“Former Alaska governor and Republican vice-presidential nominee Sarah Palin filed a defamation lawsuit against the New York Times on Tuesday, after it claimed in a June 14 editorial that she had incited Jared Loughner to shoot Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) and kill six other people in January 2011,” Breitbart reported.
“(The editorial was published online on June 14, the day several Republicans were wounded in a mass shooting, but appeared in print the following day.)”
Good for her! It’s about time conservatives stopped taking slaps from media that makes things up just to slur people. More and more we’re seeing a backlash rise up against the media. Trump advisor Anthony Scaramucci stopped CNN from a story about him doing some deals with the Russians. Yesterday Vice, a tech blog, had to correct some ridiculous stories they did about Trump’s portrayal in the hall of presidents at Disneyworld. Then ABC settled a lawsuit brought up by the beef industry for at least $1.9 billion over their story about a beef product they called “pink slime.”
In other words, we’re mad as hell and we’re not going to take it anymore.
And that’s the right stance.
What needs to happen next, particularly to the New York Times and the Washington Post, is that people bring suits against them en masse. The Scientologists did this to the IRS decades ago in response to their refusal to grant them tax exempt status. The IRS found themselves so swamped with lawsuits that they couldn’t handle or pay for them anymore. They caved. The Scientologists celebrated.
The NYT and WaPo need to face a suit storm. Let them get so enmeshed in defending themselves and spending money on it, that they are irreparably damaged. They’ve caused many a s–t storm for others. Let them have one rain down on them.
CNN has already felt the ire of Americans. Others need to feel it, too.
Thank you, Governor Palin.