Thursday, August 03, 2017

Judge blocks Sarah Palin's plans to perform opposition research on two dozen reporters for the New York Times.

Courtesy of the New York Post:

A Manhattan federal court judge will decide by the end of this month whether to dismiss a defamation lawsuit Sarah Palin filed against the New York Times for accusing the former Alaska governor of inciting gun violence. 

In the meantime, Judge Jed Rakoff suspended discovery, blocking Palin’s lawyers from grilling two dozen Times reporters to prove the Gray Lady is biased against her. 

Clearly the judge recognized this as a fishing expedition and that the entire point of this case is to embarrass and bully the New York Times and its reporters. 

I still think that this case will get thrown out, but if it doesn't I seriously doubt its outcome will prove satisfying to either Palin or her lawyers.

55 comments:

  1. Anonymous8:38 AM

    That's a great photo of her.

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    1. Anonymous8:43 AM

      Yeah. Shrieking Harpy

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    2. Anonymous12:15 PM

      Goofus Ignoramus in full shriek

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    3. Anonymous6:28 PM

      It's really very kind of Gryphen to use an eight- or nine-year-old photo.

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  2. Anonymous8:40 AM

    Now she'll have to come up with another way to scam people so she and her brood can live off the proceeds. Let's see, what can she do? Maybe a Nigerian prince scam? Or she can record robo calls for the IRS scam?

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    1. Anonymous10:12 AM

      Why can't she or her husband and children find meaningful employment? I thought Trump and his GOP have brought back jobs for everyone? Any coal mines in Alaska?
      Beaglemom

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    2. Anonymous10:43 AM

      After the 2008 election, Todd Palin said he'd 'always work.' But at what? He's been a purse-carrying toady. How's that look on a resume!

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    3. Anonymous11:46 AM

      Meaningful employment requires meaningful skills. Except for Willow and hair stuff(I've heard), The Palins come up short in that department.

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    4. Anonymous12:01 PM

      Does Todd continue to profit from his old business? That would be tax free income. I find it hard to believe they are financially down.

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    5. Anonymous12:56 PM

      REAL FYI:
      http://www.thedailybeast.com/how-silicon-valley-is-fighting-back-against-senate-sex-trafficking-bill

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  3. Anonymous8:50 AM

    Please, oh please...if the case gets thrown out does she have to pay the NY Times' legal fees-????

    Wild Tortoise

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    1. Anonymous10:02 AM

      I sure hope the amoral ditz has to cover all court costs. She's nothing more than a parasitic lying opportunist living off OPM.

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    2. That is generally up to the judge. The Times can request that she pay their legal fees and the judge may or may not grant their request.

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  4. Anonymous8:51 AM

    I hope this 'try' costs her big bucks! She's a joke - just like Trump!

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  5. Anonymous8:58 AM

    I have a caption for what her mouth and lips intends to do next .Never mind. Based on the savory look in her eyes. Must be with trump for this photo?

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    1. Anonymous9:51 AM

      "Hookers in Anchorage?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

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    2. Anonymous10:44 AM

      Or u said there would be meth vodka and cocaine. Or damn it bristol stop getting pregnant

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  6. Anonymous9:50 AM

    OT?we hold these truths to be self-evident: a nation’s MORAL Code is only as strong as its people’s weakest link…

    http://lnr.politicususa.com/heroes-demons-hellfire-trump-kim-jong-un-2365/

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  7. Anonymous10:06 AM

    Todd took that photo just after Sarah ripped his balls off with her bare hands.

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  8. Anonymous10:06 AM

    OT? REALITY BITE$>
    “If you want to do something evil, put it inside something boring,”
    "it is with the House’s appropriations bill, which includes riders that would further pare back campaign finance rules that have already been decimated over the last decade, in large part through Supreme Court decisions such as Citizens United and McCutcheon v. FEC."
    "The politicians behind these measures want to make sure the IRS never cracks down on the wealthy interest that are anonymously passing money through tax exempt non profit groups — groups that are only allowed to hide the names of their donors under the assumption that they won’t get involved in politics."allowing every trade association under the sun to receive money from a given corporation during that year."“Should this rider become law, these specialty PACs would be FREE to solicit donations from a drastically expanded pool of potential donors, and corporate executives would be permitted to give contributions to multiple trade associations, increasing the disparity between large-dollar donors and the vast majority of Americans,”

    http://billmoyers.com/story/latest-sneaky-attempt-increase-corporate-political-power/

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  9. Chenagrrl10:10 AM

    So Sister-Sarry reveals herself to be a tool.

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    1. Anonymous11:14 AM

      It might be a trump person. But she deserves to know why some reported lie.

