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OOPS: Rolling Stone’s Matt Taibbi Thought Sarah Silverman Promoted His Story

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Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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Rolling Stone political writer Matt Taibbi had major wishful thinking Tuesday when he thought DNC superstar Sarah Silverman had promoted his story.

Comedian Sarah Silverman speaks during Day 1 of the Democratic National Convention at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, July 25, 2016. / AFP / SAUL LOEB (Photo credit should read SAUL LOEB/AFP/Getty Images)


A parody account posing as Silverman — @SaraSilverman — was indeed pushing Taibbi’s story and sounded exactly like something the real comedian might say.

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Taibbi was all flattered.

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That is, until he learned that this was not the actual Sarah Silverman complimenting his journalism. To his credit, he owned up to the me-ified flub.

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