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The concept of the Hate Hoax that I might have helped originate in 2004 is definitely a useful one, but it needs to be kept in mind that not every example of Hate Hysteria is a Jussie Smollett-style preplanned hoax.

Some aren’t hoaxes at all: for example, when college students reported a Ku Klux Klan dragon was in the science lab, it turned out to be a white dust cover shrouding an instrument.

Others were intentional but not pre-planned. For example, in the ur-Hate Hoax, 15-year-old Tawana Brawley in 1987 gets home late from being out with her boyfriend. Her parents are furious at her for violating their rules. So … she starts making up a story which comes to include her being gang-raped by six white cops. Soon the young Al Sharpton is promoting her story on television, as if he’d been hired by Tom Wolfe’s publishing house to prove that their new bestseller The Bonfire of the Vanities was ripped from next month’s headlines.

My guess is that Althea Bernstein, the 18-year-old part-black young woman in Madison, Wisconsin is not a Jussie Smollett. She almost certainly didn’t come up ahead of time with her story about four “classic Wisconsin fraternity boys” spraying her with lighter fluid and setting her on fire.

First, that’s a story so implausible that you’d have to be as dumb as Princess Meghan to believe it. Second, Bernstein didn’t push the story quickly the night her family made her go to the emergency room for the red marks on her face. And ever since she’s been trying to get the media to move on to the part where she, like, forgives her unknown attackers and then everybody just drops the subject, OK?

Her story has all the hallmarks of a teenager’s improvisation to get out of trouble for doing something she wasn’t supposed to do, such as, perhaps, go to that night’s riot in downtown Madison. If that’s where she was — she claims she wasn’t at the riot, she was just driving next to the riot — well, bad things have been known to happen at riots, such as teenager getting her face marked up with what the hospital emergency room diagnosed as, apparently, blowback from lighter fluid.

Moreover, something very bad happened at the riot that could have turned into something extremely bad.

Somebody, using lighter fluid, firebombed the City County Building in downtown Madison in front of a number of spectators. The 911 call center had to be evacuated. Fortunately, the fire was put out before the 180 inmates in the jail had to be freed or die fiery deaths.

This arson off a political struggle between the liberal Dane County political leaders, who said enough is enough with these Mostly Peaceful Protests, and the extremely liberal Madison political leaders.

You might think the authorities might want to get in touch with anybody who ended up in the emergency room shortly after the lighter fluid-fueled arson of the City County Building with what are said to be lighter fluid-fueled burns to see if that person could assist them in their inquiries.

But virtually nobody seems to have wondered yet if there is any connection between the lighter fluid arson at 12:40 am on June 24 and the reported attack with lighter fluid on Ms. Bernstein at 1:00 am on June 24 at an intersection a three minute drive away?

If Ms. Bernstein’s story of a roving gang of four white racist fraternity boys spraying lighter fluid on her biracial body is true, then it would seem likely that the white supremacist Haven Monahans staged a false flag attack on the City County Building to make Antifa and BLM look bad.

Alternatively, if Ms. Bernstein’s story isn’t true, perhaps she was a witness to whoever actually did firebomb the jail?

Enquiring minds want to know.

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  1. First, that’s a story so implausible that you’d have to be as dumb as Princess Meghan to believe it.

    Wait a minute. Nobody is as stupid as Princess Meghan – well, except for Prince Harry.

  2. Is Althea gay too? Because if so she would hit the Jussie Trifecta of gay, black, and Jewish. The Jewish part plans it, the gay part acts it out, and the black part screws it all up

  3. The Really Smart People have telling us to let them control things for a long time. The remnants of Old Yankee stock (the Eastern Establishment) along with the more aggressive liberal Jews.

    The result was the destruction of our country. Thanks Really Smart Guys.

    I’m sure they scored real high on standardized tests.

    Had the instincts of working class Whites been implemented, this would still be a White country with a higher standard of living. We’d truly be on our way to the stars. Will there ever be any self-reflection by White Snobs who wanted to distance themselves from other Whites.

    • Agree: Anonymousse
    • Replies: @Olorin
    , @MBlanc46
  4. tr says: • Website

    E. R. II is going to love this post when she reads it.

  5. Anon[560] • Disclaimer says:

    Smeared with dog feces , debased with white power symbols etched into her black body and finally raped and left for dead in a dumpster by white men in powerful positions . This is Tawana Brawleys legacy. I can’t believe you can make light of something so repellant,Steve.

