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  • The New York Times asks court to toss Sarah Palin lawsuit

    07/15/2017 5:15:52 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 25 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Jul 15, 2017 12:57 PM EDT
    The New York Times has asked a judge to toss out a defamation lawsuit former Alaska governor Sarah Palin filed against it. The newspaper said in court papers late Friday that its prompt and full correction of an editorial that referenced Palin’s political action committee nullifies her claims. Palin sued the Times in Manhattan federal court last month, saying the newspaper had accused her of inciting the mass shooting that severely wounded then-Arizona U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords. She sought unspecified damages. …
  • I met Don Jr and Jared at Trump Tower and we DID give them dirt on Dems, says Soviet spook

    07/14/2017 6:53:17 PM PDT · by Pinkbell · 138 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | July 14, 2017 | Nikki Schwab and Alana Goodman
    Donald Trump Jr faced damaging new claims on Friday that he lied about his meeting with a Russian lawyer, as an ex-Soviet intelligence officer revealed he was there too and claimed a trove of claims about Democrats and 'bad money' was handed over. Russian-American lobbyist Rinat Akhmetshin - who U.S. intelligence think may still be a spy - told the Associated Press that he was part of the Trump Tower meeting with Don Jr. Don Jr brought Jared Kushner, his brother-in-law who is now one of President Donald Trump's , and Paul Manafort, then the campaign chairman.   But on...
  • The New York Times Is In Trouble

    07/09/2017 10:45:51 AM PDT · by Hojczyk · 17 replies
    Powerline ^ | July 8,2017 | John Hinderaker
    So, how can accusing a person of having a “clear” and “direct” causal connection to six murders, without a shred of evidence, possibly be an “honest mistake”? Isn’t it a textbook case of reckless disregard? Ms. Palin can make a strong argument that the Times editorialists knew that their smear was a lie, based on reporting done by the Times itself. (The editorialists’ defense likely will have to be that they don’t read their own newspaper.) But at a minimum, it seems that the Times editorial was published with reckless disregard for whether it was true or not. It was...
  • NY Times says blaming Palin for shooting was ‘an honest mistake’

    07/08/2017 9:26:40 AM PDT · by conservative98 · 90 replies
    NY Post ^ | July 7, 2017 | Kaja Whitehouse
    Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times should be tossed because the paper made “an honest mistake” when it said she incited a 2011 shooting that severely wounded Arizona Rep. Gabby Giffords and killed six people, a lawyer for the Gray Lady said on Friday. “There was an honest mistake in posting the editorial,” lawyer David Schultz told Manhattan federal Judge Jed Rakoff.
  • Gregg Jarrett: Sarah Palin vs. the New York Times -- Five reasons why ex-governor might just win...

    06/28/2017 1:44:01 PM PDT · by jazusamo · 28 replies
    Fox News ^ | June 28, 2017 | Gregg Jarrett
    Full title: Gregg Jarrett: Sarah Palin vs. the New York Times -- Five reasons why ex-governor might just win her caseSarah Palin is suing the New York Times, the once-storied newspaper that still brags it publishes “all the news that’s fit to print.” It does not. Palin correctly accuses the Times of defamation by blaming her in an editorial for the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and the murder of six people. Specifically, editorialists claimed Palin’s political action committee incited the violence. The Times asserted the cause or link was “clear” and “direct.” Such a link has never been established,...
  • Lawyer Who Felled 'Gawker' Sues Gizmodo, 'Deadspin'

    06/27/2017 5:32:59 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 7 replies
    MediaPost ^ | June 27, 2017 | Erik Sass
    Less than a year after famed (or infamous) media gossip site Gawker was forced to close by a eight-figure settlement in favor of wrestler Hulk Hogan, the successor to the former Gawker Media empire finds itself in the legal crosshairs. It's for another lawsuit seeking major damages — and it’s the same lawyer taking aim. This time, attorney Charles Harder, who has also represented First Lady Melania Trump in her libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail, is handling the lawsuit on behalf of RJ Bell, real name Randall James Busack, the founder and CEO of Pregame.com, a sports handicapping Web...
  • Sarah Palin Suing New York Times For Defamation

    06/27/2017 3:47:13 PM PDT · by ameribbean expat · 75 replies
    Sarah Palin is suing the New York Times for defamation, according to documents filed on Tuesday obtained by The Daily Caller. The lawsuit has to do with an editorial the NYT ran on June 14 that falsely smeared Palin as inciting the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords by a mentally ill man who had been obsessed with Giffords for years. There is no evidence to support the NYT’s implication that Palin played a role in inciting the Giffords shooting. “Mrs. Palin brings this action to hold The Times accountable for defaming her by publishing a statement about her...
  • (FAKE NEWS) NYT Corrects Palin Smear In Editorial On Baseball Shooting

