Fox News uses picture of Tina Fey in Sarah Palin story

How good is comedian Tina Fey’s impersonation of Republican Sarah Palin?

This just in, Tina Fey is not running for president.

This just in, Tina Fey is not running for president.

Good enough to fool the former Alaska governor’s network of choice, according to media watchdog Mediaite.com.

Sunday, Fox aired a clip about Palin’s potential entry into the 2012 presidential race but used a picture of Fey from a Saturday Night Live skit.

Fox News released the following statement:  “This past Sunday during ‘America’s News Headquarters,’ a graphics error was made during a segment on former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin. The producer has since been disciplined and an explanation and apology will be made in the same hour next Sunday. Fox News regrets the error.”

TheWeek.com lists the goof as its best video of the week.

Heads may roll if something similar happens again, Mediaite reports.

A Fox News memo states: “Effective immediately, there is zero tolerance for on-screen errors. Mistakes by any member of the show team that end up on air may result in immediate disciplinary action against those who played significant roles in the “mistake chain,” and those who supervise them. That may include warning letters to personnel files, suspensions, and other possible actions up to and including termination, and this will all obviously play a role in performance reviews.”

Humans make mistakes, fortunately mine aren’t televised.

146 comments Add your comment

Hahahahaha

June 8th, 2011
2:25 pm

Enter your comments here

Hahahahaha

June 8th, 2011
2:27 pm

No error was made, unless Tina Fey considers it to be offensive. Sarah Palin is a joke, so what is better than to have a comediene portrary her!. FOX you have finally done something right, then you want to make excuses! Now that is funny!

Orlando

June 8th, 2011
2:31 pm

Tina is probably more qualified than Sara anyways.

John S.

June 8th, 2011
2:32 pm

I’d vote for Tina Fey!

wxwax

June 8th, 2011
2:34 pm

“Zero tolerance for on-screen errors”?

Good luck with that. They happen all the time, and not just in Roger Eugene Ailes’ operation.

Either FOX News will be firing a bunch of people or this is a bit of a smokescreen.

Old Dawg

June 8th, 2011
2:36 pm

How can Faux News Fire people when they’ve been broadcasting incorrect, fabricated and misleading footage since the network’s inception?

Observer

June 8th, 2011
2:41 pm

I find these comments hilarious! If Fox News was so offensive to people they could just tune in to something else. No need for animosity. That the left controls virtually every media source other than Fox and the rest of us would like something to watch, I find it so ironic that they are so threatened by what Fox chooses to run.
Using Tina Fey, who basically owes her fortune to mocking Sarah Palin on air – is funny, no matter what side you are on. I like Palin and am capable of my own thoughts so I don’t watch the Comedy Channel as my news source. She has a role to play and has accomplished things, like her or not. But she shouldn’t run for President. Then again, neither should Obama. She has accomplished more than he has to be perfectly fair.

Logical Dude

June 8th, 2011
2:48 pm

Punishment for the next graphics error will be:
Summarily verbally reprimanded!
Summarily ejected from the building, escorted by your superior and peers!
Summarily led to a Pub!
Summarily forced to drink until intoxicated!
Summarily laughed about by your superior and peers!
Summarily returned to work, properly disciplined.

JoeV

June 8th, 2011
2:49 pm

@Observer

LOL. Faux news is a parody of itself. If you can’t see that; I pity you.

And Tina Fey owes NOTHING to Sarah Palin. Tina Fey is an accomplished writer and actor. She has written hit movies and was even the head writer for SNL (which is considered one of the most respected writing jobs in the industry).

Kay

June 8th, 2011
3:01 pm

Amen to Joe V and Observer in full detail please explain with Sarah Palin had accomplish besides being source of material for late night shows.

The Truth

June 8th, 2011
3:02 pm

Fox news is an alternative to the far left media machine, most people who are incensed by it are ideologues or academic types who mainly deal in rosy theories rather than a harsher reality, like one of the other posters said if you don’t like it, don’t watch it, (I think the far left wing-nuts really are enraged by the fact that Fox blows away the ratings of all other cable networks combined) A little reality is refreshing from time to time. I consider myself an independant.

JET

June 8th, 2011
3:05 pm

Pailin miss the VIP treawtment afforded her during the last election campaign. Good reason to run again. At least she will get some VIP treatment, including private aircraft, bodyguard, the free clothing (her closet is empty again) etc for a while during the election campaign.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:08 pm

LMFAO @ the mindless leftist haters!

Seriously

June 8th, 2011
3:08 pm

Observer – seriously? You stated: “the left controls virtually every media source other than Fox…” First, I disagree. However, even if you were correct, they might lean 51/49 toward the left. However, Fox (while calling themselves “news”) leans 99/1 toward the right. So far in fact that they’re not really a newschannel.

