Is Sarah Palin a Truther?
Alex Jones is pushing this video which claims she is:
Note that most of the video is old gravel-voice exhorting the troops to spread this far and wide; the actual scene with Mrs Palin doesn't come until about 9:30 into the video.
My take? Palin doesn't cover herself in glory by any means. On the other hand, the way the question is posed makes it awkward: "Do you support the victims, family members and first responders of 9-11 that are calling for a new investigation?" You could argue that she's answering the first part of the question more than the second part, except that when she elaborates on the "never again" issue it does sound more like she's talking about a new investigation. I give her a barely passing grade simply because the type of "new investigation" isn't spelled out. Call it a C-.
Note in particular that despite Jones' efforts to blur the line, this hardly forgives Debra Medina, or makes Palin more of a Truther than Medina. Remember, the question that Medina was asked was:
"Do you believe the government was in any way involved in the bringing down of the World Trade Centers on 9/11?"
And the answer she gave was:
"I think some very good questions have been raised in that regard. There are some very good arguments, and I think the American people have not seen all of the evidence there, so I have not taken a position on that."
There's no comparison between Medina and Palin. Palin gave a poorly considered answer. Medina gave a crackpot one.