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Todd Palin Had an Affair, According to the National Enquirer (The hatred is just relentless)
Village Voice ^ | 01/21/2011 | Joe Coscarelli

Posted on 01/21/2011 8:33:46 AM PST by SeekAndFind

The House of Palin is crumbling, at least if you're willing to believe the most notorious liars in media, the National Enquirer, who report today that Todd Palin, the famed "First Dude" and father of five, cheated on Sarah Palin, potential presidential hopeful, with a "female massage therapist who was busted for prostitution!" Shailey Tripp, the woman in question, does at the very least exist in Wasilla, Alaska, but beyond that, the tabloid's tip comes from an anonymous email address, thepalinmorals@hotmail.com, who writes: "My sources reveal that a massage therapist and computer technologist, SHAILEY TRIPP, had an affair with Todd Palin that lead (sic) to her arrest March of 2010." Could it be?

Probably not, but here's more from the Enquirer's online tease for their print issue (buy the issue, they say!):

"According to the tenants in the building of her offices, they saw Todd come and go often and heard noises that sounded like someone was having sex. It was the same tenants who called the police on her."

An ENQUIRER investigation has confirmed Tripp, 36, was arrested on March 4, 2010 in Anchorage and charged with maintaining a house of prostitution.

Tripp pleaded no contest on June 13, 2010 with sentencing set for June 15, 2011. She agreed to complete 80 hours of volunteer service, not post advertisements on CraigsList and pay a fine of $500. If she meets with these conditions, Tripp can withdraw her plea at the sentencing hearing and the case will be dismissed, records show.

(Excerpt) Read more at blogs.villagevoice.com ...


TOPICS: Society
KEYWORDS: affair; freepressforpalin; nationalenquirer; toddpalin
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1 posted on 01/21/2011 8:33:49 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

They don’t say that Todd is a Space Alien?


2 posted on 01/21/2011 8:35:59 AM PST by Cicero (Marcus Tullius)
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To: SeekAndFind

The main credibility this bankrupt rag — The National Enquirer has is their reporting of the John Edwards affair which turned out to be right.

However, they also reported an alleged President Barack Obama affair with Vera Baker, which turned out to be false ( and which they had to retract ).

They’re onluy doing this to sell papers because the Sarah Palin name SELLS.


3 posted on 01/21/2011 8:36:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Why post this trash?


4 posted on 01/21/2011 8:37:58 AM PST by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Thought they’d save this crap for when and if she gets on the ticket. Since Hitlery doesn’t have any stolen FBI files that we know of on Sarah, I guess they gotta’ slime up something. Love those anonymous source, don’t you? That way you can throw any amount of $hit at the wall, and some of it will stick. SPDS . . . a serious case of it.


5 posted on 01/21/2011 8:38:17 AM PST by laweeks
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To: SeekAndFind

Nothing to see here, move along. Hey it works for the other side.


6 posted on 01/21/2011 8:38:19 AM PST by GILTN1stborn
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To: Cicero

The Enquirer was spot on with John Edwards and Palin has more enemies in the media that he ever did. I hope Todd is keeping his nose clean.


7 posted on 01/21/2011 8:38:34 AM PST by Callahan
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To: SeekAndFind

Sarah Palin needs to step out of the limelight for a while; she needs to use surrogates to defend herself instead..The media needs the oxygen of scandal to perpertrate its poison, and she needs to get away from them.


8 posted on 01/21/2011 8:39:29 AM PST by Nonstatist
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To: SeekAndFind

That is total bs. That rag of a paper got lucky outing Edwards and Reille Hunter now they think they could just make stuff up.


9 posted on 01/21/2011 8:39:40 AM PST by LottieDah (Exterminate the 'Rats and save the Republic!)
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To: SeekAndFind
The National Enquirer gets some right (Edwards Love Baby) and some wrong (Bush drinking again. Will not run for reelection).

I don't think they particularly care if a story is true or not, as long as it sells papers.

They don't seem to have a right or left orientation for their trash, which is almost honorable in today's media environment.

10 posted on 01/21/2011 8:39:40 AM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Well they also exposed Jesse Jackson’s love child, and Rush Limbaugh’s drug habit; in addition to the Edwards affair/love child.

