Nice work, Rachel.
The MSNBC host reported a bogus Palin spoof as fact last night on her show.
Via Breitbart TV:
The smug liberal sure thought she was being cute, didn’t she?
The Atlantic reported on the gaffe:
The Internet’s finest satirists hooked a big fish in the media world last night. In an embarrassing segment on her MSNBC show, Rachel Maddow slammed conservatives for attacking President Obama’s Egypt policies. Her targets included Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, former ambassador to the UN John Bolton and Stephenson Billings at ChristWire.org. Only problem is Stephenson Billings is not a real person. He’s a fictional byproduct of a website that also warns readers that the Xbox Kinect is a terrorist training tool and the Japanese have created scary robot babies which “threaten humanity.”
The article that caught Maddow’s eye called for an “American-led invasion” into Egypt and begged former Alaska governor Sarah Palin to lead the war cry.
“The escalating crisis in Egypt could become a defining moment for Sarah Palin,” Billings wrote. “Governor Palin needs to speak out publicly and forcibly for an American-led invasion to protect our interests in North Africa.”
In the following clip (which MSNBC scrubbed from its website) Maddow falls for the article hook, line and sinker.
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It’s hard to tell sometimes if this channel wants to do comedy or serious news?
The jury’s still out.