Skip to comments.'Oopsies!': Us Weekly apologizes to Sarah Palin over using fake quotes
Posted on 02/12/2011 2:05:56 PM PST by Justaham
Us Weekly ran a story quoting Sarah Palin demanding that Christina Aguilera be deported over her botched performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV.
The only problem: It never happened.
The item quoted Palin trashing Aguilera as a demanding beauty queen whos clearly in over her head and adding for good measure, If I were president, Id deport Ms. Augilera back to wherever it is shes from and give Amy Smart a call.
The fake quotes originated from an Onion-like satirical web site, relaying a fictional radio interview between the former Governor of Alaska and Fox News host Sean Hannity.
Other choice quotes from Palin that fooled Us Weekly included, Heres another case of an airhead diva going on TV, running her mouth off, sounding like a fool. She doesnt understand something so basic about America, yet were supposed to tolerate her diva behavior? and Unemployment is at nine percent, yet we have to suffer through a performance by a foreigner with a poor grasp of the English language?
Us Weekly apologized for their mistake Thursday saying, Oopsies...our bad!
"I had no interview with Sean [Hannity] and I have never bashed Christina," Palin told Us. "In fact, I've defended her by telling folks to back off the criticism of her mistake. I was telling my kids right after her national anthem issue blew up that people needed to lay off her mistake. And then to read to that I condemned her?"
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Libs believe anything they read, as long as the source is not FoxNews.
I wonder if this story is correct. If so it is a bit odd:
1. Odd that US magazine did not apologize to their readers.
2. Odd that they would apologize to the subject of their article if it was an honest mistake. An honest mistake means you should apologize to your reader. An apology to the person makes it sound like you meant to make them look bad on purpose. So odd that they would apolgize to Palin unless they just got caught.
At this point Sarah Palin is a private citizen. Not public official, not political candidate and the rules-of-engagement are much different when it comes to slander.
Suspect a lawyer contacted them and they “rethought” their actions.
That is no apology unless published in big print and where it cannot be missed.
Actually you are wrong. Gov. Palin while not an offical or candidate is a public figure. That means the standards for libel against her are the same as when she was a govenor or candidate.
What issues of US Weekly is the story and apology in?
Story is fishy ... SuperBowl was last week ...
I have the 21 February issue of US Weekly (my daughter subscribes to it) in hand ... been through it twice ... can’t find any Sarah Palin story.