Following Editorial Correction, Sarah Palin Considering Legal Action Against New York Times

By Chris Ariens 

The New York Times has issued a correction to its Editorial Board editorial about the congressional shooting in Virginia Wednesday, which linked the attack to the political rhetoric leading up to the shooting of Rep. Gabby Giffords.

Was this attack evidence of how vicious American politics has become? Probably. In 2011, Jared Lee Loughner opened fire in a supermarket parking lot, grievously wounding Representative Gabby Giffords and killing six people, including a 9-year-old girl. At the time, we and others were sharply critical of the heated political rhetoric on the right. Before the shooting, Sarah Palin’s political action committee circulated a map of targeted electoral districts that put Ms. Giffords and 19 other Democrats under stylized cross hairs.

Today this correction: An earlier version of this editorial incorrectly stated that a link existed between political incitement and the 2011 shooting of Representative Gabby Giffords. In fact, no such link was established.

But that may not be enough for Palin, the former governor, VP nominee and Fox News analyst: