Sarah Palin Appeals NYT Defamation Suit Dismissal

The Daily Beast reports:

Sarah Palin is appealing the dismissal of her defamation lawsuit against The New York Times, BuzzFeed reported Tuesday. A Manhattan federal judge threw out the lawsuit earlier this year, citing Palin’s inability to prove on a “plausible factual basis” that the Times had acted “malicious[ly]” in mistakingly connecting an crosshair-filled ad by Palin’s political action committee to the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

  • Treant

    You go, girl. Double down. You know you want to. I know I want the discovery phase to be long and hard. The longest and hardest you’ve ever gotten, although I hear Bristol or Bangitall or whatever her name is has done better.

    • Mikey

      I think it’s pronounced “Barstool”.

      • Treant

        As in, flip it over and she still fits? Yeah.

    • Nic Peterson

      I believe the daughters are named Barstool and Pillow.

      • Joseph Miceli

        Have they named a grandkid “Methia” yet?

      • RoFaWh

        No. They are actually named “Spread Legs” and “Fuck Me Hard.”

  • Lazycrockett

    Sarah you just dust the dirt off your knees and get right back up.

    • Joseph Miceli

      You can’t keep a Palin down…they stay down on their own. No gag reflex.

      • Mark

        eeeeewwwwwwww

  • Kelly Lape

    You can put lipstick on that pig of a lawsuit honey, but it’s still a pig.

  • And back to the horror-show…

  • HZ81

    Talk about desperate to stay relevant. She’ll appeal until she runs out for coverage.

    • Lazycrockett

      I was actually kinda shocked that Drumpf side lined her so early. She must have stolen too much of the spotlight.

      • HZ81

        Me, too I thought she’d be Ambassador to Cracker Barrel or something.

      • clay

        I figured it was because she refused to be grabbed.

        • RoFaWh

          Or that she was already grabbed out.

      • RoFaWh

        That’s a pretty good guess. Now, how can we goad Trump into madly tweeting crap about Palin so as to prove our hypothesis?

  • ColdCountry

    “mistakenly…”? How was making the connection a mistake?

  • kareemachan

    Whatever.

  • andrew

    Palin is John McCain’s gift to America.

    • zhera

      I am a big believer in re-gifting!

      • AmeriCanadian

        I’m an even bigger believer in returning to sender.

        • zhera

          I was thinking a x-mas present for Mugabe, or someone equally worthy.

    • David J

      American voters must realize that John McCain’s clear thinking only happens a few days a year. I’m sorry he now has a form of almost always deadly brain cancer, but I think he’s thinking more clearly now than in the summer of 2008 when he chose Sarah Palin, not knowing how empty that brain was in HER head.

      • nocadrummer

        Well, at least we know SHE won’t suffer from brain cancer.

  • bkmn

    Who?

  • David J

    Sarah who? I think the best case can be made by the NY Times that she, indeed, “defamed” herself, repeatedly, for the last 9-10 years.

  • TexasBoy
    • Treant

      Don’t insult the pig.

      • another_steve

        It is a nice lipstick shade on the pig, you must admit.

    • David J

      Hey, she’s probably running out of gravy train money, her 15 minutes of fame were over about 6 years ago. She barely survived on the millions she got from speechmaking and chattering to anyone who would listen to her on Fox “news”. She’s desperate, and someone told her that the NY Times is doing well financially, so why not send her lawyers in for another dip in the money pool?

      • RoFaWh

        What’s the street price of fentanyl in Wasilla?

  • Natty Enquirer

    Palin would have to show that the Times knew the connection was false or published it with reckless disregard for its veracity. Furthermore, she has to show that it was published as an actual fact that an ordinary reader would not recognize as opinion.

  • Gigi
  • Boreal
  • Boreal
  • Boreal
    • David J

      Now HOW did you do that so quickly? Or is that out there on the “internets” for annual consumption on Thanksgiving week?

      • Boreal

        I have a whole hard drive of humor beginning with Dumbya’s first term.

        • David J

          That hard drive needs nationwide distribution to anyone who wants it. FABULOUS stuff!

          • Boreal

            When Obama was elected I printed several hundred of Dumbya and Cheney humor and made a large poster board for a friends party to celebrate the exit of bush.

          • David J

            You are true genius. Just sayin’.

          • Boreal

            No, I just love humor and it is how I cope with the insanity of life.

          • zhera

            Are you planning a big poster board for 2020?

          • Boreal

            Yes as long as tRump gets dumped, other wise I will likely flee the country.

          • djcoastermark

            Hopefully earlier than 2020.

