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Lessons from history: Meet the inventor of "Political Home Reality Shows" and the "Big Lie"

The new year has just begun and Sarah Palin is quiet – though certainly not for long. This “break” gives me the perfect opportunity for a look back in history. In this case, I am talking about the “dark” history of the 20th century, and there are some interesting and shocking details to discover.
Sarah Palin is a “phenomenon” which still is not easy to understand. Accordingly, mainstream America seems to be uncertain about how to treat her. On the one hand, she is widely considered to be a laughable, ignorant person, as an extreme political outsider without “gravitas”, but on the other hand, the extreme nature of her political positions didn’t stop a channel like ABC to feature her daughter Bristol (and at the same time, Sarah) on DWTS, and didn’t stop TLC from producing a folksy family propaganda show about the greatness of Alaska and the greatness of Sarah Palin’s family.
Commentators in the MSM usually shy away from some of the conclusions that seem obvious for almost anyone who closely examines Sarah Palin – in particular, the apparent narcissistic nature of her personality. Wikipedia remarks:

Although most individuals have some narcissistic traits, high levels of narcissism can manifest themselves as a pathological form as narcissistic personality disorder, whereby the patient overestimates his or her abilities and has an excessive need for admiration and affirmation.


I would definitely say that Sarah Palin has an excessive need for admiration and affirmation, and one of the best pieces of evidence for this claim is her “reality show” on TLC, and also the overly enthusiastic picture she constantly paints of her own family, in particular of her children.

Sarah claims to trump the competition in being a great hunter, fisherman, mother etc., and she also has no hesitation to praise her children as being role models, for example in “America by Heart” when she talks about Bristol on page 96:

It didn’t take long after that magical night, however, for both new parents to realize how much work—and how little fun—teenage parenting is. But my strong, beautiful Bristol reacted in a way that made me proud. She went to college. And worked full time. A nd took care of a needy, colicky baby through many, many sleepless nights, doctor’s appointments, and lonely, cold car rides to and from babysitters. She worked as hard as any young single mother could possibly work.

Well, I haven’t seen the college that Bristol “went to”, but it surely exists in Sarah Palin’s mind, and that should be good enough for her fans.
According to Sarah Palin, the “courage” of Bristol in earning hundreds of thousands of dollars through speaking out to “pause” and/or to be “abstinent” is truly remarkable (p. 121):

Bristol has boldly and publicly acknowledged in ads for the Candie’s Foundation that abstinence is the only surefire way of preventing pregnancy. A nd for this, she has been accused of being a hypocrite. But to those critics I say this: Which is the more courageous course for a young, single mother: to sit down and shut up and avoid the critics, or to speak out in a painfully honest way about how tough single parenting is? I’m biased, of course, but given a choice of role models between Bristol and Murphy Brown, I choose Bristol.


Naturally, her son Track made Sarah Palin proud as well, as she explains on page 36 in “America By Heart”:

On September 11, 2008, the brigade’s deployment to Iraq landed the soldiers in the Diyala Province, northeast of Baghdad, fighting insurgents and helping to rebuild that war-torn country. Then, on September 11, 2009, he as scheduled to return home. Like all military families, his sisters, his baby brother, Todd, and I were overjoyed that Track is coming home safe. But at the last second, the family of one of the other members of the Stryker Brigade had a medical scare. Track’s fellow soldier had to get home fast, and there were no extra seats on the transport. So Track, God bless him, gave up his seat. He had to stay an additional month in the heat and sand and danger of Iraq for another available flight home. At first, he didn’t want to tell us about the reason for his delay. He still doesn’t like to talk about it, much less have his mom crow about it in print. But then I finally heard the story of what he did for his fellow soldier, I think I was prouder of my son than I had ever been before.

However, two facts stand in contradiction to this “report” by Sarah Palin about Track’s selfless behavior in “America by Heart.”

