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Martin Eisenstadt

The man who claimed to be behind the "Sarah Palin doesn't know Africa is a continent" news item doesn't actually exist.

Last updated on November 13, 2008, at 9:56 a.m. ET

Posted on November 13, 2008, at 9:56 a.m. ET

Updated: MSNBC wrongly traced the story back to Eisenstadt, supposedly a a McCain policy adviser. But he's a made-up character working for a made-up institute.

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