It has been only a few days since the appearance of my Vanity Fair article “Sarah Palin: The Sound and the Fury,” and the response, to put it mildly, has been considerable. I won’t address simple differences of opinion about Sarah Palin (or my take on her) in this short dispatch—Palin is a subject on which people have strong views, and often complicated reactions, and I’ll respond to some of the more thoughtful commentary at another time. But meanwhile there has also been a considerable amount of misinformation put about concerning the article and my work. It’s important to address this now.
After expressing his regret about mistaking Gina Loudon's son for Trig Palin, Gross addresses the misinformation being spread by Sarah Palin's water carriers in a vain attempt to discredit the article:
• Ben Smith's first blog post on PoliticoExcellent! No?
• Smith's second blog post on Politico
• Gina Loudon's comments
• The use of anonymous sources