, this should be hilarious; I hope it’s televised!

  2. I agree Scott. Palin is probably going to win MILLIONS !!! What the the Old Gray Lady thinking when their editorial staff allowed this editorial to print?? The original story was debunked within 3 days. The Times editorial was clearly done with malice aforethought.

  3. Has she run out of money?

    • No, sick of defamatory nonsense being printed in the hope of getting a completely false narrative to stick in the minds of its readers.

  4. By doing this she has given the story more visibility and now lets more networks show the ad, which had long been forgotten. She has to show damages to win any substantial money, and that will be difficult to do. Has this cost speaking fees? Major drops in donations? I doubt she will win millions.

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