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Widely-Reported Sarah Palin Stalker Story was FAKE – Washington Post Retracts

Alex Constantine - March 11, 2011

Note that Sarah Palin, the well-known far-right martyr, did not step forward herself to correct the record, but let the fantasy stalker story stand as fact because it was to her political advantage to sustain popular belief that an evil liberal was stalking her. The woman is vermin and even the GOP Liars Club should shun her for this bizarre episode. - AC

UPDATED: No record of FBI nabbing Palin stalker

By Emi Kolawole
Washington Post | March 7, 2011

imagesCAUC31OX - Widely-Reported Sarah Palin Stalker Story was FAKE – Washington Post RetractsPolitico's Ben Smith reports that an original Daily Mirror report cited by Fox News (and cited in this blog post) that reported Shawn Christy had been arrested was wrong.

According to Politico's Smith, the Mirror report appeared to be an exaggeration of a statement Palin's father Chuck Heath made during an interview with the BBC :

JL: And people have threatened her life?

CH: Oh yeah, oh yeah. And her kids too.

JL: In what way, what are they saying?

CH: A good example is one guy from Pennsylvania. He sent us and other people copies of a gun he'd bought, copies of a receipt for a gun he bought, copies of a one-way ticket to Anchorage. We kind of laugh it off, we got a restraining order on him, and lo and behold last week he showed up in Anchorage, from Pennsylvania, and fortunately the FBI was on top of it and sent him home.

Smith goes on to write that Eric Gonzalez, a spokesman for the FBI's Anchorage field office said the stories were false, and that an Alaska state police spokeswoman and a spokeswoman for the Anchorage Police Department had no record of any contact with Christy.

Note: The original headline on this post, which read "FBI nabs teenage Palin stalker" has been changed. ...


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