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Us Weekly falls for parody Palin-Christina Aguilera story

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Us Weekly‘s website published a story Wednesday referencing Sarah Palin quotes that turned out to be false, reports GossipCop.

The article has since been deleted from Us Weekly‘s website, but the celebrity gossip magazine wrote up a piece claiming former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin blasted pop star Christina Aguilera for botching “The Star Spangled Banner” at the Super Bowl. Us Weekly also said Palin made racially charged and eyebrow-raising comments during her appearance on Sean Hannity’s radio show, but as it turns out, Palin never said such things in the first place.

Us Weekly cited Palin’s false quotes from parody website SuperTuesdayNews.

The original Us Weekly article included fake quotes from the former vice presidential candidate, supposedly calling Aguilera an “airhead diva” and adding that the singer “doesn’t understand something so basic about America.”

Us Weekly also attributed this false comment to Palin: “Unemployment is at nine percent, yet we have to suffer through a performance by a foreigner with a poor grasp of the English language.  If I were president, I’d deport Ms. Aguilera back to wherever it is she’s from and give Amy Smart a call.”

  • kbull

    I went to the store the other day and the US WEEKLY was at the checkout area right next to the NATIONAL ENQUIRER.

  • pink

    The statement was syntactically correct. That alone should have made it clear that Palin couldn’t have said it in an interview.

    “even though the mistake has been ‘outed,’ I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tina Fey do a SNL skit as if it were fact.”

    Tina’s famous Palin/Couric interview skit used Palin’s words — verbatim!

    • middleageinva

      Actually, SNL’s Tina Fey actually made the comment about Russia, not Palin. Just goes to show you that everyone apparently believes everything they see and hear, just like US Weekly. Do your research mam. She was discussing Russia, she never said “verbatim” what Tina Fey said. Hmmm….. this means you must have believed US Weekly yourself, yes?

    • didacticrogue

      Tina’s famous Palin/Couric interview skit used Palin’s words — verbatim!

      I’d recommend laying off the drugs until the hallucinations pass.

  • aposematic

    If you really think this is a mistake, you are no better than those intentionally lying every single day and then feinting “oh well”. Do you really think the producers of these leftist mags/websites are as dumb or gullible as their readers or should you look in the mirror? I’m soooo tired of people making excuses for these lying lefties!

    • pink

      It’s a vast left wing conspiracy! Be afraid, be very afraid! Bwahahahaha!

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Walter-J-Linsley/1045674205 Walter J Linsley

    Just shows how desperate the left is to print anything negative about Palin. They must have treated it like a breaking news story, had to be the first to get it out there, no time to fact check.

  • hillery

    Mistakes happen, but:

    Mathematically, the mistakes should balance out. Half the time, conservatives should be the victim, and half the time, liberals should be the victim. Funny how that is not the case.

    Second— even though the mistake has been “outed,” I wouldn’t be surprised to see Tina Fey do a SNL skit as if it were fact. It would then become another “truism” in the left’s talking points.

    Third—- the left will believe any “snark” against Palin, no matter how ridiculous. If some blog said Palin “threw kittens into a wood chipper,” they would have their usual “knee jerk” response to believe it.

  • thephranc

    Fake but accurate…… or something.

    • dandapani

      Yes, makes Dan rather proud… ;)