Our modern political culture has been beset by a legion of liberal media outlets, hellbent on churning out fake news story after fake news story in order to smear conservatives.
These tactics have been a part of our political experience for decades, but now, they fall under an all-encompassing moniker so distilled that it takes no knowledge of the media’s inner workings to understand. Fake news, a term first spewed at us by leftist organizations such as CNN and the Hillary Clinton campaign, was originally used to distinguish themselves from a number of free press outlets collectively, and derogatorily labeled the “alt-right” by those looking to delegitimize them. Now, as the President himself has taken umbrage to the insinuation that CNN is somehow less “fake” than Fox News or Breitbart, the title of fake news has been employed by himself and his communications department to underscore the massively unethical actions of these liberal media magnates.
Perhaps spurred on by this resistance to the media’s status quo, former Alaskan Governor and Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin is going after the ultraliberal New York Times in a defamation lawsuit that will certainly prove to be a landmark case. Now, as the case continues to be built against The Times, Palin’s lawyers have issued widely encompassing subpoenas that will likely give Americans an insider look at just how corrupt and amoral this particular propaganda house truly is.
“Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin’s lawyers will reportedly subpoena nearly two dozen New York Times reporters, editors, and employees and ask the Times to produce ‘every internal communication it has had about her since 2011’ for her defamation lawsuit.
“According to a New York Post report, based on court documents released on Wednesday, the Times’ lawyers whined that Palin’s legal team intends to subpoena ‘twenty-three non-party current and former Times reporters, editors and other employees’ in addition to demanding the internal communications.
“Palin’s legal team is reportedly seeking ‘documents that might reveal, among other things, their ‘negative feelings’ toward her. ’
“In a June editorial published just hours after House Majority Whip Steve Scalise (R-LA) was shot on a baseball field, the Times falsely accused Palin of inspiring Jared Lee Loughner in his assassination of attempt of former Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) in 2011. Palin’s lawyers, who are heavyweights who successfully represented Hulk Hogan against Gawker media, later sued the Times for defamation in Manhattan federal court in the Southern District of New York.”
The New York Times has come under substantial criticism by President Donald Trump in recent months.
In his signature nicknaming maneuver, Trump has come to refer to the paper simply as “the failing New York Times”, a nod to the print media dinosaur’s massive financial meltdown, a litany of layoffs, and their overall impending doom. Certainly, Palin’s lawsuit and the work required to fulfill these subpoena requests will only accelerate the demise of the leftist outlet, further validating the President’s assessment of the paper’s future.