Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Maddow explains why she fell for Palin/Egypt hoax

She blames -- wait for it -- Glenn Beck!
We posted Tuesday about how MSPDS host Rachel Maddow, whom the left touts as "brilliant" (like Bill Clinton, she's a Rhodes scholar), fell hook, line and sinker Monday for an internet spoof by a satirical website that Gov. Sarah Palin was advocating an attack on Egypt.

Maddow took 24 hours to come up with an excuse, and, as Noel Sheppard reports, on Tuesday's program explained that it was all conservatives' fault, in particular that diabolical Glenn Beck:
And that was Maddow’s explanation for getting duped by a satirical website: in her view, conservatives – especially Glenn Beck – are saying all kinds of crazy things. As a result, it’s become difficult for her to know what’s real and what’s a spoof.

If this is the case, then maybe she should stop reporting on what conservatives are saying.

If she can no longer discern between fact and fiction, serious commentary and satire, she can’t possibly be trusted or taken seriously about anything, for who knows what her next source will be and whether or not it’s actually legitimate.

Maybe more importantly, how can anyone on television – Rhodes scholar or not! – be deserving of the public’s trust if she blames her own mistakes on others not at all involved in her program?

Sadly, this is par for the course on MSNBC as well as other liberal media outlets.

These are the same people that disgustingly blamed conservatives for the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) last month. They’re used to pointing fingers at others without merit.
Leftists have been mocking University of Idaho graduate Sarah Palin for two years for biting down on a prank by two Canadian DJs pretending to be French President Nicolas Sarkozy, claiming it makes her dumb as a rock. By their thinking, then, Rhodes Scholar Rachel Maddow, because she fell for an internet spoof, should be dumb as a bag of dirt.

After all, the DJs got Gov. Palin's telephone number and called her, putting the 2008 GOP vice presidential candidate on the spot. But Maddow and her producers, on their own initiative, found the spoof story and ran with it without bothering to take a couple of seconds to do a Google search to verify the story. So by the left's own standards, Sarah Palin is not just smarter than the average Grizzly Bear, she's just as smart -- if not smarter -- than a Rhodes Scholar.

- JP

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