Thursday, November 13, 2008

Palin story one among many hoaxes by fake institute

Though it has little to do with Canadian magazines, this story is too delicious to pass up. A report in the New York Times says that the much reported, much blogged story about Republican campaign officials saying Sarah Palin didn't know Africa was a a hoax. You can read the story and send our sceptic-o-meters out for a tune-up.


Blogger Jon Spencer said...

OK, but from some articles I've read elsewhere, the as-yet-unattributed leak about Palin's Africa Awareness Quotient has yet to be disproved. It's the claim of attribution by this fictional dude that is the actual hoax. Or did I miss something?

11:17 am  
Blogger D. B. Scott said...

If what you say is true, then it is a sort of double-double cross. One of the things about the blogosphere is that people take things on faith and post them willy-nilly. The one thing the NYT story didn't say was whether their hoaxing generated any interest in their TV show proposal! If not, is hoaxing its own reward?

1:33 pm  
Blogger Jon Spencer said...

I am a hoax.

3:22 pm  
Blogger D. B. Scott said...

No you're not (but then, I'm lying; or am I?)

3:29 pm  
Blogger Jon Spencer said...

Always remember:
Ceci n'est pas une pipe.

3:51 pm  

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