Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Uh-Oh. Contessa Brewer Quotes Fake Website While Talking About Jerry Falwell


As you no doubt have heard Rev. Jerry Falwell (Republican activist and founder of the religious right) died yesterday. While discussing his impact on the country, MSNBC's Contessa Brewer quoted the website Whitehouse.org. The problem? The site is a spoof site with headlines like "Virginia Tech Tragedy: President Bush Expresses Shocked Outrage Over Brutal Massacre He Did Not Authorize" I think it's hysterical, but Contessa's limited credibility has just been shattered. Talking Points Memo caught it and posted it:

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