“The Palins are expecting the return of eldest son Track this weekend from a yearlong deployment with an Army combat brigade in Iraq,” Palin spokeswoman Meghan Stapleton told The Washington Times. “Mrs. Palin also has her first major paid speaking engagement in Hong Kong” in a few days, she added

Secondly, while this report is no final proof that Track did indeed return on the weekend of the 19/20 September 2009, we do know that Track “CJ” (cough, cough) Palin was already home on October 2, 2009, because that is the day when he received a speeding ticket in Alaska. So Sarah’s account in “America by Heart” is a deliberate exaggeration, presented in order to make the behavior of Track appear “greater” than it actually was. In writing about these events in this manner in “America by Heart”, Sarah in my opinion also somehow diminishes the altruistic nature of Track’s act.
Sarah Palin is a complex person who seems to defy “simple explanations”, and the regular readers of Palingates will know that we sometimes take the liberty to look back at extreme politicians in history, especially the Nazis in order to draw parallels to current events and in order to understand history and learn from it. While history doesn’t repeat itself 100%, I believe that the during the 20th century people got more than enough insights into the minds and actions of totalitarian politicians. There are more than enough lessons to be learned from the past.
Recently I watched a new TV-documentary which was produced by the leading German magazine “Der Spiegel.” This 78-minute long documentary reports about the conclusions of a new biography about Joseph Goebbels, written by the accomplished German historian Peter Longerich. In his body of work, Longerich focuses on the Third Reich and the Holocaust. He is currently the Director of the Research Centre for the Holocaust and Twentieth-Century History at the Royal Holloway and Bedford New College, University of London. His new biography about Joseph Goebbels, with the impressive length of 912 pages, doesn’t seem to be available in English language so far.
I didn’t expect too much from this “Spiegel” documentary, which was distributed on DVD together with a weekly edition of the magazine, but then I was really taken aback by a whole “series” of apparent “parallels” between one of the darkest people in history, Joseph Goebbels, and the woman we usually write about.
I today published a few minutes of this documentary in a clip on youtube, together with English subtitles. There is one particular fact I was never really aware about before watching this documentary: Apparently caused by a severe narcissistic personality disorder, Joseph Goebbels created a “public cult”, not just around him, his upbringing and his home town, but especially around his family and his children.
For example, at some point during the 1930s after the Nazis came to power, Joseph and his wife Magda Goebbels started to commission professionally shot “birthday movies”, which featured their six little children, who congratulated Joseph Goebbels and showed other scenes from their family life. Over the years, this became more and more excessive, and it is noted on several webpages that for example in 1942, the Goebbels children appeared on no less than 34 occasions in the weekly German national news reels (“Deutsche Wochenschau”), one of the most important instruments of cinematic Nazi Propaganda. The children served as the German (and Nazi) “model family.”
The clip I made with excerpts from the “Spiegel” documentary gives you an impression. Please be aware that there are graphic images of the corpses of Joseph and Magda Goebbels and their dead children at the beginning of the clip. As most of you will know, Joseph and Magda Goebbels killed their six children before committing suicide in May 1945.
http://video.google.com/googleplayer.swf?docid=-8973962176504385280&hl=en&fs=true

What stands out in looking back at this horrific exploitation of Joseph Goebbels’ children is the increasingly excessive nature of the exploitation, which in my opinion cannot be explained by propaganda purposes alone. In addition, not shown in the clips above, Joseph Goebbels as the head of the German propaganda and the movie business also started to produce movies about his home town and the home in which he grew up, claiming that he had a happy, perfect childhood. In reality, as historian Peter Longerich points out, Goebbels’ childhood was far from perfect, for example due to a severe deformation of his right leg which developed when Goebbels was five years old. In addition, Goebbels later was a mediocre student at University, obtaining a PhD with a low mark, however, on virtually every occasion in later life he made sure that he was introduced as “Dr. Goebbels.”

History never repeats itself in identical ways, but we should all educate ourselves and try to learn from history.

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In addition, Joseph Goebbels “perfected” a technique that is still very relevant today – especially as far as Sarah Palin is concerned: The “Big Lie.”

The Big Lie theory goes like this: A gigantic, audacious lie is more likely to be believed by the masses than a small one if it is repeated often enough. First articulated in the pages of Mein Kampf by Adolf Hitler (who attributed the practice, of course, to Jews) and deployed as a tactic by Nazi master propagandist Joseph Goebbels, the Big Lie went mainstream in 2010, as its propagators on the Right were accepted by big media as respectable articulators of a legitimate point of view.


