The Daily Currant, an online publication that clearly calls itself an "online satirical newspaper," published a fake story that said Sarah Palin claimed Malaysian Airlines Flight 370 "may have vanished because it mistakenly flew too high and ended up in heaven." Predictably, a number of Palin-hating liberals were apparently unable to discern fact from fantasy and attacked the former governor over something that never happened, Twitchy reported Monday.
"Sarah Palin believes flight 370 flew directly to heaven... how is she a senator?" one person asked, obviously unaware that Palin is currently not a senator.
"I have to nominate Sarah Palin as one of the most delusional people of all time. To state that flight 370 flew to heaven? She needs meds," another person added.
"BREAKING NEWS: Sarah Palin has credible theory on missing plane: it flew too high and got stuck in Heaven. No joke," tweeted "James Hallwood."
Except for one problem -- the Daily Currant article was a joke, as are all of the articles at the site.
But it seems that the left's hatred for anything "Palin" clouds liberals' judgment so much, they are unable to tell the difference between fact and fiction.
Twitchy said the article was cross-posted by non-satirical sites and fooled a number of people.
It's not the first time liberals have been fooled by fake articles about conservatives.
In August 2012, for example, liberals fell for a fake story that claimed Rep. Michele Bachmann, R-Minn., was relieved that “not a single American died" in the tragic shooting at a Wisconsin Sikh temple.
The same month, liberals fell for another Daily Currant story that claimed Rep. Todd Akin, R-Mo., said breast milk "has a 94% chance of permanently curing homosexual perversions." He never made the statement, but once again, liberal hatemongers were so eager to believe the story they refused to verify it.
In February 2013, Washington Post "cultural journalist" Suzi Parker fell for another article posted at the Daily Currant and reported that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had signed up with Al-Jazeera.
Parker later changed the headline and issued a correction.
"An earlier version of this post and the post’s URL incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin had signed on as a contributor to the Al Jazeera America news network. The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical," she wrote.
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