Steve Scalise, Palin, The New York Times discussed on All Things Considered


Phrasing in the editorial that was included was the link to political rhetoric is clear that editorial was written 6 years after the Tucson shooting upon the occasion of the shooting of a Republican Louisiana congressman Steve scalise The New York Times ended up having to correct it twice the next day So it sounds like The New York Times editor admitted He blew it What else did we learn Well so James Bennett was then the editorial page editor He's back in court He's also a defendant here He said as you said he said this is my fault and he said look I'm not shifting to shift the blame to anyone else He acknowledged that he was rushing to get it in print a bunch of other journalists from the times editorial section acknowledge that on the stand as well in the past few days they were trying to get it out the same day that the police shooting happened And he played a heavy hand He kind of went in and redrafted the editorial because he wanted to meet that deadline but also because he wanted to make a sweeping argument about the need for gun control and also the question of incendiary political rhetoric The key ISIS was this an honest mistake as the times is represented or something called actual malice which was the standard set in a Supreme Court ruling in a case involving the times itself back in 1964 that's intended to give journalists in the public running room in criticizing public figures Well what are the stakes here The trial is still going on but if the times loses and Palin wins what could the consequences be for the media at large Well Palin has a pretty high bar to exceed here to win It's you know as I said you know in that case the idea is that there'd be running room for the press and that's something expanding on First Amendment free speech rights And she also has yet to prove that she's suffered any real harms from this She hasn't proved any real loss of revenue She hasn't shown what this was done in the time to correct it as I said the next day Should she win however This would be an essentially a constriction of that protection And a lot of media lawyers are looking at this and saying gosh this will make it tougher for mainstream news outlets to give tough scrutiny to public figures like Sarah Palin So what happens next Well we're expecting James Bennet to come back into the witness stand It's not clear that Palin's lawyers are done with him They sort of jabbed and sparred with him like a heavyweight and a boxing match today They'll be back The attorneys will get a chance to go at him again And then of course there is the governor Palin herself Should be up a bit later in this trial and she'll be able to offer the emotional import of what was like to see herself link to or action committee link to this mass shooting in this editorial with contain these mistakes That's NPR media correspondent David falkin flick Thanks David You bet Secretary of State Antony Blinken is on his way to Australia It's part of a swing through Asia He'll meet with his counterparts from key allies Australia Japan as well as India The meetings are part of a broader effort by the administration to assure reassure Asian nations that the U.S. is still focused on competition with China despite the unfolding crisis in Ukraine And pure international affairs correspondent Jackie northam reports When President Biden took office he made clear his foreign policy priority with China The world's number two economy in a strategic rival to the U.S. Fast forward one year on instead of China The Pentagon State Department treasury and others are all concentrated on Russia in Ukraine Biden's predecessors president Obama and Trump discovered the same thing No matter how much they wanted to focus on China there was always another crisis to attend to So there's been a successive any number of what I would call Michael Corleone moments for U.S..

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