The “Big Lie” is the classic “Sarah Palin concept.” She has embraced it like nothing else. Her “official” life story is full of these “big lies” that she repeats over and over and over again.

A happy family life? A big lie. A happy marriage? A big lie. Sarah Palin’s “life-affirming” pregnancy and birth of Trig? A big lie. The list goes on.
Don’t let a politician with a severe narcissistic personality disorder get into the White House, and don’t give this person a platform. You all understand this, but unfortunately ABC and TLC and Fox News don’t.
Oh, speaking about Fox News: Kathleen found something interesting today which hasn’t been discussed on Palingates so far. It turns out that one of the main propagandists for Adolf Hitler before he got into power was – Fox News:

Observers of the current US election season have noted the prominent role of Rupert Murdoch’s reactionary Fox News Channel, which currently employs GOP and “Tea Party” partisans Sarah Palin, Glen Beck, Mike Huckabee, Newt Gingrich, Rick Santorum, Sean Hannity, and others. Some have alleged that a television network carrying so many potential political candidates and propagandists on its payroll is unprecedented. But there is a precedent for large-scale Fox intervention into a political campaign.

In 1932, the German newsreel subsidiary of Fox News Channel’s corporate ancestor, Fox Films, intervened in national elections in Germany.

The candidate Fox supported was Nazi leader Adolf Hitler.

The basic facts are available in German historian Hans Mommsen’s authoritative study entitled The Rise and Fall of Weimar Democracy, which is translated into English and widely available in over five hundred libraries in this country. Mommsen, one of the most distinguished postwar German historians, is now Professor Emeritus of History at the University of Bochum. In Mommsen’s account of Nazi propaganda techniques, we find the following: “There was nothing that escaped the ingenuity of Nazi propagandists. A case in point was the use of film. Under Goebbels’ influence the party had begun to exploit the potential of the political propaganda film to an unprecedented extent as early as 1930. Such films were shown mostly in places where Hitler and other prominent party leaders were not able to appear as speakers. For the manufacture of outdoor sound film, the NSDAP turned to an American company, Twentieth Century Fox.“

Scholar William G. Chrystal confirms this account and provides further important details in his 1975 article on “Nazi Party Election Films, 1927-1938.” Chrystal writes: “Support for two additional 1932 election films, Der Führer (The Leader), and Hitlers Kampf um Deutschland (Hitler’s Struggle for Germany) came from the German-based subsidiary of Twentieth Century Fox, Fox Tönende Wochenschau (Fox Weekly Sound Newsreel [i.e., Fox Movietone News]). In addition, they also supplied some mobile sound film vans to be used during the campaign. Thus at least part of Hitler’s support in that critical time was the result of Fox’s help. The background for this assistance is unknown since Fox Tönende Wochenschau records were destroyed during the war,” according to a July 9, 1974 letter to Chrystal from Joseph Bellfort, who was at that time the vice president of the Twentieth Century Fox International Film Corporation.

You might have thought that Fox News should have learned their history lessons by now.

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PLUS:
We already had our amazing yearly round-up by Blueberry Tart, but let me take a final look at our stats for 2010 as well.

The stats for Palingates in 2010 exceeded our wildest expectations:
– 5,222,981 pageloads
– 2,688,298 unique visitors
– 895,312 returning visitors
Palingates - Complete stats for 2010
I don’t know what the next year will bring, but I hope that we will get close again. 😉
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We hope that you all have a good start into the new year!

2011 will be the year which will decide the political fate of Sarah Palin. We will be “on the watch!” 😉
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Sarah Palin fights with devastating poll numbers and hooks up with the lamestream

"Bristol the Pistol" and "Sarah the Hunter": Shooting together for world domination – Targets today: Margaret Cho and "anti-hunting hypocrites"

Revealed: The Administrators of Sarah Palin’s facebook page also administer the facebook group "Sarah Palin 2012" – More evidence for Palin’s run!

