NYT Posts Editor’s Note Correcting Claim About GOP Political Incitement in Giffords Shooting

new-york-times-1-1 The New York Times has put out a notice which backs away from their editorial board’s claim that there was a definite connection between Sarah Palin and the shooting of former Arizona congresswoman Gabby Giffords.
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.
CNN’s Oliver Darcy has also noted that the Times has revised part of the editorial. The Times editorial board released an article on Wednesday, hours after a left-leaning gunman attacked Republican congressman Steve Scalise and others at the Congressional Baseball Game in Alexandria, VA. As the Times decried political viciousness in their piece, the editorial also brought back the unfounded accusations that Continue reading "NYT Posts Editor’s Note Correcting Claim About GOP Political Incitement in Giffords Shooting"

Sarah Palin Responds to ‘Sickening’ NYT Editorial Wrongly Linking Her to Giffords Shooting

palin By now you’re probably heard about the New York Times editorial on the Alexandria shooting yesterday that unfairly linked Sarah Palin to the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. After Giffords was shot in 2011, there was some speculation that Palin’s map that “targeted” certain Democratic districts may have been to blame, but this was not the case. It turned out that the shooter had been obsessed with Giffords for years following an interaction in 2007. The New York Times editorial last night, however, said there was a “clear” “link to political incitement.” The editorial has since been corrected, but on Facebook this morning, Palin expressed her disgust:
With this sickening NYT’s editorial, the media is doing exactly what I said yesterday should not be done. Despite commenting as graciously as I could on media coverage of yesterday’s shooting, alas, today a perversely biased media’s knee-jerk blame game is Continue reading "Sarah Palin Responds to ‘Sickening’ NYT Editorial Wrongly Linking Her to Giffords Shooting"

Why the Hell Did the New York Times Lie About the Gabby Giffords Murders?

In the wake of the horrendous attempted massacre of the Republican Congressional Baseball team on Wednesday morning, it was somewhat impressive that most people in politics and the news media handled themselves pretty darn well. The focus of attention seemed to be in the right place, and the measured but defiant tone of the response appeared to be nearly pitch perfect. Of course, like most conservatives, I am rather confident that if the assailant had been vocally PRO-Trump and had purposely singled out Democrats for potential mass murder, the reaction, especially within the news media, would have been VERY different. Among other things, Trump himself would have been immediately been directly blamed and old videos of violence had his campaign rallies would have been played (other than on Fox News) on a near perpetual loop. But because, in real life, this shooter was clearly an ANTI-Trump liberal who went out Continue reading "Why the Hell Did the New York Times Lie About the Gabby Giffords Murders?"

A New Conservative TV Network Could be Amazing — But It’s Probably Not Happening

american-flag-on-poleWith this week’s executive shakeup, the chaos at the mighty Fox News Channel shows no sign of ebbing. Monday, reports indicated that even Sean Hannity, their last prime time host from the Roger Ailes era, may be gone from the network by the end of the week. We here at Mediaite even reported that he may end up at brand-new conservative network being contemplated with the intention to directly compete with Fox News. I am highly skeptical that such a venture will ever really happen, or be remotely successful if it does. I say this as someone who has actually long advocated for a real conservative alternative for Fox News because I have always thought their ratings-driven brand of “convenient conservatism” was not to be trusted (“Trumpsanity” certainly vindicated my suspicions) and left open a niche for a take on the news of the day based on “principled Continue reading "A New Conservative TV Network Could be Amazing — But It’s Probably Not Happening"

‘The Good Guy in All This’: Sarah Palin Joins Hannity in Defending Fox News Co-President Bill Shine

palin Sarah Palin, who you’ll recall used to work at Fox News, tweeted out a message of support for Fox co-president Bill Shine this morning. Yesterday Sean Hannity tweeted in reaction to a report from New York Magazine‘s Gabriel Sherman that said Shine has been “expressing concern about his future at the network” and that he asked the Murdochs to release a statement of support, but they “refused.” Hannity tweeted #IStandWithShine in response and added that someone “high up” at Fox is “trying to get an innocent person fired.” Palin––who parted ways with Fox in 2015––noticed Hannity’s tweets and echoed them by defending Shine on Twitter this morning: The former Alaska governor and 2008 VP Continue reading "‘The Good Guy in All This’: Sarah Palin Joins Hannity in Defending Fox News Co-President Bill Shine"

Scarborough Pats Palin on the Back for Speaking in ‘Complete Sentences’ During Tapper Interview

During today’s broadcast of MSNBC’s Morning Joe, co-host Joe Scarborough offered up some high praise to former Republican Vice-Presidential nominee Sarah Palin over the way she handled her interview with CNN’s Jake Tapper yesterday. What was he commending her for? Well, he seemed to be extremely impressed that she was able to speak somewhat articulately. Highlighting right away that he wasn’t trying to be “snide,” Scarborough expressed amazement that “she spoke in complete sentences.” “Over the past five, six, seven years every time she got on TV,” he explained, “she rambled to such a degree — it was word salad.” The MSNBC host added, “If there were a Chop’t chain for the English language, Sarah Palin would be the major franchise owner.” After Scarborough reiterated he was “serious” about his praise for Palin, Wille Geist and Mika Brzezinski remarked that it was “such a low bar” Continue reading "Scarborough Pats Palin on the Back for Speaking in ‘Complete Sentences’ During Tapper Interview"

‘Bring a Little Class’: The View Scolds Sarah Palin For Picture With Hillary Clinton Portrait

Panelists on The View panned Sarah Palin‘s behavior during a recent trip to the White House. Sunny Hostin was quick to point out that Palin’s remarks about bringing Ted Nugent and Kid Rock because Jesus was booked were offensive because she was seemingly likening the crude rockers to the Christian deity. After that, the ladies went after this photo: The two singers and the former GOP Vice Presidential nominee were seen posing with a portrait of former First Lady, Senator, Secretary of State, and 2016 Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton. They were smirking and pointing to the painting. “Is this the saddest day in the history of the White House since the British burned it to the Continue reading "‘Bring a Little Class’: The View Scolds Sarah Palin For Picture With Hillary Clinton Portrait"