Monday, September 01, 2008

The LA Times leaves out key information in the Sarah & Bristol Palin pregnancy scandal, showing again why it is irrelevant in the Internet age

Weeks after it ignored the John Edwards baby scandal that erupted on its turf, The Los Angeles Times runs a story on its website this afternoon about the pregnancy of Sarah Palin's teenage daughter Bristol, pointedly neglecting to mention that the reason the McCain-Palin camp released the news was to counter stories that Bristol is actually the mother of Palin's five-month-old son.

Who are these guys trying to fool?

LA Times:

"ST. PAUL, Minn. -- Republican vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin said today that her 17-year old daughter, Bristol, is pregnant and plans to wed.

"In a statement released by the campaign, Sarah and Todd Palin did not say when their daughter told them the news. But John McCain's campaign aides said they were aware of Bristol's pregnancy before the presumptive Republican presidential nominee chose Palin as his running mate...

"(McCain strategist Steve) Schmidt said the campaign had hoped that Bristol's pregnancy would remain private in spite of 'a lot of very disturbing nasty smears moving around on the Internet.' He said the campaign released the Palins' statement because of the number of media inquiries about Bristol..."

The New York Times:

"ST. PAUL — The 17-year-old daughter of Gov. Sarah Palin, John McCain’s running mate, is five months pregnant, Ms. Palin announced today, adding a new element of tumult to a the Republican convention that had already been disrupted by Hurricane Gustav...

"The announcement was intended to counter rumors by liberal bloggers that Ms. Palin had claimed to have given birth to her fifth child in April when, according to the rumors, the child was her daughter’s."

The story's been on the front burner all weekend. The old men at the Los Angeles Times, in their white shirts and ties need to realize that nowadays, when they withhold information because it's deemed "unsuitable," they only expose themselves.


Anonymous said...

These will be the first "Redneck Twins" in the modern White-Trash house...

Redneck Twins: having a child and a grandchild in the same year.

The Vue Finder said...

Obama says these kinds of stories about people's children are off limits
and any of his people engaging in them will
be fired. His is shocked...SHOCKED! So now, in addition to sanctimonius
bullshit artist we can now add "liar".

Anonymous said...

The Republican party: The Party of Family Values

They have more estraged children of past party leaders than Wilt Chamberlin.

Even their Fearless Leader, the now worshiped Ronald Reagan had two children who simply despised their father and mother.

This Evangelical shift to the GOP is one of the great con jobs in political and religious history.
The party of 'family values'?

They must have had the people who sold the "cigaretes are good for you" slogan working on creating this entire sham. In fact, a cigarette commercial of a similar message once had "The GOP's Grand Puba" ....yep, Ronald Reagan as a spokesman for smoking.

What the evangelicals should do is pray to Jesus that their leaders wake up and see the moral light of Truth shine brightly on their most recent outright fraud...John McCain