Sarah Palin Lives Out Right-Wing News Media Fantasy in Court
Spencer Platt/GettyAfter myriad delays and a bout of COVID-19, former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin testified on Thursday in her defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, a rare case offering a right-wing blowhard a chance to land a significant blow against press freedom.But by day’s end, the prospect of a major punitive damages award had evaporated. Meanwhile, the proceedings took a surreal turn when an-ex NHL player linked to Palin—the two have been holding hands in recent days—waxed poetic outnews.yahoo.com
Times editor resigns, saying she was harassed for her ideas
NEW YORK Bari Weiss, an opinion editor at The New York Times, quit her job on Tuesday with a public resignation letter that alleged harassment and a hostile work environment created by people who disagreed with her. Intellectual curiosity is now a liability at The Times, said Weiss, who was also a writer at the newspaper. Showing up to work as a centrist at an American newspaper should not require bravery, Weiss wrote. The Times didn't address Weiss' specific harassment allegations. On Twitter, Sullivan wrote that the mob bullied Weiss for thought crimes and her editors stood by and watched."
Court revives Sarah Palin defamation case vs NY Times over editorial on shootings
Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., September 21, 2017. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the judge who dismissed Palins case ran afoul of federal rules designed to ensure fairness by first hearing testimony from Times editorial page editor James Bennet, and accepting it as credible. We are disappointed in the decision and intend to continue to defend the action vigorously, Times spokeswoman Danielle Rhoades Ha said in an email. The judge also said the Times decision to swiftly correct the editorial after a social media backlash suggested that readers might have perceived the false statements about Palin as based on fact. The case is Palin v New York Times Co, 2nd U.S.feeds.reuters.com
Sarah Palin can pursue defamation case against NY Times: U.S. appeals court
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal appeals court revived former U.S. vice presidential candidate Sarah Palins defamation lawsuit against the New York Times, over an editorial that she said maliciously linked her to the 2011 mass shooting that seriously wounded Representative Gabrielle Giffords. Former vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin speaks while campaigning for U.S. Senate candidate Judge Roy Moore at the Historic Union Station Train Shed in Montgomery, Alabama, U.S., September 21, 2017. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said the lower court judge who dismissed Palins complaint erred by first hearing testimony from the Times editorial page editor. Palin, 55, was Republican presidential candidate John McCains running mate in 2008, and Alaskas governor from 2006 to 2009. The case is Palin v New York Times Co, 2nd U.S.feeds.reuters.com