TrigPalin http://mrc.org/taxonomy/term/445/all en Sarah Palin, an 'Enthusiastic Birther'? Not Really http://mrc.org/articles/sarah-palin-enthusiastic-birther-not-really <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subtitle"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Joining the rest of the media in challenging prominent Republicans to denounce the &quot;birthers,&quot; the Times overstates the facts in Palin&#039;s case. And where was the paper&#039;s outrage against conspiracy theories when it came to vicious rumors about Palin&#039;s son Trig? </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/clay-waters">Clay Waters</a> </div> </div> </div> Seemingly all at once, media outlets are demanding that prominent Republicans condemn the "birthers" - people who believe Obama is not a U.S. citizen and thus ineligible for the presidency. The Times followed the trend in a Sunday editorial, "<a target="" href="http://www.nytimes.com/2011/02/20/opinion/20sun3.html?ref=todayspaper">This Just In...</a>," which misleadingly claimed Sarah Palin had once been "an enthusiastic 'birther.'"<br /><p><a href="http://mrc.org/articles/sarah-palin-enthusiastic-birther-not-really" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Articles TimesWatch Birthers DoubleStandards Editorial liberalmediabias NewYorkTimes NewYorkTimesbias SarahPalin TimesWatch TrigPalin Tue, 22 Feb 2011 18:47:00 +0000 admin 160 at http://mrc.org ABC Gives Credibility to Claim 'Queen of Fake Outrage' Palin 'Overreacting' to 'Irreverent' MacFarlane http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-gives-credibility-claim-queen-fake-outrage-palin-overreacting-irreverent-macfarlane <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-source"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By</div> <a href="/author/brad-wilmouth">Brad Wilmouth</a> </div> </div> </div> <div style="float: right;"><img height="180" width="240" src="http://www.mrc.org/biasalert/uploads/2010-02-20-ABC-WN-Hub.jpg" /></div><p>Now that actress Andrea Fay Friedman of the Fox television series the Family Guy has spoken out publicly against Sarah Palin's criticism of the show, ABC News has aired a story on the controversy, which ran on Saturday's World News.</p><p><a href="http://mrc.org/bias-alerts/abc-gives-credibility-claim-queen-fake-outrage-palin-overreacting-irreverent-macfarlane" target="_blank">read more</a></p> BiasAlerts News Analysis Division AndreaFayFriedman BiasAlert BillMaher Down'sSyndrome FamilyGuy Fox HBO JeremyHubbard liberalmediabias SarahPalin SethMacFarlane SharynAlfonsi TrigPalin Sun, 21 Feb 2010 22:51:00 +0000 35703 at http://mrc.org