Wednesday, October 21, 2009

MSNBC Furthers Misinformation About Palin

As we have posted earlier that People Magazine falsely claimed that Governor Palin famously turned down to appear on Oprah during the campaign.

Well, what do you know, now MSNBC entertainment editor Courtney Hazlett decided to go along with this claim.

As Ken Shepherd notes at NewsBusters

MSNBC entertainment editor Courtney Hazlett spent all of two minutes on "Morning Meeting" with Dylan Ratigan and still managed to get her facts wrong.

Noting former Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin's scheduled November 16 appearance on "Oprah," Hazlett told viewers that the former Alaska governor "famously said no to appearing on Oprah" during the 2008 presidential campaign, because Palin knew "you get more publicity rejecting Oprah than possibly going on."

The only trouble is, as my colleague Noel Sheppard noted earlier today, that is patently false. It was, in fact, Obama-endorsing Oprah Winfrey who refused to book Palin on her program during the campaign season, although she expressed an interest in having her on after the election.

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