Oops: Fox News uses Tina Fey photo for Sarah Palin story

Jeff Poor Media Reporter
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It’s too late to have been an April Fool’s joke. However it happened, whether it was unintentional or intentional.

On Sunday’s “American’s Election HQ” on the Fox News Channel, a teaser from Shannon Bream about an interview with former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin that appeared on “Fox News Sunday” used an incorrect photo for Palin.

The photo was one of NBC’s “30 Rock” star Tina Fey’s “Saturday Night Live” appearances from 2008, which she impersonated Palin. (h/t Jared Keller, The Atlantic)

“Meanwhile it’s all eyes on Sarah Palin,” Bream said. “In an exclusive interview with Fox News, the former VP candidate said she’s still 50/50 about a 2012 run and if she does, Howard Dean has a warning for Democrats. He says Palin could beat President Obama.”

This does happen from time to time. Late last year, CBS News used a faked photo of former President George W. Bush’s book “Decision Points” that offered a very unflattering view of his presidency.

Fox News, 6/5/11:

Tina Fey, impersonating Palin: