The media, even tabloids in some regard, are supposed to have some level of integrity about them.

For example, let’s say that you were a reporter at a newspaper, and there was a guy on a baseball team, a pitcher, that you didn’t like. You couldn’t put out a report that the guy beat his wife on a daily basis, especially if you had no proof.

There’s supposed to be some level of integrity in reporting, but it seems that a lot of this has gone by the wayside in recent years.

Since 1964, a New York Times court case — New York Times v. Sullivan — set the media standard for “journalistic freedom.” The rabidly progressive Times just got nailed by their own precedent. The libel case resulted in a key Supreme Court decision supporting “freedom of the press.” The mega-dose of Karma comes from the irony that the Times established the “actual malice” standard for “press reports about public officials or public figures to be considered defamatory or libelous” which Project Veritas is using to sue them. They have a case, the Judge agrees, and a legal leg to stand on.

In the legal world, there are always hoops to jump through. The “actual malice” standard is six feet off the ground and on fire.

It “requires the plaintiff in a defamation or libel case to prove the publisher of the statement knew the statement was false or acted in reckless disregard of its truth or falsity.” The media has used it to publish just about anything they want and shrug it off.

Because a plaintiff’s burden of proof is so high and nearly impossible to prove, most media cases brought by the libeled parties go down in flames quickly. The Gray Lady just got beaten with her own purse. Undercover conservative radicals at Project Veritas scored an unbelievable huge win which gives them some stairs to get at the flaming hoop.

It also hangs the Grey Lady’s purse up on a hook for grabs if “punitive damages” kick in. With a little luck, James O’Keefe can garrote her with the purse strap as he snatches it away.

The New York Supreme Court ruled last week that Project Veritas has “sufficient evidence” that the Times might have been motivated by “actual malice” and acted with “reckless disregard” in several posts hitting their work.

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