• The Return of That Other Birther Conspiracy

    Remember back when people used to actually spend their valuable time discussing whether or not well-documented serial liar Sarah Palin was also lying about who actually gave birth to her son Trig as if that were a thing that even mattered a little bit compared to all the other terrible things that we know for sure about her?

    You know, five minutes ago

    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.

    Well I appreciate that this professor wants to spend his resources in getting to the bottom of something that so interests him and many Americans. You know more power to him. He's not just throwin’ stones from the sidelines… So, you know, more power to him.

    Tags: Birthers, Conspiracies, Sarah Palin, Trig Palin


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