Remember when CNN fact-checked SNL’s attacks on Sarah Palin and George Bush?

October 7th, 2009

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  • 1. John Foust  |  October 7th, 2009 at 9:06 am

    You mean like the way CNN had to explain why you can’t actually see Russia from Palin’s back porch? Or the way they reminded us that WMDs weren’t actually in Iraq?

    It’s always a slow news day at CNN. Two words: Jeanne Moos.

  • 2. neomom  |  October 7th, 2009 at 7:13 pm

    It would have been better if CNN had said that Sarah Palin never actually said that she could see Russia from her house – that was a Tina Fey-ism.

    This is probably the first time ever that a comedy sketch has been fact-checked. But what do you expect from a news organization that had a group of school kids on-set singing praises to ObamaCare….

  • 3. John Foust  |  October 7th, 2009 at 8:48 pm

    GIBSON: What insight into Russian actions, particularly in the last couple of weeks, does the proximity of the state give you?

    PALIN: They’re our next door neighbors and you can actually see Russia from land here in Alaska, from an island in Alaska.

    Yes, Tina made a joke. SNL is a comedy show.

  • 4. Dan  |  October 8th, 2009 at 11:28 am

    Ok, John, is what Palin said false? BTW, you just made 2 completely different statements, which one is correct?

  • 5. John Foust  |  October 8th, 2009 at 3:13 pm

    You’re right, Dan, I have no idea if CNN ever fact-checked Tina Fey’s routine about Palin where Tina said “you can see Russia from my house.”

    Of course, the rest of us can take Palin’s words on their own to see why propinquity to Russia didn’t truly inform her diplomatic skills.

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