Newspaper Apologizes For Using Alec Baldwin Photo In Trump Cover Story

Tyler Durden's picture

Did 'fake news' just jump the shark?

The Dominican Republic's oldest and most important newspaper El Nacional on Friday printed a photo of Alec Baldwin doing his impression of President Trump on "Saturday Night Live" in a lead article about Trump and Israel.

The photo was used side-by-side with a photo of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

While it was not immediately clear whether the image of Baldwin was accidental or an intentional joke, the newspaper later clarified their error...

El Nacional published on Friday as Donald Trump a picture of actor Alec Baldwin, who imitates on a television program the president of the United States. The picture was sent that day by Associated Press (AP) with the name of the actor and reported on the program, but was placed as if it were Trump's, a situation that went unnoticed for all who reviewed page 19. National apolgizes to the readers and all those who felt affected by the publication.

The newspaper did however get the picture of Shakira criticizing Trump's immigration policy correct...

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ducksinarow's picture

No they didn't they got an opinion piece written about them on Zero Hedge.

Looney's picture


Shakira criticizing Trump's immigration policy…

The tear-jerking “Dreamers” fallacy, where a US citizen’s illegal parents are deported and families are torn apart, is a ten-feet-high pile of Chihuahua Shit, and here’s why…

Under the current Immigration Law, all US Citizens can petition for certain qualified relatives to come and live permanently in the United States. Eligible immediate relatives include the U.S. citizen’s Spouses, Unmarried children under the age of 21, and Parents (if the U.S. citizen is over the age of 21).

There’s a catch, though… Along with the Petition, the citizen must submit the Affidavit of Financial Support, assuming personal responsibility for the relatives’ housing, food, medical expenses, etc., until those become citizens themselves.

Millions of LEGAL immigrants, from all over the world, have gone through this process and it works perfectly well.

Trump is right - all “illegals” must either leave the country voluntarily or get deported. Then, their kids, the “Dreamers”, if they want to reunite their families, should follow the process, assume the financial responsibility, and… live happily ever after?  ;-)


InjectTheVenom's picture

hey Alec Baldwin...

ever hear the phrase "15 minutes of fame" ?



Save_America1st's picture

see that's the thing w/ the massive majority of the "lefties" fucking sense of humor, AT ALL.

Now, SNL has become a completely idiotic, talentless, extremely and paaaaaiiiiiinnnnnnfully un-funny show for the past 15 years or more.

But Baldwin's skits as Trump have been pretty fucking classic and funny.  I've heard that Trump thinks they've been pretty funny too.  So it's all good. 

We've obviously proven beyond a shadow of a doubt at this point that we are the intelligent, mature, emotionally stable, tolerant, non-violent (for now, but it won't last a whole lot longer), non-biggoted, non-racist, honest, patriots. 

And almost as importantly we have the greatest sense of humor no matter what.

~ SaveAmerica1st

Donald J. Trump's picture

The best so far has been the Sean Spicer parody.  

Just in case anyone hasn't seen it:

xythras's picture

Who is shakira again? 

And why should we care about her opinion?

FreezeThese's picture
FreezeThese (not verified) xythras Feb 11, 2017 1:50 PM

Lol look forward to the roasting on SNL tonight

Chief Wonder Bread's picture

Isn't the DR on the same island as Haiti? The common border splits the island right down the middle? I never have understood why the Haitians don't all just pick up en masse and move across to the DR. Wouldn't that solve their poverty problem all at once? They could instantly lift their per capita GDP from say $300/yr to say $3000/yr. Success!!! They should ask me to become their Presidente; at the very least their Consul General. /s

Richard Chesler's picture

I'll take Melania over Shakira every time...


SafelyGraze's picture

shakira is pretty to look at

say more things, shakira

the magazine covers at the checkout line 

Save_America1st's picture

See, I told you Donald J. Trump thinks these Baldwin skits are funny too.  ;-)

drendebe10's picture

Trump evidently has a sense of humor unlike the progressive liberal democraps.

Beowulf55's picture

Saudi figthing terrorist award............WTF.......they import them to the US.  I thought Mike Pompeo was supposed to be intelligent.


Save_America1st's picture

yeah, wow talk about fake news propaganda.  Saudis are the biggest scumbags of them all...but don't you always notice how the lefty sociopathic scumbags always create awards to give to each other in order to "launder" their evilness and to convince the sheeple that they're "good guys"??? 

Fucking psychopaths. 

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Fathead Slim (not verified) InjectTheVenom Feb 11, 2017 2:13 PM

Well, his 15 minutes has been going on for over 30 years now. Like it or not, he's had a pretty lucrative career in films since about 1985.

I think he's an asshole, and he and his brothers had a habit of fist fighting in public for awhile before they got too old.

Obadiah's picture

I have no doubt alecs antics actually helped Trump before the election.


Thank you dumbfukr



BarkingCat's picture

Trump administration needs to deport not only the illegal parents but also their US born children.

Let's get this to the supreme  court and see if these anchor babies are really US citizens.

Maybe wait a year until Ginseng croaks and there is another constructionist on the bench.

erkme73's picture

Eh, us white people all look the same to the Dominicans...

green888's picture

Eh, us white people all look the same to the Democrats

Fathead Slim's picture
Fathead Slim (not verified) BarkingCat Feb 11, 2017 2:10 PM

The 14th amendment established that birth here=citizenship, according to all the dickweed supremes who ever read it.

