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Strauss-Kahn accuser sues NY Post for ‘prostitute’ report

NEW YORK (Reuters) – The hotel maid who accused former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn of sexual assault sued the New York Post and five of its journalists for libel on Tuesday for reporting that she was a prostitute. The 32-year-old Guinean immigrant accused the Post of publishing defamatory articles between…

Fox News President Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’

UPDATE: Fox News executive disputes claim Roger Ailes thinks Sarah Palin ‘is an idiot’ Roger Ailes, the president of the Fox News Channel, is not fond of former Alaska governor and Fox News contributor Sarah Palin, according to sources. “He thinks things are going in a bad direction,” a Republican…

Fox News chairman Ailes told Palin not to make the ‘blood libel’ video

Among former Alaska governor Sarah Palin’s (R) many lucrative jobs is her stint as a Fox News contributor for $1 million per year — which likely also provides her with her largest audience. So before she took to the airwaves to accuse her critics of “blood libel” for tying her…

‘Be more careful’ with your words, Gingrich warns Palin

Newt Gingrich wants fellow Fox News employee Sarah Palin to think before she speaks. A Washington Post/ABC News poll (.pdf) showed that Palin’s approval had plummeted following her use of the term “blood libel” in the wake of shootings in Tucson, Arizona that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords…

Palin defends use of ‘blood libel’

WASHINGTON (AFP) – US conservative celebrity Sarah Palin has defended her use of the term “blood libel” to accuse the media of blaming her supporters after the Arizona shooting spree. The use of the term in a video statement last week has drawn criticism from some Jewish leaders because it…

Fox pundit: Palin admitted political discourse can cause violence

Fox News contributor Mara Liasson said Sunday that while defending use of gun imagery, Fox News employee Sarah Palin actually admitted that political discourse can cause violence. Following a shooting in Tucson, Arizona that left six dead and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) in the hospital, Sarah Palin attacked critics who…

Sarah Palin accuses critics of ‘blood libel’

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Prominent Republican Sarah Palin on Wednesday accused critics of “blood libel” by blaming her rhetoric for contributing to the shooting rampage in Tucson that killed six and wounded 14, including Democratic Representative Gabrielle Giffords. “Acts of monstrous criminality stand on their own. They begin and end with…

US Senate passes ‘libel tourism’ bill

WASHINGTON — The US Senate on Monday passed a bill to shield US journalists, authors, and publishers from “libel tourists” who file suit in countries where they expect to get the most favorable ruling. The popular legislation headed to the House of Representatives, which was expected to approve it and…

Senior US lawmakers go after ‘libel tourism’ with journalist shield bill

Senior US lawmakers unveiled legislation Tuesday to shield US journalists, authors and publishers from “libel tourists” who file suit in countries where they expect to get the most favorable ruling. “England, Brazil, Australia, Indonesia and Singapore are just a few of the countries whose weak libel protections have attracted libel…

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