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.