The elite media loves a good hoax so long as it smears a Republican or someone who is otherwise a threat to the progressive secular left.
In 2008 Sarah Palin enjoyed top ratings by her voters, she drew massive crowds, and she energized the party like no other has since Ronald Reagan. She had also given what many believe was the most effective Convention Speech in recent memory. So of course the Democrats and their elite media allies set out to destroy her with lies, false quotes that were simply made up, carefully edited videos to make her look foolish etc..
The worst phoney accusation by far was that Sarah Palin’s most recent pregnancy was faked and that the baby really belonged to her teen daughter Bristol.
Sarah bounced back from her pregnancy quickly and was simply in peak physical form. Sarah and her husband Todd are both very athletic with Todd being a professional Iditerod and snowmachine racer.
To explain it and in order to further their smear campaign against Palin, Democrats and the elite media simply made this scandal up and insisted it was true in spite of scientific evidence to the contrary. Some in the elite media were “continuing the investigation” well in to 2014. So much for “leaving the kids of candidates alone” which only seems to be in effect when Democrats are in power.
Many who believe the New York Times, Washington Post, ABC, NBC, CNN, MSNBC truly believed that Sarah Palin faked her pregnancy to protect her daughter and the campaign. To this day many Democrats still believe it, just as they believe that Sarah Palin said that she can see Russia from her house (she never said this). Other hoaxes that were widely reported about Sarah Palin are that she has affairs with NBA stars, she banned books from the Wasilla Library while she was Mayor. Palin wasn’t alone in such reporting at the New York Times reported, on the day he won the GOP nomination, that he had an affair with a young lobbyist. A hoax. It was completely made up.
Yet, most Democrats who watch CNN and MSNBC still believe that Donald Trump colluded with Russia to win the election even though this has been debunked as the most investigated hoax in American History.