Thursday, November 13, 2008

Palin "Africa" Story - Shenanigans

You know that story about Sarah Palin not knowing that Africa was a continent that was supposedly leaked by a "senior McCain aide?" I posted on it a while ago, but I'm too lazy to link to it.

But anyway, it was bullshit. It was apparently part of an elaborate hoax wherein two extremely awesome people created a fake think-tank and a fake McCain policy adviser, and then got the entirety of the mainstream media to go along with them. Story chronicling the awesomeness that is Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin here.

Anyway, mad, mad props to those guys. For those about to prank, we salute you.

Of course, The Washington Monthly is still not convinced it's a hoax, noting that the original reporter has not retracted yet. Awesome.

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