The Mario Blog
02.13.2017—2am
In the era of fake news, fake photos?

Funny but not funny: this is what happened to a newspaper in the Dominican Republic. Enjoy.

This is not the firs time this happens, but it is definitely a testament to how well actor Alec Baldwin plays President Trump in his Saturday Night Live sketches, that El Nacional, a newspaper in the Dominican Republic, recently used a picture of the actor, instead of one of Trump himself, for a story about Israel. There is the real Israeli Premiere Benjamin Netanyahu, next to Alec Baldwin.

Comedienne Tina Fey played former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin so well, that Fox News used the photo of Fey when a real photo of Ms. Palin was supposed to be there.

So, in the era of alternative facts and fake news, alternative photos are becoming part of the equation too. Next in line for the photo confusion may be a photo of comedienne Melissa McCarthy doing her perfect impersonation of White House Press Secretary Sean Spice. 

Warning: Be careful, out there, photo editors. Resemblances may be misleading.

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