We already knew that "Jackie," the woman who told Rolling Stone she was gang-raped at the University of Virginia, likely fabricated the attack. But new evidence shows that she created an email address for her fake attacker after the alleged attack occurred. -Ashe Schow
Twenty-five years after accusing an innocent man of rape, Tawana Brawley is finally paying for her lies. Last week, 10 checks totaling $3,764.61 were delivered to ex-prosecutor Steven Pagones — the first payments Brawley has made since a court determined in 1998 that she defamed him with her vicious hoax... She still owes Pagones $431,000 in damages.
One type of troll we see all the time at LGF is known as a “moby,” after the pop star Moby—who publicly advocated posting “false flag” comments at right wing web sites, posing as extremist nut jobs, in order to discredit those sites.
Liberal, Character, Oops, Lie, Trump
Political scientist Ian Bremmer apologized Monday for fabricating a Trump statement about North Korea and Joe Biden that generated controversy and elicited condemnation from President Trump himself. Bremmer said that the since-deleted viral tweet, which included a fake Trump quote favorably comparing North Korean strongman Kim Jong Un to Biden, was meant as a joke...
Bremmer’s fake quote was taken seriously by several high-profile commentators and members of Congress before he deleted it.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Smears, Lie, Hoax
A conservative youth group at George Washington University in Washington, D.C., says it was framed in an Islamophobic poster that was hung throughout campus.
"On Friday, members of GW YAF were made aware of an Islamophobic poster hung around various campus locations, with our organization's name on these posters," the Young America's Foundation chapter at GW said in a statement...
A photo of the poster, shared in a post by Spencer Brown, a spokesman for YAF, shows and explains what a "typical Muslim has." This includes "lasers in eyes," "venom in mouth," "hidden AK-47," "suicide vest," "hatred for women," and "peg-leg for smuggling children and heroine."
The poster, which claims to be from YAF, also promotes what it calls "Islamo-Fascism Awareness Week" in mid-October.
Violence, Fraud, War, Lie, Hoax
The U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday that authorities had arrested 28-year-old Matthew Aaron Llaneza on Thursday night following a multi-month sting operation in which an undercover FBI agent helped Llaneza build an explosive that the agent secretly rendered inoperable. The FBI says it had been tracking Llaneza for months and arrested him after he tried to set off the bomb with a cellphone in front of a Bank of America branch in Oakland.
The FBI says Llaneza hoped to spark a civil war by making the bomb blast appear to be the work of anti-government "militias."
Liberal, Hate, Character, Racism, Smears, Hoax
A photo from the Houston pro-Zimmerman counter-rally of the NBPP anti-Zimmerman rally picked up by the AP shows a woman holding a sign that read, “Racist & Proud.”... Austin resident Renee Vaughan echoed the sign’s ugly sentiments by yelling, “We’re racist. We’re proud. We’re better because we’re white,” at the Martin group as they passed, according to the Chronicle.
The act to smear the Zimmerman supporters as racists with a leftist plant worked as the photo and comment was picked up and spread worldwide. Scanning the internet we found that a “Renee Vaughn” from Austin worked for a far left environmental group, the Texas Campaign for the Environment.
"I shouldn't have speculated based on hearsay that Randi Rhodes had been mugged and that it may have been an attack from a right-wing hate machine," the statement said. "I apologize for jumping to conclusions." -Jon Elliott
Democrat, Oops, Smears
This guy is quite the media darling in California. The only problem is that he's a complete fraud.
Liberal, Hate, Character, Fascism
Conservative political pundit and former Macon City Councilman Erick Erickson was the victim Sunday of a hoax in which a prank caller phoned 911 and reported gunshots at Erickson’s home. Erickson, a commentator for CNN and a columnist for The Telegraph, said Wednesday that he is the third political pundit to be the victim of “swatting,” in which a prank caller calls law enforcement claiming that shots have been fired at the victim’s home. In the previous two cases, Erickson said, police SWAT teams showed up at the victims’ homes after midnight with weapons drawn.
Liberal, Oops, Smears, Hoax
An investigation by school officials, police, and an FBI agent revealed the true motivation behind the placing of two nooses in the tree the day after the assembly. According to the expulsion committee, the crudely constructed nooses were not aimed at black students. Instead, they were understood to be a prank by three white students aimed at their fellow white friends, members of the school rodeo team.
Liberal, Oops, Press, Smears, AntiAmerican, Lie, Hoax
THE WEEKLY STANDARD has learned from a military source close to the investigation that Pvt. Scott Thomas Beauchamp--author of the much-disputed "Shock Troops" article in the New Republic's July 23 issue as well as two previous "Baghdad Diarist" columns--signed a sworn statement admitting that all three articles he published in the New Republic were exaggerations and falsehoods--fabrications containing only "a smidgen of truth," in the words of our source.