Anchorage Columnist: Sarah Is Trig's Mom, Period

Alaska journalists 'believed she was pregnant because she was pregnant'
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 15, 2011 12:10 PM CDT
Sarah Palin talks to Trig at a rally last year in Phoenix.   (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

(Newser) – Now that the "Is Sarah really the mother of Trig?" question is back in play, an Anchorage Daily News columnist issues a plea: "Make it stop." Julia O'Malley dismisses a Kentucky journalism professor's paper on the matter as heavy on "innuendo" and Photoshopped images, while devoid of facts. "The journalists, including me, who covered Palin at the time believed she was pregnant because she was pregnant," O'Malley writes. "Even before the announcement, she seemed to be putting on weight. ... Later on, her face filled out. Her fingers swelled. She had a noticeable belly. And it wasn't made out of foam."

Granted, "it seems Palin made a risky, even reckless, decision to fly when she suspected her water was breaking, but that doesn't mean that she wasn't really pregnant." Andrew Sullivan rebuts at his Dish blog and repeats his request that Palin release "some simple medical records of her pregnancy" to put this to rest. "The job of journalists is to seek factual resolution of legitimate empirical questions. This should be easy. Why has it been so insanely hard?"

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