Will she run or won’t she, that is the question? For many months now, political observers wonder whether Sarah Palin is going to run for President. The “clues” everywhere that she will run, and that’s also what we have been hearing behind the scenes for a long time now. However, some people are still not convinced.
My view is that Sarah Palin is hell-bent on running for President, and that it’s been more than obvious for a long time. The argument that Palin is only out there for the money is not true at all in my opinion. What she wants is MONEY, but also POWER. Sarah Palin is not a rationally thinking person, she never was, and should not be viewed by “rational” standards. Her “version of reality” is profoundly different from that of almost anyone else. In addition, Palin could still make much, much more money after a presidential run, she could easily publish more books, make many more highly paid speeches etc.
We discovered another piece of evidence which really should leave no doubt of what Sarah Palin’s real intentions are:

Some of the administrators of Sarah Palin’s facebook page also started the facebook group “Sarah Palin 2012”, which appears to be the “official” facebook group for Palin’s upcoming presidential campaign.

Let’s start from the beginning:
Already in May 2010, the blogger Derek Pangallo published on his website “Electric Outlet” an article called “14 Voices of Sarah Palin (Facebook Page Administrators Revealed).” In this article, he wrote:

“Briefly last week, Facebook allowed you to see the administrators of any page. I took the opportunity to catalog some of the more interesting and controversial ones, including Sarah Palin’s.”

He then published the list of administrators and provided links to their facebook profiles.
14 voices of Sarah Palin - screenshot
He added:

“It’s surprising the page has 14 admins — you’d think it could get a bit erratic. But perhaps they don’t post, just delete nasty comments; that could take some manpower. I believe the admins are listed chronologically in the order which they were added, with the page creator at the bottom because, well .. look who it is.”


We only discovered this article a few weeks ago. I think it was one of our readers who saw it – please raise your hand! 🙂

(UPDATE: The h/t goes to sleuth!)
I then tweeted Derek in order to get the facts confirmed, and he tweeted me back:
Tweet - how to find the admins
A close inspection of this list leaves no doubt that the list is genuine, and that these were indeed the Sarah Palin’s facebook administrators in May 2010.
These are the names of the administrators, with links to the facebook profiles and some other profiles:

Maggie Walsh
Nancy Naish
Lisa Smith
Sherrie Barnett
Jackie Stamper Siciliano
Vern Robinson (and HERE)
Tommy Child (and HERE)
Rebecca Mansour (and HERE)
Zach Johanson
Ivy Frye
Chantel Zandi
Alex Raye Conger
Doug Lane
Sarah Palin

The list includes Rebecca Mansour and Ivy Frye, who are of course well known. C4P founder Rebecca “RAM” Mansour, whose paid services for SarahPAC were exclusively revealed by Palingates in February 2010, is now universally regarded as one of the most important advisors and “staff members” of Sarah Palin. Amongst other things, RAM is Palin’s “online communications coordinator”, as the New York Times called it. RAM’s devotion to Sarah Palin seems to be unmatched, as recently proven once again by RAM’s latest interview with right-wing talk show host Tammy Bruce, in which RAM still appears to be “starstruck” (well, the inevitable awakening will be very tough for Rebecca, I almost feel sorry for her). During the first three quarters of 2010, Rebecca Mansour so far received $ 64,000 from SarahPAC, paid to her company “Aries Petra.”

It’s worth noting that no pictures of Rebecca Mansour circulating in public at all, despite the fact that she for example gives interviews on a regular basis (the same situation exists with SarahPAC treasurer Timothy Crawford, by the way, of whom also no picture exists in public). However, I do believe that there is a good chance that this photo picturing RAM’s nephew Joe Mansour looking into the camera, taken at the Republican National Convention in 2008 and published on Joe Mansour’s flickr-account with a creative commons license, could show him with RAM standing next to him. However, I am not 100% sure. We do know that RAM attended the RNC in 2008. Rebecca or Joe, could you please clear it up? 🙂
Rebecca Mansour?? (with Joe Mansour)
In addition, the inclusion of Ivy Frye in this list is not surprising as well. Ivy Frye is a former pupil of Chuck Heath, also a former receptionist, then one of Sarah Palin’s top-Government employees in Alaska, now Bristol’s regular travel companion (for example in Los Angeles) and a close friend of the Palin-family.
By the way, a reader sent us some recent pictures showing Ivy Frye, apparently all taken in or around September 2010 in LA. The pictures are pretty interesting.
Ivy Frye with Bristol:

