Who’s Behind Anti-Palin Smear Site?

• Views: 13,785

Suddenly appearing among the Google search results for “sarah palin gay,” a web site titled: Sarah Palin Supports Gay Rights.

Sarah Palin (GOV-Alaska-Republican), supports gay rights, says Anchorage Daily News.

Quote “Gov. Sarah Palin vetoed a bill Thursday that sought to block the state from giving public employee benefits such as health insurance to same-sex couples.”

Quote “”It is the Governor’s intention to work with the legislature and to give the people of Alaska an opportunity to express their wishes and intentions whether these benefits should continue,“ the statement from Palin’s administration said.”

Coghill said he’s interested in a new plan that would allow state employees to designate one person — maybe a same-sex partner, but also possibly a family member or roommate — who would be eligible for state-paid benefits. But the employee would have to pay to add that person to his or her benefits.“

Sarah Palin’s veto gave gays the same rights as married couples in Alaska.

A vote for McCain/Palin is a vote for gay marriage.

Interesting. There’s nothing else on the page. This sure looks like the work of the dastardly right-wing anti-gay attack machine, doesn’t it?

But look who’s really behind this.

In the Linux console, if you enter the following commands, you can learn the secrets of a political dirty trick. First, look up the host of ‘sarahpalingayrights.com’ to get the site’s IP address.

host sarahpalingayrights.com
sarahpalingayrights.com has address 74.208.74.232

Then use the same command to look up the domain name pointer of that IP address.

host 74.208.74.232
232.74.208.74.in-addr.arpa domain name pointer obamadefense.com

Well, well. “obamadefense.com,” eh?

And what happens if you enter obamadefense.com on your browser’s address line?

Why, you’re redirected to none other than FightTheSmears.com, the official Barack Obama site that’s supposed to be defending him against smears.

Looks like they may have a second purpose: to generate a few smears of their own.

(Hat tip: sk.)

UPDATE at 8/30/08 11:14:12 am:

Here’s another site that traces back to obamadefense.com: ObamaTaxCut.com.

UPDATE at 8/30/08 11:24:46 am:

Two more web sites that share the IP address of obamadefense.com:

John McCain opposes the new GI Bill, but why?
John McCain Prefers War

UPDATE at 8/30/08 12:39:29 pm:

Please note that this is not proof that the Obama campaign is behind this deceptive web site; that’s why the title ends with a question mark. But it’s definitely not what it seems.

UPDATE at 8/30/08 2:16:54 pm:

There is apparently no connection between these attack sites and the official Obama campaign; to get to the bottom of it I emailed the owner of an associated site, and here’s his reply:

I run obamataxcut.com, or actually alchemytoday.com

I think the person who registered the domain and forwarded traffic to it also owns/ran obamadefense.com — this used to be a separate site with short defenses of various factually inaccurate charges against Obama during the primary, but the owner changed it to redirect to Obama’s site after the campaign made one themselves.

UPDATE at 8/30/08 3:20:31 pm:

One last comment on this: the point still stands that it’s more than a little slimy to be a supporter of the “progressive” campaign of Barack Obama, then turn around and use Sarah Palin’s pro-gay rights positions against her in a creepy anonymous web site (that suddenly turns up highly placed on Google).

But this is one area in which Palin could actually appeal to many disgruntled Hilary supporters—so anything goes in the wonderful, tolerant world of the left.

UPDATE at 8/30/08 7:14:27 pm:

The ‘sarahpalingayrights.com’ site is now being redirected to Wikipedia.

UPDATE at 8/30/08 8:51:01 pm:

And now it’s being redirected to obamataxcut.com.

Jump to top

Create a PageThis is the LGF Pages posting bookmarklet. To use it, drag this button to your browser's bookmark bar, and title it 'LGF Pages' (or whatever you like). Then browse to a site you want to post, select some text on the page to use for a quote, click the bookmarklet, and the Pages posting window will appear with the title, text, and any embedded video or audio files already filled in, ready to go.
Or... you can just click this button to open the Pages posting window right away.
Last updated: 2016-01-01 10:29 am PST
LGF User's Guide RSS Feeds Tweet

Help support Little Green Footballs!

