Well, Well, Well what do we have here?
The Classic American Stage Play revisited once again.
Haven’t we seen this movie before? White woman runs to the authorities with claims of a Black man attacking her.
What’s interesting is how RIGHT-WING CONSERVATIVE Bloggers (ie. Matt Drudge of the Drudge Report and VP of FOX News) was so willing to believe this story. Anything that plays into the mindset of the “Undercover Racist” is a story to them without providing any solution to the problem.
When you take a moment to consider the irony of racism you’ll discover that it isn’t racist. Anyone can be a racist and racism can appear anywhere. It’s like an unchecked cancer, it will eventually take over and kill you if untreated or undetected.
Ashley Todd’s fabrication brings up more than just race or her belief that people would believe such a story. In fact some immediately believed her story, but I’ll address that in a minute.
Yesterday, Pittsburgh Police Department (PPD) declared the McCain staffers claims were not true. She says she doesn’t understand what the big deal and now she has the nerve to blame the media for falling for it.
Didn’t YOU go to the media with this story?
SUMMARY — Ashley Todd, a twenty (20) year-old White female College Station, TX Republican campaign worker for John McCain was in Pittsburgh, PA when she told the Pittsburgh police that she was attacked by a 6-foot-4 Black man Wednesday night.
She told investigators she was attempting to use a bank branch ATM when the man approached her from behind, put a knife with a 4- to 5-inch blade to her throat and demanded money. She said she handed the assailant $60 and walked away.
Ms. Todd claimed that she suspected the man then noticed a McCain sticker on her car, became angry and punched her in the back of the head, knocking her to the ground and telling her “you are going to be a Barack supporter.”
She said he continued to punch and kick her while threatening, “to teach her a lesson for being a McCain supporter.” She said he then sat on her chest, pinned her hands down with his knees and scratched a backward letter “B” into her face with a dull knife.
Ms. Todd also told police she didn’t seek medical attention, but instead went to a friend’s apartment nearby and called police about 45 minutes later.
Hmmm? (Someone throw the yellow flag, blow the whistle or something)
That’s when the ____ hit the big political & media fan.
KDKA-Pittsburgh reports that the Pittsburgh Police Department has confirmed that Ashley Todd has admitted she made it all up and now will be arrested for filling a false police report.
John Moody is the Executive Vice-President of FOX News. He sent out his daily talking points email for the minions they call on-air personalities or journalist. In his blog he said, “This incident could become a watershed event in the 11 days before the election. If Ms. Todd’s allegations are proven accurate, some voters may revisit their support for Senator Obama, not because they are racist, but because they suddenly feel they do not know enough about the Democratic nominee. If the incident turns out to be a hoax, Senator McCain’s quest for the presidency is over, forever linked to race-baiting.”
Well Mr. Moody what do you have to say now? This is not the first time we have heard a report of a McCain supporter, elected or surrogate use race as a wedge issue to scare up votes from White People who are looking for a socially acceptable alibi to not vote for a Black candidate. Now what do you have to say?
Just be honest. When you face your own prejudices and biases you can prevent them from reoccurring again.
So Matt Drudge of the so-called “Drudge Report” has you gotten the egg off of your face yet. Perhaps you can use the hood you have over your head to get the rest of it off.
In the last Presidential Debate John McCain said that he always disavows comments like this. Well, I’m waiting?
Indeed the chickens have come home to roost, because we see the egg all over the faces of so many people.Additional Resources: Pittsburgh Tribune Review “Police say McCain worker made up attack story” CBS News “Cops: McCain Worker Made Up Story…“ KDKA-Pittsburgh – 10/24/08 “McCain Campaign Volunteer Faces Charges in Attack Hoax“ FOX News Forum (John Moody) – 10/23/08 “Moment of Truth“ Rosewood, Florida “The Real Rosewood”