    • Troll: Dan Hayes
    • Replies: @ben tillman
    , @Prester John
  6. BenKenobi says:

    Dull-witted, mouth-breathing fatty says what she thinks people want to hear, news at 11.

    Coming up next, which clothes-pins work better — springy ones or the other kind?

    • Replies: @bruce county
  7. Grumpy says:

    I remember watching Gene Siskel and Roger Ebert’s review of the film version of The Bonfire of the Vanities. I just re-watched it for the first time in 30 years:

    They had both read Tom Wolfe’s novel and found the movie disappointing in comparison. In fact, Siskel loved the novel, and Ebert had clearly read it very carefully. This is from his written review of the film:

    Those who have read the book will be constantly distracted because they know so much more than the movie tells them about the characters. The beauty of the Wolfe book was the way it saw through its time and place, dissecting motives and reading minds.

    Both of these men, I assume, were run-of-the-mill liberals in 1990. In 2020, it is almost impossible to imagine public figures admitting to reading, let alone admiring, something like The Bonfire of the Vanities.

    • Thanks: Another Canadian
    • Replies: @Clifford Brown
    , @Nachum
  8. Where does Darrell “Bubba” Wallace Jr the #RaceCardDriver fit in your typology, Steve?

  9. unit472 says:

    If a piece of rope on a garage door in Talledega warranted 15 FBI investigators shouldn’t an actual attempt to burn to death a teenage girl by 4 white racists need dozens of the FBI, state police and the NSA electronic monitoring of every cellphone in Madison that night? How many cellphones could there be at that intersection at 1:00 AM?

  10. trelane says:

    Below some basement of black IQ we see cases such as this. We’ll never get to the bottom of it. We’ll never know the how of it nor the why of it.


  11. It might be that it is not only Althea Bernstein who wants everyone “to move on to the part where … everybody just drops the subject”. After all, how much political distance is there really between the “liberal” Dane County political leaders, who assume that black people’s troubles are all white people’s fault, and the “extremely liberal” Madison political leaders, who also assume that black people’s troubles are all white people’s fault? Does any party in Madison really want to expose the fact that an attempted arsonist of a 180-occupant building was an even more extremely liberal Mulatta Jewess?

  12. “If Ms. Bernstein’s story of a roving gang of four white racist fraternity boys spraying lighter fluid on her biracial body is true”

    Taking it a step further, how would she know that these four boys were part of a fraternity? All US universities are currently closed. Did they actually tell her “Don’t forget, we’re part of Sigma Chi.” Granted, Madison is a large college town, but that doesn’t necessarily make the four youths in question active fraternity members (unless of course, she personally knew them and could vouchsafe that they were). All she’d have had to say was “Four white youths/early twenty somethings did this to me” and let it go at that. Also, is there an Antifa connection? Could the four youths have been active Antifa members who were indirectly involved in the arson and Bernstein is collateral damage?

  13. @Charles Erwin Wilson

    Princess Meghan

    Technically, she is probably “Duchess” Meghan or something rather than “Princess”, but don’t ask me since I’m part of the royalty-rejecting breakaway republic, one of the advantages of which is that we don’t know or care how any of that title stuff works. Anyway, it is funnier to say “Princess”.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
    , @Ancient Briton
  14. Bill P says:

    Laird Wilcox was the first guy to really blow the whistle on hate hoaxes. He’s been pretty much ignored, naturally, but he deserves credit.

  15. newrouter says:

    Compare and contrast with the “story” as told:

    Burn Pictures: A Close Look at First, Second, and Third Degree

    • Thanks: Change that Matters
  16. Escher says:
    @Pop Warner

    And the woman part blames the (imaginary) men.

  17. Eric F says:

    The fraternity houses are actually inhabited in late June? Weren’t the campuses all shut down for Covid anyway?

  18. Polynikes says:

    As I mentioned in another post, her only screw up was getting so much attention the feds got involved. Maybe they’ll let her slide too, but the Dems in Wisconsin are in such disarray that Bernstein was never in any trouble in lying to the locals. She’ll be a folk hero to the leftist populace in Madison if the feds don’t bust it wide open. Or an increasingly resentful (of the politicians) local force, but there will never be local prosecution.

    Dem watching in Wisconsin is pure isteve entertainment. They slowly lose the union and working class vote thanks to the national party’s move against white folks, and then only the spectacle of watching the ultra liberal leftists in Madison and black Milwaukee contingents try to out maneuver each other is left. It’d be funnier to watch if one didn’t know the collapse of the rest of the country precipitates the shift.

