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Sarah Palin’s Revenge: Will Subpoena 23 NY Times Reporters

As part of her ongoing defamation lawsuit, court documents show Sarah Palin intends to subpoena nearly two dozen reporters from the New York Times.

Palin filed a lawsuit after the newspaper published a column that falsely linked her to the Gabby Giffords shooting in 2011.

Court filings in the case show that the former vice presidential candidate plans to subpoena “current and former Times reporters, editors and other employees” in an effort to attain “documents that might reveal, among other things, their ‘negative feelings’ toward her.”

The Times truly picked the wrong person to publish an entirely fake news article about in Palin.

Via the New York Post:

In a motion arguing that the case be dismissed, lawyers for the New York Times complained that Palin’s legal team has served notice that she plans to subpoena “twenty-three non-party current and former Times reporters, editors and other employees — most of whom had nothing to do with the editorial at issue.”

The subpoenas are part of Palin’s effort to obtain “documents that might reveal, among other things, their ‘negative feelings’ toward her,” the Times told the judge.

And she’s not stopping there either.

Palin’s legal team announced they will seek “every internal communication it has had about her since 2011.”

That legal team, two of them anyway, represented Hulk Hogan in his high-profile mega lawsuit against Gawker that netted him over $140 million in damages when they published a sex tape.

Safe to say the Times is in trouble, going up against some serious heavy hitters.

As we previously reported, the newspaper of record published a column which inexplicably rewrote history on the mass shooting in Arizona. It included a conspiracy theory that had been debunked within days of the attack.

The column revived the conspiracy theory that asserted ‘target maps’ used by Palin to focus on political opponents actually led to the shooting.

Respondents on both sides of the aisle pilloried the Times’ false story, and they were forced to issue a correction after the outcry …

 

The Times is trying to have the case thrown out, claiming Palin can’t prove malice or intent.

The fact that they published a conspiracy theory that a cursory Google search would show as debunked, easily proves the intent behind their editorial, if not the incompetence of their employees.

They might as well cut a check to Palin now before things get worse.

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Rusty Weiss

Rusty Weiss is a freelance journalist focusing on the conservative movement and its political agenda. He has been writing conservatively charged articles for several years in the upstate New York area, and his writings have appeared in the Daily Caller, American Thinker, FoxNews.com, Big Government, the Times Union, and the Troy Record. He is also Editor of one of the top conservative blogs of 2012, the Mental Recession.

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