LOL of the Day: Sneering WaPo blogger goofs big time on Sarah Palin hit piece

Posted by: ST on February 12, 2013 at 2:18 pm

Oh, this is SO delicious. Dylan Byers at Politico writes (hat tip):

The Washington Post has erroneously reported that Sarah Palin, the former vice presidential candidate and former Fox News contributor, is joining the Qatari-owned news network Al Jazeera.

“Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network,” the Post’s Suzi Parker writes today in a post on the She The People blog, titled “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera.”

Parker calls this “a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.”

But Parker’s report is a cautionary tale about what can happen when writers cite satirical websites, such as The Daily Currant.

On Feb. 4, the Daily Currant published a satirical piece stating that Palin was “bouncing back by joining the fledgling Al Jazeera America news network as a host and commentator.” Parker cites this piece and uses quotes that the Currant attributes to Palin, including:

“As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,” Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. “But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias.”

Al Jazeera spokesman Stan Collender confirmed to POLITICO that Sarah Palin is not joining the global news network, which — as Parker notes — was recently called “an anti-American terror mouthpiece” on Fox News, where Palin was a contributor.

As National Review Online’s Nathaniel Botwinick notes, it would appear that the Washington Post will believe anything unflattering about Sarah Palin (shocking!). Here’s more from the original piece. It’s fun to know that as you’re reading it, it’s not true but the writer so passionately thought it was and used the satirical piece as a gotcha that in reality wasn’t:

The Sarah Palin Story is a cautionary tale about what can happen when politics and celebrity meet.

Fox News and their once-upon-a-time darling Palin recently parted ways after three years. But never fear. Palin has a new media outlet by which to share her commentary.

Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network. Al Jazeera America recently bought Al Gore’s failing Current Media that broadcasts the Current TV channel. Ironically, Fox News recently called Al Jazeera “an anti-American terror mouthpiece.”

Oops! As points out, he WaPo has since issued two corrections – the first correction to the original reporting even needed correcting. And the headline has changed. LOL.

And yet critics call Fox News “faux” ….

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5 Responses to “LOL of the Day: Sneering WaPo blogger goofs big time on Sarah Palin hit piece”


  1. Carlos says:

    “And yet critics call Fox News “faux” ….”

    Is that “faux” as in “fauxto”, as in a fauxto of Dear Leader shooting at a skeet that couldn’t have been more than five feet off the ground, and in a parking lot, no less?

    Or maybe in nearly every other fauxto op of his presidency, all designed to fool the fools dumb enough to believe there is such an animal as as honest Democrap politician from the Blowhard City? (And who knows where from before that? He won’t provide any information to confirm anything.) All I know is that every time he’s shown in a fauto op pic in a factory, within a year the factory has either shut down or laid off most of their employees.

  2. Drew the Infidel says:

    Predictably, the “Washington Compost” got their vice-presidential personalities mixed up in connection with the “al-Qaeda Channel”.

  3. John W says:

    So on Feb 4 the Daily Currant posted their story, and Suzi Parker’s condescending write-up about Sarah’s supposed career move is only posted this morning? Did Suzi not find it unusual that a story which, if true, would surely send Suzi and her fellow Palin-haters into a frenzy had not gone viral more than a week after it was published? If she or her editors had done even a click of research, it would have been evident that the article around which her entire post was based came from a satirical website.

    As I recall, several media websites were similarly ridiculed a couple of years ago when they reported that Sarah bashed Christina Aguilera for botching a portion of The Star-Spangled Banner during her performance at the Super Bowl. That was another satirical piece that some loony lefties in the media (sorry for the redundancy) gleefully passed along as a legitimate story.

  4. Jen says:

    Let’s not forget that the entire Liberal media and in turn, their low information devotees who start the day with Good Morning America , cruise through Oprah and The View in the afternoon and finish the evening with Rachel Maddow believe with every ounce of their being that Sarah Palin said “I can see Russia from my house” when asked about foreign policy.They believe Tina Fey and Sarah Palin are the same beings..only Tina Fey doesn’t lie like Sarah does.

  5. Charlotte says:

    I find it quite amazing that Sarah Palin is apparently to be mocked and ridiculed for the rest of her life for the simple sin of loving our country, and wanting the best for it.

    The dims would eat their own children if it would gain them power. They already kill them in the womb, and with obamacare, they are forcing the rest of the country to pay for the killing of American children in the womb.

    The dims would BELIEVE anything about Sarah Palin, and refuse to believe what’s actually happening in front of their eyes.

    I wish Sarah Palin was our POTUS. And when she runs, watch out because there are a LOT of people under the radar who are going to come out and vote for her, and work for her. It will be a GREAT day in America when she is sworn into office.