Oops: MSNBC quotes tweet from Gov. Bev Perdue parody account

Did MSNBC really fall for a Gov. Bev Perdue parody account? Looks that way:

Here’s the full tweet:

And here’s @GovBevPerdue’s Twitter bio with the key part highlighted:

Some sample tweets from the hit-you-over-the-head obvious parody account:

Chuck Todd isn’t the only MSNBC host at “Panther Stadium” who’s a little confused by the meaning of “parody account.” Andrea Mitchell used theĀ @GovBevPerdue handle in a tweet this morning.

Parodies are hard. Especially when the lapdog media mistakenly believe those parodies make Dems look good.

  • anthonybgonzalez
  • Rob Stevely

    Tom Brokaw must be rolling over in his grave.

    • renagle

      I must’ve missed a joke somewhere since Brokaw is still alive…. Still, MSNBC fails are fun-nay!

      • Rather Not

        Too late, F Chuck Todd already reported it.

      • WhoMeToo

        Not after the Eastwood tweet! Brokaw’s been MIA on Twitter since 30 Aug!

      • crawfordsrevenge

        Caught his commentary last week at the RNC and he could have fooled me.

  • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

    I think MSNBC also uses The Onion to verify stories too.

  • redheadgrl

    Maybe I should be a journalist. It looks kinda easy.

    • http://pennyrobinsonfanclub.net/ PennyRobinsonFanClub

      Please. I thought you had more self-respect than that.

  • https://twitter.com/Guy_Montag_OG Guy_Montag_OG

    JournoLists are amusing.

  • Owen007

    It’s amazing how deciding how to spend five seconds can vastly affect things. You could 1) spend that brief amount of time checking to see if a Twitter account is an admitted parody, or 2) don’t and fall flat on your face. Oh, MSNBC, it’s a good thing I rely on you for laughs and not news because you never fail to disappoint.

  • http://twitter.com/BLeFonque Buckshot LeFonque


  • http://twitter.com/mikeinthebay Michael C.

    This and Obama using Rolling Stone as fact source? I love being a conservative.That is all.

    • http://twitter.com/thetugboatphil TugboatPhil

      Well it’s not just Rolling Stone. He also uses Glamour and People.

  • Elaine

    There are SO many parody accounts. Watching Ryan event LIVE on Fox and the podium mic went off and Carl’s went on and the camera zoomed in on just him, chewing gum and talking to some owman? You could hear him speaking over the background noise. I tried to send a tweet since, he was looking at his messages, but they all went to the stupid campaign carl parody site. ERRR It comes up FIRST and I was in a hurry to tell hm someone was messing with him. :(

  • Damn_Lucky69

    Right up there with the Rolling Stone for accuracy.

  • WhoMeToo

    Classic FAIL!!!! XD

  • stillinthe60s

    Pretty much sums up the Democrat Party….total parody of itself.

  • holygoat

    Tom Brokaw approves of the new NBC/MSNBC. He helped build it.

    • http://twitter.com/WA8GBO N8CNJ

      He didn’t build that

  • https://twitter.com/AlessaRosewater Maria

    HA! Massive FAIL.