fake news becomes real news

The speed of the 24-hour newscycle has diminished the care with which facts are evaluated.  Taking advantage of that, a prankster posed as a think-tank expert, Martin Eisenstadt, revealing that he had leaked some negative gossip about Sarah Palin.  MSNBC was among the news organizations and numerous bloggers who picked up the release.  Had reporters consulted sourcewatch.org, they would have known better.

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