NordikAvenger's picture

Rule of Law means nothing to you obviously. Go home and reread the 14th Amendment again , then come back and lets talk about overturning it

duo's picture

I delicately texted a friend of mine and his wife, both Hispanic, about the "night of long vans" in Austin. They said it was great, and that large parts of Austin had gotten really bad since Obama took office.

glenlloyd's picture

"There’s a catch, though… Along with the Petition, the citizen must submit the Affidavit of Financial Support, assuming personal responsibility for the relatives’ housing, food, medical expenses, etc., until those become citizens themselves."

Precisely, once again it's all about the money. Anything the left does because they 'care' is actually because they want your wallet and by extension your tax dollars to 'care' just as much as they do.

It was never anything more than dictating where the tax dollars were going to get spent, no matter what they say

bh2's picture

"assuming personal responsibility for the relatives’ housing, food, medical expenses, etc."

The "etc" should include full financial responsibility for conquences of their conduct, as well.

That should cut sponsorships by half, right out of the gate.

BabaLooey's picture

Shakira's entry visa to the U.S.......DENIED!

(I could get used to this).

Hey President Trump! Put me on the bench...

Denied! Next!

"But your honor, I...."


"Por Favor your..."


"Si mi hom..."


HowdyDoody's picture

It would be interesting to see the 'attendance' contract for a UN goodwill ambassador. I wonder how much 'goodwill' there is in it?

Crush the cube's picture

And if republicans had any brains they would reform the system and pander to the legal immigrants and working green card holders, allow them to as a minimum the vote for paying of their taxes.  The only thing this system does to those who obey and follow the rules is feed off them.   No taxation without representation, only illegals get the gravy, press attention, and free economic and social passes.   Legals get to work hard, have to keep their mouths shut and chronically pay up.


If you threw out the welcome mat, and let them in the political club, they'd vote for you forever.  Legals actually want to be here, went through a corrupt shit mess to get here, and must and do work.  It knock the stuffing out of libtards hard, what could they say, how could they fight it?  Big nail in the coffin and a step toward fixing this mess. 

stant's picture

They jumped the shark a long time ago, just comedy now

Escrava Isaura's picture

There’s more to that.

American entertainment (propaganda) is so good that, for the people that are not following it closely (paying attention) they can be easily fooled.


Bollixed's picture

Who down votes the truth. Sheesh. Must be the haters.

38BWD22's picture



It is true, upvotes...


The central planners's picture

I down voted, sorry it was a mistake. Im a racist?

Arnold's picture

The day the comedy died was when they shitcanned Dennis Miller.

roadhazard's picture

Snowflakes are funnier than right wingers always have been. That's why Trump is so funny because he is not really a right winger... he's a Trumpi$t.

Billy the Poet's picture

Surely, there's some humanity there. Or is he entirely a caricature?

roadhazard's picture

We are going to find out that's for sure.

Mena Arkansas's picture

You can't really blame them. White people probably all look the same if you are from DR.

Bay of Pigs's picture

I've been there. Just another backassward third world country. Their government sucks and their people suffer. But hey, lets all blame Trump and America for their own problems.

flaminratzazz's picture

Do the police confiscate your cash and make you go to court to recover it?

At such time usually ending with a third of the original amount,, maybe?

do the police drive around in armored carriers with full body armor packing automatics?

are you forced to by insurance and wear your seatbelt?

a touch of liberty could make a person over  look a corrupt administration

you can smoke a cigar in the airport.. I dont smoke. just saying

Bay of Pigs's picture

I dont know. But you do have to pay a fee to get out of the airport to military guys walking around with bags full of cash.

Every young person I met wanted to get out of there and come to the USA. New York City has a huge DR connection.

flaminratzazz's picture

yes the young want in to chase the american dream  (ebt,section 8, full welfare) that they cannot get there.. BUT if an American with the pension wants to stretch the money other countries have lower costs of living..

Plus.. have lower crime rates and fewer murderous police.

Bay of Pigs's picture

Dont disagree on that point. I love Thailand. Great weather, cheap food, massages, lodging, beautiful friendly people. Expats, mostly retired military types, live like kings there on their pensions.

GoinFawr's picture

spending gov't pensions overseas:


ie. If they were dem' politicians/teachers/judges rather than 'retired military types' wouldn't you call them on it?

overbet's picture

Been to Thailand 10 times for 30 days each trip. My favorite thing about Thailand is you can pay the police off on the spot. I was completely wasted on moci scooter flying through Pattaya at 2am and plowed into a tuktuk. Being drunk I decided to try to flee. The tuktuk driver full of passengers decided he was going to chase my white ass and get paid. I made turn down a dead end street and was cornered. Had to pay the tuktuk driver 2k baht and the cop that showed up 5k baht and I drove my busted moci away with no porblems. So for less than $200 I was off the hook and everybody left smiling. Fucking love that country.


Tip for those that havent been. I been everywhere in Thailand. Go straight to Pattaya. Bangkok is too busy. Phuket is overpriced. PhiPhi Island is a nightmare to get to and boring as fuck if you like any kind of night life. The north sucks Issan, the temples the monks Im out on that shit.


I stayed in a village a few days in north Thailand. Went jogging in the mornings and people just looked at me as a ran by like what in the fuck is this guy running from. I think they work so hard in the farming villages they cant imagine why someone would want to exercise. If I am ever in a village again I plan on bringing one of those parachute running things to really bug them the fuck out.

flaminratzazz's picture

if you were to do a drunken hit and run in the USA.. your asshole would look like the grand canyon