Martin Eisenstadt was not – I repeat – was not Carl Cameron’s source for the Sarah Palin smears
November 13, 2008 by William K. Wolfrum
(Update: As I was saying.)
Let me just get this off my chest once and for all: Martin Eisenstadt was not the source for Carl Cameron’s Fox News story about “anonymous sources” telling him that Sarah Palin did not know whether Africa was a continent or country, threw temper tantrums, etc.
Cameron spent the entire campaign with McCain. He knew everyone who worked there. He never spoke to Eisenstadt at all. The “anonymous sources” are still anonymous, and all they were doing was dumping blame on Palin to take the focus off the fact that those on McCain’s campaign were horribly, horribly inept.
So for bloggers and others who now know that Eisenstadt is a hoax, yet now believe that somehow Eisenstadt tricked Cameron, well, you are equally guilty as MSNBC and others who fell for the original story from Eisenstadt.
Whoever told Cameron about Palin’s foibles remains anonymous. This really shouldn’t be that difficult to figure out.