UPDATE: Or were they? See the comments section for more on this story. Maybe I was duped? I dunno. One thing seems to be certain. Whatever egg is on whoever's faces, it would appear that yes, Sarah Palin really is that stupid.
This post is just to express a little angst, which is a primary reason i started the blog. I've read--in several places--that MSNBC's David Shuster was duped by a phony "McCain staffer" named Martin Eisenstadt. The story that was reported was the now familiar one about Sarah Palin not knowing that Africa was a continent, and not knowing the countries in North America.
Now, neither of those "facts" has been disputed, and Palin's own denial was very, very weak. But apparently, the source was a phony. Kind of like the (likely) real information about George W. Bush's military record being released on a counterfeit document. Shuster reported the story, found out it was likely false, and then retracted the story. Big deal, right?
But almost everything I've heard about this story poked fun (usually mean-spiritedly) at Shuster and MSNBC. What gets glossed over, is that this story was originally reported by Carl Cameron of FOX "News." Other news organizations then reported the story using FOX as a source. And it was a juicy, completely believeable story. Who could blame them? But it is curious that MSNBC is taking heat for a FOX "News" punking.
MSNBC retracts false Palin story; others duped
MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the network said Wednesday. . .
Read more at: Breitbart