New York Times is now in the “Cross Hairs”!
By Tim Graham ~
In 1964, the Supreme Court issued a “landmark” decision in New York Times vs. Sullivan, which established the very high bar of requiring the smeared plaintiff to prove there was “actual malice” on the part of the media outlet.
Now The Times is exploiting that standard again in the feisty First Amendment test brought by Sarah Palin. There is no doubt that the liberal media are nervous about this “prestigious” newspaper being forced into court to defend their reckless character assassinations of conservatives.
Palin first sued The Times in 2017 for an editorial after the shooting of congressional Republicans on a Virginia softball field. The Times claimed that when Jared Loughner shot and killed six people in 2011 – and wounded, among others, Rep. Gabby Giffords – “the link to political incitement was clear…Sarah Palin’s [PAC] circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms…
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