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    2. Anonymous12:30 PM

      11:14 AM, want to try that again in English?

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    3. Anonymous4:28 PM

      11:14 AM, they retracted it and apologized. That more than she's ever done for any of the people she has defamed over the years.

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  10. Anonymous10:34 AM

    Reporter says ‘Russian propaganda outlet’ pushed him to cover conspiracy theory at the center of a White House lawsuit

    ...Feinberg said that during a meeting held on May 26, his superiors asked him bring up the story in the press briefing.

    “It was, ‘We want you to ask about Seth Rich and just, you know, ask about the case and if those revelations should put an end to the Russia hacking narrative and the investigation,” said Feinberg.

    According to Feinberg, his bosses handed him a termination letter when he declined. He described the situation as “disturbing.”

    “It’s really telling that the White House is pushing the same narrative as a state-run Russian propaganda outlet,” Feinberg said.

    https://www.yahoo.com/news/reporter-says-state-run-russian-propaganda-outlet-pushed-cover-seth-rich-conspiracy-theory-center-new-white-house-lawsuit-000407907.html

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  11. Anonymous10:38 AM

    Paul Krugman: Trump isn’t an aberration — he’s the logical conclusion of 40 years of conservative lies
    http://www.rawstory.com/2017/08/paul-krugman-trump-isnt-an-aberration-hes-the-logical-conclusion-of-40-years-of-conservative-lies/

    Anti-Trump Republicans love to claim Donald Trump is an aberration, a fake conservative destroying their ideals of individual liberty, small government and even smaller taxes with a cavalcade of lies. Conservative senators like Lindsey Graham and John McCain grandstanded last week about the GOP’s broken health care policy and the erosion of senatorial norms. But what these speeches conveniently ignore is that Republicans have been lying to their constituents for years.

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  12. Anonymous10:40 AM

    30-Year EPA Veteran Writes Farewell Letter, Warns of Environmental Catastrophe Under Pruitt

    https://www.ecowatch.com/epa-pruitt-2467950563.html

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  13. Anonymous10:41 AM

    New Fox Harassment Allegations: “A Contributorship…Was Contingent Upon” Sex

    http://www.motherjones.com/media/2017/08/fox-news-sexual-harassment-heldman-fraser-ailes/

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  14. Anonymous10:59 AM

    Palin, or who she pays to run her Facebook, is more lazy than ever. The Sarah Palin writes 'Wow.' and next links to Trump Goes Bigger On Immigration Than Anyone Ever Expected' written by someone else. What a shame if she would bother to think and have a comment, anything that exerts energy. She can't even manage to do Facebook. Is she putting all her brain power into getting a fortune out of the Times? If she doesn't score they will need to put her on suicide watch.

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    1. Anonymous1:59 PM

      I hope the person in charge of the suicide watch is not paying attention

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  15. Anonymous11:06 AM

    Did I read this right?

    Judge blocks plans to perform oral research on two dozen reporters for the New York Times.

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  16. Anonymous11:08 AM

    All I can say to Sarah Palin's lawyers

    SUCKAS

    You know Sarah is not paying for her lawyers out of her grubby old wrinkled hands.

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  17. Anonymous11:11 AM

    Damn Sarah, your picture looks like your gagging on a mouthful of bad jism

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  18. Anonymous11:13 AM

    That needs to b done to all journalists though.
    journalists are pussies who work for assholes. No integrity in journalism and never has had integrity. And with the advent of the internet, hate sites and hate blogs have become yellow journalism.

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    1. Anonymous11:25 AM

      Mentally ill^

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    2. Anonymous11:50 AM

      Would you feel the same way if the journalists were going after Hillary? Or Gryphon? Be honest, you know you'd be rooting for the reporters to bring out whatever dirt they could find.

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    3. Anonymous1:24 PM

      Thank God for journalists!!! Without them the goods would not have been spilled on The Don and his ilk!

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    4. Anonymous1:58 PM

      Don't worry dons and donettes, as soon as Sarah annihilates the NYT and has millions, billions to have her own paper, The Don will have his dream press and all will be well.

      https://vignette2.wikia.nocookie.net/americanmcgeesalice/images/f/f3/Ice_Snark.png/revision/latest?cb=20140630145010

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    5. Anonymous5:23 PM

      Hey 11:13 The tundra twit fancies herself a journalist. What say now??

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    6. Anonymous7:31 PM

      5:23 PM - the twit chameleons herself into whatever gets her the most money without having to work for it.

      The latest is "God."

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  19. Anonymous11:21 AM

    That's an old photo of her - she doesn't look like that anymore!

