UPDATED: Will the press question the "Palin-Farah ticket"?

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To date, the answer continues to be "no."

The Beltway press still refuses to raise questions about Palin's decision to attend the first annual Tea Party convention in Nashville next month and share the stage with a fringe radical like Joseph Farah, who is an avowed gay and Muslim-hating extremist, and whose wingnut publication, WND, remains obsessed with the loony, and thoroughly debunked, conspiracy claim that Obama was not born in America.

Naturally, Farah and WND are thrilled by the upcoming Palin appearance and are trumpeting the "Palin-Farah ticket." And typically when high-profile politicians align themselves with fringe radicals, media unpleasantness ensures. But so far, it's crickets from the press.

Just look at this lengthy Politico article headlined, "Palin's tea party raises eyebrows." It completely ignores the thorny question of Palin teaming up with a loon like Farah. For Politico, that issue's a non-starter. But trust me, if a very high-profile Democrat ever agreed to share a platform with the left-wing radical equivalent of Farah (if that person even existed), all hell would break loose in the press.

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