The New York Times’ editorial board told a lie about Sarah Palin.
In a column that ran in Thursday’s paper, the NYT used the shooting of Republican Rep. Steve Scalise to again blame Sarah Palin for the 2011 shooting of Democratic Rep. Gabby Giffords.
Giffords was shot by a schizophrenic man who was not a fan of Palin (or conservatives in general) and had been obsessed with the then-congresswoman for years before Palin placed Giffords’ district in crosshairs as one of the districts Republicans should flip in 2012.
In two Thursday columns of their own, NYT columnists Bret Stephens and Charles Blow each admitted what the editorial board wouldn’t: the attack on Palin is entirely baseless.
Neither Stephens — a Never Trump Republican who voted for Hillary Clinton — nor Blow — a liberal who claimed to have “an absolute obligation to meet you and your agenda with resistance at every turn” — is partial to the Tea Party movement of which Palin was a figurehead in 2011.