I've received numerous queries, both in comments here on the blog and in email all asking the same thing: Why is the main stream media ignoring this? Why don't they see this?
I think I may have an answer.
Well over a week ago, I was having my daily bout of self-doubt. How could I be the only one that sees this? Where is everyone else? Why isn't anyone else just a little bit curious? Am I the crazy one? Am I WRONG?
Oh, sure, it was clear from my website and blog from the beginning that there were a few kindred souls out there, but I felt in my heart that it was crazy that there wasn't more interest. I mean, there are plenty of people in the Obama campaign who are, I'm sure, FAR more intelligent than I am. They knew that while the "Bristol Baby Bump" photos were discredited, there still remained a lot of very valid questions and concerns. Where WERE all those people? It just could not be plausible that I was the only one who saw all of this.
And then it occurred to me. Those people WERE out there. They'd seen the same things I'd seen, asked the same questions that I did. In addition, they had more time, money, and resources than I do. Plus, they had a huge amount of motivation to get at the truth. These people aren't idiots. They saw the same problems with the "Bristol is now five months pregnant" announcement as I did. The realized that the McCain campaign did not release ONE single actual piece of information about this questioned birth.
I began in that moment to suspect that it was not that all these people doubted that it was true, and were ignoring the story out of blindness or stupidity. I realized that it was possible - even likely - that they know it IS true. And they all had reasons for simply sitting on the story. Of course, at that point for me this was just a guess, a deduction based on facts that I couldn't make "work" any other way.
However, over this last weekend, I received what I consider a very credible tip stating exactly what I had already suspected: the Obama campaign is well aware of the truth. And they have made a deliberate decision not to go public with it.
Why? Because the polling numbers for Obama go up by the day. The McCain campaign has had to concede states (like Michigan) that were once considered battlegrounds and they are having to put additional effort into states that a month ago were squarely in the GOP column. Palin is hurting him more than helping him. He knows it, she knows it, I know it. I think my dog probably knows it. But most importantly, the Obama campaign knows it. Right now, Palin is Obama's best friend. And as much as a lot of us are incredibly disgusted by the lies and the deception and want the truth to come out, the Obama campaign is feeling that the last thing they want to do is upset the apple cart when they don't need to. McCain is losing right now, and the other side is not going to do a thing to change that direction.
And when it comes down to it, you can't really blame the Obama campaign. It's just remotely possible that a different running mate might give him another shot. And obviously that's the last thing they want.
So where does that leave the main stream media? Ironically, in the same boat. If you lean towards McCain / Palin, you're hardly going to follow up on the story. (Witness Fox's sitting on the additional Elan footage.) If you lean towards Obama / Biden, you've figured out where the Obama campaign stands on this - and you're respecting the position.
I'm not suggesting that every mail room kid at CNN knows the truth, or everyone that's sweeping the floor at an Obama campaign post is keeping this secret. That would be a huge coverup involving thousands of people. But I think it's highly likely that at every major network, and in fact in both campaigns, our "big news" is not news at all.
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