Ed Driscoll

Actually, I’m Surprised at How Long It Took

Mark Goldblatt at the Corner, January 28th 2011:

Just wondering who’s going to be the first New York Times columnist or MSNBC commentator to blame the chaos in Egypt on Sarah Palin.

John Hudson, February 1st, 2011, AtlanticWire:

The Internet’s finest satirists snookered a big fish in the media world last night. In an embarrassing segment on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow slammed conservatives for attacking President Obama’s Egypt policies. Her targets included Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former ambassador to the UN John Bolton and Stephenson Billings at ChristWire.org. Only problem is Stephenson Billings is not a real person. He’s a fictional byproduct of website that also warns readers that the Xbox Kinect is a terrorist training tool and the Japanese have created scary robot babies which “threaten humanity.”The article that caught Maddow’s eye called for an “American-led invasion” into Egypt and begged former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to lead the war cry.

Naturally of course, “Maddow Points Blame at Beck for Her Being Duped by Fake Story on Satire Site,” just to complete the trainwreck.