The McCain advisor who Fox News relied on for their claim that Sarah Palin thought that Africa was a country is, in fact, a serial hoaxer. Supposed McCain policy advisor “Martin Eisenstadt” is an invention of Eitan Gorlin. He cleverly mixes barely-plausible claims with true statements, so the media and bloggers (including yours truly) take the bait. He’s behind a few other rumors that came out during the election, all of which I’m pleased to say that I investigated and rejected as implausible at the time. Honestly, I can’t help but like the guy. I have to give credit to Sourcewatch—they’ve had him pegged the whole time.