Friday, January 21, 2011

National Enquirer Publishes Bogus Claim That Todd Palin Supposedly Cheated On Sarah Palin With Anchorage Massage Therapist Shailey Tripp

If they're not misrepresenting Sarah Palin, then they're outright lying about her and her family. The National Enquirer has published a bogus story which implies that Todd Palin had an extramarital affair with a female massage therapist identified as Shailey Tripp.

According to the Enquirer, an anonymous tipster sent out messages to news outlets on January 4th, 2011 making the allegation using the e-mail address thepalinmorals@hotmail.com. Tenants in the building which included Tripp's offices claimed they saw Todd come and go often and heard noises that sounded like someone was having sex. It was those same tenants who called the police on Tripp, who was arrested on March 4th, 2010 in Anchorage and charged with maintaining a house of prostitution. Tripp pleaded no contest on June 15th, 2010 with sentencing set for June 15th, 2011. She agreed to complete 80 hours of volunteer service, not post advertisements on CraigsList and pay a fine of $500. If she meets with these conditions, Tripp can withdraw her plea at the sentencing hearing and the case will be dismissed.

Shailey Tripp has multiple entries to her name in the Alaska Court System database (other cases involve either civil issues or traffic offenses). The specific case referenced in this story is 3AN-10-02448CR, adjudicated on June 15th.

But here's what the Enquirer offers as their supposed "evidence" that Todd Palin had an affair with Tripp:

-- "a female massage therapist who was busted for prostitution". Just because she was busted for prostitution later does not mean that she was engaging in sex with Todd Palin.

-- "police have confiscated physical evidence that could tie Todd to an alleged extramarital affair". That evidence could be anything -- a towel, a washcloth, or any other such items which could be used during a legitimate massage.

-- "the woman...contributed free massages to an anonymous person working for Sarah's campaign for governor of Alaska". That could describe anyone working on the campaign -- not necessarily Todd.

So on the basis of three flimsy statements, we're supposed to believe that Todd Palin cheated on his wife? And particularly when it comes from a disreputable rag like the National Enquirer? Even Alaska Dispatch is a more credible venue -- and if they would dump Craig Medred and Jill Burke, they'd be major league.

The Enquirer does add that representatives for Todd Palin have vehemently denied the allegation. Unfortunately, the story's been picked up and trumpeted by other sources, some of which are quasi-reputable. These include the sleazy Perez Hilton, the New York Daily News (an onsite unscientific poll indicates 65 percent of respondents are swallowing this nonsense), Yahoo News, Vanity Fair, and Village Voice, which is commendably skeptical. The State Column reminds us that it was the Enquirer that broke the story about John Edwards’s affair with Rielle Hunter. But then again, even a blind hog can find an acorn once in a while. By the way, the same January 31st issue of the Enquirer also reports that also reports that Jennifer Anniston has a drinking problem (plausible) and President Obama is stick-thin because he has stomach parasites (he's not exactly "stick-thin").

This isn't the first time someone has tried to spread bogus stories about the Palins' marital relationship. In August 2009, Jesse Lee Griffin of the aptly-named Immoral Minority blog reported that the Palins were heading for a divorce. EPIC FAIL -- never happened. But that hasn't deterred Griffin from trumpeting this story as well.

I will believe the Palins long before I'll believe a trash news site or a gutter blogger.

11 comments:

  1. Word has it that the Enquirer has a whole lot more then just the court records behind this story.

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  2. With the Pope now kowtowing to every bizarre religion on the puss of the planet -- the jew "healer" Benny Hinn just swoons at the mention of the Pope -- one might rightly wonder if this bothers Catholics any. I guess it's "My Church, right or wrong."

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  3. Respect your local pervert. Remember that buggery is as natural as eating camel dung.

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  4. Other than perhaps the members of the legal "profession", Congress and prison inmates, there is no more degenerate group of people than those in the entertainment business. Infidelity, drug use, promiscuity, perversion, criminal activity -- it's all there to see.

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  5. Certainty. Inflation is on the horizontal horizon. The Mexi-flood can no longer be stopped and who is going to feed them while they breed? Lots of hungry mouths and fewer and fewer tax-payers. Only a few years back, we had 17 workers supporting 1 geezer. Now, we only have 2 workers supporting 1 geezer. What does this extrapolate to, in your mind?

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  6. Good news! Mexiburgers don't inhabit southern California completely. There are 100,000 Afghans in Fremont and 100,000 Iranians in Lost Angles. Ah! Diversity, thou warmeth my cockles.

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  7. Teaching Math in 1960's:
    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is 4/5 of the price, or $80. What is his profit?

    Teaching Math in 1970's:
    A logger exchanges a set "L" of lumber for a set "M" of money. The cardinality of set "M" is 100. Each element is worth one dollar. Make 100 dots representing the elements of the set "M." The set "C", the cost of production contains 20 fewer points than set "M." Represent the set "C" as a subset of set "M" and answer the following question: What is the cardinality of the set "P" of profits?

    Teaching Math in 1980's:
    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $80 and his profit is $20. Your assignment: Underline the number 20.

    Teaching Math in 1990's:
    By cutting down beautiful forest trees, the logger makes $20. What do you think of this way of making a living? Topic for class participation after answering the question: How did the forest birds and squirrels feel as the logger cut down the trees? There are no wrong answers.

    Teaching Match in 2000's:
    A logger sells a truckload of lumber for $100. His cost of production is $120. How does Arthur Andersen determine that his profit margin is $60?

    Robertsez: I am still laughing and it indicates that the working man in this country is far more savvy as to the nonsense which fills the air, than we might suppose. If that's not an optimistic sign, then tell me what is.

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  8. “The foremost connoisseurs of this truth regarding the possibilities in the use of falsehood and slander have always been the Jews; for after all, their whole existence is based on one single great lie, to wit, that they are a religious community while actually they are a race — and what a race! One of the greatest minds of humanity† has nailed them forever as such in an eternally correct phrase of fundamental truth: he called them ‘the great masters of the lie.’ And anyone who does not recognize this or does not want to believe it will never in this world be able to help the truth to victory.”


    † Artur Schopenhauer

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  9. In the next booth was an ape, ogling the White girls. A 30ish woman passed -- a good looker -- and the nigger bellowed out, "Hey honey. Why doesn't le' me gid up inta ya?"
    What more is there needed to demonstrate that White men have lost control of their society? They have no way short of having a falling out with the law, to make sure this nog ever opened his mouth again in an obvious verbal assault upon a woman minding her own business. ZOG, by its draconian laws, insures that all simians have a right to prey upon whom they wish. The White male cannot defend himself, his family nor his society -- it's illegal.

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  10. Looks like there is a need to clean out the comments for this item.

    What a bunch of Bravo Sierra!

    For the 'real story': http://texas4palin.blogspot.com/2011/01/statement-by-anchorage-pd-exposes-lies.html

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  11. The Anchorgae Police has admitted they lied in that press release but feels they do not need to offer any retractions. Go check the AP Wire for the latest press release about this story.

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