11/07/2008 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Memo To Media: The Palin Rape-Kit Story Has Not Been "Debunked"

Yet the story remains woefully under-covered by the mainstream media, where most outlets (New York Times, Wash Post, Newswweek, Time, etc.) have shied away from tackling the touchy topic as a straight news story.

Journalists ought to be reporting the story and asking Palin to give detailed, unambiguous answers, since the rape-kit issue could offer some insights into how she governs. Instead, the press has treated the story as something of a taboo. And the loud, right-wing media claims about it being "debunked" likely add to its untouchable status.

Trust me, nothing has been debunked.

Read the full Media Matters colum here.