  19. eee says:

    Nobody in those pictures is wearing a Hawaiian shirt so they can’t be the attackers. The search continues.

  20. Rob Lee says:

    Capital analysis. Honestly, Steve, you’re the one who should be running the FBI.

  21. Brilliant analysis, Steve. you’ve done more journalistic analysis and investigation than 1,000 MSM Journalists have done in many days. Lets see: She gets burned by lighter fluid at almost the same time someone firebombs a building using…..lighter fluid. Reminds me of OJ cutting his hand “fiddling with things” at almost the same time Nicole’s killer cut his hand. Maybe Ms. Bernstein can spend the rest of her life finding those 4 Four white frat boys in Hawaiian shirts – they’re out there somewhere – but God knows where.

    • Agree: James Speaks
  22. Dan Hayes says:
    @Art Deco

    By Jove, I think you’ve got it!

  23. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Is there any lighter fluid on her car? What kind of car was she driving? Any additional description of those who attacked her? These episodes remind me of the Susan Smith person, real or otherwise. I like to think of her as hoax, “On the evening of 25 October 1994, a woman hammered on a door in Union, South Carolina. Frantically, she said that a man had hijacked her car with her two young sons inside.

    The desperate woman described how she’d stopped at a red light when the armed man jumped into her Mazda and ordered her to drive.”

    But this is what the police do to most hoaxes/non hoaxes, even when they know it’s bs/ non bs, they just can’t prove it one way or the other, they let the public do it. Sometimes it works in there favor, for others like in Waco, or Ruby Ridge, or that Stephen guy in the Anthrax hoax who killed himself. What’s true and what isn’t.
    They put it out there, like the Susan Smith woman, let the rest just happen sometimes the innocent go free in the public arena.

    • Replies: @Nicholas Stix
  24. @Grumpy

    This is great. Thanks for sharing.

  25. vhrm says:

    And the picture of the arsonist is definitely a guy.

    Many guys i know wear smallish black backpacks with purple trim and a metallic clasp in the middle.

    • Replies: @Kyle
  26. But, if proven to be a hoax I am guessing no charges filed against her and the story still gets counted as a hate crime.

  27. Mr. Anon says:

    If Ms. Bernstein’s story of a roving gang of four white racist fraternity boys spraying lighter fluid on her biracial body is true, then it would seem likely that the white supremacist Haven Monahans staged a false flag attack on the City County Building to make Antifa and BLM look bad.

    That gives a new meaning to the term “accelerationist”. But I seriously doubt that any alt-right guys are out there trying to make BLM/antifa look bad. Not when they do such a good job of it themselves.

    Mayb it’s Umbrella-man, the guy who was seen knocking out the windows of the Autozone in Minneapolis.

  28. Whiskey says: • Website

    President Biden will be appointing Jussie as the new FBI Director on Feb 24th, so he’s got that going for him.

  29. Jack D says:

    So what you are saying is that there are really two type of hate hoaxes.

    Type 1 is the intentional hate hoax that is planned in advance, e.g. the Smollett type. The Jackie/ Haven Monahan hoax was a type 1.

    Type 2, which is possibly even more common, is the Brawley type hate hoax. See also Bernstein. The Duke lacrosse hoax is Type 2 also. There is no advance planning. The “victim” is put on the spot by a third party – her parents, the police, emergency room personnel. The victim quickly makes up a “dog ate my homework” type excuse except that this being the Current Era, the homework eater is not a dog but an evil white racist. An evil white racist ate my homework. And then he raped me. Sixteen times.

    In either case, it doesn’t matter that the “victims” story, whether plotted in advance or made up on the spot, is full of holes and incapable of withstanding close scrutiny (or even casual scrutiny). There are people in authority (Rev. Al, the Durham prosecutor, the press) who see that this BS story is something that they can use to advance their own careers and they pick up the “victim’s” ball and run with it. Those who do this, who are supposed to be the adults in the room (often literally – the hysterical females who start witch burning hoaxes are often teenagers or just beyond their teenage years – it has been this way for centuries. Teenage girls are also the ones who see visions of the Virgin Mary, etc.) are the ones who are really responsible.

    • Replies: @Intelligent Dasein
  30. I’ve posted this several times, but I will post it again. Back when The New York Times and The Village Voice still had real journalists. This is all gone now.