Ivy Frye with Bristol

With Bristol and Willow:

Ivy Frye with Bristol and Willow
With Willow:
Ivy Frye with Willow
With Tripp and Willow:

Ivy Frye with Tripp and Willow
Well, I guess that Willow will have her own TV-show quite soon as well: “Willow, AK gangsta, the wild one” or something like that. Can only be a matter of months! After all, Willow already is busy practising “gangsta” language on facebook (with “Mama Grizzly’s” approval), and she also already “witnessed” first-hand how to trash an empty house. Way to go, Willow!
Meanwhile, it seems that Willow’s boyfriend Andy Almon, who appeared on TV in the first episode of “Sarah Palin’s Alaska”, currently faces charges in court for underage drinking (h/t Kasha Knish/Knishette).
This most likely won’t shock “Mama Grizzly” Sarah, as for example Bristol Palin’s prom date from 2006, whom we named “J” in our post from September 9, 2010 and who later had a serious drug addiction, was convicted just one year earlier, in 2005, of “Leaving the scene of an accident – involving injury/death” and sentenced to a fine and to a not insignificant jail term.
Back to the list with the facebook administrators:
One notable person in the list of facebook administrators is Jackie Stamper Siciliano. She is a “Senior Community Guide” at “Team Sarah”, the notoriously obsessed and fanatic online community which was originally founded by Ralph Benko in support of Sarah Palin.
The “Salyersville Independent” reported in June 2010:

“Jackie Stamper Siciliano of Surf City, NJ, was the guest at the Susan B. Anthony List’s Celebration of Life Breakfast on May 14, 2010. This special event, attended by over 600 people, was held at the Ronald Reagan Building in Washington, D.C. The keynote speaker for the breakfast was 2008 Vice Presidential candidate and former governor of Alaska, Sarah Palin. Prior to the breakfast and speech, Jackie attended a private reception at which time she met with Sarah Palin. “Sarah thanked me for my work at Team Sarah and sincerely expressed her appreciation for the work I’ve done on her behalf.” During Governor Palin’s speech, Team Sarah staff and members were asked to stand and be recognized for their “courage and boldness.”
Accompanying Jackie to the Celebration of Life Breakfast was her husband, Dr. Ted Siciliano, D.C., and son, Teddy. Jackie is the daughter of Jimmy and Vera Connelley-Stamper of Salyersville, KY.
Team Sarah (http://www.teamsarah.org) is a diverse coalition of Americans dedicated to advancing the values that Sarah Palin represents in the political process. It was founded by the Susan B. Anthony List in September 2008. Jackie serves as the Senior Community Guide for the 77,000+ members.”

This discovery is significant, as it proves that there is a direct connection between Sarah Palin and her own “organization” and “Team Sarah”, which is supposed to be independent.
However, the biggest discovery in my view is the following:
Four of Sarah Palin’s facebook administrators, namely Maggie Walsh, Zach Johanson, Tommy Child and and Doug Lane, are also the administrators and/or “officers” of a new facebook-group: “Sarah Palin 2012.”

If the “doubters” ever needed more proof that Sarah Palin will run for President, then this is it, as there is no way that these people would have set up this new facebook group without Sarah Palin’s approval. In addition, the facebook group has in fact a very “official” look and also NO DISCLAIMER that it’s not approved by Sarah Palin – and have you ever seen a “non-official” facebook group that has twenty so-called “officers?”

There is no doubt in my mind that this facebook-group is part of Sarah Palin’s “own” operation, that this is in fact the official facebook group for her presidential run.
Screenshots:
Palin 2012 - screenshot 4

The Administrators:

Palin 2012 - screenshot 2

The first four of the twenty (!) “officers”:

Palin 2012 - screenshot 3

It’s actually very instructive to read the “group rules”:
Palin 2012 - screenshot 5

Only “Team Sarah” has more extensive rules! 😉

No insane stupidity or ignorance, please! Did we forget to mention that any criticism of Sarah Palin is just insanely stupid or ignorant? No? Well, you will soon find out. Try to post there: “I don’t like Sarah Palin.” I guess that this would also fall under “dissension based on your opinions.” Please note that it’s the privilege of the great leader Sarah to provide dissension based on her opinions. This should be sufficient for all of us.
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Sarah Palin’s "America by Heart": Ugly stabs against Barack and Michelle Obama, Malia included to prove point – BONUS: Meet "the entitled whiners"!

