Monday, November 10, 2008

Talk About Cluelessness

The New Republic continues to perpetuate a legacy of excellence in journalism...

Even More Palin Cluelessness

Martin Eisenstadt outs himself as Carl Cameron's source for some recent Palin-mockery and delivers yet more fodder

As you know, I was one of the foreign policy advisers on the McCain campaign who worked with Randy Scheunemann to help prep Sarah on her debate with Joe Biden. Did we outright give her a geography quiz when we started the prep? No, of course not. But yes, in the context of the prep, it slowly became apparent that her grasp of basic geo-political knowledge had major gaps. Could she have passed a multiple choice test about South Africa or NAFTA. Probably. But it was clear that she simply didn’t have the ease of knowledge that we come to expect from a major party political candidate. Other slights came up, too: Not knowing the difference between Hezbollah and Hamas. Or the difference between the Shiites and Suni[sic]. Or when it came to international terrorist organizations, knowing that the IRA was in Northern Ireland, and ETA in Spain.

Well it's deja-vu all over again, the publication that gave us such greats as Stephen Glass and Scott Thomas Beauchamp have done it yet again. Martin Eisenstadt is a figment of someones fertile imagination.. Way to go guys and way to continue to lower the bar for the rest of the MSM.

Update: You will notice that the original posting has been removed and replaced with a mea culpa (sort of).

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