RUMORS HAVE FLOATED for months that GOP VP nominee Sarah Palin is not the mother of the 4-month old she claims as her own. Some have speculated that Palin's 17-year old daughter (above, right) is the real mother.
What do you do with that rumor? Do you investigate it as a journalist?
The folks up in Alaska didn't touch it:
“I heard that rumor a long time ago,” said Pat Forgey, political reporter for the Juneau Empire, a few hours after Palin’s statement that her daughter was five months pregnant. “I probably would not have wasted any time on it.”
Is that irresponsible? Palin may become the number two person in American government. Shouldn't the media investigate if she is covering something up?
Or are families off limits, as Democratic presidential nominee Barack Obama said?
What would you do?
6 months ago