Sunday, February 13, 2011

Magazine uses fake Sarah Palin quotes

USA - Us Weekly ran a story quoting Sarah Palin demanding that Christina Aguilera be deported over her botched performance of the national anthem at Super Bowl XLV. The only problem: It never happened. The item quoted Palin trashing Aguilera as a demanding beauty queen who’s clearly in over her head and adding for good measure, “If I were president, I’d deport Ms. Augilera back to wherever it is she’s from and give Amy Smart a call.” The fake quotes originated from an Onion-like satirical web site, relaying a fictional radio interview between the former Governor of Alaska and Fox News host Sean Hannity. Other fale quotes were also printed. Us Weekly apologized for their mistake.  More…