MSNBC Taken in by hoaxer on 'Palin doesn't know Africa is a continent' lie

Oh, the gullibility of our media.We here at AT refused to report the breathless headlines from a few days ago that Sarah Palin did not know Africa was a continent because it seemed not credible to us. I would guess a lot of the other drivel being published about her is similarly sourced.And who was the source? A hoaxer who goes by the name of Martin Eisenstadt, supposedly employed by the "Warren G. Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy" who bragged on his website that he "leaked" the damaging info about Palin.First from his site: By now you’ve all heard the Fox News report last week that “unnamed” former McCain advisers leaked that Sarah Palin was confused about whether Africa was a continent, and which countries were in NAFTA. I was perfectly happy staying under the radar as an anonymous source for Fox News‘ Carl Cameron, but now that Palin has accusedaccusers of being...(Read Full Post)

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