    06/15/2017 11:27:00 AM PDT · by maggief · 31 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | June 15, 2017 | RACHEL STOLTZFOOS
    The New York Times corrected an editorial on the GOP baseball shooting Thursday that baselessly accused Sarah Palin of inciting the 2011 shooting of Gabby Giffords. “An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords,” the correction reads. “In fact, no such link was established.” The editorial initially stated there was a “clear link” from Palin’s rhetoric to Giffords’ shooting, as a means of justifying the board’s decision not to place the same kind of blame on Democrats for the baseball shooting.
  • Very Fake News: New York Times Revives ‘Blood Libel’ Against Sarah Palin

    06/15/2017 6:40:41 AM PDT · by KC_Lion · 25 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 14 Jun 2017 | Joel B. Pollak
    The New York Times published an editorial Wednesday evening about the attack on Republicans earlier that day in which it claimed falsely that Sarah Palin incited the 2011 Tucson shooting, and that the killer had political motives......At the time, Palin called the false accusations against her a “blood libel,” and for good reason: it was a slander imputing responsibility to her for the deaths of innocents, with the sole purpose of punishing her for her beliefs. The Times goes on to argue that “there’s no sign of incitement as direct as in the Giffords attack” in Wednesday’s shooting. That statement...
  • EXCLUSIVE Media Matters & Soros 2017-2020 Media Assault Plan Exposed with TRUMP WAR ROOM Operations

    05/20/2017 8:26:02 PM PDT · by UMCRevMom@aol.com · 39 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | May 19th, 2017 | Carter
    EXCLUSIVE: Media Matters and Soros 2017-2020 Media Assault Plan Exposed Including 'Trump War Room' Operations, #BrockGate A new document, titled "Democracy Matters: Strategic Plan for Action", was discovered recently that reveals a liberal coalition of business entities and groups and their plans to influence the media and the general public for the 2017-2020 period featuring everything from Russian-conspiracy jargon to anti-Trump dictums. The four entities are as follows: Media Matters for America, American Bridge, CREW, and Shareblue. Each has their own strategic plan. This is the first of three articles that will be outlining the planned media assault that is...
  • Cassandra Fairbanks on The Independent Hit Piece – Will Sue

    04/30/2017 5:07:53 AM PDT · by davikkm · 15 replies
    thegatewaypundit ^ | Cristina Laila
    Independent journalist Mike Cernovich and writer/reporter for Sputnik, Cassandra Fairbanks posted a picture of themselves in the White House press room doing the ‘ok’ symbol and the left went crazy. They were immediately called ‘white supremacists’. Emma Roller, a senior reporter for Fusion sent out a tweet, ignorantly saying, “just two people doing a white power hand gesture in the White House’. This tweet went viral and as of this moment has nearly 5,000 retweets. This tweet eventually caught the eye of ‘The Independent’ because they did a hit piece on both Mike Cernovich and Cassandra Fairbanks. See how fake...
  • ‘Israelis Toast Syrian Slaughter’: The Making of a Modern Blood Libel, Just in Time for Passover

    04/15/2017 9:16:18 PM PDT · by lasereye · 16 replies
    tabletmag ^ | April 14, 2017 | Yair Rosenberg
    One of the more enduring anti-Semitic myths in Jewish history is the blood libel—the medieval claim that Jews bake their Passover matzo with the blood of gentile children. Perhaps most memorably, the libel was promoted by Osama Hamdan, the official spokesman of Hamas, the designated terrorist group that controls Gaza. The essence of the slander, as by many forms of bigotry, is the recasting of an innocuous Jewish tradition as something sinister. And this past week, just in time for Passover, anti-Israel activists on social media attempted to offer an update to this medieval calumny. It began when Israel’s deputy...
  • Soros Sued by Fellow Billionaire in $10 Billion Mine Brawl

    04/15/2017 9:04:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 13 replies
    Bloomberg, L.P ^ | April 14, 2017 | Franz Wild
    Companies controlled by Israeli mining magnate Beny Steinmetz sued fellow billionaire George Soros, claiming he cost them at least $10 billion through a defamation campaign that stripped them of rights to an iron ore deposit in Guinea and other business opportunities around the world. Soros funded law firms, transparency groups, investigators and government officials in Guinea in a coordinated effort to ensure BSG Resources Ltd. lost the rights to the Simandou deposit in April 2014, BSGR said in a complaint filed Friday in Manhattan federal court.
  • Melania Trump wins damages from Daily Mail publisher