          • Joseph Miceli

            I have to get one ready for pat Robertson’s immanent death.
            Well….one can hope.

          • Boreal

            Forget the poster board, let’s just drink champagne!

        • Treant

          I know, right? Between the Republicans and porn, it’s no wonder we have terabyte-plus drives these days.

        • Xiao Ai: The Social Gadfly

          It’s always good to recycle!

    • Blake J Butler

      Ah!!!! Kill that bird.

    • Reality.Bites

      Why’d they use her real neck?

      • Boreal

        Easier photoshop job.

    • Long Tom
    • Statistics Palin

      The Dalai Lama wouldn’t pardon that turkey.

  • Boreal
    • JCF

      No one would ever believe a brain that big connected to that face.

  • Blake J Butler
    • Treant

      Gee, I wonder who that is? Who could it be? Do you think maybe…it could be…

      SATANRUSSIA!

  • Blake J Butler

    The campaign is instead “setting up a legal defense fund to cover the costs for him and other campaign staffers related to investigations.” The fund is separate from the campaign coffers, which are largely made up of donations from private citizens, many of whom have contributed less than $200. A legal defense fund would have no limit on the amount it could raise, while campaign contributions are capped.

    https://twitter.com/thinkprogress/status/933039835673251840

    • RoFaWh

      Aren’t monetary gifts taxable as income?

      • Emcee, cubed

        No. A gift of over $10,000 by a single person is taxable, but it’s paid by the giver, not the receiver.

      • clay

        Depends on the state. As long as the gift/donation is given directly to the service provider (paying someone’s utility bill for them), it’s generally not taxable as income to the beneficiary. As long as the gift/donation goes through separate corporation (donations to the Red Cross for help to a family burnt out of their home), it’s generally not taxable. In the states where monetary gifts are taxable income, it’s generally only when the beneficiary has control of the money.

        If the three eldest children are the directors of the Trump Defense Fund, as well as the Trump Foundation, I don’t see how they are not both the beneficiaries and the controllers, and they should have to pay taxes on it as income, and it might not win tax exempt status in New York state, so the donors might also be on the hook if they try to itemize it.

      • Danieruw

        I’m sure that’s being changed in their favor in the new tax bill.

  • Lazycrockett
    • Buford

      Trump also said this happened “at Southern Border” to gin up anti-Mexican rage. It’s not even reasonably close to the border.

      • FAEN

        Well his cult followers aren’t the smartest tools in the shed.

    • edrex

      did the officer fall off the wall?

  • Buford

    “…in mistakingly connecting an crosshair-filled ad by Palin’s political action committee…”

    Um… who wrote this crap..?

  • The_Wretched

    While it’s her money to waste, the appeals court will bounce it too.

  • another_steve

    Sarah Palin turned me irreparably homosexual.

    I used to like women.

    No more.

    • whollyfool

      But we like you! 🙂

  • DisqusD37

    Hope legal costs bleed her dry. Keep at at, wench.

  • alc2018
  • Cuberly Deux

    Moore campaign holding a news conference. Going after his accusers and the media. So far it’s not helping, LOTS of lies via omission. They claim Alred declined to release the yearbook for testing. Not true, she just stipulated conditions for such testing. The list goes on…

  • Publius

    I’m willing to take the heat for this language, but I have to:

    Sarah Palin is completely retarded. There is something wrong with her.

    • The_Wretched

      I’m sure you could have expressed the idea without using “retarded”. The bigger question is why did the republicans think they could use a human word-salad generator as a political front person.

      • RoFaWh

        It seems to me that the blowback against using “retarded” is completely wrong headed. “Retarded” means slowed down, but they’ll get there, given enough time.

        And if “retarded” is successfully replaced by some less triggerish word, the replacement word will eventually be subject to the same complaints that “retarded” is. This is the usual history of euphemisms; even the potent English word “fuck” is suspected of having originally been a euphemism for some older word now completely lost.

        • -M-

          True. But nonetheless it is now taken as an insult to the handicapped and “retarded” is also no longer the medical or ‘polite’ term for a mental handicap. Language just is a bit of a Red Queen situation where you have to run to stay in place, especially with slang and insults.

          Relatedly, everyone please support my campaign to use ‘trump’ in place of ‘tard’ as a stem for generating insults. 😁👍

        • The_Wretched

          I’ll try to get the nuance right here. I’m generally against using words like stupid and slut and retarded and gay as pejoratives. (though i’m more than willing to call Trump stupid, so I’m not pure here). Retarded people – developmentally delayed – don’t always develop fully and they are like that through no fault of their own. Similarly, sluts (people who like sex, omg noes!) are not faultable for that aspect of their personality either. I figure I don’t have to explain the last one.