Tina Fey accomplished many things before you even heard of Sarah Palin. She owes her nothing. Palin actually owes Fey – if it wasn’t for her skits, many people in this country wouldn’t know anything about Palin.

Lastly, you pathetically state that Palin has accomplished more than Obama. IN WHAT WORLD? Seriously? Even if you are a Republican, a Governor of Alaska hasn’t accomplished squat compared to a President. You’re just flashing your ignorance blatantly now.

Jason

June 8th, 2011
3:10 pm

@ The Truth — you’re not an independant. If you think Fox News “tells it like it is”, then you’re either a Republican or a total idiot.

Palin's a GENIOUS!!!

June 8th, 2011
3:12 pm

Hey Observer, why don’t you watch Saturday Night Live this week. I’m sure they’ll have Tina Fey impersonating Palin talking about Paul Revere. By the time she’s done, Revere will be teamed up with the British!!

hahahaha – Palin knows history – hahahaha

Atlantarama

June 8th, 2011
3:13 pm

Fox News is wrong so many times, it’s comical. On the day Bin Laden was killed, one hour after Obama’s press conference, FNN was still reporting that he had actually been killed a week earlier.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:14 pm

LOL — all the leftist haters have is hate to try to support their fraudulent ineligible messiah!

JET

June 8th, 2011
3:15 pm

Observer – As dumb as a door knob. You are as dumb as a hammer and nail

realist

June 8th, 2011
3:15 pm

Seriously, Seriously?

When Sarah Palin is president, you can compare her record, as president to Obama’s as president.

Right now, the only fair comparison of Sarah Palin vis a vis Obama is to compare both before their presidencies. So go ahead – show us what Mr. Community Organizer and “present” politician accomplished compared to governor Palin.

The Truth

June 8th, 2011
3:15 pm

Hey Jason, I just re-read by post from which you quoted me as saying Fox news “tells it like it is” -You quoted me there; but, I just don’t see it in my post, please explain?? Sounds like your taking liberties with my post and maybe inserting your own meanings to fit your world view-just like a left wing nut. (I don’t like right wing-nuts either) Like I said independent, it’s pretty scary if your locked into one view of the world whether that be “right” or “left”, doesn’t give you much room to develop your own opinion.

John

June 8th, 2011
3:15 pm

You know Palin is qualified to be President AND a great American because the Democrats (lewd Twitter photo-loving Socialists) hate her!

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:15 pm

Here’s a slam-dunk against the leftist haters:
http://www.nationalreview.com/articles/print/269035

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:18 pm

I don’t know what’s the bigger joke Sarah Palin or her Kool-Aid drinkers like Joe, the Truth and the Observer. Someone needs to come to your doors and strip you of your voter registration cards before you get us all killed.

king of mean

June 8th, 2011
3:22 pm

look, they both have a great set of legs so i could care less…

RedNeck Rick

June 8th, 2011
3:23 pm

Why did Sarah Palin buy a house in Mexico? So she could build up her foreign policy experience. Now she’ll be able to see Mexico from her front porch too.

Barack Obama was born on August 4th and he will turn fifty years old on his upcoming August 4, 2011 birthday. Sarah Palin’s birthday is on February 11. When she was asked what year, she replied, “Every year.”

Q: What would you get if you crossed Sarah Palin with a parrot?

A: Sarah Palin

Q. What is Sarah Palin’s advice for the jobless on how to double their money?

A. Fold it in half.

Top Ten Reasons Why Sarah Palin is Running For President of the United States
1. Alaska isn’t about to take her back as Governor.

2. The Tea Party seems to be sobering up real fast.

3. Donald Trump won’t let her appear on The Apprentice.

4. The White House silverware could fit in her purse.

5. India turned out to be just too hot and icky.

6. The Secret Service would keep an eye on Todd.

7. The White House staff doesn’t have a union.

8. Free government health care for HER family.

9. Airforce One is bigger than her Gulfstream G650.

10. So that she can send Katie Couric to Gitmo.

Q. Why does Sarah Palin admire Abraham Lincoln?

A. For inventing the Town Car.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:23 pm

LOL, yes, bamabelle, take away the voter cards of anyone who won’t vote the way the leftist haters tell us to!

Don’tcha just love liberal “tolerance”?

Simple Jack

June 8th, 2011
3:25 pm

Comments are great!!! Drink that Hateraide!!! Good stuff!

It is quite funny that Fox made the error, too! Kudos to Tina Fey!! She does a great job!! Loved Alec Baldwin on SNL the time they had Palin guesting….He was a riot as well!!