    The Rev is gonna Rev. Nothing you can do about that. One cannot get angry at the scorpion that stings you. It is in his nature. The failure is when you don’t stand up to the charlatan.

  31. @Anon

    You misspelled “reprllant” this time, JPod.

  32. @Jack D

    But there is really a third type of hate hoax, vastly more prevalent than the other two, which consists in projecting imagined racial antagonisms onto innocuous people, objects, and situations as a way of making oneself feel more important for 15 minutes. This is the Bubba type, and it’s a close relative of virtue signalling as well as simple bragging.

    The reason it doesn’t get talked about as much is because it’s actually a pretty common human behavior, and nobody really wants to examine it too closely. Most people would lose 9/10ths of their self-worth if they stopped inventing stories about how dangerous and difficult and critically important their mundane activities are. The coronavirus mask-wearers are a case in point. Every face diaper is as much as to say, “I am a vital participant in the battle for public health.”

    • Agree: Old Prude
    • Replies: @Jack D
    , @Anonymous
    , @Art Deco
  33. Kyle says:

    That’s clearly not her in the picture. But obviously she was hanging out with some bad hombres. She put herself in the wrong place at the wrong time. And got burned. That might be her with the backpack on , hood up, and left side of her face towards the arsonist.

  34. @Clifford Brown

    Al Sharton is one of the few guys who looked better fat. He had a presence. Now, with his big head and Pee Wee Herman-sized body, he looks like a Pez dispenser.

    • Replies: @Anonymousse
  35. Anonymous[156] • Disclaimer says:

    Are we now to the point that the feds and local blue-state PD’s like Madison don’t pursue these obvious hate hoaxes so as to not punish POC? This case is such a non-brainer I’m sure even Colombo’s Basset Hound could solve this crime in minutes. Yet here we are. 🤦‍♂️

  36. Kyle says:

    She’s fat. Really fat. I’m having a hard time with this. That person just looks skinny to me, and full body pictures of her show how wide she is.

    • Replies: @duncsbaby
    , @vhrm
  37. duncsbaby says:

    I don’t think Steve is implying that she is the one in the pics dousing the county building w/lighter fluid. He’s implying that she was hanging out w/idiots w/lighter fluid who were probably using it elsewhere that night or that she was in the crowd of morons attacking the building & got some errantly
    spritzed on her. It’s like sharks feasting on chum at these riots; they sometimes start chomping on each other in their mad frenzy.

    • Replies: @James Speaks
  38. vhrm says:

    Fair enough. That dude does look “dude” proportioned anyway.

    On a different angle, thinking about the original article and watching the video of the reaction about the fire at the commute building, I respect these guys more for attacking a government building than stores and statues.

    And the mayor and cop chief etc can stuff it. They’ve been bending over for rioters for weeks. They don’t protect statues, stores or citizens, but now that their office gets a few windows broken, NOW it suddenly crossed the line. F them.

  39. wren says:

    This post should be up on the homepage of zerohedge.

  40. black sea says:

    There are around 102,700 white males of all ages in Madison. Let’s assume there’s about a 10-year window during which one could plausibly look like a fraternity member.

    This puts the number of potential “frat-boy style” attackers at around 13, 000. So she must really have a discriminating eye for “classic Wisconsin fraternity boys.”

    • Replies: @Inquiring Mind
  41. Some aren’t hoaxes at all: for example, when college students reported a Ku Klux Klan dragon was in the science lab, it turned out to be a white dust cover shrouding an instrument.

    I think I posted this on iStevebefore, but back in the mid-1990s at Swarthmore College, the black student group got the campus all up on arms over the fact that someone had taken a shit on a table in the multicultural center. Turned out to be leftover chocolate cake from some other minority’s party.

    • LOL: Harry Baldwin
  42. The more you think about it the more the Hawaiian shirt angle confirms it’s a hoax. If the boogaloo boys are a real thing, then their brand of redneck anti-government prepping has notjing to do with being a frat boy.

    • Replies: @anon
  43. This is one dying to be set to the tune of that old ’60s song, Abraham, Martin, and John, but I struggle to get the names to fit, and I am not sure who to pick for the fourth victim (Bobby in the Dion version).

  44. Simon says:

    Grammar rule, Steve:

    Alternatively, if Ms. Bernstein’s story isn’t true, perhaps she was a witness to whomever actually did firebomb the jail?

    You want “whoever” here, not “whomever.” Don’t be misled by the presence of “to.” The noun should match the verb, as in “he [not him] actually did firebomb the jail.”

