Hume Credits NewsBusters for Exposing Fake Trig Palin eBay Listing

On Tuesday's "Special Report," Fox News's Brit Hume credited NewsBusters for exposing a fake eBay listing auctioning off Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's baby Trig.

As my colleague Warner Todd Huston wrote earlier that morning:

Apparently, a poster at the radical nutroot site, DemocraticUnderground, created a fake listing for someone pretending to sell baby Trig on ebay. The faux listing read "Baby used prop newborn boy 3-6 months special needs," and included a description that called Governor Palin a "pushy social climber, unwilling to let pregnancy and children stand in the way of ambition."

Later that evening, Hume reported (h/t American Thinker's Marc Sheppard):

BRIT HUME, HOST: And now the most interesting two minutes in television, the latest from the "Political Grapevine. [...]

Meanwhile, someone posting at the liberal site "Democratic Underground" created a fake E-Bay page claiming to sell Governor Palin's youngest child Trigg.

The media watchdog site "Newsbusters.org," a conservative site, reports it read "baby--used prop; newborn boy, 3-6 months, special needs used." The bogus page included a picture of Palin holding Trigg during the Republican National Convention. The starting bid was $40, and the page listed Trigg Palin's father as unknown.

It also included a description that called Governor Palin a "Pushy social climber unwilling to let pregnancy and children stand in the way of ambition." The fake auction posting is no longer on that site.

Thanks, Brit, and congratulations, Warner.

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.