Minister of Science and Chief Protector of the Faith

Monday, October 27, 2008

Deja Spew

 

Yesterday on NBC News, Brian Williams revealed that the McCain campaign quietly 'steered' the media toward the story, now proven to be a hoax, about a young volunteer, Ashley Todd, being attacked by an Obama supporter.

"The McCain campaign steered reporters' attention to the story yesterday. John McCain even called the 20-year old woman. Sarah Palin called her family. Well, tonight that woman is charged with making a false report." thinkprogress.org [ 2, 3 ]


In 1989, TV host Morton Downey Jr. (1932-2001) was involved in an incident in a San Francisco International Airport restroom in which he claimed to have been attacked by neo-Nazis who painted a swastika on his face and attempted to shave his head. Some inconsistencies in Downey's account (e.g., the swastika was painted in reverse, suggesting that Downey had drawn it himself in a mirror), and the failure of the police to find supportive evidence, led many to suspect that the incident was a hoax and a plea for attention. A few months later, the show was canceled. Years later, during an appearance on The Howard Stern Show, Downey admitted that he had orchestrated the entire "attack" -- even shaving the front of his own head in the desperate effort to save his show from cancellation. wikipedia
 

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4 Comments:

At Mon Oct 27, 12:37:00 PM, Blogger Dean Wormer said...

Wait, images in the mirror are in REVERSE?

That explains why I'm losing my hair when I look in the mirror. In real life I'm Fabio.

 
At Mon Oct 27, 12:44:00 PM, Blogger Distributorcap said...

also Tawana Brawley -- another nut case.... she was found in a garbage can

 
At Mon Oct 27, 01:49:00 PM, Blogger Bubs said...

Nice catch Dr! I had forgotten about Morton Downey Jr.

Morton was always a shameless self-promoter, so i kinda get what he did. Pathetic, but understandable.

Look in Ashley's eyes, though. I don't WANT to understand anything that's going on in there.

 
At Tue Oct 28, 07:04:00 AM, Blogger Matty Boy said...

Good catch, Doc. We also have the many stories of the scary black guy who did it. Susan Smith blamed a scary black guy, didn't she? There was a guy who killed his wife who blamed a scary black guy, but I've forgotten his name. I think it was in Boston.

 

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