The Hoax and the McCain Backbiting
Judging from my e-mail, some people are confused about what the hoax was with the fake McCain aide. He wasn’t the source for the original Palin and Africa story (which seems wrong anyway):
The pranksters behind Eisenstadt acknowledge that he was not, through them, the anonymous source of the Palin leak. He just claimed falsely that he was the leaker–and they say they have no reason to cast doubt on the original story. For its part, Fox News Channel continues to stand behind its story.