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Michael Crowley/TNR falls for obvious hoax (source of Sarah Palin smears)

The New Republic - home to a long series of reprehensible folks like James Kirchick and Jason Zengerle - has fallen for another hoax.

This time around, Michael Crowley offers the post "Even More Palin Cluelessness" (blogs.tnr.com/tnr/blogs/the_stump/archive/2008/11/10/even-more-palin-cluelessness.aspx, via HotAir) about a supposed former McCain campaign advisor admitting that he was the source for the recent smears of Sarah Palin.

Just one problem: as the third comment informs us, the supposed advisor is apparently just a trickster:

sourcewatch.org/index.php?title=M._Thomas_Eisenstadt

The apparent trickster's page about this is here:

eisenstadtgroup.com/2008/11/10/eisenstadt-the-source-for-sarah-palin-africa-leak-and-proud-of-it

Other tags: sarah palin smear

Politics · Mon, 11/10/2008 - 12:58 · Importance: 4