But yes, they are going with this thin line of “evidence” (hearsay that they paid for to someone who knows what would sell) is that it will sell their (usually) worthless rag.


11 posted on 01/21/2011 8:39:49 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

>>Why post this trash?<<

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

That’s why.


12 posted on 01/21/2011 8:41:45 AM PST by RobRoy (The US Today: Revelation 18:4)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

RE: Why post this trash?

IN order for people to refute it.

The WABC talk show for Joe Crummey in New York City (same station that broadcasts Rysh Limbaugh and Sean Hannity ) actually gave a full hour discussing this.

Thankfully, most listeners are wise enough to not take the Enquirer at face value.

One listener even made a comparison between this story and Bill Clinton’s run in 1992 when his affair with Gennifer Flowers broke. That story was true while this one is hearsay.

That did not seem to prevent America from voting for Bubba.


13 posted on 01/21/2011 8:43:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

That’s my take. Why post this? It’s just garbage.


14 posted on 01/21/2011 8:44:05 AM PST by madison10
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To: Callahan

RE: The Enquirer was spot on with John Edwards and Palin has more enemies in the media that he ever did


The Village Voice said it best -— The only cred the Enquirer has, especially when it comes to political affairs, is left over from the John Edwards and Rielle Hunter nonsense, which to be fair, they owned months before any legitimate media outlet. But by now, with countless miscues in between, that should be wearing thin, especially considering it’s the same publication that pushed a Barack Obama affair only to retract the report right away. How long can we really hold out hope that nailing Edwards was a savvy act of journalism that could be repeated and not a broken clock being right? (Though that is supposed to happen twice a day...)

The bottom line is that Sarah Palin moves units: viral videos, Dancing With the Stars, Fox News and, apparently, on the newsstand too. It’s a perfect time to have her on the cover, no matter the coverage.


15 posted on 01/21/2011 8:45:26 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: allmendream

MSM “journalists” like son of Soros flunky, Mark Halperin use “anonymous sources” all the time. That jerk wrote an entire book bashing Palin using nothing but “anonymous” sources. And Hannity helped boost sales by having him on his show.

They all do it, not just the Enquirer.

http://joytiz.com/2010/game-changing-soros-style/


16 posted on 01/21/2011 8:45:53 AM PST by jazminerose (o)
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To: madison10

The bottom line is that Sarah Palin moves units: viral videos, Dancing With the Stars, Fox News and, apparently, on the newsstand too. It’s a perfect time to have her on the cover, no matter the coverage (even if false).


17 posted on 01/21/2011 8:46:33 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

The Enquirer itself is safe from from libel suits, as it is only reporting what their sources (the tenants) say. The sources themselves probably don’t have money, and so would be judgment-proof against any libel suit.


18 posted on 01/21/2011 8:46:43 AM PST by PapaBear3625 ("It is only when we've lost everything, that we are free to do anything" -- Fight Club)
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To: SeekAndFind

paging Carol Burnett?...paging Miss Burnett?.....


19 posted on 01/21/2011 8:47:00 AM PST by Doogle ((USAF.68-73..8th TFW Ubon Thailand..never store a threat you should have eliminated))
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To: SeekAndFind

Unless and until this is confirmed by say, Drudge for example, I will assume this is hogwash.


20 posted on 01/21/2011 8:47:34 AM PST by MichaelCorleone (Sarah Palin is America's Margaret Thatcher)
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To: Cicero
I know someone who's friend thinks they saw Todd Palin killing puppies!!
21 posted on 01/21/2011 8:47:50 AM PST by Obadiah (BHO -- out the door in 4!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Why didn’t they ask the obvious, SHAILEY TRIPP?


22 posted on 01/21/2011 8:48:48 AM PST by AGreatPer (Voting for the crazy conservative gave us Ronald Reagan....Ann Coulter)
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To: PapaBear3625

RE: The sources themselves probably don’t have money, and so would be judgment-proof against any libel suit.


The Enquirer is BANKRUPT.

See here :

National Enquirer publisher files for bankruptcy

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6AG42G20101117

They are desperate to print anything in order to sell papers. What better way to sell papers than to have Sarah Palin’s name on the headlines ?

