Palin mocks report from #idiotmedia
February 12th, 2013
03:09 PM ET
10 years ago

Palin mocks report from #idiotmedia

(CNN) - No, Sarah Palin isn't really scheduled to sit down for coffee with Elvis.

But that was how the former Alaska governor responded to a blog post from The Washington Post which blared the hoax headline, "Sarah Palin plans to reach millions of devoutly religious people' through al-Jazeera."

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The source for the phony blog entry was a parody news website, The Daily Currant, which sandwiched an item on Palin – "Sarah Palin to Join Al Jazeera as Host" – between suspect scoops such as "Glenn Beck Calls 911 After Accidentally Eating Halal Pizza" and "Sean Hannity Says Obama 'Sabotaged' Super Bowl."

The paper posted a correction to the story on Tuesday and changed the headline to "Sarah Palin tries to stay relevant."

"An earlier version of this post incorrectly reported that Sarah Palin had signed on as a contributor to the Al Jazeera America news network," the correction read. "The blogger cited a report on the Daily Currant Web site as the basis for that information without realizing that the piece was satirical."

Palin, who regularly blasts the media and recently parted ways as a paid on-air analyst for Fox News, lit into the post on Twitter.

"Hey @washingtonpost, I'm having coffee with Elvis this week. He works at the Mocha Moose in Wasilla," she wrote, adding the reporter's name and coining a hashtag "#idiotmedia."

Minutes later, she added, "A @washingtonpost writer once promised not to write about me for a month. That was a good month for me. #idiotmedia."

The ruse write incorporates some real facts: al Jazeera recently purchased Current TV, the channel founded by former Vice President Al Gore, so that al Jazeera could have access to U.S. distribution networks.

And then there are the – perhaps – almost believable sentences attributed as quotes of Palin: "As you all know, I'm not a big fan of newspapers, journalists, news anchors and the liberal media in general."

It claimed that she would host a weekly program and a travel program about Alaska and be paid nearly $10 million. It wrote her show would be called "Palin's America," a name similar to the actual reality-style show she starred in called "Sarah Palin's Alaska."

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. cali girl

    Go away.

    February 12, 2013 03:13 pm at 3:13 pm |
  2. Boo

    This chick is dumber than a still boggles my mind that McCain picked her as a running mate...CNN stop reporting on this woman.....let her fade away into oblivion....

    February 12, 2013 03:14 pm at 3:14 pm |
  3. The Real Tom Paine

    The darling of the Right continues to prove how irrelevant she always was.

    February 12, 2013 03:16 pm at 3:16 pm |
  4. Ind.

    MSM are a bunch of idiots at best.

    February 12, 2013 03:24 pm at 3:24 pm |
  5. Name lynn

    Who cares about what sarah palins saying an during, keep sarah out of the media because we the people dont want to hear nothing she has to say never sarah needs to get in a rocking chair with her grand babies.

    February 12, 2013 03:26 pm at 3:26 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    Get out of my way...please.

    February 12, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  7. Sam

    Cheer up Sarah. I hear you're still on the "A" list for a guest-starring spot on "Hoarders", "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo", and "The Job". That last one might come in real handy for you.

    February 12, 2013 03:29 pm at 3:29 pm |
  8. To Ind.

    When I want to see idiocy all I have to do is read one of your ignorant posts about the MSM. Faux News gives me a headache.

    February 12, 2013 03:32 pm at 3:32 pm |
  9. kayla

    looney tunes

    February 12, 2013 03:33 pm at 3:33 pm |
  10. The NRA is a T e r r o r i st organisation....Arming Mentally Unbalanced People to Kill Innocent Children

    Ditzy queen is at it again!!!

    what a lowlife

    February 12, 2013 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  11. The Real Tom Paine

    What if Al-Jazeera actually offered her a job? I think she would take it if the money were right, and she actually has some training for it-nah, she would quit that too.

    February 12, 2013 03:46 pm at 3:46 pm |
  12. Woman In California

    A fool and his gold are soon parted.

    I guess Sarah must be running out of money (as predicted) so she's looking once again, to rob us of our right to live our lives free of her ignorance and constant interruptions of subjects she knows absoultely nothing about. She needs to go back to the woods and continue to live off the saps who love her and leave the rest of us alone.

    February 12, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  13. Karen

    I thought it was CNN that was inspiring the last round of terrorists?

    February 12, 2013 03:47 pm at 3:47 pm |
  14. Sniffit

    "The paper posted a correction to the story on Tuesday and changed the headline to "Sarah Palin tries to stay

    LOL. Rope-a-dope is just too easy with these fools. Jabberwocky Barbie especially.

    February 12, 2013 03:57 pm at 3:57 pm |
  15. Ray E. (Georgia)

    The low down liberal (News? media) don't have Nixon to kick around much anymore so they need new blood to attack. SOO Palin is it. Otherwise they have nothing much to report. They don't dare mention the 16 Trillion dollar federal debt, the high unemployment, the 50 million on Food Stamps, too many houses under water, still, but if they can get their teeth into any of the loser items such as The Cigarette Companies, (Now almost dead) Dick Cheny, over the hill they are out of stories to run with with.

    February 12, 2013 03:58 pm at 3:58 pm |
  16. Pk duster

    When sara palin was hired of fox news maron glen beck said who is your favorite fore father she said i do mt have one beck tore her can she be that dumb lip stick looks better on a pig

    February 12, 2013 04:02 pm at 4:02 pm |
  17. Larry L

    Our comments translate indirectly into income for this parasite on society. This my last mention of that fool.

    February 12, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  18. Andrew

    CNN, why do you think we want to know anything this dump person says?

    February 12, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  19. RR

    Stupid is as stupid does and Sarah does it so well.

    February 12, 2013 04:11 pm at 4:11 pm |
  20. John the Historian

    Palin can't finish anything she starts. She quit as governor. She quit or was fired from faux News. Does her husband Todd still rule her as they say. I hear chick-fil-a is hiring. She can try her pentecostal gay conversion therapy stuff on them. Maybe Todd and you can restart your Alaskan separtist movement again.

    February 12, 2013 04:23 pm at 4:23 pm |
  21. WiredweirdinSF

    I love how the libs call her dumb, they are the people that think that Saturday Nite Live is a news show and that she really said she could see Russia from her house. That is dumb. They think liberally biased comedians report real news and then vote for the most incompetent, inept, corrupt, union toady president in the history of this country. How'd you like that tax increase the idiot gave us and remember under Obozocare you can keep you plan and you doctor and it will not cost you one dime more, the liar said and all of you dummies believed him.

    February 12, 2013 04:26 pm at 4:26 pm |
  22. The Real Tom Paine

    I think the sign on the podium says "ripoff". How appropriate.

    February 12, 2013 04:38 pm at 4:38 pm |