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How Sarah Palin was hoaxed


Two obscure film-makers have been revealed as the men behind a hoax US blog that made international news in the aftermath during the recent Presidential election.

Dan Mirvish and Eitan Gorlin posed as fictional Republican strategist Martin Eisenstadt, managing to fool many of the major US networks into thinking that - among other things - Republican vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.

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