TVSpy LostRemote AgencySpy PRNewser FishbowlNY FishbowlDC SocialTimes AllFacebook 10,000 Words GalleyCat UnBeige MediaJobsDaily

Greta Says She, Not Palin, Spelled Name Wrong

palin_11-24.jpgGreta Van Susteren called out The Washington Post’s “The Reliable Source” column today on Gretawire because the column did not “get the facts right” in a seemingly harmless item about Gov. Sarah Palin.

It relates to Tammy Haddad‘s video of birthday wishes for The Huffington Post’s Hilary Rosen, which featured Anderson Cooper, Tucker Carlson and Palin, among others. The item says she taped the greeting after her interview with Van Susteren, and then held up a sign saying ‘Happy Birthday.’ “She’d misspelled Rosen’s name, but was a good sport about giving a shout-out to someone who criticized her a lot during the campaign,” the item reads.

But Van Susteren took the credit for the misspelling today. “It was my mistake,” she writes. “It was not Governor Palin’s mistake! If the Washington Post had called me before it printed the below, I would have been happy to tell the facts.”

> Update: Amy Argetsinger, one of the authors of “The Reliable Source,” emails TVNewser: “And, you know, if Greta had called us first before blogging about us, we would have been happy to apologize and run a clarification. Naturally, we’re still happy to apologize and run a clarification.”

Related: FBDC’s Patrick Gavin has dozens of pictures from the party, and after the jump, the full tribute video from Haddad’s site.



Happy Birthday from Haddad Media on Vimeo.

Mediabistro Course

Social Media 101

Social Media 101Get hands-on social media training for beginners in our online boot camp, Social Media 101. Starting September 4, social media and marketing experts will help you determine the social media sites that matter most to you, based on your personal and professional goals. Register now!