[I]s your paper really still pursuing the sensational lie that I am not Trig’s mother? Is it true you have a reporter still bothering my state office, my very busy doctor (who’s already set the record straight for you), and the school district, in pursuit of your ridiculous conspiracy?…
Come on Mr. Doyle and Mr. Dougherty, I so desperately want to have even a tiny bit of faith in the ADN.
And the ADN volleys:
You may have been too busy with the campaign to notice, but the Daily News has, from the beginning, dismissed the conspiracy theories about Trig’s birth as nonsense. I don’t believe we have ever published in the newspaper a story, a letter, a column or anything alleging a coverup about your maternity. In fact, my integrity and the integrity of the newspaper have been repeatedly attacked in national forums for our complicity in the “coverup.” I have personally received more than a 100 emails accusing me and the paper of conspiring to hide the truth…
If that’s true, then why has [an ADN reporter] been asking questions about Trig’s birth?
Because we have been amazed by the widespread and enduring quality of these rumors. I finally decided, after watching this go on unabated for months, to let a reporter try to do a story about the “conspiracy theory that would not die” and, possibly, report the facts of Trig’s birth thoroughly enough to kill the nonsense once and for all.
They dug around and ended up killing the piece because, and I quote, “the story doesn’t work if it can’t show that the claims are false. It’s only a ‘bizarre conspiracy theory’ if you can demonstrate that it’s untrue, which is why we wanted to document the truth.” Except that they already have documented it, replete with a letter from Palin’s doctor. We’ve done more with less to debunk the Obama birth-certificate insanity on this very site. Exit question: Lefty Matt Taibbi didn’t need exhaustive documentary proof to make the case that 9/11 Truthers are deranged. Why does the ADN need still more evidence to make that case about Sullivan?