Fox News mistakenly uses Tina Fey picture in Sarah Palin story
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Fox News found out the hard way that there’s nothing like the real thing when it comes to Sarah Palin, especially when it comes to Palin impersonator Tina Fey.
A story on ‘America’s News Headquarters’ about Palin’s current bus tour, in which she may be testing the waters for a 2012 presidential bid, was illustrated with a graphic of Fey portraying Palin, according to Mediaite.com. The snafu was particularly glaring since Palin works for Fox as a correspondent.
While viewers may have chuckled at the mistake, Fox News did not find the issue a laughing matter. The website reported that Fox News executive producer of weekend programming David Clark said the producer responsible for the mistake will be ‘disciplined,’ and an apology and explanation will be provided during the show next week.
[For the record, 3:52 p.m, June 6 A previous version of this post said an internal Fox News memo to the staff about the Palin error indicated that there would be ‘zero tolerance’ for on-screen errors. That memo was actually issued two years ago and was unrelated to the Palin incident.]
-- Greg Braxton