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3 Feb, 2022 15:40

Why Sarah Palin's defamation case against the New York Times is important

Palin says the NYT unfairly linked her campaign to a mass shooting, in a case that’ll explore where the First Amendment ends and defamation begins
Why Sarah Palin's defamation case against the New York Times is important

Long before Donald Trump rode to office bashing the “fake news” media, former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin ran for the vice presidency channeling similar grievances against what she called the “lamestream media.”

On Thursday, a court in Manhattan will hear whether the New York Times went too far when it linked an ad published by Palin’s political action committee in 2011 with an assassination attempt on a Democratic congresswoman.

The trial was due to begin in late January, but was postponed when Palin tested positive for Covid-19.