Subscribe now for ad-free access!Register and sign in to a free LGF account before subscribing, and your ad-free access will be automatically enabled.

Donate with
PayPal
Square Cash Shop at amazon
as an LGF Associate!
Recent PagesClick to refresh
Ryuichi Sakamoto - ‘Energy Flow’ (From BTTB) - Official Music VideoOfficial Music Video to "Energy Flow" by Ryuichi Sakamotofrom the BTTB 20th Anniversary release Directed by Neo S. Sora and Albert TholenProduced by Zakkubalanzakkubalan.comgoodbabyfilms.com
Thanos
1 day, 5 hours ago
Views: 133 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Red Ribbon - Full Performance — KEXPkexp.org presents Red Ribbon performing live at Avast! Recording Co.. Recorded November 28, 2018. Songs:Seven MonthsOverdriveYour CarIdiot Orange Host: Sean MarrowAudio Engineer: Kevin SuggsCameras: Jim Beckmann, Alaia D'Alessandro & Justin WilmoreEditor: Scott Holpainen kexp.orgavastrecording.com
Thanos
1 day, 5 hours ago
Views: 131 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
West Sacramento Goat Grazing Underway at Clarksburg TrailGoat morning all. More: West Sacramento goat grazing underway at Clarksburg trail
Thanos
2 days, 18 hours ago
Views: 274 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 4 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
The Misinformation Age: How False Beliefs Spread Third, we sometimes care more about social status and social relationships than about holding true beliefs. Consider, for instance, a parent who is friends with many vaccine skeptics. This person may choose not to vaccinate their child, and to ...
Thanos
2 days, 19 hours ago
Views: 374 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Neil & Liam Finn - Where’s My Room Where's My Room Featuring: FAFSWAG and the Finn Familyfrom Neil & Liam Finn's album LightsleeperTo buy: musicglue.com Directed by Sam KristofskiChoreography: Pati TyrellProduced by Tara RiddellStunts by Jacob TomuriDOP: Darryl Ward2nd Unit: Alan Waddinton and Matthew Chaung ACS ...
Thanos
1 week, 6 days ago
Views: 802 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 1
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Luther Dickinson and Sisters of the Strawberry Moon - ‘Hallelujah (I’m a Dreamer)’ Ft. Amy LaVereFrom the new album 'Solstice,' available Mar 29: geni.us
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 788 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Gary Clark Jr Performing ‘The Guitar Man’ Live on KCRW Gary Clark Jr's new album This Land strikes a heavy personal chord for the musician. The title track is a musical punch in the gut, highlighting the racial tension and hateful rhetoric many Americans are facing today. He performs ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 758 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 2 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Ximena SariñanaFor some reason KEXP removed this video, here's another from her: Ximena Sariñana Ximena Sariñana performs live at Panoram Studios in Mexico City. itunes.apple.com
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 1,351 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 2
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
MVI 7083 - RICHMAN’S SPIRITUAL - GROUP FINALE - Gordon Lightfoot - Sunday January 17,2016-CHAR VideoMVI_7083 - RICHMAN'S SPIRITUAL - GROUP FINALE - Hugh's Room - The Way We Feel - A Celebration of Lightfoot music - 14th year! Nite 3 of 3 - Sunday January 17,2016
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 734 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 1 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0
Keith Jarrett Live at Teatro La Fenice, Venice / 2006 Part IV Provided to YouTube by Universal Music Group Part IV (Live At Teatro La Fenice, Venice / 2006) · Keith Jarrett La Fenice ℗ 2018 ECM Records GmbH, under exclusive license to Deutsche Grammophon GmbH, Berlin Released on: 2018-10-19 Producer, ...
Thanos
2 weeks, 1 day ago
Views: 745 • Comments: 0 • Rating: 0
Tweets: 3 • Share to Facebook
Shares: 0
Comments: 0
: 0