(National Sentinel)Â Media: Former Alaska governor and GOP vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin wasn’t kidding when she threatened to file a defamation lawsuit against the disgustingly dishonestÂ New York Times when, earlier this year, the paper’s editorial board (wrongly) accused her (again) of being responsible for the shooting of then-U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords, D-Ariz., in January 2011.
As reported byÂ Fox News, the conservative firebrand is taking the accusation seriously, as noted by her legal team’s filing of court papers seeking to subpoena dozens of NY Times staffers:
In a motion arguing for the case to be dismissed, attorneys for The New York Times said that Palinâ€™s lawyers had served notice that she plans to subpoena â€œ23 non-party current and former Times reporters, editors and other employees — most of whom had nothing to do with the editorial issue,â€ according to court documents the New York Post obtained Wednesday.
Palinâ€™s legal team also reportedly plans to ask the Times to produce â€œevery internal communication it has had about her since 2011,â€ in an effort to obtain â€œdocuments that might reveal, among other things, their â€˜negative feelingsâ€™ toward her,â€ the TimesÂ
reportedly told the judge on Wednesday.Â
Palin is suing the paper after it published an editorial on June 14, just hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, R-La., was shot and wounded at a Republican congressional baseball practice. She says — rightly, in our opinion — that the editorial once again attempted to tieÂ her to Giffords’ shooting.Â The Times posted a correction the following day, admitting that â€œno such link was established.â€
But, it was too late for Palin, who has obviously had enough of the character assassination.
â€œThe Times used its false assertion about Mrs. Palin as an artifice to exploit the [Scalise] shooting,â€ Palinâ€™s attorneys said in the lawsuit.
â€œThe Times published and promoted its editorial boardâ€™s column despite knowingâ€¦the false assertion that Mrs. Palin incited [Tucson shooter Jared] Loughner to murder six people,â€ the suit continued. â€œIn doing so, the Times violated the law and its own policies.â€
The Times’ attorneys say they believe the paper is protected under the First Amendment, especially after issuing the correction. But the First Amendment does not protect the press from out-and-out slander or libel anymore than it protects someone yelling “Fire!” in a crowded movie theater when there isn’t one.
Either way, Palin seems determined to extract her pound of flesh from the arses of Times’ staffers.
Frankly, as much guff as this woman has had to take from the disgustingly dishonest “mainstream” media over the years simply because she espoused a different political viewpoint while attempting to serve her country, we wish her much success.