Enquirer Talks Trash about Palin – McCain Threatens Legal Action

Yet another slanderous story regarding VP hopeful Sarah Palin and her family will be reported by the supermarket tabloid, The National Enquirer, tomorrow.

I wrote yesterday about the tabloids US Weekly and OK Magazine, and how these magazines need to stay away from the politics that shape our nation. Now, The Enquirer is about to publish an outright vicious story accusing the conservative Alaskan governor of infidelity and of pressuring her 17 yr old daughter Bristol to marry the father of her yet unborn child.

This story is not going to make or break the next big blockbuster movie that a star may be promoting. It is far more serious. This kind of unsubstantiated trash can only serve disrupt or even potentially destroy a major political figure on the precipice of history making nomination.  It dangerously disrupts our election process with the only motive being the all mighty dollar. 

This is not news people! This is tabloid trash that is trying to pass itself off as journalism by buying lies. Reporters don’t pay for their stories like the Enquirer does. A real journalist sources and back ups their claims with fact and documents, not quotes from second hand “friends of a friends” here-say. 

The Steve Schmidt of the McCain campaign immediately issued this press release:

“The smearing of the Palin family must end. The allegations contained on the cover of the National Enquirer insinuating that Gov. Palin had an extramarital affair are categorically false. It is a vicious lie,”

“The efforts of the media and tabloids to destroy this fine and accomplished public servant are a disgrace. The American people will reject it.”

“Sen. McCain and Gov. Palin look forward to discussing the issues that Americans care about, fixing broken government, creating jobs, making our country energy independent and securing the peace for the next generation by bringing the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan to a victorious end.”

“Legal action will be considered with regard to this disgraceful smear.”

I do reject it, and will not fall for this sensationalist fodder and I hope you don’t either. I hope to see the National Enquirer pay dearly in court if this story is proved to be without merit.

Vote McCain/Palin in November friends! We need to kind of fresh, conservative leadership the Gov. Palin brings to the table and the kind of dedication to country that a McCain / Palin ticket promises.

2 Responses

  1. Hi —

    The NE most always gets its facts straight. That said, there is just too many issues coming to light for it to be credible that some of them are not true.

    All of this high light the real problem. McCain at the last moment told Romney that he was going to be VP choice but at the last minute told him not and picked her. His quick and rash decision hint at what he may be do as president. This type of actions are not good to see.

    Also, he has cancer, period. When he was going against Bush in 2000. The cancer started moving quickly. He is being monitored every month, but if the cancer starts moving, there is little a doctor ca do about. His age is a problem.

    I hear sometimes that if she had more experience then she would be ready. Well. she is not an A+ and certainly not a super star. Do you really want her to be president.

  2. Thanks for commenting John.

    If it came down to it, I would rather her be POTUS than Obama or Biden. She really does have more executive experience than the top of the Democratic ticket already, and more conviction and broad appeal than her VP counterpart.

    Her lack of Wahington experience means nothing to me and in fact, is a bonus.

    I agree with you that the Enquirer does get its facts right, when it prints facts. The problem here is the lack of fact or substance and the fact that they often pay for these quotes that they use. Money changes the equation. I rely on fact.

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