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Friday, October 24, 2008

McCain Volunteer Made Up Mugging Story

This is truly shameful. The woman who yesterday claimed that she was mugged by a black man who carved a 'B' into her face today admitted that she made the whole thing up. I wonder if the wingnut bloggers (including Matt Drudge) will print a thorough retraction, with an apology for ginning this up.

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.

: At least the NRO has the fleeting decency to print a lukewarm retraction.


Chico Brisbane said...

Local new outlets are now reporting that Ms. Todd did not act alone and that the idea for the hoax was hatched further up the line within the McCain campaign

Monitor said...

oh crap, really? i'd love to see the info on THAT! so sad...