        • BobSF_94117

          I don’t know that it’s wrongheaded. Virtually all derogatory terms for a lack of intelligence derive from medical/psychological terminology once — and sometimes still — applied to people with impediments or conditions which cause them to be, or appear to be, less intelligent. It’s difficult to even write about it because it’s so pervasive. From terms that people use with no thought like stupid and moron to those more fraught like retarded, almost all describe people with handicaps or difficulties.

          I try to stick with terms like nit-wit and numbskull. I often fail.

          • RoFaWh

            Writing well isn’t easy.

  • I can’t believe nobody’s posted this eternal gem yet:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VCBCoZY1vM

    • clay

      That’s one too many things going on for me to be able to translate her garble.
      I guess I don’t actually need to translate her garble.

      • Well, the whole point isn’t to try to follow her ridiculous word-puree, but to realize that she’s blathering on and on even as the farmer is slaughtering turkeys directly behind her.

        • clay

          I had to watch carefully to see if an turkeys explode, spill (more) blood down the front of his pants, if he talks to the camera, or there’s an escape.

  • Blake J Butler
  • Buford

    Always a good time to re-watch this. Genius.

    “Who is this… the Indigo Girls?”
    “Nah… it’s the other one” (Melissa Etheridge)

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iMocEINn-E8

  • FAEN

    Quitta from Wasilla says what now?

  • clay

    “So, tell us, Ms. Palin, what facts do you have that support your contention that the New York Times acted maliciously against you?”

    • Boreal

      Because reasons.

      • clay

        “Malicious” used to have a narrow meaning, now it just means reporting the woman regrets she had.

    • FAEN

      “I can see Russia from my house!”

    • BearEyes

      all of them

    • RoFaWh

      Facts? What are those?

  • Ragnar Lothbrok

    —- Roy’s Campaign people are giving a ludicrous press conference on CNN

    • The_Wretched

      They must be doing their own PR. No reputable firm would have them running around doing daily stupid acts.

    • tbj5

      Because giving free press time to people running for office that are incapable of feeling shame or telling the truth worked so well last time.

  • Rick

    “She is too stupid to deserve a lawsuit…”

  • NZArtist

    No matter what the headlines say… Sarah Palin is *not* appealing.

  • E.J.
  • Leo

    OT. So much for Trump avoiding Moore. We just went from DEFCON 4 to 2.
    https://twitter.com/AP_Politics/status/933069836711858183

    • David L. Caster

      Democrats need to slug him with with this. Supporting a Dirty Old Man with his own history dad behavior is just the kind of thing that right now would galvanize female resistance to Trumpism and the diseased GOP.

  • Lazycrockett

    Well Drumpf basically just endorsed Moore.

    • Ephebophiles recognize their own.

  • Tomcat

    There is NOTHING appealing about Sarah Pain.

    • sTv0

      Aw, c’mon. I’d do her doggy.

  • Henry Auvil

    The only revenue stream she has left is filing frivolous lawsuits.

  • Ben in Oakland

    Grabby McPussy is our President. Grabby McKitten May be the next senator from Talibama.

    And Grifty, that feral snow Barbie, is still here.

    • another_steve

      I will troll you forever – hunt you down wherever you are on the internet – until you admit that Jared is superior to Grant.

      • Ben in Oakland

        I think we should have a contest right here on JMG.
        OK, everyone. Grant Gustin, star of the flah, and surely one of the most adorable young men ever, or Jared “looky me my DNA is swimming with Trump’s DNA” Kushner.
        We’ll just see.

        • another_steve

          STOP CONFLATING JARED WITH THAT SHIKSA BITCH WHO ENTRAPPED HIM !!1!!

          (sorry for the all-caps…)

          • JAKvirginia

            I believe this needs some comparative testing. Steve? You take Grant for the weekend. Ben? You take Jared. On Monday you can tell us all who was better.

          • Ben in Oakland

            NO! NO NO!
            I am faithful only to Grant, just as I was faithful only to Ryan Reynolds before him. (Well, except for my husband and a few boys whose names I didn’t quite catch. but no one knows about them so they don’t count).
            But no way will I mix my precious bodily fluids with anything that has anything remotely resembling trumpjuice on it.
            Even whores have standards, and I’m no whore.

          • JAKvirginia

            M’kay. 🙂

          • RoFaWh

            “Even whores have standards, and I’m no whore.”

            What a witty sentence! I’m sitting here wondering if you meant “…and hence I have no standards”; or not???