It’s like Al Franken trying to sell one of his books. It would not have sold had the name “Rush Limbaugh” not been on the title.


23 posted on 01/21/2011 8:50:00 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

Bat Boy thinks this smells like guano.


24 posted on 01/21/2011 8:51:05 AM PST by tumblindice
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To: Obadiah
As long as he's not wanking off in the oval office sink while some nymphomaniac intern is delivering pizza's and cigars, I really don't care what Todd Palin does with his happy endings masseusse.

The media didn't seem to care when Clinton wanked off in the oval office, why should we care what some public person in Alaska did with his DNA?

25 posted on 01/21/2011 8:51:48 AM PST by blackdog
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To: SeekAndFind

Need more evidence to judge guilt or innocence.


26 posted on 01/21/2011 8:52:01 AM PST by frithguild (The Democrat Party Brand - Big Government protecting Entrenched Interests from Competition)
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To: SeekAndFind

I make it a habit not to believe anything from anonymous sources.


27 posted on 01/21/2011 8:52:25 AM PST by Allegra (You're a tofor several yearwel.)
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To: jazminerose
Well yes, but what makes the Enquirer not “legitimate” to most journalists is that they PAY those anonymous sources, and (supposedly) the MSM doesn't (or they just make them up “Some GOP insiders say _________” (insert what I want to be said, but want to claim has the credibility of someone who is both conservative and has inside knowledge (unlike the journalist who is obviously liberal and ignorant)).
28 posted on 01/21/2011 8:52:32 AM PST by allmendream (Tea Party did not send the GOP to D.C. to negotiate the terms of our surrender to socialism.)
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To: SeekAndFind

To be fair they were the ones who nailed edwards too.


29 posted on 01/21/2011 8:53:04 AM PST by longfellow (Bill Maher, the 21st hijacker.)
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To: SeekAndFind
This scenario would be fantastic if it were to happen: All the media spent almost %100 of their time on the Palins right up to the 2012 election, figuring that she will be the front runner (and she may). All the vitriol is spent on trying to bring her down, while secretly, some other future candidate, like Pence, Rubio etc. stays out of harms way and then close to election time slides right in as the Republican nominee. What a joke on the main scream media. Palin is strong to take the hits and actually help the Tea Party Nominee slip in there. That is just a thought I had. At any rate, I do love that woman. (and her family)
30 posted on 01/21/2011 8:53:50 AM PST by fish hawk (reporter to old Indian: you lived here on the reservation all your life? Old Indian, "not yet".)
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To: SeekAndFind
Does anyone find the woman's name to be just titilating?

Tripp? Some stories just write themselves.

31 posted on 01/21/2011 8:54:36 AM PST by blackdog
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To: SeekAndFind; Trust but Verify; 6323cd; cincinnati65; mpackard; Vor Lady; proudtobeanamerican1; ...

Ping to the list.


32 posted on 01/21/2011 8:55:29 AM PST by Jemian (War Eagle! We are the champions!)
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To: SeekAndFind

Okay, so the VV repeated/published the story. But they also put it in the most fair/skeptical context that I’ve seen so far among the repeaters and publishers (which would include the NE, NY Daily News, Boston Herald, and I forget what Brit paper I saw it in). The NY Daily News is the one that did the most dirty work outside of the NE, but jumping the story to the ‘legit press’.


33 posted on 01/21/2011 8:55:35 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

I don’t know a lot about Todd, but I think he is too smart to cheat on a woman as proficient with firearms as Sarah Palin is.


34 posted on 01/21/2011 8:55:59 AM PST by murdoog
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To: SeekAndFind

Is that really the guy’s name, Joe Crummey?


35 posted on 01/21/2011 8:56:18 AM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: SeekAndFind

The vipers are all over the place. Not only the Palins but everyone needs to wear hightop boots for the next couple of years. they will not only protect us from the vipers but from the Bull Sh*t they are swimming in.


