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A little Fun at MSNBC/Rachel Maddow/Huffington Post's expense???

WASHINGTON, DC – The Internet's finest satirists snookered 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 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...
....The fact that ChristWire isn't a sincere Christian web forum has been a difficult lesson for the mainstream media to learn—especially NBC and its affiliates. The Atlantic Wire first outed ChristWire last July....
....Maddow's humility sparkles in comparison to The Huffington Post's, which upon being duped by ChristWire last August, simply erased parts of the article that showed they weren't in on the joke. In that instance, ChristWire had published an advice guide for women on how to tell if their husbands are gay. The mistake caught the attention of The New York Times which pressed the website on the issue and finally elicited a concession. “We did get hoodwinked,” Huffington Post spokesperson Mario Ruiz admitted.

C'mon people. Google searches! They're not that hard.

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grlygrlz2

Asked by grlygrlz2 at 1:11 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 in Politics & Current Events

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Answers (10)
  • And that's why they are called talking heads.
    jewjewbee

    Answer by jewjewbee at 1:42 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • LOLOL
    Carpy

    Answer by Carpy at 1:46 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • At least she owned up to her mistake, huffpo had to be backed into a corner.
    lovinangels

    Answer by lovinangels at 1:50 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • "And that's why they are called talking heads. "

    And usually without a lot of brains inside them; they're hired for style rather than substance. (That goes for the WHOLE Talking Head Corps, no matter who they work for.)

    Some careless producer's head just rolled.
    gdiamante

    Answer by gdiamante at 1:52 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • i had to bump ya, OP...anything to wipe that smug smile off RM's face. LOL!
    dullscissors

    Answer by dullscissors at 2:03 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • – collapse

    The article that caught Maddow's eye called for an "American-led invasion"


    She could just log onto CM, and see how many are wanting it,,,,

    sweet-a-kins

    Answer by sweet-a-kins at 2:14 PM on Feb. 1, 2011 (hidden) + expand

  • And usually without a lot of brains inside them; they're hired for style rather than substance.

    ***

    Looks like MSNBC's fact checkers are also used by Obama and his administration!! LOL
    LoriKeet

    Answer by LoriKeet at 2:25 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • What, the left media should actually check out a story before blasting it on air? Lovely, just lovely
    itsmesteph11

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 3:47 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Ahhh ha ha ha ha! She sure was having a good time serving it up for her audience though. How funny! It would almost be worth watching again, if it weren't for Maddow.

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 8:09 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

  • Maddow falls for a lot of things hook, line and sinker. The problem is....she tries to take as many other fish as she can with her as she is reeled in!
    goodwitch399

    Answer by goodwitch399 at 8:10 PM on Feb. 1, 2011

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