The Nation‘s DC Editor, Chris Hayes, appears on Countdown with Keith Olbermann to talk about Sarah Palin’s “climate-gate” op-ed in the Washington Post. Palin is arguing that President Obama should boycott Copenhagen because the summit is an agenda-driven conspiracy–but in the process, she contradicts the nature of her own climate change denialism. Hayes argues that this doesn’t really matter, explaining that this new buzz topic is just a way for Palin to continue energizing her base with conspiracy chatter. More troubling, he says, is the way in which her almost-baseless talking points are given prime real estate in the Washington Post: “it’s like allowing someone to say [on those pages] that 9/11 was an inside job!”

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