Washington Post Falls for Sarah Palin Parody Story
No, she's not joining Al Jazeera
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.