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Politico Publishes Bogus Palin Quote

John on June 10, 2011 at 9:36 am

Layers and layers of fact checkers:

News site Politico.com admitted Friday that it made an “error” in attributing a nasty quote about Rep. Michele Bachmann to former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin.

The quote came in an opinion piece Thursday by former Virginia Democratic Party chief Paul Goldman and George Mason University professor Mark J. Rozell. The piece speculated on whether Bachmann’s possible presidential run might compel Palin to get in the race, and argued that her recent bus tour sent a message to Bachmann, R-Minn. — a message they attributed directly to Palin.

The article said: “Palin’s bus tour had some of the hallmarks of a primal scream: ‘I built this constituency, not Bachmann, not anyone else,’ she said. Looking at it through her eyes, she has a point.”

However, Palin never said that. Her political action committee promptly issued a statement urging the media to “quit making stuff up.”

Does that even sound like anything Palin would say? Not to me it doesn’t.
I can’t wait for the Washington Post and the NY Times to dig into the Palin emails. It’s like Christmas come early for liberals.

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