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Washington Post fooled by fake story of Sarah Palin joining Al-Jazeera
Yahoo ^ | 02/12/03 | Claudine Zap

Posted on 02/12/2013 12:44:49 PM PST by AtlasStalled

Another journalist fell prey to a fake story on a satirical website, and reported it as news. This time, a blogger for the Washington Post reported—wrongly—that Sarah Palin, the former Republican candidate for vice president who recently parted way with Fox News, had moved on to the Al-Jazeera network to reach millions of "devoutly religious people."

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TOPICS: News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: liberalstupidity; palin; sarahpalin; suziparker; wapo; wp

1 posted on 02/12/2013 12:44:55 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Idiot journo-lists don’t know the first thing about reporting.


2 posted on 02/12/2013 12:49:13 PM PST by Fido969
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To: AtlasStalled

It is like that commercial where the girl says “you can’t put anything on the Internet that isn’t true.”

Bonjoir.


3 posted on 02/12/2013 12:54:32 PM PST by freedumb2003 (I learned everything I needed to know about racism from Colin Powell)
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To: AtlasStalled

Anyone fooled by BJ Obama will fall for anything.


4 posted on 02/12/2013 12:55:44 PM PST by Slyfox (The key to Marxism is medicine - Vladimir Lenin)
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To: AtlasStalled

My God...these people are stupid...

Just shows how much they live in a liberal echo chamber...


5 posted on 02/12/2013 12:55:45 PM PST by Popman
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To: Popman

Layers and layers of fact checkers.


6 posted on 02/12/2013 12:58:37 PM PST by kjo (+)
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To: AtlasStalled
Suzi Parker, the "journalist" responsible for this (WaPo calls her just a "blogger" however), is getting properly and mercilessly mocked on Twitter via #SuziParkerScoops.

Palin herself entered the fray with two "boom" responses:

Hey @washingtonpost, I'm having coffee with Elvis this week. He works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla. #suziparkerscoops #idiotmedia

@suziparker Nah. Turned 'em down. Their $22 million offer was too low.... just kidding. Really. #suziparkerscoops #idiotmedia


7 posted on 02/12/2013 1:01:36 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: AtlasStalled

Idiots believe what they want to believe. Mediabots would love to believe that Palin sold out her soul for money, just like al gore did.


8 posted on 02/12/2013 1:04:28 PM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: kevkrom

Palin really is quite funny with some of her quips but her jokes fly over those serious-minded but mush-for-brains liberals


9 posted on 02/12/2013 1:06:49 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled
Related article from earlier today.
10 posted on 02/12/2013 1:07:17 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: AtlasStalled

The only thing that could possibly make Sarah Palin scarier to the left than she already is would be skin pigment.


11 posted on 02/12/2013 1:10:13 PM PST by redhead (PRAY DAILY for a Restoration of the Righteous Intent of America)
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To: AtlasStalled

12 posted on 02/12/2013 1:13:57 PM PST by Perdogg (Mark Levin - It's called the Bill of Rights not Bill of Needs)
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To: AtlasStalled

Well, after all, they are journalists.

And as such, they’ve passed a rigorous series of training courses in activities such as lying, altering audio and video, using MS Word to simulate 1960s typewriters, hatred for guns,etc., in order to gain the high (as in pot smoking) status of teleprompter reader.

We must bow to their superior (non) intellect.


13 posted on 02/12/2013 1:15:23 PM PST by Da Coyote
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To: AtlasStalled

I’m just going to bask in the amazement that a false Palin story actually got corrected/retracted for once.

Amazing how many blatantly false stories about her that the media intentionally perpetuated, and refused to correct. I’m reminded of the time way back when she resigned her governorship, some of the notoriously vile anti-Palin psycho-bloggers started up the rumor that it was because of an imminent FBI indictment. CNN, MSNBC, and even FoxNews had their on-air anchors mention about “whispers of a federal indictment...” The FBI even had to come out with a denial of the story, an almost unprecedented action on their part. The media then NEVER mentioned the FBI’s denial, nor even brought the topic up again to retract it.

It’s that constant drumbeat of false narratives that adds up to blatant character assassination.


14 posted on 02/12/2013 1:19:13 PM PST by greene66
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To: AtlasStalled

Brain-dead liberals marching in lockstep desperately want to destroy Sarah Palin. They are also embarrassed by Al Gores sell-out to Al Jazeera so they were easy prey for being made fools of by this fake ‘news story’, replete with the kind of things they assume Palin would say. Sarah Palin’s witty response was excellent, as usual.


15 posted on 02/12/2013 1:20:24 PM PST by Jim Scott
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To: AtlasStalled

This would be truly funny were it not so incredibly pathetic and true.


16 posted on 02/12/2013 1:21:52 PM PST by Belteshazzar (We are not justified by our works but by faith - De Jacob et vita beata 2 +Ambrose of Milan)
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To: AtlasStalled

That fake quote is hilarious


17 posted on 02/12/2013 1:22:15 PM PST by Homer1
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To: AtlasStalled

This proves that the media uses THE ONION and FACEBOOK and all other idiot web pages as sources. They were practically suicidal when MYSPACE became obsolete.


