In some ways, this is an addendum to this post asking again for any actual evidence that Trig is Sarah Palin's biological son. In her interview with far right radio host, Rusty Humphries, she said:
Hey, you know, that’s a great point, in that weird conspiracy-theory
freaky thing that people talk about that Trig isn’t my real son. And a lot of people say, “Well you need to produce his birth certificate! You
need to prove that he’s your kid!” Which we have done.
I noted that this is a lie. The Palins have never released Trig's birth certificate or proved that he is Palin's kid. If she had, I would have posted it on this blog. In fact, we all begged for it in the campaign. And yet she simply said so outright on a radio show. The Dish appears to be the only high-traffic blog to point this out. No one in the MSM has noted that her statement is a lie. And when you examine the blogosphere's response to this, you find the same glaring avoidance of "what is in front of our nose", as this Alaskan blog notes:
Robert Stacy McCain, dissing Sullivan, fails to mention Palin's Thursday lie.
[David Swindle] at David Horowitz's site, excoriating Sullivan, fails to mention Palin's lie.
Mark Milian, in the Los Angeles Times, while more critical of Palin over the first part of her Humphries statement, neglects to question the veracity of her own birth certificate claim.
Gottalaff, at the Political Carnival, while quoting Sullivan on his Palin birth certificate question, fails to really get into questioning Palin's veracity.
Riehl World View and the blog's commenters wander off to the tea party, blithely predicting Palin as next president, while dissing Sullivan.
Maria Newman, writing an abridged summation of blog posts for the New York Times, on Palin's Humphries appearance, totally neglects quoting Palin's lie.
Rick Moran, blogging for Pajamas Media, writes:
And no, not “a lot of people say” that we need to see Trig’s birth certificate. What planet is she on? Who, besides Andrew Sullivan and the same kind of fringe kooks on the left who mirror the righty loons wondering if Obama is eligible to be president, is concerned one whit about Trig’s parentage?
but neglects to observe that Palin's claim is false.
If Obama had not released his birth certficate but went on the radio and point-blank said he had, do you think the press would simply ignore it and let it go?
Why will they not do so with Palin? What are they afraid of? How long do we have to put up with a press corps unable to do its basic job?
(Photo: Palin using her special needs child as a book tour prop by Bill Pugliano/Getty.)