On Tuesday, a federal judge dropped a defamation lawsuit brought by former Vice Presidential candidate Sarah Palin against The New York Times (NYT) - Get New York Times Company Class A Report , asserting that Palin's complaint failed to demonstrate that an editorial mistake was made, the New York Times reports.
"What we have here is an editorial, written and rewritten rapidly in order to voice an opinion on an immediate event of importance, in which are included a few factual inaccuracies somewhat pertaining to Mrs. Palin that are very rapidly corrected," Judge Jed S. Rakoff of Federal District Court in Manhattan said.
"Negligence this may be; but defamation of a public figure it plainly is not," Rakoff added.
The lawsuit, filed by Palin in June, concerned an editorial that linked her to a 2011 mass shooting in Arizona, even though the Times knew the connection was false.
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