An article that claims Sarah Palin wondered if Malaysia Airlines “flew directly to heaven” is from a satire news website, but that didn’t stop thousands of people from apparently believing it.
“Sarah Palin claimed today that Malaysia Flight 370 may have vanished because it mistakenly flew too high and ended up in heaven,” the article published on satire site The Daily Currant reads. “During an appearance on Fox News last night, Sean Hannity asked the former vice-presidential candidate for her thoughts about the aircraft, which has been missing for nearly two weeks.”
The Daily Currant’s disclaimer says it isn’t a real news site. “The Daily Currant is an English language online satirical newspaper that covers global politics, business, technology, entertainment, science, health and media. It is accessible from over 190 countries worldwide – now including South Sudan,” it says. “Our mission is to ridicule the timid ignorance which obstructs our progress, and promote intelligence – which presses forward.”
But many thought that Palin actually said the plane went “to heaven.”
On the website’s comments section, the debate shifted from whether the article was satire to insults directed at Democrats and Republicans.
“Maybe you need to tell your idiot readers it’s satire because many of them take it as truth and spread it around social media. Just like Tina Fey made fun of Palin on SNL and the liberal idiots think Palin actually said those things that were jokes. You can’t joke with libs. They’re just dumb name callers,” one person said.
Added another: “LOL… this was the funniest thing I’ve read in a LONG time. Thanks Daily Currant for the laugh. To bad 99% of the people commenting have their panties all in a wad because they think this actually happened. Just goes to show how stupid all the political trolls on the internet actually are.”