But that is not the point of this post, believe it or not. No, rather it is this: at the very same site, there is this article, "PROFESSOR: Sarah Palin Probably Staged A Gigantic Hoax About Being Trig's Mother."
I am not kidding, and it is not a tongue-in-cheek article, either. Oh, Andrew Sullivan must be SO happy that some professor at Northern Kentucky University is taking his assertion to heart. (And I am sure the parents who send their kids to school there are so happy to learn that one of the professors seems to be spending time "proving" that Sarah is not Trig's real mother.) From what I can tell, the conclusion reached by Scharlotte was mere conjecture, but hey, that's better than nothing, right? Ahem.
It does make me wonder one thing: just what is it this professor teaches exactly? I mean, with all this time on his hands to delve into such ground-breaking research, and all, it's gotta be something important, no doubt. (That is snark, by the way.) Actually, he teaches journalism. Yes, journalism. Now you have a glimpse into why our media is in such bad shape, presuming this is representative of the professors in this field (he is also very upset that some "Palin Flack" is trying to squelch discussion on this critical issue facing us today. Again, not kidding.) Uh, yeah. THIS is what he is so concerned about the media not covering now, during this tumultuous time. Wow.
Oh, you're probably wondering who IS Trig's real mother according to Scharlotte (and Sullivan). Well, it's Bristol, of course. C'mon, that's as clear as the nose on your face, people!
What is really hilarious to me, though, are the comments at this article. The exact same people who demean, belittle, and attack those who would like to see Obama's birth certificate act like this is a matter of National Security. You know, because Palin ran as the Vice Presidential candidate, so who her baby mama is matters a LOT. Hey, say what you will about Birthers, at least the desire to see an actual birth certificate is to fulfill a Constitutional requirement. And it is a requirement other presidential candidates have fulfilled, I might add.
But this has zero to do with the Constitution. This has to do with Palin Hatred veiled as outrage at a lackluster media, one that hasn't done its job in reporting this "earth shattering" story:
[snip] He (Professor Scharlotte) 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
[snip] (Click here to read the rest.)
Oh, yes - where has the media been? You know, the one that aggressively pursued Obama's connections to Tony Rezko, or Bill Ayers, or Jeremiah Wright, or James Meeks, or his college/grad school records, or why there were ZERO paper recrods from the entire time Obama was in the IL Senate, or how he got everyone thrown off the ballot the first time he ran, or how he got the sealed divorce records of the two front-runner US Senate candidates unsealed right before the election, or any NUMBER of red flags about Barack Obama.
Oh, wait - they didn't. But this man thinks what they SHOULD have been doing was going after Palin even more. Because the boatload of reporters who descended on Wasilla to turn over every rock they could, or the 11 reporters the AP assigned to check her book, is not the least bit aggressive in its efforts. Kinda makes you wonder how many they have assigned to "fact check" Obama's books, huh? Yeah. I'm not holding my breath for that to happen, either.
It is just comical the complete and utter hypocrisy contained within this one site on such a related issue. And the utter lack of recognition of the hypocrisy, too, is a bit comical.
Yes, by all means, let us spend lots of time and media resources on whether or not Trig is Sarah Palin's son, because that is of the utmost importance. Never mind Obama's real back-story - he's only the President after all. Hey, we have to have our priorities with our media, right? Right. Budget crisis? What "budget crisis"? I need to know who is really the mother of that kid, don't you?
If you'll excuse me, I have to go read "People" magazine now to get the REAL news...