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    1. Anonymous2:47 AM

      Her most recent face lift gave her a heavy jawline.

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  20. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/john-oliver-aclu-bob-murray_us_5981eae4e4b0353fbb341706

    "The American Civil Liberties Union thinks a defamation lawsuit filed by a coal industry titan against comedian John Oliver is a joke.

    So the organization has filed an amicus brief for Oliver that is, frankly, hilarious while making the point that free speech is still protected by the First Amendment."

    "The brief also directly addresses Murray with section headings like “All of John Oliver’s Speech Was Protected by the First Amendment. You Can’t Sue People for Being Mean to You, Bob”; “Plaintiff’s Requested Injunction Is Clearly Unconstitutional. You Can’t Get a Court Order Telling the Press How to Cover Stories, Bob”; and “Anyone Can Legally Say ‘Eat Shit, Bob!’”

    The ACLU also argues the “case is about Murray not liking a television program and somehow believing that is a legally actionable offense,” adding, “apparently because [Murray’s] delicate sensibilities were offended, they clutched their pearls and filed this suit.”

    The brief also explains that truth is a defense in defamation lawsuits and includes this photo to defend Oliver’s claim that, yes, Murray does look like a “geriatric Dr. Evil.” "

    There is a link to the complete brief which is both astute and hilarious.

    I hope the judge gets some good giggles before he dismisses Murray's case, maybe with some inspiration from Oliver and the ACLU.

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  21. Anonymous12:21 PM

    Here we go...DOJ Finally Releases Account of Clinton-Lynch Tarmac Meeting, But Heavily Redacted, Claiming Privilege _ Old Crazy One's FACEBOOK
    Sarah is excited. Meanwhile, Mueller ramping up investigations into what Russians were up to with probe that is growing bigly each day.
    Special Counsel Robert Mueller Impanels Washington Grand Jury in Russia Probe
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/special-counsel-mueller-impanels-washington-grand-jury-in-russia-probe-1501788287

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  22. Anonymous12:35 PM

    Here we go...JUST IN: This Means WAR. It's finally happening. _ Old Crazy One's FACEBOOK

    BREAKING: Grand jury subpoenas have been issued related to June 2016 meeting between Donald Trump Jr., Russian lawyers and others - sources https://twitter.com/Reuters/status/893204347433226240

    Feds subpoena Jared Kushner’s company after it tried to get $150 million from Chinese investors in exchange for US visas http://www.businessinsider.com/jared-kushners-company-subpoena-report-eb5-golden-visas-2017-8

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  23. Mueller empanels federal grand jury.

    Subpoenas being issued.

    NY Attorney General official tells reporters they are looking into Trump's real estate and modeling agency. Unnamed official says: "What we are discovering will shock the nation and cause public outcry."

    Word is now out that Carter Page has been subject of FISA surveillance warrant since 2014 - - - which means FBI and NSA have been monitoring his phone, email, mail, etc. for three years. Uh-oh!!!

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    1. OMFG!!!! CNN is reporting the FBI has tapes of conversations among Russian intelligence people talking about their coordination with Manafort.

      Good thing we didn't shut down Gitmo!!!!!

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  24. Anonymous1:12 PM

    OT? iGEN
    https://www.theatlantic.com/magazine/archive/2017/09/has-the-smartphone-destroyed-a-generation/534198/

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  25. Anonymous1:53 PM

    'In January 2015, two years before he was sworn in as president, Donald Trump was set to step into the same role in a very different capacity: He had signed on to play the president in 2015's Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No!

    Producers' first choice to play the leader of the free world in the Washington, D.C.-set disaster film was Sarah Palin, but negotiations with the former Alaska governor and vice presidential nominee had fallen through.' per The Hollywood Reporter

    ...and the world lost a thespian, sad.

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  26. Anonymous3:17 PM

    Stupid old hag thought she could get intel on reporters to keep her attempted internet flame wars alive until the day she blessedly croaks.

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    1. Anonymous4:01 PM

      Even her stupid supporters know it's more than likely that the case will be dismissed.

      The OPM train is running out, poor baby. All her own fault, yet she will FOREVER blame others.

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  27. Anonymous10:02 PM

    I wonder if screech will be included in Drumpfs russia investigation. She rilly knocked herself out trying to ride the Trump train. LOCK HER UP!!!!!!!

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  28. 1SICK13:37 PM

    How's the helicopter biz? Dan.

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  29. Caroll Thompson5:33 AM

    I wonder how much she is being paid to be the Plaintiff in this fishing expedition. As you pointed out in an earlier post G, she is surely being funded by a right wing organization who wants to get some Kompromat on the New York Times.

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