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FAKE NEWS: Sarah Palin Wonders If Flight 370 'Flew Directly To Heaven'

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As shared on Facebook, March 21, 2014:
Palin Wonders If Flight 370 Flew Directly to Heaven

Netlore Archive: Viral article quotes Sarah Palin suggesting that missing Malaysian Airlines Flight MH370 could be in heaven because it "accidentally flew too high and got stuck up there."

Via Facebook

Description: Fake news / Satire
Circulating since: March 2014
Status: FALSE (see details below)

Example:
Via DailyCurrant.com, March 20, 2014:

Palin Wonders If Flight 370 ‘Flew Directly to Heaven’

Sarah Palin claimed today that Malaysia Flight 370 may have vanished because it mistakenly flew too high and ended up in heaven.

During her 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 former Alaska governor stunned viewers with an unorthodox new theory that international investigators have so far ignored.

“I see all these smarty pants people on CNN saying that it was terrorism or a fire in the cockpit,” she explained to a bewildered Hannity, “but I don’t hear anyone talking about the God possibility. I mean what if they accidentally flew too high and go stuck up there?

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Analysis: In truth, Sarah Palin said none of the above. The article originated on DailyCurrant.com, a satirical website whose disclaimer states: "Our stories are purely fictional." I advise taking them at their word.

Palin, a former governor of Alaska and 2008 Vice-Presidential candidate, has a reputation for being a loose cannon and is a frequent target of satirical barbs and hoaxes accusing her of making statements she never actually made.

Malaysia Airlines Flight MH370 from Kuala Lumpur to Beijing went missing over the South China Sea carrying 239 passengers and crew members on March 8, 2014. As of this writing (March 21, 2014), the plane has still not been found.

More things Sarah Palin never said:
"Thanksgiving is for real Americans, not Indians"
"We need to return Easter back to the way it was when Jesus was alive"
"God made dinosaurs 4,000 years ago as ultimately flawed creatures, lizards of Satan"

Sources and further reading:

Palin Wonders If Flight 370 ‘Flew Directly to Heaven’
Daily Currant (satire website), 20 March 2014

Beijing-Bound Flight from Malaysia Missing
USA Today, 8 March 2014

Last updated 03/21/14

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