The allegations were made by Alaskan reporter and sometimes blogger Shanon Moore on Bradblog. Her post also made it to Huffington Post, and from the allegations spread to DailyKos, then to FireDogLake, and then spread like wildfire to other leftist blogs, eventually ending up being reported on MSNBC.
How do we know the allegations are false? Because the FBI says so.
A day after Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin resigned, a federal official in her home state dismissed one potential explanation for her sudden and unexpected resignation: a rumored FBI investigation into the former Wasilla mayor on public corruption charges.
"There is absolutely no truth to those rumors that we're investigating her or getting ready to indict her," Special Agent Eric Gonzalez said in a phone interview Saturday. "It's just not true." He added that there was "no wiggle room" in his comments for any kind of inquiry.
Sarah Palin isn't taking this lying down, having her attorney issue a warning and letting the responsible parties know she's on the warpath.
“This is to provide notice to Ms. Moore, and those who republish the defamation, such as Huffington Post, MSNBC, The New York Times and The Washington Post, that the Palins will not allow them to propagate defamatory material without answering to this in a court of law,” Van Flein warned, citing Alaska liberal blogger Shannyn Moore.
“Just as power abhors a vacuum, modern journalism apparently abhors any type of due diligence and fact checking before scurrilous allegations are repeated as fact,” the Anchorage attorney wrote.
It's time the Left realize that “words mean something.”