Friday, June 10, 2011

Politico forced to issue correction after making up Palin quote

Back to the drawing board, Pollutico?
The Blaze reports that Politico, after falsely attributing an entirely made-up quote directly to Sarah Palin, has been forced to print a correction. Politico has not, however, apologized to Gov. Palin:
In an article that pits Palin vs. Rep. Michele Bachmann, authors Paul Goldman and Mark J. Rozell appear to catch Palin slamming Bachmann. Here it is in context, which is the third paragraph in the article:
Palin’s bus tour had some of the hallmarks of a primal scream: “I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else.” Looking at it through her eyes, she has a point.
That’s a big deal. Considering the piece, that would appear to be the start of a word war between the two Tea Party favorites. But there’s just one problem. Palin never said it.

As soon as they spotted the false attribution in Politico's hit piece, a number of Palin supporters -- your editor among them -- bombarded the corrupt, left-leaning publication through social media and other avenues of contact with messages demanding a retraction.

As we reported here at midnight Texas Time last night, SarahPAC staff soon became aware of the attempt by Politico to smear the governor, called them out on it, and set the record straight.

Now Politico claims an "editing error" was responsible for the false attribution, but we're not buying their foul-smelling brand of snake oil, not even for a second. Now for the Wyle E. Coyote website, it's back to the Acme catalog to look for another deceptive device to employ in his never-ending fool's errand to try to destroy Sarah Palin. But an army of faithful sheepdogs will be watching...

- JP


  1. Good work.

    Now let's get NRO to take the ref to Tina Fey out of their headline interview with Stephen Bannon.

    NRO is just as much a shill as Politico IMO.

  2. Attributing that smear to an "editing error" is as close to an admission of guilt as one can expect. It's not as if you can expect to see a "we regret the error" message, 'cos they don't regret it. If anything, they're just upset that they got caught.

    And speaking of editing errors, it's "Wile E. Coyote", not "Wyle". :)