MSNBC Retracts False Palin Story; Others Duped

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    NEW YORK -- 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.

    David Shuster, an anchor for the cable news network, said on air Monday that Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, had come forth and identified himself as the source of a FOX News Channel story saying Palin had mistakenly believed Africa was a country instead of a continent.

    Eisenstadt identifies himself on a blog as a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy. Yet neither he nor the institute exist; each is part of a hoax dreamed up by a filmmaker named Eitan Gorlin and his partner, Dan Mirvish, the New York Times reported Wednesday.


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    Oh Lawdy Miss Clawdy... it sure looks good to us... :eek::eusa_shhh::lol:
     
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    I'm confused, didn't FOX report those Palin stories first?
     
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    MSNBC is only retracting the bit about Martin Eisenstadt. The whole africa thing and everything else was originally reported by foxnews and is their story.
     
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    Is Dan Rather working for MSNBC now?
     
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