Tag Archives: hoaxes

Viral Fake News Writer Found Dead At Age 38

The Associated Press reports: A leading purveyor of fake news in the 2016 presidential election has died outside Phoenix at the age of 38. Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office spokesman Mark Casey said Tuesday authorities discovered Paul Horner dead in his bed on Sept. 18. Casey said the Maricopa County medical examiner performed an autopsy which showed there were no signs ...

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TEXAS: Trump Appoints Infamous “Sharia Law” Hoaxer Beth Van Duyne To Head Five-State HUD Region

The Texas Tribune reports: Beth Van Duyne is leaving the Irving mayor’s office to become a U.S. Housing and Urban Development regional administrator overseeing Texas and its four surrounding states. Van Duyne, whose new post became official Monday, had been in talks since November with President Donald Trump’s administration and other Republicans about a federal government role. She said much ...

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Maker Of Fake Sanders Video Comes Clean: I’m A Bernie Supporter And This Was A “Social Experiment”

The maker of the hoax Bernie Sanders video has confessed. Matt Rettenmund has his statement at Boy Culture: “So long story short, this was a social experiment, and everyone seem to fall for it. Im a Bernie supporter but one of the main things that I set to prove is the medias ability to rewrite headlines and make everything seem ...

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“Stop My Abortion” Site Was A Hoax

Via the Friendly Atheist: Remember the anonymous woman who said she would go ahead with her planned abortion unless pro-lifers raised $1 million (which she said would be put in a trust fund for the child)? Turns out it was a hoax. A great big publicity stunt. The website ProLifeAntiWoman.com no longer has the woman’s plea. It’s now a website ...

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Radio Station Suspends Hoax Deejays

The two Long Island radio hosts who pulled that anti-gay party invite hoax have been suspended. From the station’s Facebook page: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, the K-98.3 (WKJY) Morning Show with Steve and Leeana aired a story about a girl’s birthday party and one parent’s objection to the same-sex situation of that girl’s parents. After this aired, it was brought ...

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Party Invite Story Was A Hoax

Josh Barro called it – that party invite story that made headlines a few days ago was a hoax pulled by two radio hosts at the Long Island station that first publicized it. The alleged homophobic note sent by a mother in response to a birthday invite from two gay dads was apparently all just a hoax concocted by a ...

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Why, Why, Manti?

From Brooklyn’s Gregory Brothers.

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Fake Lesbian Bloggers Get Animated

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Lez Get Real Blogger Also A Man

On the heels of Gay Girl In Damascus scandal comes news that the author of the popular Lez Get Real is also a man. Just one day after the author behind a popular Syrian lesbian blog admitted to being a married, American man named Tom MacMaster, the editor of the lesbian news site Lez Get Real, with the tag­line “A ...

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Quote Of The Day – Tom MacMaster

“I never expected this level of attention. While the narrative voıce may have been fictional, the facts on thıs blog are true and not mısleading as to the situation on the ground. I do not believe that I have harmed anyone — I feel that I have created an important voice for issues that I feel strongly about. I only ...

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NYT: Is Syrian “Kidnapping” A Hoax?

The New York Times warns that not one person can report having actually met or spoken to the lesbian blogger allegedly kidnapped yesterday in Syria. In fact, some recent entries on her blog may have first been posted in 2007. Although it remains possible that the blog’s author was indeed detained, and has been writing a factual, not fictional account ...

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Acid Hoax Woman Charged With Theft

The Washington state woman who falsely claimed that a black girl threw acid in her face is being charged with theft for accepting donations from a fooled community. When she was first hospitalized, the woman told reporters that it was only through her faith in Jeebus that she survived the attack of the evil (nonexistent) black woman. (Tipped by JMG ...

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WASHINGTON: “A Black Girl Threw Acid In My Face! (Oh, Wait…I Did It Myself)”

A Washington woman who told reporters that she was only alive because of her faith in Jeebus has been exposed as having actually thrown acid on her own face. So much for the unidentified black woman the hoaxer had accused. The “attack” has been discussed daily on right wing talk radio. A woman who said she was attacked with acid ...

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Tweet Of The Day – Bill Cosby

The supposed death of Bill Cosby is the top trending topic on Twitter for the fourth time in about a year. Others celebrities who have suffered hoaxed Twitter deaths recently include Rick Astley, Mel Gibson, Russell Crowe, and Britney Spears.

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Uganda Beheading Story A Hoax

Jim Burroway at Box Turtle Bulletin reports today that yesterday’s story about the beheading of a Ugandan LGBT activist was an apparent hoax planted by an anti-gay activist. Hit the BTB link for exhaustive examination of the scam.

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Rachel Maddow Denies Senate Run

Sen. Scott Brown fabricated a rumor that Rachel Maddow would be running against him in Massachusetts, where Maddow has a home. Last night, Maddow and her co-host ripped the hoax apart.

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VIDEO: Utah’s Final Solution Presser

Here’s yesterday’s press conference by hoaxers Patriots For A Moral Utah. It actually comes across better on video. The spokeswoman totally nails the type. “We don’t hate homosexuals, we just don’t want them to cram their members down our throat.” HAH. And they’ve just put up a website. BTW, I don’t think the protesters are in on it.

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Utah “Final Solution” Group A Hoax

As suspected, the Patriots For A Moral Utah and their Final Solution was a rather elaborate hoax intended to dramatize the frightening escalation of anti-gay rhetoric by Christianist groups. Two of the hoaxers are members of the Utah environmentalist group Peaceful Uprising, although that organization appears uninvolved. Jesse Fruhwirth at Salt Lake City’s alternative newspaper City Weekly is unamused. As ...

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McCain’s Girls A Hoax

Speaking of raining men, the NY Times is reporting that the “McCain Girls” video that cracked us up here a few weeks ago is a hoax. John McCain says the “McCain Girls,” a trio of singing and dancing campaign supporters, are wonderful and entertaining. True believers or not, these women were paid to sing “It’s Raining McCain.” Given his flair ...

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Donnie Davies Plays SXSW

Donnie Davies, perpetrator of the most hilarious hoax in gay blogosphere history, will be playing this weekend’s SXSW music festival in Austin, Texas, with his band Evening Service. “Stroke the power” and “watch Donnie cock-block the Dark Lord on his own turf.” I love the poster, check out Satan’s pink jockstrap and hot bod. I wonder if anybody at next ...

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