Last month, the New York Times editorial board defamed Sarah Palin with a false story blaming her for the shooting of Gabby Giffords. That is a widely debunked story and the Times surely knows it.
The New York Times published the June 14 editorial, smearing her for inciting the 2011 shooting of Gabby Giffords and others.
What actually happened is the shooting was by a madman whose favorite book is The Communist Manifesto. He had no connection to Palin.
After considerable thought, Palin decided to sue. Generally a case like this, against a newspaper, would go nowhere. However, this newspaper is choosing the idiot defense to ward off the lawsuit. That might not work.
The New York Times says the Palin lawsuit 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[…]