A 20 year old campaign worker from Texas who was in Pittsburgh for a McCain event claimed she was mugged by a black guy who was enraged by her McCain bumper sticker and then beat her and carved a backwards B on her face.
Well it's a hoax.
Now the Pittsburgh TV station KDKA reports: "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.
The story was all over the news but I didn't believe it.
John Moody, executive vice president at Fox News, commented on his blog that "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."McCain's got some really crazy racist fans, doesn't he?
UPDATE: The girl is upset that the media jumped all over this story. She ought to place blame where blame is due. On McCain and Palin who called her to console her after her "ordeal." I would love to know what they told her.