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    Please please please resist the urge to make this travesty and embarassment of a woman an object of pity. Did she single handedly lose the election for McCain? No. Did she contribute to the debacle that was the McCain/Palin ticket? Absolutely. Does she represent the very worst of the United States? Y-E-S, she is unintelligent, uninquisitive, braggadocious and obnoxious. But she is most definitely NOT a sympathetic figure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AgentOrange View Post
    You make her sound like Britney Spears.
    No, she makes herself sound like Britney.

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    Quote Originally Posted by visitor42 View Post
    No, she makes herself sound like Britney.
    Well there is that 'Circus' factor.

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    giuliani is another turncoat like mccain. they started out being slightly more moderate than the hardline republicans but they did a 180° as soon as they had to start pandering to the jeebus fundies in the party.
    i don't trust that. i don't give a crap that they cheat on their wives, i agree with SB that that has nothing to do with their competence as a leader. but i can't stand a hypocrite.


    Quote Originally Posted by MontanaMama View Post
    Please please please resist the urge to make this travesty and embarassment of a woman an object of pity. Did she single handedly lose the election for McCain? No. Did she contribute to the debacle that was the McCain/Palin ticket? Absolutely. Does she represent the very worst of the United States? Y-E-S, she is unintelligent, uninquisitive, braggadocious and obnoxious. But she is most definitely NOT a sympathetic figure.
    totally agree, especially with the bolded part. sarah palin, and everything she stands for, is the embodiment of the Ugly American. ignorant and proud of it, anti-intellectual, populist and with a cowboy mentality. crass, vulgar and fake. not to mention a fundie bible thumping twit.
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    Sarah's a proud, ignorant woman; and nobody's gonna change that. It's the disease of psychology.

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    It's interesting watching that long video of her on the other thread...When she's talking about something she knows well, she is relaxed and sounds relatively intelligent and convincing. When she's forced into something beyond her very limited sphere of knowledge, she gets vague and wifty and then defensive. Unless it is on a very deep subconscious level, she doesn't recognize her limitations and that is the scariest thing to me of all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bychance View Post
    I have to say, we can't really make fun of Palin for this because A LOT of people refer/think of Africa as a country, regardless of age.
    Yes, we can. And we can make fun of all the other folk out there that think Africa is a country. I mean, really! Unless you've flunked out of school or are retarded, there is no excuse for an adult human being born and raised in the Western World not knowing that Africa is a continent.

    Quote Originally Posted by southernbelle View Post
    Oh, come on. I seriously doubt that she didn't know Africa was a continent. I call BS.
    This is me pointing and laughing at you:



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    I couldn't fault her if she called Australia a country because I've heard it said before that it can be considered both, although some people disagree.. but c'mon.. Africa is comprised of MANY countries.. if Palin was well versed in geography, which one would assume since some Middle Eastern countries and countries of hot debate (Sudan, Rwanda, etc) are in Africa, she wouldn't have fucked up this badly. But, then again, assuming she is well-versed in anything outside of the "great stae of Alaska" is a stretch. This is the woman who said New Hampshire was in the great Northwest.

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    How do all the Palin haters think I feel? BC shares a land border with her crazy ass.

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    Funny how she can't see Canada but she can see Russia.
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    Whats Canada????? *snigger*
    Free Charmed.

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    The country that provides you with most of your oil, wood, electricity, and ALL of your Celine dion
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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Whats Canada????? *snigger*
    *whips out magnifying glass to locate Britain on the map*
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    Quote Originally Posted by twitchy2.0 View Post
    *whips out magnifying glass to locate Britain on the map*
    Just look for the tiny RED splotch!
    Free Charmed.

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    A fake expert and a phony think tank fool the Media and the American public.


    November 13, 2008

    A Senior Fellow at the Institute of Nonexistence

    By RICHARD PÉREZ-PEŃA

    It was among the juicier post-election recriminations: Fox News Channel quoted an unnamed McCain campaign figure as saying that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.

    Who would say such a thing? On Monday the answer popped up on a blog and popped out of the mouth of David Shuster, an MSNBC anchor. “Turns out it was Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, who has come forward today to identify himself as the source of the leaks,” Mr. Shuster said.

    Trouble is, Martin Eisenstadt doesn’t exist. His blog does, but it’s a put-on. The think tank where he is a senior fellow — the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy — is just a Web site. The TV clips of him on YouTube are fakes.

    And the claim of credit for the Africa anecdote is just the latest ruse by Eisenstadt, who turns out to be a very elaborate hoax that has been going on for months. MSNBC, which quickly corrected the mistake, has plenty of company in being taken in by an Eisenstadt hoax, including The New Republic and The Los Angeles Times.

    Now a pair of obscure filmmakers say they created Martin Eisenstadt to help them pitch a TV show based on the character. But under the circumstances, why should anyone believe a word they say?

