The Liars

Check this out:

Reports of bias incidents at Vassar College that involved hateful messages left on students’ doors were actually elaborate hoaxes — and the perpetrator is none other than the student member of the Bias Incident Response Team, The Daily Caller has learned.

And while you are at it, beware of those politically active freelance writers:

If you haven’t read the “insightful” personal narrative that recently went viral, “Why I Make Terrible Decisions, or poverty thoughts,” there’s a good chance it’s somewhere on your Facebook news feed. This thing is everywhere.

The essay, which is being touted as a poignant look at the “terrible” decision-making processes of the poor, is the product of writer Linda Walther Tirado’s personal experience with poverty. Linda, a married mother of two, speaks of having to live in seedy motels, where there are roaches that she stabs with toothpicks. She can’t cook for her family because she lacks a kitchen, and she’s afraid of attracting more roaches, so they survive on junk food in said seedy motel.

Oh, and not only does Linda say she’s living in seedy motels and stabbing roaches, but she’s also working two jobs, taking a full load of college courses, and is banished to a life as a cook in the “back of the house” at a restaurant, as she is deemed too unsightly as a waitress — or apparently a legal secretary — due to an unfortunate set of teeth. She’s in desperate need of dental work, and her body is full of infection, but she can’t afford to spend the money on medical or dental care. It’s a tragic, tragic story.

It’s also tragically fictional.

Oh, and beware of the waitresses too:

After a gay server at a New Jersey restaurant said a customer denied her a tip and wrote her a hateful note on the receipt, a local family contacted NBC 4 New York and said their receipt shows they paid a tip and didn’t write any such note.

[…]

The husband and wife, who asked to remain anonymous, showed NBC 4 New York a receipt that appeared to be printed at the same minute, on the same date, for the same $93.55 total, except with an $18 tip.

They also provided a document they said was a Visa bill, which appears to indicate their card was charged for the meal plus the tip, for a total of $111.55.

The couple told NBC 4 New York that they believed their receipt was used for a hoax.

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5 Responses to The Liars

  1. TomK says:

    Is there some narrative you’re promoting with these three stories, or are they just random bits of news that you’re relaying?

  2. Michael says:

    Yes, we have established that people will indeed fake being victims. I’ll draw upon that in a latter posting.

  3. TomK says:

    The post is suggestive of an implicit message about conservatism or liberalism or otherwise something in the political realm.

  4. Michael says:

    This post contains recent examples of people faking being victims from 11/27, 11/29, and 11/29. The one added in the comments is from 12/4. Yes, it does appear all of the fake victims might fall under “liberalism.” If you have any examples of fake victims from two weeks or so ago that would represent “conservativism,” feel free to provide them so I can add them for balance.

    The point again is to establish that people will fake being victims. I’ll build on that latter and no, my intended posting does not have a political message (as you will see).

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