The trial for Palin’s defamation suit against the times is set to begin this week. Palin has tested positive for Covid which is complicating the start, but it will start in the near future if not this week.
Primarily the trial will focus on if the paper and former editorial page editor James Bennet defamed her in June 2017.
The case revolved around a claim inserted into the story by Bennet that said her political action committee was linked to the 2011 shooting in Arizona that left six people dead and former Democrat Rep. Gabby Giffords wounded.
The story was published the same day a gunman opened fired on Republican lawmakers practicing for the congressional baseball game.
The editorial also noted that Palin’s PAC shared a map putting Gifford and other lawmakers in “crosshairs,” which is not true.
However. the Time’s did issue a correction but never mentioned Palin.