Sarah Palin's Vanity Fair article's controversy continues. An 18 page spread in Vanity Fair discussed the former VP hopeful in a negative light. Of course, Sarah Palin is a dynamic person and is heavily involved with the Tea Party movement. Out of the political faces out there, she's definitely one of the more divisive.
So it comes as no shocker that someone would write an adversarial piece about her. However, given that she has an extremely loyal backing of supporters, one would think that a journalist trying to rip her apart would fact-check and make sure that all the t's were crossed and the i's dotted.
We can forgive a simple recreational blogger for making a mistake, but when a journalist for a major publication such as Vanity Fair has a "whoopsie" it sort of makes you wonder about the publication as a whole.
Michael Joseph Gross, the writer of the Vanity Fair column on Sarah Palin identified a child as Sarah Palin's son, Trig - when really it was the son of Gina Loudin, a conservative activist from St. Louis. Gross was trying to point out that Sarah Palin used her children as political pawns - but Trig wasn't even at that event.
Loudin told the press that she had informed Gross that the baby was hers, not Trig - but he ignored it.
If that's the case - and Gross did admit to the Associated Press that he made a mistake - can you really trust the article? Even if Gross did have some valid points in his Vanity Fair piece about Sarah Palin, the whole message has been tainted by errors and controversy.