“Talking Heads Admit Russia Is Close to Alaska”Remember how Sarah Palin said, “I can see Russia from my front porch”? Then you have an interesting memory because she did not say that. It was Tina Fay on Saturday Night Live in a parody of Palin. To be honest, it was funny on SNL. I like Palin. It was still funny. Humor is good and poking fun at politicians is healthy. What is sick is allowing the media to convince us that Palin said it.
It might be a good time to go back and read the entire interview, not just the edited version and see what she really said. Then the L.A. Times and the networks could send a team of reporters up to Alaska armed with maps and atlases. They might charter and airplane and fly out over the Bering Straits and discover what the governor of Alaska, and any middle school student who has been paying attention, knows: Alaska is close to Russia.
When I see that headline, maybe I will be willing to get a subscription to the Times.
And maybe not.
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