          • Ben in Oakland

            Whores, standards, in our Brave New Trumpworld, does it make a difference?

        • agcons

          Definitely Grant. I regret that I’m unlikely to be alive in 30 years when he will no doubt look really hot.

          • Ann Kah

            He looks like a young Pierce Brosnan now. Full disclosure: I had to google him as I had no idea. Yes, he’s cute but adolescents just don’t attract me.

          • Gianni

            I had to google him, too. Same reason. Just admitting that says something about us. 🙁

          • Ben in Oakland

            He’s 25 or 28 or something. He’s absolutely adorable. I think as he gets older, he will be even better. But ya gotta take ’em as they come.

        • Ann Kah

          You’ve got to take into account the “may be incarcerated” factor.

          • Ben in Oakland

            Nope. This is purely on attractiveness. Besides, Steve has stated that he is willing to incarcerate The Jared.

    • alc2018

      Ben for President!!lol just for those titles alone!!!lol!!!

      • Ben in Oakland

        Why, thank you, but I am enjoying my retirement. :0)

  • Jefe5084

    “Facts? What are those?”

  • Leo

    OT2. No idea what this translates to them doing. Part of me doesn’t want to know.
    https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/933072017510854656

    • Ben in Oakland

      deleted.

  • Leo

    OT3. I’m kinda spamming but whatever. Still important.
    https://twitter.com/THRMattBelloni/status/933065270423199744

  • LesbianTippingHabits


    I think Sarah Palin has a point here.

    According to deposition testimony, the Times’ editorial writer didn’t bother to review the Times’ own coverage of the topic – which noted that Palin had placed targets on specific geographic Congressional districts, not any people (such as Congressional Representatives).

    Failure to perform basic journalistic due diligence occurred for a reason. We – and a jury – can easily figure out what that reason was: actual malice against Palin.

    [ And I am no fan of Sarah Palin, though I blame John McCain more. ]

    Thank you.

    • BobSF_94117

      Uh, what would you have had the editor review? And why? They reported what she did. The reported what the killer did.

      • LesbianTippingHabits


        In the editorial, the New York Times stated that Sarah Palin had targeted the Congressional Representatives, not the Districts.

        She “targeted” the Districts. A key distinction the NY Times reported on.

        Here’s The Washington Post on this:

        https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/the-fix/wp/2017/06/28/how-to-argue-sarah-palin-v-new-york-times/?utm_term=.9aa06d12b41b

        Thank you.

        • BobSF_94117

          Oh, pfffff. The GOP targets Democrats for defeat. Their politics are almost entirely made up of false accusations against incumbent Dems. If they were targeting districts, they’d be talking about what great ideas they have.

          • LesbianTippingHabits


            Yes, but the Times made specific errors which the Times later corrected.

            I strongly dislike Sarah Palin myself, but there’s enough indisputably truthful material out there to hoist her on her own political petard.

            Errors like the NY Times editorial merely give right-wingers examples of MSM bias and “fake news.”

            The Times should be far more careful.

          • BobSF_94117

            The NYT should grow a spine.

  • Jack

    It won’t be too long until she’s in the casebooks as an example of what isn’t defamation.

    And probably in the psych texts as an example of someone trying but failing to stay relevant.

  • JDS
  • Macbill

    Someone else must be paying the law bills.

  • anne marie in philly

    STFU, twatwaffle! you ceased being relevant 10 years ago! go fuck a moose!

    • RoFaWh

      How extremely unfair to moose.

      • anne marie in philly

        true; perhaps she could fuck an oil pipeline instead. or a glacier.

  • sword

    Palin is very non-appealing!

  • Hank

    Palin…. Trying to stay relevant!!!

  • Gianni

    I’m sitting her laughing at the comments. Sarah has a way of bringing it all back. 🙂

  • Kevin Andrews

    Nanook of the North, Caribou Barbie, The Wasilla Shrilla book burning Christ-O-Fascist with that negative IQ is without a single functioning brain cell. Too many drugs and the damned Quitter stinks up the judicial system with her unfounded nuisance suit.
    Anyone of her lack of caliber claiming slander is humorous GOTP Christ-O-Fascist and Missionary of Hate. https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/a6c6baa53da58d33a48e6074635d3e2b0bc1cd79c83b651cc141a58e58ff5dda.png

  • Christopher

    Just. Go. Away.

    That is all!

    Shoo shoo now.

  • sTv0
  • Bob Conti

    Number rule of appellate law. Be the Respondent, not the Appellant.

  • TO BLACKS

    PALIN FOR MILF P O R N O!!!!