We all know that Tina Fey's resemblance to Sarah Palin is uncanny. And when Fey is spoofing her, you sometimes do a double-take. Well, on Sunday, the Fox News graphics department didn't do a double-take, or double check for that matter, as a still photo of Fey playing Palin, from a 2008 SNL VP-debate sketch, made it onto the air during a segment of America's Election HQ looking into the "real" Palin's 2012 presidential prospects.
It's amusing that Fox wouldn't recognize one of their own employees, and perhaps it's even a Freudian visual slip symbolic of a desire to see anyone other than Palin, including Fey, run for the highest office in the land. This isn't the first time Palin has been misrepresented on Fox. Back in 2009, Fox News management issued an inter-office memo announcing a zero-tolerance policy for "on-screen errors," following an incident where Fox substituted old footage of Palin on the campaign trail for footage purporting to be from a book tour. Enjoy this switcheroo miscue; at least until we get a mistaken photo of Kristen Wiig-as-Michele Bachmann after Bachmann's next inevitable American-history gaffe.