REVEALED: Bristol Palin strolls around in LA with April Morlock, sister of soldier Jeremy Morlock, accused of "killing for fun" in Afghanistan

Another day, another story you won’t read anywhere else.
Bristol Palin is trying to enjoy her stay in Los Angeles, where Sarah’s fans faithfully keep her on DWTS.
However, with the limelight comes the paparazzi, those pesky, inquisitive individuals. Sometimes, you can even find a photo through which some facts might come to light that the Palins would rather not discuss in public. Facts which might not necessarily be a “crime”, but which are definitely newsworthy. Pesky little facts which might came back to haunt Sarah Palin when she makes her run for the US Presidency.
Here at Palingates we can report a story which hasn’t been spotted by the media so far, despite it being “out there”, for everyone to see.
Over the years, Palingates and its research team closely examined the Palin family and their friends and associations. Today that intensive work once again pays off, as this enables us to “spot something”, together with the help of one of our readers, which others simply would not realize – and it’s an important observation.
On Friday, the UK Daily Mail published a rather shallow, innocent story about Bristol Palin in Los Angeles, together with some paparazzi pictures titled: “Cooling off: Bristol Palin grabs frozen yoghurt during punishing dance rehearsals in scorching LA heat.”

Screenshot:
Bristol in LA with frozen yoghurt
Bristol was well aware that the paparazzi were taking photos her – she was waving at them. From the collection at x17online.com:
Bristol Palin with Morlock waving
So Bristol enjoyed her frozen yogurt, and she wasn’t alone. The Daily Mail noted that a “friend” was with her, and also published a picture of Bristol and her dark-haired friend.
Screenshot:
Bristol Palin with April Morlock in LA
But who was this mysterious friend?
This friend is none other than April Morlock, sister of Jeremy Morlock, the soldier who is famously accused of “killing for fun” in Afghanistan, and according to the New York Daily News has already confessed his crimes:

Jeremy Morlock - NYDailyNews article


The New York Daily News reported:

Videotapes of his interviews with Army investigators surfaced on Monday, in which Morlock details how he and fellow soldiers Calvin Gibbs and Adam Winfield mercilessly targeted civilians.

In one clip, Morlock describes how they forced an innocent man to obey their commands and stand still while they killed him with a grenade.

“We had this guy by the compound, and so Gibbs, you know, walked him out and set him in place, like ‘Hey, stand here,'” Morlock says on the tape, telling the invesigator they had the man stay “where Gibbs could get behind cover after the grenade went off.”

“He pulled out one of his grenades…popped it…throws the grenade and then tells me and Winfield, alright dude, wax this guy,” Morlock says. “Kill this guy, kill this guy.”

The civilian was fully cooperative and unarmed, Morlock told the Army. “He wasn’t a threat.”

Morlock’s attorneys are trying to suppress his remarks from being brought into evidence, saying the statements were given under the influence of heavy medications the soldier was taking to deal with the pain of traumatic brain injury, caused by repeated concussions sustained in combat.

An Army official, however, has testified that Morlock was lucid and present while making the statements.

It apppears that Jeremy Morlock has repeatedly shown violent behaviour in the past. The Anchorage Daily News reported on September 27, 2010:

But another former hockey coach, Sean McCoy, said Morlock had a violent temper.

McCoy cited an incident that occurred in the 2004-2005 hockey season, when as a junior in high school, Morlock joined in a practice session with middle-school players.

Booted off the ice for bad behavior, McCoy said, Morlock went into a locker room and assaulted a younger player. Morlock punched, squeezed the player’s jugular and slammed the younger boy’s body again the wall, narrowly missing a coat hook, according to McCoy.

“It was definitely meant to hurt and intimidate, and for no reason,” McCoy said.

He said his team contacted Wasilla police, who came to the locker room to investigate but declined to press charges. Smith said he learned of the incident but discounted it as a minor scuffle.

