Washington Post reporter fooled by satirical story on Sarah Palin

Dontcha think it’d be funny if Sarah Palin joined the Al Jazeera news network? One reporter apparently missed the joke.

The Washington Post contributor Suzi Parker falsely reported this morning that Palin had signed on as a contributor to Al Jazeera — except it wasn’t true, and Parker apparently didn’t do enough homework to realize it.

Taking her queues from a satirical post on “The Daily Currant,” Parker wrote that Palin had jumped on board with the U.S. branch of the Qatari-based news network. Parker originally titled her piece “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera,” according to POLITICO.

The “Currant” post is quite obviously fake after the first two paragraphs or so, with a quote from “New York-based media analyst Elizabeth Lemon” (“30 Rock” anyone?) and a quote from Palin talking about “caribou – which are kinda like the Christian version of camels.” And a quick call from POLITICO to Al Jazeera confirmed that Palin was not joining the network.

The former Governor of Alaska is a free agent, however, since she amicably parted ways with Fox News after three years.

“I’m taking my own advice here as I free up opportunities to share more broadly the message of the beauty of freedom and the imperative of defending our republic and restoring this most exceptional nation,” Palin told Breitbart News last month.

Palin has even chimed-in on and had her fun with Parker’s error.

The incorrect information regarding Palin’s next venture has since been removed from The Post‘s website, and a correction has been posted — but not before the rest of the media had a heyday with Parker’s mistake. Oops.

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  1. Roger Mitchell says:

    Yes well I wish that Michelle and Barrack were just half as sharp and intelligent as Sara Palin is then this country would not be looking at 16.5 trillion of debt .As for the Wash. Post and all the other liberal left leaning socialist rags out there If they would remove their heads from Obama’s bumm and got a whiff of fresh air they may learn the reason their sales are tanking and their profits dropped off 25% this last quarter.. Welcome to Obama land (: Home of the Broke..and unemployed but its all free Maybe they should have taken that first trillion and built several bridges to know where ..They never ask Obama any real questions or make fun of him..

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