Score one more for Sarah Palin in her fight against the “Lamestream Media”: Celebrity gossip source Us Weekly published a story about the former Alaska governor that included quotations originally fabricated for a satirical news piece.
According to Gossip Cop, SuperTuesdayNews.com came up with some Palin quotes for a post about her “reaction” to Christina Aguilera‘s mangling of the national anthem during last weekend’s Super Bowl. In quoting the article, Us Weekly failed to note that these quotes were 1) not actually ever uttered by Palin and were 2) a joke. In fact, Us Weekly‘s site attributes the quote to an interview Palin gave to Sean Hannity.
Therefore, according to the outlet, Palin calls Aguilera a “demanding beauty queen who’s clearly in over her head.”
The fake “Palin” also talks about wanting to “deport” Aguilera, because “spicy Latin princesses” shouldn’t be allowed to sing at the Super Bowl.
“Unemployment is at nine percent, yet we have to suffer through a performance by a foreigner with a poor grasp of the English language,” the fake “Palin” supposedly tells “Hannity” in the phony interview.
So. How’s that Palin-free month going for y’all?
Update: It would appear that Us Weekly has since scrubbed the post from its site, given a Google search for the article’s title brings up a URL that simply leads to the site’s homepage.
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