Martin Eisenstadt is MSNBC’s Top McCain figure?
This is precious.
Immediately after the election, a few networks ran with the story that McCain campaign workers were claiming that Sarah Palin did not know Africa was a continent, among other ludicrous claims. Turns out, MSMBC’s source for the claim was one Martin Eisenstadt.
Turns out, Martin Eisenstadt isn’t real. He’s a fictional character.
Some people were quick to blame the creators of Martin Eisenstadt for the faux pas. However, the creators were quick to blame the shoddy reporting of MSNBC.
I agree with the creators of Martin Eisenstadt. There was nothing outside of the fictional blog to suggest Martin Eisenstadt had anything to do with John McCain or Sarah Palin. With no verification from anyone, MSNBC, and others, ran with the story as if it were fact. Now, faced with the fact that their source was a fictional character, rather than very publicly recanting the story, and apologizing to Sarah Palin, they’re attacking a fictional character. That’s the very sorry state of major media today.
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