Yesterday it was Us Weekly. Today TIME falls for a blatantly obvious satire piece about Sarah Palin wanting to deport “spicy Latin princesses” Christina Aguilera for messing up the national anthem during the Super Bowl. Is their hatred for all things Palin blinding them? The answer is apparently, yes.
Via Gossip Cop:
Another major media outlet is treating a parody Sarah Palin“interview” about Christina Aguilera as though it is real.
As Gossip Cop reported yesterday, after a satirical site wrote an article in which the former Alaska governor blasts Aguilera’s bungled national anthem performance during a supposed “radio interview” with Sean Hannity, Us Weekly ran the fabricated remarks as authentic.
Among other outlandish comments, “Palin” says in the spoof interview she wants to “deport” Aguilera and declares that “spicy Latin princesses” shouldn’t be permitted to perform the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
The original, clearly labeled satire can be found here.
Us Weekly eventually yanked its story and today printed a retraction and apology.
But it turns out Us Weekly wasn’t alone.
Time magazine’s website made the same mistake.
In a post about Conan O’Brien making fun of Aguilera, Time casually observes, “And you thought Sarah Palin went overboard by commenting that she wanted to deport the singer?”
Here’s a screenshot before it gets flushed: