Friday, October 24, 2008

Debunked!

This bitch woke up at the crack of dawn...wince...and caught the news item about the woman in Pittsburgh who claimed that she, a campaign worker for McCain, had been mugged at knife point and assaulted by the carving of a “B” into her cheek because her alleged assailant (a black man, natch) was offended by the McCain sticker on her car.

Blink.

I’ve been getting my campaign on all day and missed the news…so I just checked in on this story and discovered that the woman has now admitted to making the story up.

Blink once again.

This bitch was skeptical from jump.

Didn’t the backward “B” give anyone pause?

Mercy.

But a bitch wishes the woman speedy recovery from all that ails her…

…and I hope this isn’t a sign of the drama to come as the campaign enters its final stage.

11 comments:

Ochyming said...

You Wonder how the rear of the conscience works!

... from CNN
Woman admits making up McCain sticker attack, police say

Dusty said...

The minute heard the report and saw the backwards B...even MY dumbass knew it was bullshit.

Jesus, I can't be all THAT much smarter than the McCain campaigners who ran with this, or the damn cops that leaked the story to the media..or could I? ;p

Anonymous said...

Is it wrong of me to feel a little uneasy about how this story has been pursued? I don't know if I want bloggers of any political stripe to be vetting the accounts of claimed (sexual?) abuse victims. I think I'd be upset if powerline or redstate tried to pick apart a case where a liberal claimed to be abused for her political advocacy. I guess I hope the police would be better able to handle this (yeah, realistic, I know).

Maybe I'm just not sure of the chronology of things. If this woman was publicizing her claims in a political way, it probably is fair to ask some questions. I know she posted something to her twitter account, but not if she did more. The obvious racial stereotypes her account played on were more than a bit troubling, but in the absence of anything else, what should one's first reaction be?

Anonymous said...

I am livid at this womans sad attempt for attention. Unfortunately this is only the tip of the iceberg and I'm afaid that there will be more to come over the next 11 days.

dinthebeast said...

This is hearsay so it won't stand up in court but my friend just dug up a story from a plastic surgeon who claims the backwards "B" has characteristics of self inflicted wounds. Hesitation marks is what they called them, apparently people who cut themselves hesitate a lot in the process. I am assuming that an attacker would not.
I won't even start on how many levels of wrong we're dealing with here.

-Doug in Oakland

Anonymous said...

Just:
Blink.

Renee said...

I will be perfectly honest this whole thing enrages me beyond belief. She certainly was not so mentally ill that she had a problem playing into the black male savage attacker stereotype.
The social construction of the black man as always violent or a threat has a long history in the US and has terrible consequences for them. How many black men have been wrongfully accused by white women looking to cover something up? I am not inclined to be forgiving.

Daisy said...

I painted something on my face as a kid, and told my mom that my cousin did it. She pointed out to me that it was obvious I had looked in the mirror and drawn it, since the word was backwards.

I was 8 years old.

How smart are these people?

A Colored Girl ... said...

I'm with Dusty ... my first brilliant thought was WTF?! Then, I wondered why HER dumb ass didn't think an "O" would be easier. It almost would have been comical if it wasn't so fucking pathetic.

Tsk.

libhom said...

dinthebeast: I know I would hesitate a lot if anyone ever made me self-mutilate.

general: Can you imagine being so obsessed that you would mutilate yourself for a political candidate? The fact that the candidate was "Keating Five" McCain makes it even more surreal.

The next time people say the GOP isn't racist to me, I will remind them of this and how the McCain campaign and it's online supporters went off on this before it was even verified.

Frogspond said...

It shouldn't surprise me that the media went nuts over this (now shown to be false) story but have virtually ignored a man being dragged to his death in Texas. No, not the one 10 years ago, the one last month...

http://ap.google.com/article/ALeqM5h2os3Oec67F6v92oIIy-6LagVqewD9415H3O3