Democrats tuned to the courts after Donald Trump won the 2016 election to thwart his agenda.
And time after time, hand-picked Obama judges would deliver wins in rigged cases against the President.
But one judge just handed Donald Trump the victory he waited his whole life for.
The fake news media became Donald Trump’s number one enemy as soon as Trump won the 2016 election.
Democrats knew they could not beat the President on the issues, so they had to corrupt the narrative surrounding his Presidency.
The first step in that process was the media participating in a silent coup against the President about colluding with the Russians.
Many Americans wondered how the media could get away with such blatantly false allegations.
Even though the First Amendment protects freedom of speech and freedom of the press, the liberal media’s ability to smear conservatives has limits.
And former Alaska Governor and 2008 Vice Presidential nominee Sarah Palin helped President Trump achieve this victory.
Back in 2017, the New York Times published an op-ep about gun control and political violence.
This piece appeared in the wake of a deranged Bernie Sanders supporter attempting to assassinate Republican members of Congress over their politics.
In the op-ed, the Times falsely claimed that Sarah Palin inspired the madman who shot then-Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in 2011 because her PAC posted a map with Congressional districts it was targeting for political activity ahead of the 2010 midterms.
The Times later issued a correction that read, “An editorial on Thursday about the shooting of Representative Steve Scalise incorrectly stated that a link existed between political rhetoric and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established. The editorial also incorrectly described a map distributed by a political action committee before that shooting. It depicted electoral districts, not individual Democratic lawmakers, beneath stylized cross hairs.”
That did not stop Palin from filing a lawsuit seeking damages for defamation of character.
But a Bill Clinton appointed district court judge dismissed the suit.
So Palin appealed a three judge panel on the Second Circuit Court of Appeals who overruled the lower court’s ruling and permitted the lawsuit to proceed.
The Second Circuit Court of appeals ruled that under federal procedures, lower courts must accept the plaintiff’s facts as presented.
Judge Jed Rakoff ruled that Palin’s claims did not meet the standard of defamation even if the Times published false claims about her.
However Judge John Walker wrote that Rakoff overstepped his bounds and made a determination on the validity of Palin’s claim.
This lawsuit is one of the most important First Amendment cases in American history.
While there is a much higher standard for public figures to prove a media outlet defamed them, it does not give the press license to lie about conservatives and smear them with knowingly false allegations.
All Americans support a free press and robust First Amendment protections for free speech.
But a free press does not mean a dishonest press.
Liberal Propaganda Exposed will continue to cover any new developments in this ongoing story.