New York Times forced to correct false editorial claim on Gabby Gifford shooting

Sarah Palin may sue New York Times for tying her to Gabby Giffords shooting

Fake News Alert:

The New York Times was forced on Thursday to correct an editorial that stated as fact a debunked theory that the gunman who shot Arizona Congresswoman Gabby Giffords in 2011 was inspired by a map circulated by Sarah Palin.

The editorial, titled “America’s Lethal Politics,” was posted Wednesday and widely criticized on social media. The editorial read in part:

The paper ran the editorial after the shooting Wednesday morning during a GOP congressional baseball practice that left 4 wounded, including House Majority Whip Steve Scalise, who is in critical condition.

The Times posted a correction at the bottom of the editorial online:

Correction: June 15, 2017

“An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.”

Sarah Palin responds to the article.

Former Gov. Sarah Palin appears to be considering a libel case against The New York Times.

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