It’s hard to convince people you are relevant when you aren’t. It’s even harder to convince a Federal Judge that you have a plausible claim when you don’t. The Federal Judge in Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times has DISMISSED THE CASE. U.S. District Judge Jed S. Rakoff said the suit, which alleged the newspaper’s editorial board maliciously linked the former Alaska governor to a 2011 mass shooting, failed to put forward plausible evidence of malice. The judge explained that “each item put forward by Palin’s legal team as proof of the Times’ intent and ill will “consists either of gross supposition or of evidence so weak that, even together, these items cannot support the high degree of particularized proof” needed to proceed with the case.”
That means that if Sarah Palin ever believed that the Times was operating out of ill will against her, she was wrong. She imagined it. Either she knew the Times was not intending to defame her and just wanted to find a way to make some money, or she was delusional and thought somebody was intending to malign her “good name” and it was a figment of her imagination.
Palin’s suit centered on an editorial that the Times published earlier this summer, immediately after a shooting at a GOP baseball practice. In that piece, the editorial board drew a connection between the 2011 shooting that wounded Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and a map passed around by Palin’s political action committee in 2010.
The legal team for the Times filed its motion to dismiss the case in July. The Judge explained that “mistakes will be made, some of which will be hurtful to others” — but legal redress must be limited to those cases in which the mistake was made “with knowledge it was false or with reckless disregard for its falsity.”
Rakoff said the evidence offered by Palin’s team proved inadequate to proceed.
“What we have here is an editorial, written and rewritten rapidly in order to voice an opinion on an immediate event of importance, in which are included a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Mrs. Palin that are very rapidly corrected,” Rakoff wrote.
The Joke is on Grandma Palin. She and her case have been dismissed as without merit! Ain’t nobody got time for Palin or her worthless suit!