Judge Throws Out Sarah Palin's Defamation Suit Against the NY Times

August 29th, 2017 10:55 PM
Sarah Palin’s defamation lawsuit against The New York Times was thrown out on Tuesday, not because the Times didn’t recklessly accuse Palin of inciting the shooting of Gabrielle Giffords. It’s because by the standards of standing libel law, one has to find “malice,” which is much harder to prove than the false statement of the Times. 

NYT Opinion Editor Was Lead Atlantic Mag Editor During Giffords Saga

August 13th, 2017 8:23 PM
On Thursday, a federal court judge in New York made what Eriq Gardner at the Hollywood Reporter called an "unusual move" in Sarah Palin's libel lawsuit against the New York Times. It is indeed extraordinarily unusual, and would appear not to bode well for the Times — which likely explains why the paper's colleagues in the establishment press are, for the most part, either not reporting it at all…

Rosenthal Quits as NYT Opinion Boss, Hit GOP for Rancor, 'Racism'

March 14th, 2016 6:07 PM
Andrew Rosenthal, New York Times editorial page editor since 2007, is leaving the position in late April. Over his term he repeatedly revealed himself to be a charmless and classless critic of conservatives. Rosenthal’s many lowlights are featured on the paper’s editorial blog, and he drove the Sunday Review section sharply to the left during his tenure. Before that, Rosenthal provided a vital (…

'Morning Joe' Panel Plays Class Warfare Card, Warns Wealthy To Listen

January 4th, 2011 5:31 PM
Tuesday's "Morning Joe" panel on MSNBC played the class warfare card, highlighting tension between the American middle class and the richest Americans who profit from the global economy. Impassioned co-hosts Joe Scarborough and Mika Brzezinski gave credence to middle class frustration at the widening gap between them and the ultra-rich. The Atlantic magazine's editor-in-chief James…

Atlantic Editor: Bush, Gingrich Among Worst Political Baby-Boomers

September 14th, 2010 5:47 PM
Appearing on MSNBC to present his magazine's feature piece critical of the "Baby Boomer" generation, James Bennet of The Atlantic named George W. Bush, Newt Gingrich, and Bill Clinton as the three worst "baby boomers" who did the most harm to the country's political culture and its economy. "It'd be hard not to point to George W. Bush as having done a lot of damage," Bennet asserted.  Bush, he…

Atlantic Magazine Might Sue McCain-Smearing Photographer

September 15th, 2008 3:46 PM
The photographer that viciously smeared John McCain at her website might be facing a lawsuit for violating the terms of agreement in her contract with The Atlantic magazine.As NewsBusters reported Saturday, Jill Greenberg not only admitted to taking a rather sinister picture of the Republican presidential candidate that she hoped The Atlantic would use on its October cover, but she also generated…