Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Sarah Palin and Trig

You may recall the pre-election controversy over Sarah Palin's daughter and her boyfriend, Levi Johnson who had a baby together. They later split up and now Levi Johnson is trashing the Palin's.

The latest came on an episode of the CBS Morning Show which interviewed Johnson and focused on his allegation that Sarah Palin called her son Trig, "retarded."

This is an unsubstantiated allegation by a guy who has an axe to grind but because it is about Sarah Palin, it makes national news! The allegation may or may not be true but it is the kind of rumor mongering I would expect to find in one of the rumor rags on display in grocery store check out aisles (or in a commentary blog like mine :-) but not from supposedly professional journalists of a national news organization! Is this really CBS's idea of national news?

Meanwhile the White House is attacking Fox for not being a legitimate news organization? Please!

2 comments:

professor ed said...

Let's just say, for the sake of argument, that Ms. Palin called Trig "retarded" in the confines of her own home. IF that is true, SO WHAT! Are we now monitoring folks personal speech within, what used to be called, their own "castle"? But certainly I agree this X signigicant other should not publicly be given the time of day, let alone time on a national TV show.

Kevin said...

The trustworthiness of ANY media outlet whose primary source of funding is the selling of advertisements should be questioned. Pretending that any of these outlets presents an accurate or practically useful view of the world for everyday viewers is absurd. All of them deal in scandal in fear.