Palin's Hairdresser Claims NYT Lied About Gov's Hair Thinning

On July 12, the New York Times claimed Sarah Palin's hair was thinning, and used it as evidence that the Alaska governor was not handling the stress of office well:

Friends worried that she appeared anxious and underweight. Her hair had thinned to the point where she needed emergency help from her hairdresser and close friend, Jessica Steele.

Now, Steele is striking back via Twitter: "I have never spoken 2 Inside Edition or told any reporter at the NYTs that Sarah Palin's hair was thinning to the point of emergency! Liars!"

As Tim Lindell reported Sunday, Steele is quite angered by this misrepresentation by the Gray Lady (h/t NBer Stacy):

Jessica Steele, proprietor of The Beehive and the Palin friend and hairdresser quoted by the NYT, is outraged at the claim and making it known through a forum immediately available - her Twitter feed

I am Sarah Palin's hairdresser in Alaska! The media is saying Sarah's hair is thinning this is a lie!!! I never said this and it's not true!
about 12 hours ago from Tweetie

@aktiff08 yes, this is what they are saying!!! They say it was an exclusive from her hairdresser! Makes me sick!
about 12 hours ago from Tweetie in reply to aktiff08

Inside Edition contacted me about an interview,I said no because the whole "story" was a lie! Sarah Palin's hair is not thinning!
about 9 hours ago from Tweetie

I have never spoken 2 Inside Edition or told any reporter at the NYTs that Sarah Palin's hair was thinning to the point of emergency! Liars!
about 9 hours ago from Tweetie

I will continue 2 tell people: I never said Sarah Palin's hair is thinning! The Left is desperate to attack Sarah Palin with stupid lies!!!
about 9 hours ago from Tweetie

Media is so desperate to attack Sarah Palin they are saying lies about her hair! I am her HAIRDRESSER!! U will not use me in a LIE media!!!!
about 8 hours ago from Tweetie

@Adrienne2012 it's so werid to hear & read about things that I "said" that are not true! Never said her hair needed emergency attention!
about 8 hours ago from Tweetie in reply to Adrienne2012

@aktiff08 at this point I am realizing that the truth doesn't matter, only the perception of the truth is real any more it's makes me so madTweetie in reply to aktiff08

I've got to say Sarah Palin is very strong! I'm pissed off about these stupid lies about her hair, can't image dealing wth this stuff daily!Tweetie

If u think about it saying Sarah's Palins hair is thinning is the dumbest lie the New York Times and inside Edition can come up with yet! Tweetie

Reminds one of that old Clairol commercial -- only her hairdresser knows for sure!

Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard
Noel Sheppard, Associate Editor of NewsBusters, passed away in March of 2014.