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  • Padres Fan Padres Fan Nov 13, 2008 12:30 PM Flag

    Liberal media duped by hoax

    MSNBC, the Los Angeles Times, and the New Republic all reported that an unnamed McCain campaign figure as saying that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.

    Turns out it was Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, who has come forward today to identify himself as the source of the leaks.

    Trouble is, Martin Eisenstadt doesn’t exist. His blog does, but it’s a put-on. The think tank where he is a senior fellow — the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy — is just a Web site. The TV clips of him on YouTube are fakes.

    And the claim of credit for the Africa anecdote is just the latest ruse by Eisenstadt, who turns out to be a very elaborate hoax that has been going on for months. MSNBC, which quickly corrected the mistake, has plenty of company in being taken in by an Eisenstadt hoax, including The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times.

    Nobody prints utter falsehoods like the liberal media. Dan Rather Deja Vu.

 

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