Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain campaign worker guilty of race baiting - fakes a racist hate crime

There is ample evidence the McCain campaign pushed this hoax - a fake racist hate crime targeting Obama supporters.

John McCain’s Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story about the attack on a McCain volunteer well before the facts of the case were known or established — and even told reporters outright that the “B” carved into the victim’s cheek stood for “Barack,” according to multiple sources familiar with the discussions.

Fox News is on record saying:

If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.

In an official statement the McCain campaign says: "We're shaken up by this. It's sick and disgusting."

Most bloggers saw through this hoax from the beginning.

Some wingnuts in their desperation embraced the hoax... like at Serr8d's often cited favorite: Ace. Ace defended the victim and pushed the notion that the backward "B" on her face could have in fact been inflicted by a crazed Obama supporter:

ACE supported the hoax:

Backwards B? Not So Much

For one thing, the image could be flipped. For another thing, she could have taken a picture of herself in a mirror. For a third -- if she were on her back, her head held by the attacker's left arm below her chin, her head between his legs as he scratched -- she'd be upside down as oriented to him.

Remember this the next time you see a link to "Ace."

UPDATE II: Drudge Report pushed the story - said she was “attacked and mutilated”

Here's the story:
Police tell KDKA that a campaign volunteer has now confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker. Ashley Todd, 20, of Texas, initially told police that she was robbed at an ATM in Bloomfield and that the suspect became enraged and started beating her after seeing her GOP sticker on her car. Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.
Note to little Miss Piggy - if you're going to fake a hate crime, you've got to do better, dumbass. Her ass is now in jail.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


The Campaing McSlander won't be rushing off to bail her out of the pokey, methinks.