Should the Palins Sue Divorce Smear Source or Not? Bloggers… Learn Griffin’s Lesson



That was the question being discussed on the O’Reilly Factor last night. Bill O’Reilly, Lis Wiehl and Megyn Kelly were discussing the Palin divorce rumor and whether or not Todd and Sarah Palin should sue  Jesse Griffin of Immoral Majority.   Wiehl says it wouldn’t be successful, but Kelly says they might have a case.  O’Reilly says they should sue just to make him sit in a deposition in order to make him reveal his source.  Watch the video here (sorry for three video posts in a row, kind of unlike me) or below:


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Dan Riehl and Robert Stacy McCain have been investigating Griffin and have been in contact with him.  I’ve been reading their posts on this since Sunday, facsinating and disturbing.  Hopefully this will serve as a warning to blogger not to make the same mistakes (I’m not holding my breath with bloggers suffering from PDS).  Things do not seem to be boding well for Mr. Griffin.  Perhaps he should have retracted his story?

Oh also, Politico’s Mike Allen spoke with Governor Sarah Palin:

Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin tells POLITICO that widespread blogosphere reports about a possible divorce from her husband, Todd, are “made up.”

In a brief telephone interview on Tuesday night, Palin quipped that she loves finding out “what’s goin’ on in my life from the news.”

“Do you want to talk to Todd?” she teased. “He’s sitting right next to me.” (read the rest)

Well it’s obvious that Sarah and Todd Palin are not splitsville, and I agree with O’Reilly – they should file a lawsuit just to see him have to go through a deposition, even if it doesn’t go beyond that.  If he gives up his source to find out if it is somebody they had placed trust in.  More than likely they’ll find out there is no source or that the person wouldn’t know anything about the Palin’s family life.  Also Megyn Kelly disputes Wiehl’s claim that he is a journalist protecting his source, hardly.

Again a warning to bloggers – you can’t make stuff up and call it news.  You can’t base everything on some “anonymous source” and not expect accountability.  Share just the facts.  Call it speculation if it isn’t bolstered by facts (of course that says quite a bit about your character), but don’t speculate and call it hard news.  It’s gossip, not news.

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  • elixelx

    This Gryffen is a shameless dog, now a humiliated and frightened yet still shameless dog, slinking away, “tail” between legs….
    Let him go!…Don’t chase him…! Here’s why…!
    You may want him to give up his source; but what if he perjures himself and says he got the info from Trip or Bristol, or someone else really close to Palin with whom he’s had perfunctory contact? Can you imagine the can of worms? Try proving or disproving that in First Amendment Land!
    Also, even were he to lose a court case, no amount of monetary or reputational damage caused him would be half as much as the same he will have caused Sarah! He has nothing to lose; she, plenty!
    So let this dog sleep now, hopefully PUT there; anyway he has no teeth anymore!