Former Palin PR pro challenges journalism prof to a duel

The renewed conspiracy theory buzz about Trig Palin’s birth sparked this angry and threatening email.

“In a different era,” Bill McAllister wrote in an email to Brad Scharlott, “I’d challenge you to a duel.”

What could have fueled this fury?

Scharlott is publishing a research paper titled “Palin, the Press, and the Fake Pregnancy Rumor” that suggests the notion that Trig Palin may not be Sarah’s son wasn’t all that off base.

McAllister is particularly miffed because the paper suggests that he was involved with the hoax.

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