Fox News: Sarah Palin Didn’t Know Africa Was a Continent

Travel Blog  •  Jim Benning  •  11.06.08 | 10:27 AM ET

Holy cow. It seems that Palin’s geography teachers were the ones really going rogue.

6 Comments for Fox News: Sarah Palin Didn’t Know Africa Was a Continent

Eva 11.06.08 | 12:15 PM ET

One version I read said it wasn’t just a matter of her not knowing… She was quite insistent that Africa WAS a country, and that South Africa was a region within it. Presumably that makes Nelson Mandela… a small-town mayor? A community organizer??

Scary stuff.

Grizzly Bear Mom 11.06.08 | 1:39 PM ET

I can’t believe this is true.  One would learn that just by participating in society.  It’s more likely that someone unused to intensive media scruitny messed up.

Ling 11.07.08 | 10:44 AM ET

And what did she think Africa was? She doesn’t know the countries in NAFTA, she doesn’t know anything about economics except drilling for money, and apparaently she doesn’t know how much stuff costs at Saks either. Am I glad the Alaska hillbillies didn’t end up at the White House. Would have been very entertaining, though…

Penelope 11.07.08 | 12:08 PM ET

Holy Cow, I’m glad I didn’t vote Republican.

Sophie 11.12.08 | 10:27 PM ET

Seems Palin isn’t the only one who can be taken in by a hoax: of nonexistence&st=cse

reaganite 12.21.08 | 5:42 AM ET

I normally like Fox News very much.  I am surprised and shocked that they haven’t made a retraction.
Fox news and others glorify themselves daily and they have no sense of journalism news ethics when it comes to checking their news sources.  They may as well have written that hoax story themselves.  It all amounts to character assassination, and they have unapologetically insulted her intelligence.  I’ll be taking this complaint to the Better Business Bureau.
“It was among the juicier post-election recriminations: Fox News Channel quoted an unnamed McCain campaign figure as saying that Sarah Palin did not know that Africa was a continent.”
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