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Ashley Todd Hoax

Ashley Todd, McCain Volunteer Who Faked Attack in Pa., Gets Probation

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PITTSBURGH — A former John McCain campaign volunteer who falsely claimed she was attacked in Pittsburgh because she had the candidate's bumper s...

Ashley Todd, McCain Attack Scammer, Reaches Deal With Police

AP | JOE MANDAK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

PITTSBURGH — A volunteer for John McCain's presidential campaign agreed Thursday to enter a probation program for first-time offenders for false...

Jason Linkins

Ashley Todd's Instability Seen Well In Advance Of Pittsburgh Hoax

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

You really have to commend the people who supported the candidacy of Ron Paul. Sure, those guys dressed up in weird costumes, and aspired to fly aroun...

The Hounds [Video]

Max and the Marginalized | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Max and the Marginalized

We're a little late to the party on calling McCain/Palin out on all their hard work firing up the ugliest tendencies in their supporters, but this venture into dub reggae territory is our contribution.

Ashley The Liar: Another Moment In The "Black Kid Did It!" History

Karen Russell | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Karen Russell

Did the McCain campaign want to stir up the racial tensions in PA? Is there a race baiter on McCain's staff? Is this Willie Horton 2.0?

A Tale of Two Attacks on Campaign Volunteers

Disgrasian | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Disgrasian

As we said before, committing physical violence against someone who holds a different opinion from your own is reprehensible and not to be tolerated under any circumstances.

Seth Colter Walls

Ashley Todd: College Republicans Quickly Distance From Hoax Attack

HuffingtonPost.com | Seth Colter Walls | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The national committee of the College Republicans went into damage control mode Friday afternoon after a college-aged McCain volunteer confessed to fa...

Sam Stein

Rick Sanchez Calls Out Media That Fell For "Mutilation" Hoax

HuffingtonPost.com | Sam Stein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The big political story of the day revolves around what turned out to be a non-story. Several media outlets (the vast majority conservative) were left...

Lack of Judgment at Pittsburgh

Robert S. McElvaine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Robert S. McElvaine

CLINTON, Miss. There he goes again. John McCain's instant acceptance of the highly suspicious story that one of his female campaign workers had b...

ATM "Beating" Victim: Echo of the Charles Stuart Case

Phillip Martin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Phillip Martin

The fact that Ms. Todd felt she could get away with telling yet another false story about a black boogie man, suggests that some in this country have not gotten the memo.

McCain Campaign Tried Using Assault Hoax to Slime Obama

Erik Ose | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Erik Ose

According to one of the actual police reports documenting the charade's unraveling, Ashley Todd says she can't remember whether she mutilated her own face, or had someone else do it.

Ashley Todd Story Pushed By McCain Campaign Aide, Say Reporters

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

TPM's Greg Sargent reports: John McCain's Pennsylvania communications director told reporters in the state an incendiary version of the hoax story ab...

Ashley Todd Fake "Mutilation" Exposed

Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

UPDATE: REPORTERS: MCCAIN AIDE PUSHED OBAMA MUTILATION HOAX See which media outlets fell for the hoax... The latest from the AP: A McCain campai...