‘Cause she (and we) just ain’t gonna take it any more:
Ratcheting up her offensive against the news media, Gov. Sarah Palin’s attorney threatened on Saturday to sue mainstream news organizations if they publish “defamatory” stories relating to whether Palin is under federal investigation.
In an extraordinary four-page letter, Alaska-based attorney Thomas Van Flein warns of severe consequences should speculation that until now has largely been confined to blogs — about whether Palin embezzled funds in the construction of a Wasilla, Alaska, sports arena — find its way into print.
“This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and 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,” Van Flein warned, citing Alaska liberal blogger Shannyn Moore.
Much like Palin did in her Facebook statement Saturday, Van Flein savages the news media in his letter.
“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.
The fascist tactics of the left have simply got to be stopped – we cannot allow them to slander another conservative into the ground, as they did with President Bush. Take ’em to court, sue ’em for the last cent they have. Prosecute them if we can find even the slightest criminal offense. Don’t lie about us; if you can’t prove it, don’t print it. As for me, I’m not at all a rich man, but I’m ready to spend money to support such efforts.