Reporter Confuses NSC Staffer For Russian Spy, Sets The Internet On FIRE

Reporter Emily Singer did her best “fake news” impression when she tweeted out a picture of National Safety Council (NSC) staffer Cari Lutkins and claimed it was Russian spy Maria Butina.

Besides both women having red hair, they do not look comparable and Singer quickly recognized the mistake and corrected it by deleting the initial tweet. But, not before people on the internet ran wild with the accusation.

Here’s Singer:

And the photo in question, from another source:

People jumped all over the mistake:

The mistake motivated others to cheekily share some parody sightings of Russian spies:

H/T: Twitchy

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