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November 13, 2008

Palin not that dumb -- Africa story false

Sorry, darlin'. Gosh darn it, bloggin' is hard, mistakes get made. MSNBC retracts false Palin story; others duped
NEW YORK (AP) — MSNBC was the victim of a hoax when it reported that an adviser to John McCain had identified himself as the source of an embarrassing story about former vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin, the network said Wednesday. David Shuster, an anchor for the cable news network, said on air Monday that Martin Eisenstadt, a McCain policy adviser, had come forth and identified himself as the source of a Fox News Channel story saying Palin had mistakenly believed Africa was a country instead of a continent. Eisenstadt identifies himself on a blog as a senior fellow at the Harding Institute for Freedom and Democracy. Yet neither he nor the institute exist; each is part of a hoax dreamed up by a filmmaker named Eitan Gorlin and his partner, Dan Mirvish, the New York Times reported Wednesday. The Eisenstadt claim had mistakenly been delivered to Shuster by a producer and was used in a political discussion Monday afternoon, MSNBC said.

July 13, 2008

(K)ORRECTION: I Sincerely Regret My Inadvertent Mischaracterization of the Japanese

In response to this post,Poor Mojo Newswire: Dear Japan: I...

July 10, 2008

Correction: Solar moratorium lifted almost immediately

U.S. Lifts Moratorium on New Solar Projects - NYTimes.com

Thanks to an anonymous tipster for correcting this.

DENVER — Under increasing public pressure over its decision to temporarily halt all new solar development on public land, the Bureau of Land Management said Wednesday that it was lifting the freeze, barely a month after it was put into effect.

The bureau had announced on May 29 that it was no longer processing new applications to build solar power plants on land it oversees in six Western states after federal officials said they needed first to study the environmental effects of solar energy, a process that would take two years.

But amid concerns from the solar power industry, members of Congress and the general public that the freeze would stymie solar development during a particularly critical time for energy policy, the bureau abruptly reconsidered.

July 08, 2008

POOR MOJO'S CORRECTIONS: "Patriot Dean Kamen Is, No Doubt, Rolling in his Grave"

In response to this post, astute Mojonaut Mike B wrote:...