Disturbing: Food stamp fraud rampant: GAO report
Just when you’d hoped the Trig Truther issues were long behind us (well WE were hoping, but Trig Truthers like former Journo-listers and Andrew Sullivan have been waiting in the wings for any remote sign of a definitive “smoking gun”) comes a report about an “academic study” done by a moonbat college professor from Northern Kentucky University who believes that Sarah Palin is indeed Trig Palin’s grandmom rather than his mom … and supposedly he has the “evidence” to prove it. Via Business Insider:
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.
This is the dirty not-so-secret smear campaign that prominent liberals don’t want to put their names to, but nevertheless I suspect they probably wish it were true if for no other reason than to get Sarah Palin out of the way once and for all. There are literally hundreds of websites that either focus solely on this “issue” or at least have a full page devoted to it. As noted above, some liberal journalists and columnists discussed behind the scenes how they wish this issue would have or would be “investigated” further. It’s really pathetic and, frankly, disgraceful – and not just for the liberal elites who believe this BS but for the rest of the MSM who refuse to report on these fruitcakes while at the same time giving so-called “birthers” wall to wall coverage.
And we all know why they engage in these double standards, don’t we?
Just to point out ONE MORE TIME for the conspiracy-driven nitwits who think Sarah Palin somehow staged the scam of the decade, here are pictures of the former Alaska governor in the latter stages of Trig’s pregnancy. The UK’s Daily Mail has another one. NOTE: These photos are NOT “personal photos” and thus couldn’t possibly be “staged” by the Palin family.
And to point out one other obvious fact: Wouldn’t it be a little bit difficult for Bristol Palin to have a baby in April 2008 and then turn around and have another one in December 2008? The “professor”, as you might expect, tries to get around this by suggesting that Trig was actually born earlier than April 2008 – without a shred of evidence, of course.
He’s outraged by the media’s supposed “lack of attention” to investigating Trig’s birth, but the real outrage – beyond the obvious one about how people in positions of power utilize it to try and smear the names of good people by engaging in baseless wacky conspiracy theories – is the fact that the mainstream media doesn’t go after these hacks with even a 10th of the same ruthlessnes they do the “birthers” on the right. I’m not surprised that the Trig “question” is mostly untouched by serious journalists, because many of them are in the back pockets of liberal politicos, but all the same it’s worth pointing out their double standards and hypocrisy. They’d go absolutely verbally postal if a liberal female was treated like this but, ah, heck – you know the routine.