WaPo‘s “She The People” blog has been duped. Arkansas-based author Suzi Parker authored a post on the blog this morning citing a report by the parody site The Daily Currant that says former Alaksa Gov. Sarah Palin will be joining Al Jazeera.
WaPo reports that Al Jazeera American made the announcement last week that Palin would be joining the network. Only… what other outlet has reported this? Exactly no one outside the parody site.
UPDATE: WaPo has now updated the post with a bolded correction at the top of the story. “CORRECTION: An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin planned to contribute to the Al Jazeera America news network.” Wasn’t quite just “contribute” to the network, but they did the best they could with this disaster. Reports that Al Jazeera America had announced Palin’s hire at the network and subsequent graphs on quotes she never gave the parody site, The Daily Currant, are no longer in the item. Read the revised
rewritten post here.
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