    More here:

    • Replies: @Simon Tugmutton
  45. I understand the urge to lie to get yourself out of trouble, but these things can have severe unintended consequences. These can go beyond what a person could foresee, such as the consequences to those falsely accused or from wasting police resources.

    A New Jersey woman fled from the police and was caught after a long chase, and claimed a carjacker had been holding her at gunpoint. The police began searching for the carjacker and a state trooper was hit and killed by a car. The woman got about ten years in prison for false alarm and other crimes. This example is an extreme one, but prosecuting these harshly should make people think twice, particularly if the hoax begins spreading. I’m sure someone who has heard Bernstein’s story has contemplated burning down a frat house with lighter fluid in retaliation. This is much more foreseeable than a state trooper getting run over.

  46. @Yojimbo/Zatoichi

    Obviously, she spotted their Pppledge Pins…

    • LOL: Nachum
  47. anon[475] • Disclaimer says:

    Here’s how it really happened and all y’all is Racist.

    “I was listening to some music at a stoplight, and then all of a sudden I heard someone yell the N-word really loud.”

  48. @BenKenobi

    My mother had used both the wedge pin and the spring.

  49. Jack D says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    The coronavirus mask-wearers are a case in point. Every face diaper is as much as to say, “I am a vital participant in the battle for public health.”

    I strongly disagree. I wear a mask in public and I am not trying to send anyone a message. I am just trying to not catch this terrible disease nor give it to my family. If I already have it and I don’t spread it to others, that’s good too and I appreciate it when other people display the same consideration for my health just as I appreciate it when food preparers wear gloves. They are not morally preening either, they are just observing common sense public health precautions. It’s pretty clear that if everyone wore masks the progression of the epidemic would be greatly slowed or even stopped because the disease spreads mainly from airborne droplets.

    I really don’t understand the resistance to mask wearing. There are videos of people really getting angry when asked to wear a mask in a store. Stores for years have had requirements that you wear a shirt, shoes, etc. and I don’t recall anyone getting angry over these. I know that our country is politically polarized but how and why did the mask become a symbol of that polarization? People in Asia have worn masks for years and without any political significance – they wear them in capitalist Taiwan and in Communist China. If Trump has come out early as a mask supporter would it be the opposite, where Leftists were the ones refusing to wear masks so as not to imitate Trump?

    • LOL: Johann Ricke
    • Replies: @Old Prude
  50. Cave says:

    Reportedly, she is in school to become a firefighter. A slightly overweight black/jewish woman going to school to be a firefighter burns her face with lighter fluid while attempting to burn down the 911 EMS section of a public building.

    The matrix is glitching.

  51. @duncsbaby

    Right! The suppopsition is that she got burned with lighter fluid at the approximaye time and place of arson, and then needed a cover story to explain her injury.

  52. Old Prude says:
    @Jack D

    Wearing a mask in an open space is a signal that you are full on board with the hysteria that is causing far more damage than this piss weak bug.

    • Replies: @Anonymous
  53. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Clifford Brown

    It begs the question of what was she really trying to do by going after the DA and the police officer, get her boyfriend out of jail? She cooked up the whole thing with him, I wonder if some of those prison guards may helped concoct the story about being afraid of her parents. Well it’s great that she turned her life around and is now a nurse.
    I mean it all works out in the end right? After something like this happens the country buckles down to rid itself of some more white supremacists, Christian fundamentalists. I wonder how the Clinton administration would handle it, (Bill was our first black prez)? I wonder if the blacks, and other people of color along with the good whites will work diligently to find and rid some for the news so that all theleft will feel good about a job well done and the right will be happy to have made it to another day maybe with a job. They’ll rid some whites of their jobs and give it to people of color who in their mind rightfully deserve it. I wonder if Tawana’s children are toppling statues if she has any. I wonder whose job she took.
    The Catholic promise to whites was never fulfilled and they made/make sure it never will be.

    • Replies: @anon
  54. Juckett says:
    @Pop Warner

    That is hilarious! ( Golf clap ensues)

  55. Anonymous[387] • Disclaimer says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Most people would lose 9/10ths of their self-worth if they stopped inventing stories about how dangerous and difficult and critically important their mundane activities are.

    I suspect this is why so much is made of the the whole “it’s for the environment” racket.

