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  • Discredited gun researcher John Lott’s misleading Las Vegas massacre claims are falling apart

    10/04/2017 4:11:53 PM PDT · by OttawaFreeper · 36 replies
    Media Matters ^ | October 3, 2017 | Timothy Johnson
    Discredited gun researcher John Lott attacked strong firearms regulations in a FoxNews.com op-ed with a dishonest comparison between the United States and Europe relating to gun laws and public massacres. Following a mass shooting sniper attack on a Las Vegas country music concert that left 59 dead and more than 500 people wounded, Lott -- a go-to source for conservative misinformation about gun violence following high-profile shootings -- published an opinion piece at FoxNews.com comparing machine gun attacks in Europe versus the United States
  • Sarah Palin and the New York Times: The Next Chapter

    09/06/2017 3:25:52 PM PDT · by detective · 15 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 6, 2017 | James V. DeLong
    As expected by the bien-pensants of the mainstream media, a New York federal district judge dismissed Sarah Palin's libel suit against the New York Times. The decision reached what is, for the Progressive media, a politically correct result, which is that a scruffy conservative like Palin cannot be allowed to sue the New York Times.
  • Not So Fast, Why Palin Could Win on Appeal Against The New York Times

    08/30/2017 5:13:52 PM PDT · by ak267 · 25 replies
    Law Newz ^ | 8-29-2017 | Robert Barnes
    Two reasons Palin may win on appeal. First, the Judge appears to contradict himself on a critical issue of law. Second, the Judge appears to engage in weighing the evidence, rather than interpreting the evidence in every means favorable to Palin, often denying her the benefit of the doubt while repeatedly extending it to The New York Times, the behemoth newspaper who could do a lot more damage to a judge’s reputation than public figure Palin. (Fair, or unfair, more than a few counsel believe the New York Times enjoys an unfair advantage in its backyard because of its power...
  • Judge dismisses Palin defamation case against New York Times

    08/29/2017 12:12:47 PM PDT · by GIdget2004 · 118 replies
    The Hill ^ | 08/29/2017 | Jacqueline Thomsen
    A federal judge dismissed Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times on Tuesday, according to multiple media reports. Palin sued The Times for defamation after an editorial in the newspaper on mass shootings tied an ad run by the former vice presidential nominee to the 2011 shooting of former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (R-Az.).
  • British spy behind Trump dossier ordered to give deposition in Buzzfeed suit

    08/25/2017 6:07:02 AM PDT · by McGruff · 23 replies
    FOX NEWS ^ | August 24, 2017 | Pamela K. Browne, Cyd Upson
    The former British spy who put together an unverified dossier of explosive allegations about President Trump during last year’s campaign has been ordered to give a deposition in a multi-million-dollar libel case brought against a media outlet that published the document. Former MI-6 British Intelligence Officer Christopher Steele is fighting the decision by U.S. District Court Judge Ursula Ungaro, of the Southern District of Florida that he must answer questions in the suit against Buzzfeed. A lawyer directly involved in the case said the issue will likely be argued before the British courts where a similar libel case is being...
  • Dakota Access Pipeline Developer Sues Greenpeace Over ‘Eco-Terrorist’ Campaign

    08/23/2017 7:50:35 AM PDT · by libstripper · 11 replies
    Hot Air ^ | Aug. 22, 2017 | John Sexton
    Energy Transfer Partners, the developer behind the Dakota Access Pipeline, has sued Greenpeace and several other groups for what it calls a ‘campaigns of misinformation.” ETP argues in the lawsuit filed Tuesday that environmental groups are running a racket designed to raise money by emotionalizing issues. ETP’s press release is here but it actually tones down the language of the court filing a bit.
  • Bannon: The Days Of Ivanka ‘Crying’ To Daddy ‘Are Over’ Now That Kelly Is Chief

    08/21/2017 12:28:28 PM PDT · by be-baw · 106 replies
    Daily Caller ^ | August 21, 2017 | Jack Crowe
    Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon celebrated Chief of Staff John Kelly’s ability to prevent Ivanka Trump from influencing her father through unscheduled emotion-laden visits to the oval office. “Those days are over when Ivanka can run in and lay her head on the [president’s] desk and cry,” Bannon told multiple people, according to The New York Times.
  • Report: Ivanka Trump Helped Push Steve Bannon out of the White House

