Guy Benson
Monday:  Laying on the snark even more generously than usual, Maddow latches on to a completely made up story and reports it as evidence of right-wing lunacy.

Tuesday: Maddow, realizing she'd been had, apologizes for being duped ("shame on us"), but blames Glenn Beck and Red State for creating a media culture in which nutty stories are believable enough to fool her and her staff.

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Kudos for Maddow for owning up to the mistake.  Thumbs-down to her lame attempt at partial blame shift.

Guy Benson

Guy Benson is's Political Editor. Follow him on Twitter @guypbenson. He is co-authors with Mary Katharine Ham for their new book End of Discussion: How the Left's Outrage Industry Shuts Down Debate, Manipulates Voters, and Makes America Less Free (and Fun).

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