    “That’s a really good question,” one of the two, Eitan Gorlin, said with a laugh.

    (For what it’s worth, another reporter for The New York Times is an acquaintance of Mr. Gorlin and vouches for his identity, and Mr. Gorlin is indeed “Mr. Eisenstadt” in those videos. He and his partner in deception, Dan Mirvish, have entries on the Internet Movie Database, imdb.com. But still. ...)

    They say the blame lies not with them but with shoddiness in the traditional news media and especially the blogosphere.

    “With the 24-hour news cycle they rush into anything they can find,” said Mr. Mirvish, 40.

    Mr. Gorlin, 39, argued that Eisenstadt was no more of a joke than half the bloggers or political commentators on the Internet or television.

    An MSNBC spokesman, Jeremy Gaines, explained the network’s misstep by saying someone in the newsroom received the Palin item in an e-mail message from a colleague and assumed it had been checked out. “It had not been vetted,” he said. “It should not have made air.”

    But most of Eisenstadt’s victims have been bloggers, a reflection of the sloppy speed at which any tidbit, no matter how specious, can bounce around the Internet. And they fell for the fake material despite ample warnings online about Eisenstadt, including the work of one blogger who spent months chasing the illusion around cyberspace, trying to debunk it.

    The hoax began a year ago with short videos of a parking valet character, who Mr. Gorlin and Mr. Mirvish said was the original idea for a TV series.

    Soon there were videos showing him driving a car while spouting offensive, opinionated nonsense in praise of Rudolph W. Giuliani. Those videos attracted tens of thousands of Internet hits and a bit of news media attention.

    When Mr. Giuliani dropped out of the presidential race, the character morphed into Eisenstadt, a parody of a blowhard cable news commentator.

    Mr. Gorlin said they chose the name because “all the neocons in the Bush administration had Jewish last names and Christian first names.”

    Eisenstadt became an adviser to Senator John McCain and got a blog, updated occasionally with comments claiming insider knowledge, and other bloggers began quoting and linking to it. It mixed weird-but-true items with false ones that were plausible, if just barely.

    The inventors fabricated the Harding Institute, named for one of the most scorned presidents, and made Eisenstadt a senior fellow.

    It didn’t hurt that a man named Michael Eisenstadt is a real expert at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy and is quoted in the mainstream media. The real Mr. Eisenstadt said in an interview that he was only dimly aware of the fake one, and that his main concern was that people understood that “I had nothing to do with this.”

    Before long Mr. Gorlin and Mr. Mirvish had produced a short documentary on Martin Eisenstadt, supposedly for the BBC, posted in several parts on YouTube.

    In June they produced what appeared to be an interview with Eisenstadt on Iraqi television promoting construction of a casino in the Green Zone in Baghdad. Then they sent out a news release in which he apologized. Outraged Iraqi bloggers protested the casino idea.

    Among the Americans who took that bait was Jonathan Stein, a reporter for Mother Jones. A few hours later Mr. Stein put up a post on the magazine’s political blog, with the title “Hoax Alert: Bizarre ‘McCain Adviser’ Too Good to Be True,” and explained how he had been fooled.

    In July, after the McCain campaign compared Senator Barack Obama to Paris Hilton, the Eisenstadt blog said “the phone was burning off the hook” at McCain headquarters, with angry calls from Ms. Hilton’s grandfather and others. A Los Angeles Times political blog, among others, retold the story, citing Eisenstadt by name and linking to his blog.

    Last month Eisenstadt blogged that Samuel J. Wurzelbacher, Joe the Plumber, was closely related to Charles Keating, the disgraced former savings and loan chief. It wasn’t true, but other bloggers ran with it.

    Among those taken in by Monday’s confession about the Palin Africa report was The New Republic’s political blog. Later the magazine posted this atop the entry: “Oy — this would appear to be a hoax. Apologies.”

    But the truth was out for all to see long before the big-name take-downs. For months sourcewatch.org has identified Martin Eisenstadt as a hoax. When Mr. Stein was the victim, he blogged that “there was enough info on the Web that I should have sussed this thing out.”

    And then there is William K. Wolfrum, a blogger who has played Javert to Eisenstadt’s Valjean, tracking the hoaxster across cyberspace and repeatedly debunking his claims. Mr. Gorlin and Mr. Mirvish praised his tenacity, adding that the news media could learn something from him.

    “As if there isn’t enough misinformation on this election, it was shocking to see so much time wasted on things that didn’t exist,” Mr. Wolfrum said in an interview.

    And how can we know that Mr. Wolfrum is real and not part of the hoax?

    Long pause. “Yeah, that’s a tough one.”


    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/11/13/ar...hp&oref=slogin

    The hilarious part is that it was identified as a hoax months ago, but the Media wasn't aware.....and it wasn't just Fox......but people still want to act like Fox is the only fake news agency we have
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