Well, good to hear something accurate finally coming from Fox News.
Here’s the full quote from John Moody Vice President of Fox News. This is another edition of “Famous Last Words.”
Less than two weeks before we vote for a new president, a white woman says a black man attacked her, then scarred her face, and says there was a political motive for it.
Ashley Todd, a 20-year-old white volunteer for John McCain’s presidential campaign, says she was mugged at an ATM machine in Pittsburgh (my hometown) by a big black man. She further says he threw her down, then disfigured her by carving the letter “B” into her face with a sharp implement when he saw that she supported McCain, not Barack Obama.
Part of the appeal of, and the unspoken tension behind, Senator Obama’s campaign is his transformational status as the first African-American to win a major party’s presidential nomination.
That does not mean that he has erased the mutual distrust between black and white Americans, and 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 racists (with due respect to Rep. John Murtha), 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.
Yes, Mr. McCain’s quest for the presidency…AND FOX NEWS will be forever linked to the basest of base fear appeals if this turns out to be false.
I mean, really…to actually think that because some white woman was attacked by a big, black man it should somehow should be a reason to re-examine fellow African-American Barack Obama.
That’s flat out bullshit right there. And it’s bullshit even before you get to the fact that the woman’s story was bullshit.
PITTSBURGH (KDKA) ― Police sources tell KDKA that a campaign worker 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.
Police investigating the alleged attack, however, began to notice some inconsistencies in her story and administered a polygraph test.
I mentioned previously in my post about Joe the Racist Plumber that I was from Texas and the kind of b.s. he pulled was common around so. This woman is from College Station, which is a bastion of racism (sorry Ags, but I’ve been there too many times to miss it). This kind of story, where a white woman blames a big, black man for all sorts of bad things, is an even more common story around here.
I have to admit, I did take a bit of pleasure seeing the news conference with the Pittsburgh Police, and see two, big, serious, strong, black women expose the story, and mention how it pulled resources from real crimes.
Oh.. and just so you know…
The Obama-Biden campaign released a statement, commenting on the attack. The statement said, “Our thoughts and prayers are with the young woman for her to make a speedy recovery, and we hope that the person who perpetrated this crime is swiftly apprehended and brought to justice.”
The McCain-Palin campaign also released a statement saying, “The McCain campaign is aware of the incident involving one of its volunteers. Out of respect, the campaign won’t be commenting. The campaign also confirms that Senator McCain and Governor Palin have both spoken to the woman.”