It has recently come to light that Republican Presidential candidate John McCain’s Vice-Presidential pick Sarah Palin’s teenage daughter, Bristol, is pregnant. These information was released with the intent to quell Internet rumors claiming that Sarah’s four month old child with Down Syndrome is actual Bristol’s.
The Democratic Party’s Presidential candidate Barack Obama has come out to publicly criticize those attacking Palin’s family matters. Barack Obama’s response is to quickly point out to everyone that will listen that his mother was only 18 years old when she had him, and that it is absolutely classless to attack his opponent’s family. Children should be off limits.
I frankly do not believe that the media even knows how they should react to this. I think most people would agree that dragging one’s family into it is very tacky and likely to hurt one’s cause more then it will help it, but it is the media’s job to report on things like this and let people decide for themselves. Unfortunately, in the first link in this article you will see that CNN is quick to point out that Sarah Palin is in favor of abstinence-only education, while Fox News goes to Focus on Family to get a put an anti-abortion spin on the news.