Thursday, November 13, 2008

MSNBC has to apologize - again! - for shoddy journalism

Always quick to spread lies about women candidates, MSNBC was the epicetner of the crazy rumors other drive by media picked up on immediately, as proof of how stupid Sarah Palin is. Hey, she didn't know Africa was a continent, the pundits smirked. But did they vet this wildass rumor they reported? Hell no! They insulted the Governor yet again and I for one am glad to see them having to eat a very large crow!

Note the news story generously calls them "victims" but they are anything but. They perpetuated unresearched rumors and they deserve to be exposed for the hacks that this sibling of NBC news has become.

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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