    08/20/2017 8:04:33 AM PDT · by Governor Dinwiddie · 116 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 8/20/2017 | Charlie Spiering
    A Daily Mail report cites sources giving Ivanka Trump credit for forcing Steve Bannon out of the White House. The article references “Washington sources” that Trump’s daughter Ivanka pushed out Bannon because of his “far-right views” clashing with her Jewish faith. Bannon’s departure, the Daily Mail reports, was “done to save the Presidency,” according to a source close to Ivanka Trump, claiming that Bannon leaving “changes everything” with the Trump presidency. But according to a report from Axios reporter Jonathan Swan, Bannon had not “meaningfully advised the president about his response to Charlottesville,” although the pair spoke on the phone...
  • Palin v. NY Times – Sure looks like a case of “reckless disregard” for the truth (Rutt Rohhh)

    08/18/2017 6:52:58 PM PDT · by ak267 · 23 replies
    Legal Insurrection ^ | 8-18-2017 | William A. Jacobson
    As detailed extensively in prior posts, Sarah Palin has sued the NY Times for defamation based on an Editorial regarding the 2011 shooting of Congresswoman Gabby Giffords. Recent developments have revealed that James Bennet, Editorial Page Editor, was the primary author of the Editorial, working off a draft prepared by a news staffer.
  • N.Y. Times Editor Testifies He Didn't Intend to Link Sarah Palin to Shooting

    08/16/2017 6:56:25 PM PDT · by where's_the_Outrage? · 30 replies
    The Hollywood Reporter ^ | 8/16/2017 | Jeremy Barr
    Editorial page editor James Bennet testified on Wednesday as the judge weighs the newspaper's motion to dismiss. New York Times editorial page editor James Bennet testified Wednesday in an open hearing that he did not mean to imply a "causal link" between a political action committee tied to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin and a 2011 attack on a then-congresswoman and others. Palin, who served as John McCain's running mate in the 2008 presidential election, sued the Times on June 27 over a June 14 editorial that, before it was corrected, said that "the link to political incitement was clear"...
  • Palin wins a battle in her war with the New York Times

    08/11/2017 9:24:59 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 29 replies
    Don Surber Blogspot ^ | 8-11-17 | Don Surber
    The headline in the New York Times read: New York Times Editorial Writer Must Testify in Sarah Palin Lawsuit What did I tell you? "She has a case and she and her lawyers can have a field day in discovery and deposition." I'm not alone is recognizing how devastating her lawsuit is. She has good lawyers (the team that destroyed Gawker Media), a good case, and all the time in the world. Lawyer John Hinderacker at Power Line is boasting about his prescience in the case. He knows the law. I know editorial writing. Did it for 27 years. The...
  • NY Times Editorial Writer Will Proclaim Ignorance In Response To Palin’s Defamation Lawsuit

    08/10/2017 6:39:00 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 22 replies
    Hotair ^ | August 10,2017 | John Sexton
    Let’s just step back and admire this situation for a moment. One or more editorial writers at the NY Times, the folks who speak with the paper’s voice of authority on every subject you can imagine, will plead with a judge to believe they did not know the basic facts of a story they were writing about, including facts reported in their own paper! The Times’ defense is: We so dumb. I find this indescribably delicious, especially given that it was Paul Krugman who used his perch at the NY Times to lead this false charge against Palin back in...
  • Palin to subpoena two dozen reporters in defamation suit

    07/27/2017 7:49:16 AM PDT · by ItsOnlyDaryl · 18 replies
    NY Post ^ | 7.26.17 | Kaja Whitehouse
    Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin plans to subpoena close to two dozen New York Times reporters, editors and other workers as part of her defamation lawsuit against the newspaper, it was revealed in court documents Wednesday.
  • Palin goes for the jugular in defamation lawsuit against the New York Times

    07/27/2017 6:39:17 AM PDT · by servo1969 · 68 replies
    AmericanThinker.com ^ | 7-27-2017 | Thomas Lifson
    A nightmare is unfolding for the New York Times that could well be devastating for the collapsing credibility and mindshare of the entire progressive media. In a court filing by defense counsel for the New York Times, the scope of the discovery being sought by Palin's legal team was revealed. If the court allows, the story that it could tell might well be all too revealing. Kaja Whitehouse of the New York Post spotted the public disclosure. In a motion arguing that the case be dismissed, lawyers for the New York Times complained that Palin's legal team has served notice...
  • Sessions discussed Trump campaign-related matters with Russian ambassador

    07/21/2017 4:14:16 PM PDT · by Boomer · 66 replies
    WaPo ^ | 7/21/2017 | Adam Entous, Ellen Nakashima and Greg Miller
    Russia’s ambassador to Washington told his superiors in Moscow that he discussed campaign-related matters, including policy issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, contrary to public assertions by the embattled attorney general, according to current and former U.S. officials. Ambassador Sergey Kislyak’s accounts of two conversations with Sessions — then a top foreign policy adviser to Republican
  • 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,...