    04/12/2017 11:53:31 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 5 replies
    News24 ^ | April 12, 2017
    London - US first lady Melania Trump has accepted an apology and damages from the publisher of the Daily Mail newspaper for reporting rumours about her time as a model, the two parties in the lawsuit said on Wednesday. Trump sued the Daily Mail in Britain and Mail Online in the United States over an August 2016 article, which ran under the headline "Racy photos and troubling questions about his wife's past that could derail Trump". The first lady's attorneys argued that the report damaged her ability to build businesses based on her status as a well-known figure and "successful...
  • Climate Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

    02/16/2017 2:54:18 AM PST · by HomerBohn · 11 replies
    The New American ^ | 2/14/2017 | Bill Byas
    “As a practical proposition … if I enjoy normal life expectancy, this case will consume the bulk of my remaining time on earth. In the event that I don’t, the thuggish Mann will come after my family, as has happened to my late friend Andrew Breitbart’s children.” This is how well-known political commentator Mark Steyn recently summed up his opinion about the libel suit filed against him by Penn State “climate scientist” Michael Mann, which is expected to be set for trial soon. “I did not seek this battle.… But I will not shirk the fight, and I will prevail,”...
  • Melania Trump settles one libel lawsuit for “substantial sum,” refiles suit against Daily Mail

    02/07/2017 3:06:43 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 6 replies
    Hot Air ^ | February 7, 2017 | John Sexton
    First Lady Melania Trump has settled a libel lawsuit against a blogger who published a post last year claiming she had once worked as an escort. Maryland-based blogger Webster Tarpley made the accusations in August but today he put out a fulsome apology to Mrs. Trump and her entire family. The Washington Post published the apology: I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her. I had no legitimate factual basis to make these false statements and I fully retract them. I acknowledge that these false statements were...
  • Melania Trump reaches settlement in libel lawsuit against Maryland blogger

    02/07/2017 10:15:01 AM PST · by 11th_VA · 62 replies
    Washington Post ^ | Feb 7, 2017 | Dan Morse
    First lady Melania Trump has settled her defamation lawsuit against a Maryland blogger, who agreed to apologize to the Trump family and pay her a “substantial sum,” her lawyers said in a statement they released Tuesday morning. “I posted an article on August 2, 2016 about Melania Trump that was replete with false and defamatory statements about her,” the blogger, Webster Tarpley, said in the statement provided by Trump’s attorneys. Tarpley, 71 of Gaithersburg, did not immediately respond to requests for comment. One of his attorneys, Danielle D. Giroux, confirmed that a settlement had been reached. The blogger’s article in...
  • Melania Trump refiles $150M libel lawsuit against Daily Mail publisher

    02/07/2017 6:21:56 AM PST · by COUNTrecount · 9 replies
    The Hill ^ | February 7, 2017 | Paulina Firozi
    First lady Melania Trump has re-filed a $150 million libel lawsuit against the Daily Mail in New York after a judge dismissed an earlier suit filed in Maryland on jurisdictional grounds. She previously filed the lawsuit in Maryland against the company that publishes the Daily Mail’s website, but a judge ruled that the case should not have been filed in the state. Mail Media Inc. has corporate offices in New York, according to multiple reports. Trump originally filed her suit against the Daily Mail and Maryland-based political blogger Webster Griffin Tarpley in September after they published allegations that she once...
  • BuzzFeed’s Founder Spreads False Information. I Was One Of His Victims

    01/23/2017 10:00:57 PM PST · by rogerantone1 · 9 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | January 23, 2017 | John R. Lott, Jr.
    At the moment, media outlets want nothing to do with BuzzFeed, the “news” website that published unverified, “fake” allegations against Donald Trump. The allegations are so flimsy that even Trump’s political opponents never used them. What few know is that BuzzFeed founder Jonah Peretti has a history of knowingly spreading false information. He has used fraudulent websites and email accounts to pretend to be people he wished to defame. I was one of his victims.
  • Did 4Chan Troll The CIA?

    01/10/2017 8:06:48 PM PST · by monkapotamus · 43 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 10, 2017 | Christine Rousselle
    What's worth talking about, however, are swirling claims on Reddit that 4chan users on the board /pol/ completely made the entire thing up. According to a variety of posts on the pro-Trump subreddit r/The_Donald, a user on /pol/, a 4chan board, made up the most salacious story in the report. He then mailed it to anti-Trump Republican strategist Rick Wilson, who then went to the CIA. The story was then included on the dossier published Tuesday by BuzzFeed News. If this is true, this effectively means that 4chan trolled the U.S. intelligence system and the majority of the U.S. media...