Lefty bloggers fall for fake Palin SAT

Rick Moran
Rule #1 in liberal blogging; if you aren't sure of the provenance of a document, print it anyway. That appears to be the case of this hilarious hoax perpetrated by some unknown internet jokester who posted the "results" of Sarah Palin's SAT scores.

One blogger - Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol - discovered that the purported Palin document was actually her own SAT scores she had posted years ago:

Gawker-the same online rag that called me a "Crazed Christ-Loving Re-Virgin"-is engaging in some craziness of its own: It's asking readers to judge the validity of what it says may be 'Sarah Palin's High-School Grades'-but is in fact a forgery made from my SAT scoresheet, which I posted in January 2004.

A sleuth on the Straight Dope message board identified my scoresheet as the source of the forgery.
 
The forger lowered the grades and scores on the printout to make Palin, an honor-society member, look like a mediocre student-but wasn't smart enough to hide the obviousness of the Photoshop job. Still, Gawker publisher Nick Denton-who earlier published e-mails stolen from Palin's personal account- asserted the fake was credible: "The grades are mediocre-appropriately the small-town girl scores a D in foreign language-but not so dreadful as to immediately stretch credulity. And the first five digits of the social security number do match Sarah Palin's."

UPDATE: The forgery appears to have originated with a purported "Background Report" on Palin that was posted anonymously to a Web site. It was swiftly swallowed blogs such as Daily Kos ("it sure seems credible"), and Wonkette ("a 425 verbal sounds about right"). None of them apparently noticed or cared that the front page of the "report" revealed it to be an obvious fake: The document, which features purported DMV records from 2006, bears a "RECEIVED" stamp dated "6-24-03."

In their eagerness to smear Palin, the leftysphere has been taken in by their own ignorance and outrageous bias. Not to mention the arrogance of their belief in their own superiority and contempt with which they hold the rest of us.

It is especially gratifying to see that worm Nick Denton get taken. I put him in the same category as a Larry Flynt; a purveyor of smut disguised as "news." Denton gives the internet a sheen of excrement so shady and nauseating are his various sites.

Don't expect a correction from many of these smear merchants. They have about as much credibility and ethics as my pet alleycat Aramis.

Update -- Thomas Lifson adds:

The really outstanding aspect of this is that it demonstrates once again the contempt the left has for anyone not like them, including the vast majority of Americans. Palin is plainspoken so must be dumb is an attitude that reveals the ugly inner truth of these people.

Most of them are not nearly as smart she is, and they will never be able to admit that to themselves. One of the very smartest people I have ever met speaks in a slow Southern accent, and laces his words with self-deprecating humor. Foolish people stereotype him as a dumb hick, and learn later that they have been outsmarted in a deal they spent insufficient time examining. I learned a lot by watching this guy.
Rule #1 in liberal blogging; if you aren't sure of the provenance of a document, print it anyway. That appears to be the case of this hilarious hoax perpetrated by some unknown internet jokester who posted the "results" of Sarah Palin's SAT scores.

One blogger - Dawn Eden of The Dawn Patrol - discovered that the purported Palin document was actually her own SAT scores she had posted years ago:

Gawker-the same online rag that called me a "Crazed Christ-Loving Re-Virgin"-is engaging in some craziness of its own: It's asking readers to judge the validity of what it says may be 'Sarah Palin's High-School Grades'-but is in fact a forgery made from my SAT scoresheet, which I posted in January 2004.

A sleuth on the Straight Dope message board identified my scoresheet as the source of the forgery.
 
The forger lowered the grades and scores on the printout to make Palin, an honor-society member, look like a mediocre student-but wasn't smart enough to hide the obviousness of the Photoshop job. Still, Gawker publisher Nick Denton-who earlier published e-mails stolen from Palin's personal account- asserted the fake was credible: "The grades are mediocre-appropriately the small-town girl scores a D in foreign language-but not so dreadful as to immediately stretch credulity. And the first five digits of the social security number do match Sarah Palin's."

UPDATE: The forgery appears to have originated with a purported "Background Report" on Palin that was posted anonymously to a Web site. It was swiftly swallowed blogs such as Daily Kos ("it sure seems credible"), and Wonkette ("a 425 verbal sounds about right"). None of them apparently noticed or cared that the front page of the "report" revealed it to be an obvious fake: The document, which features purported DMV records from 2006, bears a "RECEIVED" stamp dated "6-24-03."

In their eagerness to smear Palin, the leftysphere has been taken in by their own ignorance and outrageous bias. Not to mention the arrogance of their belief in their own superiority and contempt with which they hold the rest of us.

It is especially gratifying to see that worm Nick Denton get taken. I put him in the same category as a Larry Flynt; a purveyor of smut disguised as "news." Denton gives the internet a sheen of excrement so shady and nauseating are his various sites.

Don't expect a correction from many of these smear merchants. They have about as much credibility and ethics as my pet alleycat Aramis.

Update -- Thomas Lifson adds:

The really outstanding aspect of this is that it demonstrates once again the contempt the left has for anyone not like them, including the vast majority of Americans. Palin is plainspoken so must be dumb is an attitude that reveals the ugly inner truth of these people.

Most of them are not nearly as smart she is, and they will never be able to admit that to themselves. One of the very smartest people I have ever met speaks in a slow Southern accent, and laces his words with self-deprecating humor. Foolish people stereotype him as a dumb hick, and learn later that they have been outsmarted in a deal they spent insufficient time examining. I learned a lot by watching this guy.