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Leaker Identified In Palin Africa Hoax

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Remember the leak by the unknown GOP person who gossiped that Sarah Palin didn’t know that Africa was a continent?

Accuracy in Media has the facts: there was no leak – it was a hoax perpetuated says PMSNBC’s David Shuster, by GOP policy advisor Martin Eisenstadt.

Who would say such a thing? On Monday the answer popped up on a blog and popped out of the mouth of David Shuster, an MSNBC anchor. “Turns out it was Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, who has come forward today to identify himself as the source of the leaks,” Mr. Shuster said.

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.

ObaMSM’s can report the hoaxes but can’t seem to find the facts. This wasn’t just a breaking news bulletin that needed to be updated when facts were known but the leftwing’s deliberate attempt at discrediting the GOP vice presidential nominee and manipulating the presidential campaign. Let’s see how many headlines on the Africa hoax the drivebys report. Just don’t hold your breath. It worked – the ignorant and biased liberals believed it. With Obama in the White House, the hoax is on them now.

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Written by smalltalkwitht

November 13, 2008 at 6:26 pm

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