THE SCARLET LETTER “B”: John McCain, Sarah Palin, and Drudge Have Been Relentlessly Pushing a Race-Baiting Story That Has Just Been Revealed as a HOAX

Both John McCain and Sarah Palin have shamelessly tried to get racial-fear mileage out of a story that now seems not to be true.

The girl who claimed yesterday to have been mugged and branded by a black man with a “B” on her cheek (for supporting McCain) appears to have made it up.

Money quote from the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website TODAY:

Police have called a press conference this afternoon and are expected to say that the inconsistencies in the story of a McCain campaign volunteer who told them she was mugged by a man who cut a “B” on her cheek when he saw a McCain sticker on her car have led them to believe it is a hoax.

The full story here.

About Santi Tafarella

I teach writing and literature at Antelope Valley College in California.
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