Where's PolitiFact when you really need them?
Rolling Stone has just learned the naked truth about fact-checking. The mag's latest cover, which hits stands Friday, features a nude Julia Louis-Dreyfus with the U.S. Constitution "tattooed" on her back, complete with John Hancock's John Hancock.
Wait a second… This Veep show needs an amendment. The president of the Second Continental Congress didn't sign the Constitution. It was the Declaration of Independence that made his autograph famous.
A representative from Rolling Stone tells Poynter that there's a logical reason for the mistake.
"Here's the explanation from our Editors: The Declaration of the Independence is on the other side but we couldn't fit in all the signatures." (And yes, that incorrect quote is quoted correctly.)
Sounds… legit? Only in another photo you can see that isn't exactly the whole truth, so… really they should just play it cool and say the gaffe was on purpose, since Julia plays a bumbling VP on her HBO series.
It's all good, though. While the Veep star may look like the butt of the joke, she's making light of the error: "Hancock signed Dec. of Independence NOT Constitution," she tweeted. "Yet another Mike f--k-up. Dummy. #veep #crackexcuse @VeepHBO @mrmattwalsh cc @rollingstone"