36 posted on 01/21/2011 8:57:37 AM PST by F.J. Mitchell (America is ailin' and the one and ONLY cure is Palin.)
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Exactly


37 posted on 01/21/2011 8:57:52 AM PST by JaguarXKE (Life - It's 10 percent circumstances and 90 percent how you react to circumstances - Sarah Palin)
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To: murdoog

Not only that, but Sarah is beautiful. Cheating would be stupid, IMO.

(But then I’m NOT a guy, so I understand there is NO logic when it comes to cheating...)


38 posted on 01/21/2011 8:58:17 AM PST by madison10
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To: SeekAndFind
When The Enquirer did this to Edwards, FReepers everywhere exulted. "Tabloids doing the jobs that 'real' journalists won't do!! Paragon of Journalism!" etc etc etc.

Now, with Palin, The Enquirer is a sneaky, underhanded democrat mouthpiece.

Fascinating to watch. Frankly, I don't care. Although I suspect that it's a quiet day in the Palin household today.

My Opinion? The Enquirer throws darts and got lucky with Edwards. Although, it really wasn't a long stretch....good looking narcissist, long times away from his wife and so on.

39 posted on 01/21/2011 8:58:17 AM PST by wbill
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To: SeekAndFind

The Enquirer has a good track record on this type of reporting but thus far they have NOT put out a story on this. The Village Voice is speculating on an unreported story.


40 posted on 01/21/2011 8:59:15 AM PST by Conan the Conservative (Crush the liberals, see them driven before you, and hear the lamentations of the hippies.)
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To: murdoog
I think he is too smart to cheat on a woman as proficient with firearms as Sarah Palin is.

Roger that.

41 posted on 01/21/2011 8:59:49 AM PST by wbill
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To: SeekAndFind

The problem is that much of America is very susceptible to this trash and rumoring. The lame stream media will pound this to death as they do every issue and it will erode Sarah’s credibility unless we continue to help counter their BS with the truth.


42 posted on 01/21/2011 8:59:55 AM PST by Baynative (Truth is treason in an empire of lies)
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To: SeekAndFind

I will say that considering all of the other claims made against Sarah and Family, they are about to run out of claims.

Oh maybe some appearences with Bat-Boy, but that is about the only thing left.


43 posted on 01/21/2011 9:01:08 AM PST by texmexis best (`)
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To: 9YearLurker

RE: Is that really the guy’s name, Joe Crummey?


Not sure if it’s his REAL name or a radio name (Michael Savage, after all is not his real name either ).

But he goes by Joe Crummey.

See here :

http://www.wabcradio.com/showdj.asp?DJID=57114

He replaced Joe Scarboroagh on the 9-12 slot at WABC.

Some names just can’t be made up.

Examples:

Republican Senator Mike Crappo,

Meteorologist for Accuweather, Joe Bastardi...


44 posted on 01/21/2011 9:02:37 AM PST by SeekAndFind
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To: frithguild

You don’t want to see the picture of this gal. No you don’t.

Thats why nobody could believe this.


45 posted on 01/21/2011 9:02:37 AM PST by dforest
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To: SeekAndFind
SHAILEY TRIPP is a real dog.. maybe Todd used her lead his dog team.. except shes too heavy for that..
Need lean dogs for a dog team..
46 posted on 01/21/2011 9:04:19 AM PST by hosepipe (This propaganda has been edited to include some fully orbed hyperbole....)
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To: SeekAndFind
They are also reporting Bambi has parasites. Much more believable.
47 posted on 01/21/2011 9:04:46 AM PST by ladyvet ( I would rather have Incitatus then the asses that are in congress today.)
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To: SeekAndFind
Somehow I can't see a good-lookin' dude like Todd having to pay for massages/sex with used-up prostitute skags.

They'd probably want to pay HIM.

Leni

48 posted on 01/21/2011 9:04:46 AM PST by MinuteGal
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To: hosepipe

Todd would have to be into Sasqwatch love.


49 posted on 01/21/2011 9:05:41 AM PST by dforest
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To: Cicero
I don't believe this, but what if it is true...bill clinton had a few affairs and the left loves him still.

This is the Enquirer trying to matter.
50 posted on 01/21/2011 9:05:46 AM PST by FrankR (The Evil Are Powerless If The Good Are Unafraid! - R. Reagan)
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