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#97: Palin thinks Nightline and Lou Dobbs are “Magazines”

Matt Yglesias reported that Alaska Magazine wrote:

“In one part of the interview, I asked her what newspapers and magazines she read before being asked to be John McCain’s running mate,” Couric said. “And she couldn’t name any. So again, I turned to the crew and I said, ‘Hold it, guys,’ and I went to the Governor privately and said, ‘Governor Palin, did you not understand the question? I’m asking you to name some newspapers or magazines you read. You can’t come up with any? I’m just trying to make sure you’re clear and to give you a fair shake here.’ And she said, ‘Okay. Nightline? Is that a magazine?’ I said, ‘No, that’s a television show.’ She said, ‘What about Lou Dobbs? Isn’t that a newspaper?’ And I said, ‘No, that’s a man. Lou Dobbs is a man.’ And there wasn’t much more I could do. I’m not a miracle worker.”

The problem is, as his first commenter notes, “For those having trouble, the piece is satire, not real.” Basically, just as with the “kills 40 caribou at a time” and “thinks dinosaurs are ‘Satan lizards'” rumors, someone has taken satire as fact, since it has the political import they like.

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