New York Times Admits It Wronged Sarah Palin; Now She Wants Retaliation

politics
June 16, 2017

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin is suggesting Thursday that she’s considering taking on the New York Times after an editorial they posted connected Palin to the horrific shooting of former Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords in 2011.

The dust-up began after a Times writer addressed the shooting of GOP congressmen at a baseball practice near D.C. Wednesday by an outspoken Bernie Sanders supporter. The editorial clearly linked an election district map Palin’s political action committee circulated of Democrats to go after politically to the actions of shooter Jared Loughner, according to Fox News.

 

Palin was not happy, writing on Facebook, "I'd hoped the media had collectively matured since the last attack on a Representative when media coverage spewed blatant lies about who was to blame. There's been no improvement. The NYT has gotten worse."

Now the Times has written a correction, admitting that, “An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.”

That acknowledgement was not enough for Palin, and she fired back on Twitter Thursday morning, saying she’s “talking to attorneys this AM and exploring options.”

https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/875379343257632772

She added icily:

https://twitter.com/SarahPalinUSA/status/875379998726782977

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