DOMESTIC CONFLICTS

Morlock joined the Army after his 2006 graduation from high school. While stationed in Washington state, he got married. By summer 2008, the marriage turned rocky amid allegations of abuse by both parties.

Last June 19, Morlock was charged in Auburn Municipal Court with fourth-degree assault for allegedly throwing a beer glass at his wife and pressing a lighted cigarette against her chest.

In a statement to Auburn police, his wife said she was concerned for her safety and contacted her husband’s Army supervisors.

Morlock was convicted of a lesser charge of disorderly conduct and paid a $518 fine. The incident wasn’t deemed serious enough to bump him from Afghanistan duty.

Another picture of Jeremy Morlock:

Jeremy Morlock 1

Here is a picture which shows April Morlock with her brother:

April Morlock with Jeremy Morlock
April Morlock with Bristol and Trig - 2

April Morlock with Bristol and Trig 4
The connection between April Morlock and Bristol Palin was first noted by John Cook, senior reporter at Yahoo News in June 2010:
A U.S. Army soldier who’s been charged with murdering three Afghan civilians appears to have crossed paths with the family of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. On Friday, Spc. Jeremy Morlock, 22, of Wasilla, Alaska, was arrested on charges of premeditated murder related to the deaths of three Afghans near Kandahar, Afghanistan, where he served with the Army’s 5th Stryker Brigade.

Morlock is the first of 10 soldiers under investigation for the murders to be charged. The inquiry began after a soldier at Forward Operating Base Ramrod, near Kandahar, went to his superiors with allegations of illegal drug use in his unit last month. The whistleblower was severely beaten by his colleagues; while recovering in a hospital, he came forward with the murder allegations.

Wasilla, as Palin frequently pointed out during the 2008 election campaign, is a very small community, so it’s not surprising that the Palin family would have developed relationships, however incidental, with one of its residents. According to a 2009 People magazine profile of Bristol Palin, Jeremy Morlock’s sister April is a friend of Bristol’s and attended a “pizza and bingo party” at the Palin residence. And in 2005, Jeremy Morlock played in a high school hockey league with Palin’s son Track, who himself served in the Army in Iraq. The two apparently attended different high schools.

A representative for Palin would not state on the record whether or not the Palin camp would comment on any past contact with Morlock. April Morlock did not immediately respond to an email.
Palingates then revealed more details of the incredibly close relationship of the Morlock family to the Palins in a post on July 21, 2010. This post found only little attention, despite the fact that it was based on detailed information Palingates exclusively received from a source very close to the Palin family.

1) April Morlock Sr., the twin sister of Audrey Morlock (mother of April Morlock Jr.), dated Todd from 5th to 9th grade in Dillingham.

2) Willow Palin belonged to a group of teenagers who in 2009 badly vandalized and trashed an empty house in Wasilla which was up for sale. This house was owned by the Morlocks.

3) Audrey Morlock, April’s mother, then visited Sarah and Todd and personally confronted them with these facts. While Sarah immediately rejected the idea that Willow could have been part of this group, Todd was more understanding and said that he would look into the situation. The exact outcome is not known to our source, but it’s believed that insurance paid the damage.

4) At some point in the past, April Morlock got in trouble with her mother Audrey. In order to defend herself, April blurted out:

“At least I am not pregnant like Bristol Palin.”

According to our source, this was long before the Tripp pregnancy. Therefore April Morlock must have been referring to another pregnancy before Tripp.


Bristol Palin’s FIRST pregnancy which happened around the second half of 2007 was also confirmed to us through other highly reliable sources in Alaska. Please download our summary about “babygate” HERE and read all the posts on Palingates about “babygate” HERE.

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My view on this case is the following:
While it’s a terrible tragedy that very young soldiers turn into mindless killing machines when they are serving in a warzone, it’s curious that Sarah Palin has never addressed the Morlock case, despite the fact that his sister April is one of Bristol Palin’s best friends.
Sarah Palin shouts out at every giving opportunity, in almost every speech she gives that the “US military is a force for good in this world, and there is nothing to apologize for.”
Shouldn’t the example of Jeremy Morlock and his accused fellow soldiers give Sarah Palin a reason to start to question her own incredibly simplistic statement regarding the US military?
Should Sarah not at least address the issue?
Even April Morlock herself talked about it on her facebook while it was still public:
April Morlock - facebook comment 2
Why does Sarah Palin keep silent about it despite the fact that her own family has been very close to the Morlocks for decades?
Also, what does Sarah Palin think about this “guilt by association” concept that she herself applies to President Obama’s alleged associations?

