So Washington Post jumped all over a report saying that Sarah Palin was joining Al Jazeera and used it to write a column on how dumb and stupid and horrible Sarah Palin is. Of course, the article saying Palin was joining Al Jazeera was satire.
And just look at some of the quotes from the article:
“Al Jazeera provides high-quality, intelligent coverage of important issues,” Gore said. “And more importantly, it’s backed by oil money. That means when you get paid…you really get paid.”
“Alaska is located very close to the Middle East, yet for some reason we don’t have many Arab tourists,” she said. “We may not have camels, deserts and genies, but we’ve certainly got lots of oil and caribou – which are kinda like the Christian version of camels.”
So it was pretty hard to tell it was satire… if you’re one of those aliens from Galaxy Quest. So no wonder this got through the Washington Post’s many layers of fact checkers. Anyway, the important thing is: Sarah Palin is stupid.
Hey, it’s nice to be able to honestly say that IMAO takes even more effort to be accurate than major newspaper, since on occasion I do Google things.