18 posted on 02/12/2013 1:24:35 PM PST by Terry Mross (How long before America is gone?)
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To: greene66
I’m just going to bask in the amazement that a false Palin story actually got corrected/retracted for once.

I really do think the immediate, humorous, and unrelenting mocking on Twitter forced WaPo's hand here.

19 posted on 02/12/2013 1:27:30 PM PST by kevkrom (If a wise man has an argument with a foolish man, the fool only rages or laughs...)
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To: greene66

“It’s that constant drumbeat of false narratives that adds up to blatant character assassination”

it’s what liberals do best: demonize “the enemy” rather than debate policy. Since liberals usually lose on logic and rationality and facts they resort to caricature and demonization.


20 posted on 02/12/2013 1:32:23 PM PST by AtlasStalled
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To: AtlasStalled

Typical blogger, ate-up with the dumbass.

Although, if al-Jazeera had come up with some money.. who knows.


21 posted on 02/12/2013 1:37:07 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: AtlasStalled

The fools at the WP are easily fooled.

Obama is all the proof needed.


22 posted on 02/12/2013 1:49:28 PM PST by Dick Bachert ("Those who hammer their swords into plowshares will likely plow for those who do not." B.Franklin)
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To: AtlasStalled

That is just hilarious


23 posted on 02/12/2013 2:00:56 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: AtlasStalled

Please say it was Chris Cilizza. I can’t stand that tool.


24 posted on 02/12/2013 2:17:38 PM PST by SueRae (It isn't over. In God We Trust.)
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To: humblegunner
Although, if al-Jazeera had come up with some money.. who knows.

Typical PDSer, ate-up with the dumbass.

25 posted on 02/12/2013 2:52:33 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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26 posted on 02/12/2013 3:02:29 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

27 posted on 02/12/2013 3:04:54 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

You’ll excuse me, I’ve got to go shove some folks aside to get in front of a camera.

Just trying to be more like your idol.

I figure if I do enough of that, you’ll eventually love me too.

On account of that’s important to me.


28 posted on 02/12/2013 3:21:28 PM PST by humblegunner
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To: humblegunner

29 posted on 02/12/2013 3:22:59 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: The Cajun

It’s nice that you are beginning to create graphics.

That can be hellova fun and I ain’t going to criticize.

Keep trying and let me know if you need some assistance.

I’m flattered that I’ve inspired you to such efforts.

Keep it up, keep trying and stay mad, bro!


30 posted on 02/12/2013 3:49:55 PM PST by humblegunner
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31 posted on 02/12/2013 3:53:05 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: freedumb2003

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rmx4twCK3_I
bonjour


32 posted on 02/12/2013 3:54:56 PM PST by Pollster1
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To: The Cajun

Cool!
What other ideas you got?

That was halfway to semi-advanced!
Impressive how far you have come in such a short time with such limitations.

Truck on, Cher!


33 posted on 02/12/2013 4:00:27 PM PST by humblegunner
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34 posted on 02/12/2013 4:05:34 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: Da Coyote
Well, after all, they are journalists. And as such, they’ve passed a rigorous series of training courses in activities such as lying, altering audio and video, using MS Word to simulate 1960s typewriters, hatred for guns,etc., in order to gain the high (as in pot smoking) status of teleprompter reader. We must bow to their superior (non) intellect.

Have you ever seen the MSM make a 'mistake' that made someone on the left look silly or bad? Somehow journalists get around to checking things out when a dem might be embarrassed... Look how long they sat on the John Edwards story... a tabloid had to print a picture before they'd run with it. With Republicans they run on the rumor...

35 posted on 02/12/2013 4:05:51 PM PST by GOPJ ( Illegal immigrants: violent boorish party crashers. Send them home, call police - make them leave.)
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To: AtlasStalled

Wow, I wish she would be a commentator for Al Jazeera!! Would she make their heads spin around or what? LOL! But anyone who hired her there would probably have a fatwah pronounced on him.


36 posted on 02/12/2013 4:15:14 PM PST by Hetty_Fauxvert (FUBO, and the useful idiots you rode in on!)
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To: The Cajun

Too obscure a reference, not clear enough.
Really, simplicity is best with such things
and appealing to the middle of the spectrum
is the way to go.

Nice effort, though.

Shows thoughtfulness and creativity.

Keep shooting, partner.

You’ll hit the black rings sooner or later.


37 posted on 02/12/2013 4:15:24 PM PST by humblegunner
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38 posted on 02/12/2013 4:19:40 PM PST by The Cajun (Sarah Palin, Mark Levin......Nuff said.)
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To: AtlasStalled

It hasn’t been that long ago that Suzi Parker was writing paid obituaries for the Arkansas Democrat-NO SHIITE!


39 posted on 02/12/2013 8:13:45 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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