Fake News: Sarah Palin NOT In A Coma After Hit And Run

Fact Check

  • by: Maarten Schenk

A suspicious website named BlueVision News just posted an article titled: "BREAKING NEWS: Sarah Palin In A Coma After Hit And Run". It starts off like this:

It seems as though there may be more than the normal forces at play here. .

Former Governor of Alaska Sarah Palin was the victim of a horrendous crime this morning while driving to meet a friend on the Pacific Coast Highway. She was run off the road in what authorities are calling a hit and run and nearly killed. The SUV she was driving rolled over several times and ended up in a drainage ditch.

Governor Palin was taken to a local hospital under an alias in case the hit and run was on purpose and not a random act of reckless driving. According to her spokesman, she is currently in a coma with 2 broken vertebrae and a broken thigh.

The site in question does not list a date, author or source and is filled to the brim with dodgy looking ads. All the classical hallmarks of a fake news website, in other words.


No other reputable news websites have made any mention of this supposed accident and Sarah Palin has apparently just tweeted something just minutes ago which would be quite hard to do when in a coma:

There is no mention of an accident anywhere on her official website or Facebook page either so we are going to go ahead an declare this fake news.

Further evidence: the exact same article is currently being pushed on several other known fake news websites:

All these sites use the same scammy ads & sensationalized headlines to trick unsuspecting people into sharing there hoax articles so people would click their ads. Don't fall for it. As you can see in the Trendolizer graph at the end of this article hundreds of people are currently being taken in by these scammers. If you notice anyone spreading the false story you can help by pointing them to this article here because being fooled by scam artists.

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