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  • Sarah Palin loses jury trial in closely watched New York Times libel case

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    Judge Jed S. Rakoff had already said he would toss out her case for not proving ‘actual malice,’ the high legal standard required.


    For more than four years, Sarah Palin waited for her chance to go head-to-head with the New York Times in court.

    But after two weeks of testimony and nearly three days of deliberation, a jury decided Tuesday that the Times did not libel her in a faulty 2017 editorial — echoing a decision by the judge, who a day earlier said that he would dismiss her case regardless of its decision.

    The jury’s decision conformed with that of U.S. District Court Judge Jed S. Rakoff, who said on Monday — while the jury was still deliberating and unaware of his comments — that the former Alaska governor had not demonstrated that the Times acted with “actual malice,” the high legal standard that public figures must demonstrate to claim libel.

    Rakoff let the jury make their own decision, though, because he wanted future courts to have both his ruling and the jury’s to consider if the case goes to appeal — a process that could alter long-standing protections granted to journalists writing about prominent people.

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/media...-jury-verdict/

  • #2
    I am sure it is the right decision especially if the judge went out of his way to have his opinion on record. Having said that it would have been nice for the media to get a readjustment. They need to be held more accountable for their actions then they currently are.

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Drunk Monkey View Post
      I am sure it is the right decision especially if the judge went out of his way to have his opinion on record. Having said that it would have been nice for the media to get a readjustment. They need to be held more accountable for their actions then they currently are.
      What are you proposing, exactly?

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      • #4
        Obama judge. Shocking.

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        • #5
          Womp womp.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Drunk Monkey View Post
            I am sure it is the right decision especially if the judge went out of his way to have his opinion on record. Having said that it would have been nice for the media to get a readjustment. They need to be held more accountable for their actions then they currently are.
            Start with the Republican Party's propaganda wing at Fox masquerading as the press.

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            • #7
              Plain tried to cancel the NYT. Tsk, tsk.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                What are you proposing, exactly?
                Section 230 needs to be looked at. You shouldn't be able to push content to millions of people and then have no responsibility for it's accuracy and the resulting consequences. It's not a new problem, it's the reason we have liable and slander. Laws need to adapt for the new technology.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Roh View Post

                  Start with the Republican Party's propaganda wing at Fox masquerading as the press.
                  Fair and Balanced!

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                  • #10
                    Too bad for Sarah. Back to decapitating Turkeys.

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                    • #11
                      Is she the first really big sign that the GOP was going off the rails? Completely awful and incompetent in every way, and yet the deplorables loved her and thought she was wonderful. Almost like she was a trial balloon for Trump. The mass psychosis and/or brain worms came well before DJT! Not good!!!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Roh View Post
                        Too bad for Sarah. Back to decapitating Turkeys.
                        You betcha!!!

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Mozzafiato View Post
                          Is she the first really big sign that the GOP was going off the rails? Completely awful and incompetent in every way, and yet the deplorables loved her and thought she was wonderful. Almost like she was a trial balloon for Trump. The mass psychosis and/or brain worms came well before DJT! Not good!!!
                          I think Joe Wilson yelling “you lie” at the SOTU or joint session was turning point. 20 years ago both parties would have demanded he resign in disgrace. Instead I think he had a explosion in campaign donations. Others looked at that and saw a big opportunity…

                          Palin was folksy and had a stage presence, but was a featherweight when it came to the job. Nowadays I’m not sure anybody would care if she couldn’t articulate a policy or understand foreign affairs..

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by B-Large View Post
                            Palin was folksy and had a stage presence, but was a featherweight when it came to the job. Nowadays I’m not sure anybody would care if she couldn’t articulate a policy or understand foreign affairs..
                            And now we have absolute idiots like Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Josh Hawley, and so on, and so on. What a mess.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Roh View Post
                              Too bad for Sarah. Back to decapitating Turkeys.
                              She had her 15 minutes back in ‘08 and made the mistake of thinking she deserved another 15.

                              All she ended up doing was further tarnishing her “legacy.”

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by Mozzafiato View Post

                                And now we have absolute idiots like Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Josh Hawley, and so on, and so on. What a mess.
                                These people are all essentially Molotov cocktails for malcontents who want to burn the government to the ground.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by Mozzafiato View Post

                                  And now we have absolute idiots like Lauren Boebert, Marjorie Taylor Greene, Madison Cawthorn, Matt Gaetz, Jim Jordan, Josh Hawley, and so on, and so on. What a mess.
                                  Unfortunately the United States government matters, and still holds a strong leadership position in the world.

                                  Politics aside we need people who are serious about governing in place, and these ass holes treat it as some sort of reality show joke.

                                  it’s funny but it’s not funny, and it’s consequential, sadly…

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by L.A. BRONCOS FAN View Post

                                      These people are all essentially Molotov cocktails for malcontents who want to burn the government to the ground.
                                      That was literally Gingrich's plan going way back: Don't choose Republican candidates for primaries for their qualities and skills. Choose grenades that you can toss at the opposition. Now, all the GOP has left is grenades.

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                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by Roh View Post

                                        That was literally Gingrich's plan going way back: Don't choose Republican candidates for primaries for their qualities and skills. Choose grenades that you can toss at the opposition. Now, all the GOP has left is grenades.
                                        Yep.

                                        And the Republican Party has been following Newt's plan to the letter and without deviation ever since.

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                                        • #21
                                          Originally posted by Mozzafiato View Post
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