On Tuesday, Washington Post "cultural journalist" Suzi Parker fell for an article posted at the Daily Currant and reported that former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin had signed up with Al-Jazeera, the network that recently purchased Al Gore's Current TV.
“Late last week Al Jazeera America announced the former vice-presidential candidate would be joining their news network,” she wrote in an article with the headline: “Sarah Palin’s plan to reach ‘millions of devoutly religious people’ through al-Jazeera.”
Parker cited the Daily Currant, a website that advertises itself as “the global satirical newspaper of record.”
"'As you all know, I’m not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general,' Palin told the Web site The Daily Currant. 'But I met with the folks at Al-Jazeera and they told me they reach millions of devoutly religious people who don’t watch CBS or CNN. That tells me they don’t have a liberal bias,'" she added.
She 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.
Twitchy reported that Parker's post inspired a new hashtag, #suziparkerscoops.
Palin responded to the piece with tweets Twitchy described as "glorious."
Palin went on to slam much of the so-called "mainstream media," saying that as a whole, it has very little credibility.
"WaPo & like-minded MSM entities, you're about as credible as, well, Barack Obama. Can't wait for tonight's SOTU to point out more examples," she tweeted.
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