Potential presidential candidate and former Fox News commentator Sarah Palin was able to make fun of the “lamestream media” yet again on Tuesday when the Washington Post was forced to offer a humiliating correction after falsely reporting that she was joining Al Jazeera.
According to the New York Daily News, The Post was forced to admit it made a mistake after reporter Suzi Parker incorrectly reported that Palin had inked a contract to be a commentator and even host a show for the Qatari-based channel.
As it turns out, Parker got what she believed to be a scoop from a website called the Daily Currant, an Internet source that supplies satires, not stories. Parker referred to her story about Palin as “a cautionary tale about what can happen with politics and celebrity meet,” but it may ending up being a cautionary tale for her, not Palin.
In its correction, The Washington Post said: “The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant website as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical.”
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The situation gave Palin, a longtime critic of the mainstream media, an opportunity to strike back. She took full advantage of the situation by hopping on her Twitter account and firing away.
“Hey @washingtonpost, I'm having coffee with Elvis this week. He works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla. #suziparkerscoops #idiotmedia,” Palin posted on the super-popular social media website.
“A @washingtonpost writer once promised not to write about me for a month,” she wrote. “That was a good month for me. #idiotmedia”
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There’s no doubt that Palin got some satisfaction from being able to bash a newspaper that has been very critical of her in the past. It is still unknown what she plans to do for the rest of her political career. One thing is certain, though: She won’t be working for Al Jazeera anytime soon.
Source: (New York Daily News)