For example, Sarah Palin used the vicious “Obama = Ayers” meme during the 2008 presidential campaign all the time:

Sarah Palin: “I believe that it is not negative campaigning or off-base
to call someone out on their associations.”
Just to avoid any misunderstanding: We DO NOT believe that Palin’s “guilt by association” concept is valid. It’s a moronic concept, developed by a moron called Sarah Palin. But why shouldn’t she be held accountable to her own standards, and if it’s just to show how badly conceived these standards are? She certainly had no hesitation to smear Barack Obama over and over again in 2008, and she would do it again.
It’s incredibly tragic that very young men are thrown into horrific environments and turn into killing machines. Many more people bear responsibility for these kind of events apart from the accused soldiers, because good leadership and a careful selection process should ensure that those cases just don’t happen. I am well aware that this is all a great tragedy and that these young men most likely would have lived a life without committing crimes if they hadn’t been sent to Afghanistan to kill people for reasons which are not easy to understand.
Nobody here blames Bristol Palin or April Morlock for any wrongoing. The focus is on Sarah Palin. Her ignorance is sickening as always. Anyone in her place with a sense of responsibility and humanity would try to address this case in public, as the Morlock family are very close friends.
Sarah Palin doesn’t address it and just ignores this case – a case which doesn’t go along with her glorification of the military. It also appears that she is apparently not keen to advertise her connection to Jeremy Morlock in public. She is not presidential material, and never will be.
I would like to point something else out as well. I personally do not believe that April Morlock or the rest of her family are particularly happy that Sarah Palin is not openly defending Jeremy Morlock, but that Sarah Palin instead just ignores the case.

I also do believe that April Morlock knows very well what she is doing when she as the sister of a young man who is the defendant in a nationally reported murder case puts a picture up as her facebook picture which shows her together with Bristol and Tripp – and also when she walks around in LA together with Bristol, after Bristol has been hunted by paparazzi on a daily basis for weeks.

What I want to express is that there might be “layers” in this case that might not be apparent at first sight.

Back to Sarah Palin: Doesn’t it concern Sarah Palin that her idealistic view of the US military is not at all an accurate depiction of reality, but that horrible things can happen in the de-humanizing environment of warzones?

This type of critical reflection and analysis would be expected from somebody who aspires to become the most powerful person in the world.
But don’t expect it from Sarah from Alaska.
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I made a few changes and additions to the post in order to address some of the points which were made here in the comments and in order to point out in greater detail why I believe that this story is newsworthy. I also included the fact that the first one to mention the connection between the Palins and the Morlocks was John Cook from Yahoo News in an article in June 2010. Palingates then later followed up with more details.
I apparently wasn’t careful enough at the beginning to explain my intention, and a few people simply misunderstood what I wanted to say.
Palingates cannot shy away from subjects which might be controversial. We are sometimes dealing with very serious issues, and have done before. The reason why we take such an incredibly close look at Sarah Palin and her friends, family and associations is that this person who aspires to become the most powerful person in the world has A LOT of baggage and MANY skeletons in the closet which she herself conveniently ignores, or is even “forced” to ignore due to her personality disorder.
Bristol and Track in particular grew up in a drug infested environment. We also pointed this out in September 2010 in our post about Bristol Palin’s “prom date from hell.” We have received very detailed information about this, and it’s not really a great secret. Through the extensive research for example by our fantastic research team we got a very clear picture about the fact that drug abuse is rampant amongst teenagers in the “Valley” and other parts of Alaska.
In addition, there is for example the case of Todd Palin’s half-sister Diana Palin, who was indicted in 2009 for burglaries she had committed in March and April 2009 while being a drug addict.
Press reports suggest that drugs also played a major part in the killings which were apparently committed by Jeremy Morlock and his friends in Afghanistan. These are all issues which were never addressed by Palin, nor does it seem that she cared too much in the past about what her children were actually doing. This is not what you expect from a future US President.
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