Mark Dent at ADN Promoting "Trig Truth" Blog

Back in January, when the Anchorage Daily News was smacked down by Governor Palin for lending credence to wacky Trig Palin conspiracy theories, ADN executive editor Pat Dougherty told the Governor that his paper had “no further interest” in the story.

Apparently Mark Dent at the ADN, who puts together the paper’s “Alaska Newsreader”, didn’t get the memo. Dent’s schtick is searching for deranged nutroots blogs that criticize Palin, consolidating the links into handy lists, and blasting those links out to Palin detractors. I can count on one hand the number of times I’ve seen the Newsreader link to a pro-Palin blog.

However, Dent has outdone himself today. In today’s version (cached copy here), Dent includes a roundup of leftwing vitriol over Palin’s mild comment regarding Obama stooge/Tasergate hit man Kim Elton’s patronage appointment to Washington. In the process, he provides a link to the toxic blog “Palingates”. That blog, run by someone who lives in France of all places, is known for such things as rampant promotion of Trig Truth and giving out the Governor’s home address in Wasilla – while encouraging people to send her hate mail.

Don’t forget the MSM meme that Governor Palin is supposedly “misstating facts” when she complains about this Truther nonsense. When the ADN, a “respectable” news organization, links to nutroot conspiracy blogs, Palin is right to criticize. Can you imagine the ADN or any other respectable news organization linking to a crazy Obama birth certificate truther blog — even if the link is to a post that does not specifically have to do with the birth certificate nonsense? Of course not.

I encourage anyone interested to write Mark Dent and his editor, Pat Dougherty, to complain about this nonsense.

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