McCain volunteer claims attacker cut 'B' into face - Hoax

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  1. rdowns macrumors Penryn

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    Link

    Another link

    If true, this is truly reprehensible. Doubts are being cast as to the authenticity of her reports.

    Seems a little too convenient for my tastes. A McCain campaign volunteer. Refused medical attention. Her Twitter entry (see second link). Police now requesting a polygraph.
     
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    So was this a drive up ATM? the guy was checking out her pumper sticker and saw it while standing NEXT to the car? He knocked her down into the car?

    I don't get it. :confused:

    Edit: I followed all the links and read more. Man, she looks totally messed up, hopefully she will recover soon. :(
    Nobody should walk up to an ATM that late at night in a neighborhood they don't know, when you can drive up.
     
  3. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    Her story is riddled with inconsistencies. The B is mirror-flipped; I've seen the pics. It's like it was lightly scratched onto the skin. We were talking about it here last night but another thread on this desperate woman seems appropriate as a reflection of the flailing state of the right wing.

    Bill O'Reilly thinks it's a fake. Even Michelle Malkin, conservative commentator thinks it's a fake. But this is how deranged some on the right are:

    :D


    As though a street robber, having supposedly scored a quick $60 is going to hang around in a busy street in Pittsburgh, after seeing a bumper sticker (this claim from the McCain campaign office) and then force her to the ground where he can cut a B into someone's face? Absurd.
     
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    The attacker, a "6'4" 200lb Black man", apparently was incredibly delicate in his "carving", using a 5" knife and not even drawing any blood. What a ridiculous story. She got a hell of a shiner considering she was punched in the back of the head...
     
  5. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    The more I read about it, the more I doubt her story. The backwards B could be explained by taking the pic with an iSight, no?

    The "carving" looks way too neat.

    Here's the pic.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Ok, so I am confused. She got assaulted but everybody thinks the campaign claim and the B are fake? or the whole assault is in question now? :confused:
     
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    That is strange bruising too actually. It's such a charcoal grey tone, usually when a bruise is that dark there will be swelling and blue/purple hues to it. (which later turn yellow and fade away) I've had a few shiners in my time.

    And if you get a hit in the back of the head and get bruising around the eyes that can mean a skull fracture and a person does need medical care for that.
     
  9. Blue Velvet Moderator emeritus

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    That's a stretch. :D

    She claimed the attacker was sitting on her chest, yet draws a reversed 'B'?

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/08298/922489-470.stm

    http://www.salon.com/politics/war_room/2008/10/24/attack/
     
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    Wouldn't it have made more sense to carve an "O"?
     
  11. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    From Newsday

    Now if you watch this news report, it leads you to believe there were several security cams around. Look at the 11pm time stamped one.

    http://kdka.com/video?id=47849@kdka.dayport.com
     
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    They're getting so desperate, they're cutting themselves! I'm sorry- this is just absolutely insane.

    And BTW- don't all ATMs have security cams?
     
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    Her "B" face is bad enough. I'd hate to see her "O" face. :p
     
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    If her story is ultimately proven true, it will be viewed as the act of a lone, crazy attacker with no ties to the Obama campaign.

    If her story is ultimately proven false, it will be viewed as the act of the McCain campaign with strong ties to the lone, crazy woman.
     
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    You all assume that a guy who mugs people is literate enough to etch the letter B properly :D

    SLC
     
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    Weird story. I guess what they say is true, desperate times call for desperate measures. :rolleyes:
     
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    It almost looks as if she found something she were allergic to and delicately drew it on with a toothpick or something (in the mirror).

    Of course, if it's legit, I hope she's okay, but I certainly smell something.
     
  20. rdowns thread starter macrumors Penryn

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    Leave it to FOX News :rolleyes:

    Effin' racist pigs.

     
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    Mike Nifong should be hired to get to the bottom of this. In the meantime, Jesse Jackson should offer to pay the rest of her college tuition regardless of the outcome of the investigation.
     
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    Pittsburgh Woman Allegedly Mugged at ATM -- National Implications Possible
     
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    OMG! Are these guys for real? :eek:
     
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    They lost me the minute they wrote "ATM machine."
     

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