Too much satire out there?

| February 12, 2013

I know some of you have been suckered by satire. I was suckered by Duffel Blog once. But the Washington Post? It seems that one of their journalists just wanted to believe so badly that Sarah Palin was going work at Al Jazeera that she must have wet herself while she wrote this piece at the Post. (I’m sure it’s destined for the waste bin, so I had to screen capture this for posterity)

Palin too much satire out there

Of course, the line that announced her move to the radical jihadist daily has been removed from the article, and it instead becomes a discussion of the trouble Ms. Palin having trying to stay relevant. But, you know, when you want things to be true, you can’t let the facts stand in your way.

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  1. karlen says:

    I love it when people fall for TDB

  2. Just Plain Jason says:

    Here is a crazy idea that “legitimate media” may want to do. Something that you guys tend to do on a regular basis…fact check and maybe just maybe confirm a story before running to the presses. Then they wouldn’t get caught by any satire or fake news story…

  3. DaveO says:

    Prognazis have a functional fixation. If they saw it on SNL and Kos, it must be true.

  4. Anonymous says:

    I wish there was MORE satire – get enough of it out there and people might need to think critically before accepting outlandish stories as fact.

    On a different note, Al Jazeera as a ‘radical jihadist daily’? I hope you’re kidding. It’s usually a pretty great source of news and information.

  5. MAJMike says:

    Wowzers!! Just how did all those layers and layers of professional fact checkers and editors within the CriminalLiberalMedia miss that? Didn’t any of those highly professional graduates of elite schools of journalism thinl to actually call Governor Palin to check?

    Truely, we’re in the best of hands.

  6. Anonymous says:

    @5: I’m amused simply by the fact that they got the story from a site called ‘The Daily Currant’, and didn’t get the joke there or look at any other stories. Calling Palin wasn’t even necessary with a half second of research.

    Of course, I’d caution you against mocking the liberal media too much – I could come up with a fairly lengthy list of idiotic things Fox has gotten wrong if you’re interested. News at 11 – news media of all stripes gets things wrong, and is full of buffoons.

  7. B Woodman says:

    The ones who are trying to stay relevant are the LSDM — and failing miserably.

  8. malclave says:

    Gotta love that bit about Palin trying to stay relevant. She’s apparently relevant enough for the WaPo to continue paying someone to look for random articles on the internet which can be used to attack her.

  9. Smaj says:

    In other news, Barack Obama applied today for lifetime membership in the John Birch Society. The WAPO rivals The Onion for the uproarious.

  10. melle1228 says:

    And yet no outrage when their hero Al Gore sold his network to Al Jaz..

    #6 I’d caution you not to think that all conservatives are Fox News watchers.. Furthermore, I would venture to say that most Cons are more suspicious in general of ALL MEDIA because of the bias. And for every false or erronous story you can show me on Fox News; I can show you ten baffoons and 20 stories on MSNliberal, Huff Post et. al.

  11. melle1228 says:

    @8 She really does live rent free in their head and you know what– for that reason alone I love her.

  12. Twist on staff duty says:

    First we had to put up with them believing Palin said she could see Russia from her house because of a SNL skit and now this.