Soon after the story broke in the National Enquirer, it was picked up by the New York Daily News, Vanity Fair magazine, Yahoo News, The Huffington Post, Forbes Magazine and lefty Internet bloggers of all stripes. Apparently, nobody bothered to contact the Anchorage Police Department in the media's frenzy to inflict damage on Palin, who we recently witnessed being unfairly blamed for the horrific Tucson shootings by Jared Loughner that left a federal judge dead, U.S. Rep. Gabbie Gifford seriously wounded and more than a dozen others killed or injured. Last night, the Anchorage Police Department responded to the scurilous accusations against Todd Palin with the following statement:
The Anchorage Police Department investigation and arrest of Shailey Tripp has recently been mischaracterized in internet blogs and in a National Enquirer article. Several errors regarding the investigation and arrest were reported in the Enquirer article (printed and internet versions):Yeah, some anonymous nobody fabricates a total lie, just like they did when they claimed Palin's daughter Bristol actually gave birth to her son Trigg and the Palins were simply covering up for their daughter's teen-age pregnancy during the 2008 presidential race shortly after John McCain picked her to be his vice-presidential running mate, and everyone on the Left runs with the story and prints it as fact without even bothering to check it out. Will any of them apologize to the Palins? Hell no. Don't get me wrong. I'm not a part of the crowd urging Palin to run for president in 2012. I personally like her, but I don't think she is a good choice to lead this country. I just don't understand the whole Palin Derangement Syndrome that leads these people to resort to such extreme measures to demonize and discredit her and her family.
•None of the physical evidence examined by police showed any connection to Wasilla resident Todd Palin and his name did not appear in any of the records seized by APD.
•The investigation of the prostitution operation was initiated by Anchorage Police Department’s Vice Unit responding to internet advertisements, not through information developed from any tips or other persons.
•No rolodex was seized and taken into evidence.
•The National Enquirer has not contacted Anchorage Police Department Public Affairs Unit to fact check its story so their reported “call to Anchorage Police Department” could not have been returned.
•“Bloggers” have had no access to the evidence seized so their linking of evidence in police custody to any other person is incorrect.