And on a more serious note, neither Palin, nor Obama are qualified to run for President, Obama just got lucky and was a relative unknown (still is, actually)…….but that will CHANGE in 2012.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:25 pm

This country is in trouble not because of Obama it’s because of people like this who love Sarah Palin are the same one’s who probably thought Bush was a great president too. You people need to be stopped seriously. Maybe like Palin making you read a book or two will slow you down lol.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:27 pm

Hey leftist haters… how come we don’t hear about your almighty American military casualty count every day front page like you did for your “evil” Bush? More Americans have died in Hussein’s Afghanistan than W’s Afghanistan! Where’s the body count every day? What’s the matter, would it make your fraud president with an illegal social security number look bad?

Steven Daedalus

June 8th, 2011
3:27 pm

I always use Fox for comic relief, what a bunch of dufusses.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:30 pm

Joe seriously let me deprogram you so you can think again cause I think Fox and Palin has drain all the common sense out of you. I’m afraid you’ll give up all your worldly goods to her so she can ran for President. LOL

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:31 pm

LOL, the leftist haters are incapable of anything but hate in support of their fraud-in-chief!

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:33 pm

What about that illegal SSN for your messiah? All you’ve got is hatred of Palin in response?

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
3:33 pm

B Belle-

If my grammar (just check your last two posts) was as poor as yours is, then frankly I’d keep my mouth shut instead of criticizing someone else for their supposed lack of intellect.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:34 pm

And yet you Joe want to support and half term Governor because she is pretty. I haven’t heard one thing this woman has said about policy and her own party won’t support her.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:36 pm

Liar. NOPE, don’t put words in my mouth…. and STILL you’ve got nothing but hatred to support your fraud-in-chief?! How did he manage to fraudulently obtain an illegal SSN?

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:39 pm

Joe I bet you right now, you can’t name on your own 10 policy changes Sarah Palin did for the state of Alaska. The woman is DUMB. LOL

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:40 pm

LOL — Perfect, keep ‘em coming!

The Truth

June 8th, 2011
3:41 pm

“I don’t know what’s the bigger joke Sarah Palin or her Kool-Aid drinkers like Joe, the Truth and the Observer. Someone needs to come to your doors and strip you of your voter registration cards before you get us all killed.”
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Here in lies the problem, I personally would never vote for Sarah Palin and really don’t like her that much and I never said that or alluded to that in my post; yet, the person above posted that I’m a Sarah Palin Kool Aid drinker because I made a comment about Fox news being an alternative to the agenda driven left wing media machine. Man, we’re in trouble, diversify your news sources people on the both the left and right, that way you won’t hamstring yourself with the talking heads’ opinions and you can make up your own minds. What an innovative idea!!:)

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
3:41 pm

Let’s see. Accomplishments?

Palin:
Mayor
Governor
Balanced budget as governor
Over 70% approval rate as governor
Took BP to task as Governor

Obama:
Community Organizer
Senator (routinely voting present)

When it comes to executive experience, Palin wins hands down (pre-Obama presidency obviously). And Obama’s lack of executive experience (read lack of management skills) is evident.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:44 pm

Well done, Bulldawg!

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
3:45 pm

Additionally, for those that do not believe the mainstream media leans left to the same degree, if not more, than Fox News leans right, well, we cannot continue the conversation. This is due to the fact you would have to be the quintessential ideologue to not accept the bias of the MSM.

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:45 pm

Anyone to me who watches Fox news and consider them a news organization is a joke. Fox is for entertainment and their job is to fool people like you (conservatives and republicans) into drinking the Kool-Aid of the people like Sarah Palin who is dumb as a bunch of rocks. Fox News has an agenda always have and always will be.

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
3:47 pm

And again Belle-

Your grammar and speech patterns are disgusting. How can you sit there and suggest someone else is dumb when you cannot form a sentence without errors? I know, I shouldn’t blame you. You did on fact go to a government school – and in Alabama no less.

Joe

June 8th, 2011
3:48 pm

Why do I have the feeling we have an “expert” Fox news critic who never watches Fox news?

Perhaps Jon Stewart is where we should get our news? LOL!

bamabelle2000

June 8th, 2011
3:48 pm

I said 10 things by the way Gentleman and lets add: Doesn’t read anything or at least that’s what she told Katie Couric, thinks she can see Russia from her house, was or is under investigation by the state of Alaska, is a quitter she didn’t stay her her term, is wrong about American History and refuses to correct herself, basically got Gabby Griffords shot because she targeted her district. Gentleman shall I go on?

Bulldawg

June 8th, 2011
3:49 pm

Good lord! There you again. Where in the hell did you learn to speak woman?

“Fox News has an agenda always HAVE and always will BE.”

It is HAS and the BE is not necessary.

JLM

June 8th, 2011
3:49 pm

How is this news worthy past last Monday? Please, are there any serious people out there?

RxDawg

June 8th, 2011
3:50 pm

That’s pretty funny. But the Fox head honchos sure do seem to be overeacting to it. It’s not that big of a deal, they do look a lot alike.