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  1. 28 Aug '17 20:26
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/28/neo-nazi-stabbing-fake-colorado-joshua-witt

    "US man, allegedly stabbed for looking like neo-Nazi, actually stabbed himself

    "A Colorado man who claimed that someone had stabbed him because
    he looked like a “neo-Nazi” fabricated the story after he accidentally cut
    his hand with a knife, according to police.

    Joshua Witt, who has been arrested on false reporting charges, admitted to
    law enforcement in Sheridan, Colorado, that he lied to officers when he
    alleged that a black man had attacked him for having a haircut associated
    with white supremacists, police officials said Monday.

    Witt’s original allegations went viral on social media this month, garnering
    press coverage across the globe, particularly from conservative newspapers
    that cited the stabbing as an example of violent leftwing activists attacking white people."

    "Witt’s original claims earned sympathetic headlines from conservative news sites,
    including a Fox News’ report titled, “Anti-Fascist Stabs Innocent Man Over
    ‘Neo-Nazi’ Haircut”. As of Monday afternoon, Fox had not updated the story.

    There have been similar high-profile stories of fabricated assaults over the last year.
    In the spring, two white hunters in Texas claimed they were shot by Mexican
    immigrants who had illegally crossed the border and tried to rob them, but
    police later said they made up the story and had actually fired at each other."

    I suspect that this hoax could live forever as a 'true story' on some racist
    right-wing propaganda websites because it perfectly suits their mission of deception.
  2. Subscriber mchill
    cryptogram
    28 Aug '17 23:42 / 1 edit
    Originally posted by @duchess64
    https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2017/aug/28/neo-nazi-stabbing-fake-colorado-joshua-witt

    "US man, allegedly stabbed for looking like neo-Nazi, actually stabbed himself

    "A Colorado man who claimed that someone had stabbed him because
    he looked like a “neo-Nazi” fabricated the story after he accidentally cut
    his hand with a knife, according to ...[text shortened]... me racist
    right-wing propaganda websites because it perfectly suits their mission of deception.
    And in other news, Maria Sharapova has returned to competitive tennis.

    WARNING: Hottie Alert!

    http://elkodaily.com/sports/professional/maria-sharapova-s-return-to-tennis/html_500a5b54-7a93-5a12-981e-da2a92dc32eb.html

    http://nypost.com/2017/08/26/maria-sharapova-is-back-whether-her-critics-like-it-or-not/