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Readers, beware

November 13, 2008

Here’s a story from the NY Times about an elaborate blogosphere hoax the swept up the American media. There’s a guy who invented a name, a think tank, and a credit as a ‘senior advisor’ to John McCain, who’s none of those things. The thing the media trekked around? That Sarah Palin didn’t know Africa was a continent and not a country. Here’s the story.

Palin refused to comment on the Africa matter when asked about it last week, saying she wouldn’t get into debates about things from unnamed sources. It seemed fair enough at the time, and now makes her look purty darn clever. Or right, at least.

Anyway, this comes to me on the heels of several corrections from my own readers, and I promise to be more careful.

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