When it’s a Republican the mainstream media is dealing with, it’s okay to report hearsay as fact.
Sarah Palin was never a member of the Alaskan Independence Party. The chairwoman of the party said she was “mistaken” and going by statements made by “another member.” In other words, it was meant to be a smear, and it didn’t work.
So where is all the news on this? Well, there isn’t any. As little as three hours ago, by a quick Google search, Palin was still being linked to the AIP by news outlets around the world. As it turns out, it was her husband, Todd, who was the member. He was a member for only two years, back in the 90s. Or so we’re told. What can we believe as true anymore, when the media is so ready to attack without fact checking?
Shall we get Dan Rather in to say it was “fake but accurate”, because Governor Palin once attended an AIP convention with Todd?