Saturday, August 01, 2009

Did Alaska Report Get Burned By Bad Sources? Todd And Sarah Palin NOT Getting A Divorce, And Have NOT Bought Land In Montana

Alaska Report, which is normally a reliable source of information despite its progressive orientation, may have gotten burned by its sources. They put out a report alleging that Todd and Sarah Palin are getting a divorce, citing a number of sources to include an unnamed former Palin staffer and a National Enquirer story about alleged infidelity.

The rebuttal has been posted on Conservatives4Palin, which posted the following response from Meghan Stapleton on the Palin Facebook page:

Yet again, some so-called journalists have decided to make up a story. There is no truth to the recent “story” (and story is the correct term for this type of fiction) that the Palins are divorcing. The Palins remain married, committed to each other and their family, and have not purchased land in Montana (last week it was reported to be Long Island).

Less than one week ago, Governor Palin asked the media to “quit making things up.” We appreciate that the more professional journalists decided to question this story before repeating it.

Meg Stapleton

Later on, the Palins themselves put out the following short statement of denial:

Because the thing is this is the sort of story that's spreading on the lefty blogs, and then it gets pushed into the comments of other blogs, and then it leaves a Nice Innocent Good-Intended Helluva Guy like me not knowing what to do-- do I inform people of what is being claimed on the internet, but at the risk of spreading what seems to be a dubious scam? Or do I censor it, where people then debate it in the comments (they've all seen it) but I pretend on the main page I'm oblivious to it?

Anyway, with the denial out there, not big thing in mentioning it.

Fortunately, the mainstream media was skeptical enough to wait, and now they're publishing the truth as well. Most notably, the Los Angeles Times, the New York Daily News, the New York Post, the Christian Science Monitor, and United Press International are publishing the denials. And I wouldn't doubt that the Anchorage Daily News' Sheila Toomey isn't frantically rewriting her Sunday Alaska Ear column even as you read this. Click HERE for the results of a Google news search of the phrase "Sarah Palin divorce" (without the quotes)

KTVT Channel 11 in Dallas reports that Sarah Palin's attorney, Thomas Van Flein, told CBS News on Saturday August 1st that the report of a divorce is "categorically false", and also debunked any reports of a land buy in Montana. Another Palin attorney, Robert Barnett, also told CBS News that the divorce rumors were "totally untrue."

Alaska Report didn't originate the information, but they got suckered by the so-called "Alaskan Team Truther" bloggers, and got burned. Why these progressive bloggers can't let go of Sarah Palin now that she's gone, and want to actually give free publicity to her is inexplicable. But progressives never allow the truth to get between them and a good story. They're like left-wing versions of Hal Turner.


  1. FYI: The quote you attribute to the Palins is actually a quote from blogger Ace at Ace of Spades Headquarters.

  2. Anybody spreading this rumor is a tool- and should be ashamed of themselves... talk about desperate! Hard watching the Dear Leader crash-n-burn, I guess-

    And what did Palin say?

    "Divorce Todd? Have you seen Todd? I may be just a renegade hockey mom, but I’m not blind!"

    And Palin’s resignation obviously puts yet more pressure on Obama to finally get some results, as the soaring rhetoric isn’t hypnotizing the plebes like it used to… and now there’s another viable alternative waiting in the wings.

    Alaska was a pretty corrupt system until she stepped in. Her reforms took on entrenched politicians (inc. Republicans), a mafioso-style union boss, and Big Oil.

    Wouldn’t it have been nice if Obama had been principled and brave enough to confront the corrupt Chicago Democratic Machine? Or shady political operators like Tony Rezko? Racist preachers? Instead of doing business with every last one of them?

    IMO Palin could trounce him in 2012, when Americans would vote for the Gipper-in-Heels in droves- they’ll surely being looking for such an antidote to the Bolshevik con-artist who’s currently taking a wrecking-ball to this society.

    No wonder the far-left moonbats -along with Team Obama’s David Plouffe and his internet squads- are out to destroy her.

    Go get em ‘Cuda-

  3. Palin divorce rumors just business as usual from the enemies of a real conservative GOP

    The Democrat left and GOP elites fear Palin’s popularity with conservative voters as well as her independence from their control and direction. They have done all they can do to destroy her marriage, family, children and her vision for America and will continue to do so.

    To the GOP neocon establishment who have trashed and attacked Sarah Palin, Ron Paul, Peter Schiff and other potential Republican candidates far more than the liberal Democrats, your attacks just increase the popularity of Sarah and the Palin For President in 2012 website effort at where we answer “Why They Hate Sarah”.

  4. They have done all they can do to destroy her marriage, family, children and her vision for America and will continue to do so.

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  5. These comments are so funny!! Palin would trounce Obama? What planet do you live on??

    And guess what the divorce rumour is very very true. They are separated. They may stay married for monetary purposes!

    I am a conservative who sees Palin for what she is-an unqualified fraud who quit her job! Imagine a president quitting. The people who adore Palin make our movement look like a bunch of idiots! Wise up people. Do sone reading with your brain! Much of what the left has reported is unfortunately true. This is why we are a minority now.

    I know it's like talking to a brick wall but we must wake up