Thursday, September 4, 2008

Zombie Lies

As Atrios likes to say, zombie lies never die. Well, someone better kill this zombie lie before it takes root.

Conservative blogs like Redstate are all over the myth that Sarah Palin winged her speech last night because the teleprompter malfunctioned.

Do a Google search. I dare you. It’s becoming part of the national mythology, like how hippies spit on Vietnam veterans and Al Gore said he invented the internet.

Well, guess what folks. This zombie lie ain’t true, either:
Because of the positioning of the PJTV booth, I had a clear view of the teleprompter as well, and it never conked out. On the other hand, I also noticed that Palin's hilarious "What's the difference between a pit bull and a hockey mom" line--and she may have been the only person on the planet to successfully sell such a joke--was an improv; it wasn't on the teleprompter.

Driscoll isn’t the only one who saw a perfectly-operating teleprompter, either.

U.S. News & World Report also debunks the myth.

Ditto Politico.

Just sayin’ ....