It’s a Hoax. But Why? And How About Them Right-Wing Bloggers?
Why would a 20-year-old McCain campaign volunteer claim she was attacked by a black male Obama supporter who carved a “B” on her face, when it wasn’t true?
Ashley Todd, 20, of College Station, Tex., confessed to lying, Pittsburgh police said Friday, and she will be charged with filing a false report, a misdemeanor.
But questions remain about why Todd lied, and even she doesn’t seem to know how she received the markings on her face.
“She told lie after lie, and the situation compounded to where we are right now,” Lt. Kevin Kraus, head of major crimes for the Pittsburgh police, said Friday.
She took a year off from Binn College to work on the McCain campaign through the College Republicans National Committee. By the time she was done she had claimed a black man not only carved the “B” in her face, but had stolen $60 and groped her. When she admitted lying, she said she was driving alone, looked in the mirror and saw the “B” on her face, but didn’t know how it got there. Let’s hope this woman gets whatever help she needs.
And let’s hope some of the right-wing bloggers who jumped on this before all the facts were known because it fit their agendas learn a lesson in decency. At Free Republic, when the story fist hit, they began talking about the importance of lock and load. Josh Painter says this happened because Obama told his supporters to “get in their face” and heralds an “Obama Thugocracy.” And a McCain aide told KDKA that the “B” stood for “Barack” before the facts were known. TPM has that one, with the link to KDKA’s website and the graphs that have since been removed from their original story on this.Click here for reuse options!
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