In spite of the fact that the MSM has twisted itself into a pretzel to avoid it, the story of Trig Palin’s birth is not going away. As a matter of fact, it is slowly seeping into the American mainstream.
Early on, it was mostly the blogs (like Palingates) who asked the questions that needed so badly to be asked. The American people, knowing little to nothing about the supposed day Mama Grifter’s “water broke,” assumed that those who were asking about who Trig’s mother is were left crackpots.
These days, not so much, however. The question that begs for an answer is being picked up in more and more venues, thanks to (1.) Mama Grifter’s constant need for media attention (where Trig is a useful prop,) and (2.) a study by Professor Bradford Scharlott that is catching eyes in a lot of new places. Like, for instance, the Business Insider, which has posted a story on Scharlott’s study.
Yes, you’ve likely seen it, if you ever look at my blogroll (Politicalgates has done several posts on it.) But in case you haven’t seen it, please read this, and consider carefully her version of events. While you do this, keep in mind that a 44 year old woman who allegedly knew she had a Down’s syndrome baby did all the things Mama Grifter claims to have done.
She’s either a liar, or she’s one of the most callous creatures ever hatched. Take your pick.
An interesting footnote has emerged to a theory that raged around the Internet during Sarah Palin’s candidacy for Vice President:
The theory is that Sarah Palin is actually the grandmother of her purported son Trig, not the mother, and that she staged a gigantic hoax during the campaign to cover up this fact.
Professor Bradford Scharlott of Northern Kentucky University has looked into this story in detail and written a long academic article about it. He concludes two things:
- First, that the “conspiracy theory” is likely true–Sarah Palin staged a huge hoax, and, second,
- The American media is pathetic for not pursuing the story more aggressively
Scharlott’s article walks through all the evidence supporting the theory, including the photos of Palin in what is said to have been a late-stage pregnancy, the leisurely 20-hour trip home that Palin took after she supposedly went into labor in Texas, the refusal of the hospital where Trig was supposedly born to even confirm that he was born there (let alone who was the mother), strange statements from Palin’s doctor and the McCain campaign, and so on.
And Scharlott concludes that, given that this hoax would be a massive fraud perpetrated on the entire country by a vice-presidential candidate, the media absolutely should have pursued the story more aggressively.
Because the mainstream media did not–and has not–pursued the story at all (let alone aggressively), Professor Scharlott has done some of the work himself. He has also attempted to explain why the media was so wimpy and gullible during the campaign.