Inside the Court Room where exiled NYT Editor James Bennet


James Bennetthe Eg-New York Times editor acting as a defense in a high stakes defamation lawsuit brought by an ex Alaska Governor Sarah Palinstood firm on Tuesday in a case that has implications far beyond his own battered reputation.

Bennet, who left Times in June 2020 amid an internal backlash with another columnist, accused of writing a number of infamous 2017 works – titled “America’s Deadly Politics” – in central China. heart of the case. This column wrongly linked the former Alaska governor’s political action committee and its rhetoric to the 2011 mass shooting in Arizona that resulted in the deaths of six people and injuries. heavyweight then was Congressman Gabrielle Giffords.

The lawsuit notes that the editorial incorrectly stated that there was an “obvious” link of “political agitation” between the 2010 map published by Palin’s PAC and the shooter in Arizona. The article also initially and misleadingly claims that the map targets individual legislators with crosshairs, when in fact it targets their congressional districts.

Read more at The Daily Beast. Inside the Court Room where exiled NYT Editor James Bennet

Russell Falcon

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