>>Their articles will surely come back to haunt them.<<
The truest words in the article.
What they did is that they decided to publish all of their online “work” (and I use the scare quotes advisably) as an “investigative” piece of fundraising.
Palingates, the origninal Palin conspiracy site, had a falling out, as thieves often do, over money. It split off into a smaller group, called “Politicalgates”. I believe it’s this smaller group that is publishing the book, which is a collection of the online stuff.
It’s a fundraising scam. Nothing more. Nothing less.