Sarah Palin speaks to a group of supporters at a 2008 campaign rally in Springfield, Missouri. EPA/LARRY W. SMITH
On Tuesday, a writer for the Washington Post mistakenly reported that former governor of Alaska and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin was hired as a host for the upcoming Al Jazeera America channel. The article, which has since been corrected, cited claims from The Daily Currant that Palin had been tapped for a key role in the new network. Writer Suzi Parker did not notice, however, that The Daily Currant is a satirical site.
An Al Jazeera spokesman later clarified that "no discussions have taken place" with Palin for the network.