The trouble is that Martin Eisenstadt doesn't exist.
The AP reports that MSNBC anchor David Shuster announced Eisenstadt as the source of the Palin smear on Monday before issuing a retraction "within minutes."
Aside: if MSNBC can identify, "within minutes," presumably via a simple Google search, that Eisenstadt is a fraud, why not do the search before reporting this as news? Because really, does anyone watch MSNBC long enough to hear both story and retraction when separated by "minutes"?
My favorite line from the AP story? Apparently, members of the MSNBC newsroom "presumed the information [was] solid because it was passed along in an e-mail from a colleague."
By that token, I am pleased to offer you the following BREAKING NEWS:
- The FCC has decided to ban all religious broadcasting.
- Barrack Obama was sworn into office with his hand on the Koran.
- And finally, forward this email to twenty people and Bill Gates will send you a personal check for $200.
MSNBC, the liberal hag mag Mother Jones and CBS News have all fallen victim to the fraudulent Eisenstadt identity at one time or another. This level of journalistic gullibility is not, in fact, "news" at all to anyone even remotely exposed to the MSM.
The real news is the MSM's willingness to act on the faintest rumor that casts Sarah Palin in a poor light, no matter the source, no matter the factuality — or lack thereof. This arch complicity demonstrates two very important facts:
- Sarah Palin is still a viable and very real threat to the soul of liberalism; and, as such
- She is and will continue to be targeted for destruction by the liberal smear machine.
In the meantime, for the media types whose list of oxymorons never fails to include "military intelligence," I have a new oxymoron to add to their list: