As we all know, the attacks on Palin and her family have been extraordinarily vicious, and apparently, they've had enough. NewsBusters:
"It appears the Palins are tired of being defamed by media, for the day after the Alaska governor announced her intention to step down from her post later in the month, her attorney issued a written warning:As you probably remember, the blatant sexism and attacks on her family were defended as part of the "vetting process" during the campaign, even as Obama's record was ignored. (Even Joe the Plumber's personal affairs got more scrutiny than Obama's.) Strangely, the attacks have continued unabated since the election.This is to provide notice...those who republish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law."
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“Just as power abhors a vacuum, modern journalism apparently abhors any type of due diligence and fact checking before scurrilous allegations are repeated as fact,” the Anchorage attorney wrote. (More . . .)
Now, for some reason, I doubt that the old media will report on this warning from Palin's lawyer, and I'll be floored if they report that they have been sued for defamation if they fail to heed the warning. If you spot anything, let us know.