Part One of Four
A little over a week ago I was sent an email by a reader which included a link to some very surprising and highly unusual photographs. .
The photos were of Bristol Palin engaging with her inner semi – Demi, not an altogether original portrayal by the professional photographer Michele Ireys who is a friend of the Palin family, but sweet and pleasingly charming nonetheless.
The photos from the shoot that I would like you to look at more closely are placed 3 and 12 in the gallery which you can access here. In both photos
My first starting point was to go directly to the source and ask the photographer when exactly was the photo shoot taken? A simple enough question, I thought. Michele, the photographer, responded to my initial question very quickly asking why I needed the information. I honestly responded to her that I believed that confirmation of the date that the session took place would help establish a timeline for
As for me and those working behind the scenes it was back to the drawing board as we once again scoured through the known photos of a pregnant Bristol Palin and attempted to match them to our new evidence. There are just as intense debates behind the scenes as there are on the blog --- we all have our own viewpoints but work hard to present information to readers that most, if not all of us, can agree is useful and adds to the discussion rather than complicates it. The general agreement in this case is that the photo shoot took place sometime after the RNC convention. I personally believe that it took place in October 2008. Nonetheless, we certainly do not think that our version of events is the final word and welcome additional insights from our readers and the valued contributions of other bloggers.
However, I also came to the conclusion when thinking about how to present proof for our view regarding the timing of the photo shoot that the storyline surrounding this issue has become more and more complicated with the many theories regarding
In the next week or so I will post several simple examinations of information including photos that we can date which should hopefully help readers reach some conclusions regarding Tripp’s date of birth. In one of the posts I will explain why it is that we cannot always believe what we are told and why we have to be more discerning regarding the sources of some information. One thing I can say is that there is a lot of malevolent joy behind some of this misinformation. A lot. There is a lot of ugly out there.
I will not pretend that I have all the answers --- I don’t, but it is my hope that my upcoming three posts will clear the air so we can move the investigation forward rather than constantly chasing our tails.