The Gawker has a reputation for going after Conservative politicians with gossip and sometimes lies. They were the ones who paid for the fake one night stand story about Christine O’Donald , they also went after Meg Whitman’s kids, and they have gone after Sarah Palin.
These are, after all, the same people who went after Meg Whitman’s kids and bragged about it, who ran the “one-night stand” hit piece on Christine O’Donnell and bragged about it, and who created and spread the rumor of your supposed boob-job and bragged about it.
They stole copies of her book, posted clippings of it and bragged about it. They also gave her some rather snarky legal advice.
Sarah: If you’re reading this—and if you are, welcome!—you may want to take a moment to familiarize yourself with the law. Try starting here or here. Or skip the totally boring reading and call one of your lawyers. They’ll walk you through it.
Well apparently Governor Palin took them up on their advice and she is suing them. and even got a temporary restraining order to block Gawker from publishing the pages on their website.
On Saturday evening, the link was broken to Gawker’s scoop, “Sarah Palin’s New Book: Leaked Excerpts,” which included 14 images of partial pages from the book, scheduled for publication Tuesday
A two-page order signed Saturday by U.S. District Judge Thomas P. Griesa, who sits in Manhattan, says: “Gawker is temporarily retrained and enjoined from continuing to distribute, publish or otherwise transmit pages” of the book.
Maybe, just maybe this is opening up a whole new can of worms for Thew Gawker. William A. Jacobson believes this might give license to do a full TSA screening on the Gawker.
and they bragged when they stole a partial copy of your book, and they dared you and taunted you to do something about it, and you did.
But please don’t stop there. Your TRO is the equivalent of a routine metal detector screening. You found the box-cutter, and confiscated it. Good so far, but not enough.
You need to have your lawyers give the people at Gawker a full nude-body scan and junk fondling.
Uncover the networks, Sarah. For all of our benefit and amusement.
It’s called discovery. In a litigation your lawyers are entitled to e-mails, and all Gawker’s internal documents regarding not only this theft, but you. Because you will want to prove that their intent was to harm you and damage you, so everything they ever have written off-the-record, everyone with whom they ever have communicated about you, every strategy they have employed to take you down, now is fair game.
This could be fun, and I’m sure Sarah Palin is glad she took Gswker’s advice and looked into it a little more.
I think I’m going to grab a pot of popcorn lay back and enjoy the party.