Stunner. Media Misreports Todd Palin Non-Scandal & Leaks His Email Address
Yahoo today has this story in its headlines:
It’s still one of their top stories.
Here’s the investigative piece posted at Yahoo:
Joe Miller’s surprise win over Lisa Murkowski in Alaska’s GOP Senate primary was partly credited to the endorsement that the tea party insurgent netted from Sarah Palin. But now Miller may be on the outs with Palin — or at least with her husband, Todd — according to a leaked email exchange that suggests that the Palin team is already closely monitoring talk of her potential 2012 presidential run.
A local political blog in Alaska, the Mudflats, got its hands on an angry email apparently sent from Todd Palin to Miller last month, after the GOP Senate nominee was less than enthusiastic in his appraisal of a possible Sarah Palin 2012 presidential bid.[Photos: More pictures of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin]
In a Sept. 19 interview with Fox News Sunday’s Chris Wallace, Miller was asked if Palin was “qualified to be president.” “That’s not my role to comment on those candidates,” Miller replied. That answer did not sit well with Todd Palin, who apparently fired off an email that morning to Miller and Palin advisers Tim Crawford and Thomas Van Flein.
“Hold off on any letter for Joe,” Todd Palin wrote. “Sarah put her ass on the line for Joe and yet he can’t answer a simple question ‘ is Sarah Palin Qualified to be President’. I DON’T KNOW IF SHE IS.
“Joe, please explain how this endorsement stuff works, is it to be completely one sided.
“Sarah spent all morning working on a Face Book post for Joe, she won’t use it, not now.
“Put yourself in her shoe’s Joe for one day.”
There’s only one problem.
The story is not accurate. If “The Upshot” would have investigated the story and contacted Todd Palin they would have heard a different story.
Todd Palin wrote The Weekly Standard today to clear things up:
Yesterday, the anti-Palin blog Mudflats leaked an email that Todd Palin had sent to several people, in which he complained about something Alaska Republican senatorial candidate Joe Miller had (not) said about Sarah Palin’s qualifications for the presidency. Predictably, a media frenzy ensued.
Here’s Mr. Palin’s response, in a statement released to THE WEEKLY STANDARD:
My family has worked hard in supporting Joe Miller, so when I heard he’d said something less than supportive of my wife’s efforts, I responded. But it turns out we’d gotten our wires crossed and Joe hadn’t said anything like what I’d been told. So there’s no story here except the fact that the press put our personal emails online again, and again couldn’t even be bothered to conceal our email addresses or take any steps to protect our privacy.
We don’t know who leaked the email. In 2008, by way of background, Sarah Palin’s personal email account was hacked by the son of a Democratic lawmaker in Tennessee.
When it comes to the Palin Family the rule is always wait for the facts to come out in about 24 hours.
That’s how corrupt our media is today.