Recently, Politico writers Dylan Byers and Mackenzie Weinger wrote that Sarah Palin told Katie Couric on CBS that she could "see Russia from [her] house." This despite the fact that Tina Fey, portraying Palin, was the only one who ever uttered those words. That's doubly wrong. This kind of malignant confusion has unfairly discredited Palin in the public mind.
Check out what happened when MRCTV's Dan Joseph went out to interview tourists around the White House to see if the people on the street had a better grasp of reality than Politico. It ended up a little like one of those depressing Jay Leno "Jaywalking" segments:
This is the usual spin about Couric vs. Palin: “If I was Sarah Palin, I wouldn’t want to resurrect that episode. You looked like an ignoramus, and it wasn’t Katie Couric’s fault,” Democratic consultant Garry South told Politico.