Naming which smears are false and which aren’t would have been helpful, but we go to war with the media army we have.

Update: New light shed by ABC:

Stapleton says that during a briefing session someone asked Palin to explain the McCain-Palin stance on an issue and as she was responding “in the middle she said ‘country of Africa’ and somebody instantly wrote it down. And said, ‘Oh my God she thinks it’s a country.'”

But Stapleton insists, “she knows it’s a continent. It was just a human mistake, just like Obama saying 57 states. I don’t think anyone ever doubted that Obama knows there are 50 states.”