This is what happens when “real reporters” so badly want to believe the liberal mischaracterization of Sarah Palin. NBC News’ political reporter Kasie Hunt retweeted this, which she later deleted after who knows how many people saw it:

If this had been a ridiculous statement from, say, Nancy Pelosi instead of Sarah Palin, Hunt might have actually gone all “real reporter” and verified the source before passing it along to her followers. Hunt later deleted it without acknowledging it was fake.

All Hunt would have had to do is go to the account page and it would have been obvious:

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Verify, schmerify.