Friday, February 11, 2011

Palin Derangement Syndrome Causes Time Magazine to Get Punked

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Hey liberals, if a Sarah Palin story sounds to good to be true, it is probably a fake or a spoof. Don't let your Palin Derangement Syndrome destroy your last shred of credibility.

Via Gossip Cop:
As Gossip Cop reported yesterday, after a satirical site wrote an article in which the former Alaska governor blasts Aguilera’s bungled national anthem performance during a supposed “radio interview” with Sean Hannity, Us Weekly ran the fabricated remarks as authentic.

Among other outlandish comments, “Palin” says in the spoof interview she wants to “deport” Aguilera and declares that “spicy Latin princesses” shouldn’t be permitted to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
The original, clearly labeled satire can be found here.

Us Weekly eventually yanked its story and today printed a retraction and apology.
But it turns out Us Weekly wasn’t alone.

Time magazine’s website made the same mistake.

In a post about Conan O’Brien making fun of Aguilera, Time casually observes, “And you thought Sarah Palin went overboard by commenting that she wanted to deport the singer?”

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