    I have never quite understood how someone sticking a bit of cardboard into a recycling receptacle constitutes “saving the planet,” but the people doing so always seem utterly convinced of it. But, hey: if that’s your idea of a good time, who am I to gainsay it?

    (Me, I can’t be bothered and just bin it along with everything else. Sorry, environment!)

    • Replies: @The Wild Geese Howard
  56. How long ago was it that Steve featured the story of the woman who had a swastika daubed in her university office? Steve never followed up on it, and I assume there was no resolution of the case, even though access to the office was meant to have been restricted and/or monitored. ‘So the needle returns to the start of the track and we all play along as before…’

  57. Nachum says:
    @Art Deco

    Hey, one of the British royals is Princess Michael of Kent.

    • Replies: @Art Deco
  58. Nachum says:

    And of course the movie tried its best to tone down the un-PC stuff. For example, the Jewish judge of the novel was played in the movie by…Morgan Freeman.

    I was once at an event where someone politely asked Wolfe what “an author” feels when his great novel is turned into a bad movie. Wolfe sighed and replied, “Well, he just hopes people realize that he had nothing to do with it, and judge him on his work alone. It’s just part of life.”

  59. Art Deco says:
    @Intelligent Dasein

    Most people would lose 9/10ths of their self-worth if they stopped inventing stories about how dangerous and difficult and critically important their mundane activities are.

    No, they wouldn’t, because most people don’t do this. The people who do this are located in jobs with weak operational measures of competence, jobs in fields bedeviled by pseudo-professioinal training, and jobs with a wretched excess of security. And not everyone working in such venues talks like that.

  60. Art Deco says:

    I think that’s how you’re styled if you don’t have a convenient subsidiary title. That particular cousin of the Queen does not, for some reason, so his wife is styled that way. The Queen’s other paternal-side cousins either had conventional surnames or they had other titles, so their wives could avoid that formulation.

    • Replies: @Nachum
  61. @Anonymous

    No need to feel guilty about not recycling. By and large it is a net loser in terms of time and effort.

    This is because only certain materials, like metals are worth recovering.

    In many instances the waste collectors simply dump the recycling bins in with the other refuse and haul it all to the landfill.

    Some materials are rendered unrecoverable if they are not binned in pristine condition. One example are greasy cardboard pizza boxes, which are useless.

  62. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:

    Oh bother never mind…I had my theory a bit off. I didn’t pay much attention to the news back then, But I can figure out why an activist like Christopher Dorner was on the police force.

    (Originally published by the Daily News on December 6, 1987. This story was written by Richard T. Pienciak.)

    WRAPPINGERS FALLS – Racial Strife with charges of Ku Klux Klan involvement have shaken residents of two counties in the normally peacefully Hudson Valley.

    Inmates at the Orange County Jail have charged they were beaten by guards wearing white sheets, and the Dutchess County family of a 15-year-old black girl charges she was kidnapped, sexually abused and marked on her body with the letters “KKK.”

    The victim of the alleged gang rape, Tawana Brawley, had cut classes Nov. 24 to visit a former boy friend held on attempted murder charges at the jail, which is in Goshen, about 65 miles north of New York City.”

  63. @anon

    “or that Stephen guy in the Anthrax hoax who killed himself.”

    Bruce Ivins was his name. Steven Jay Hatfill was the innocent guy the feds tried to frame, and manipulate into killing himself.

    • Replies: @Jim Don Bob
    , @anon
  64. Cortes says:

    She is possibly concerned about being “redacted” by those who need to maintain control of the narrative.

  65. @Nicholas Stix

    I think Bruce Ivins was the man, but the FBI persecuted Hatfill for years before that. They finally paid him $5+ million.

  66. @Meretricious

    True, but I wonder if there isn’t a remedy. Would al sharpton have exposure to a class action lawsuit filed by the taxpayers in whichever district his hoax played out until debunked at great expense for law enforcement, prosecutors etc?

  67. @black sea

    13,000, eh?

    Could they all fit into the Stock Pavilion for a lineup? Probably not. How about the Kohl Center?

  68. anon[427] • Disclaimer says:
    @Nicholas Stix

    oh thanks I often mix up names, just so many. I should go look it up before writing, but it takes so long to write a comment that way.

  69. Olorin says:

    > 1913 Never Happened: the post

  70. ANON[996] • Disclaimer says:


    This is a cogent assessment. There may still be room for your outline of the occurrence/motive to be true.

    However, there is a ZERO percent chance that these wounds were caused by sprayed or splashed liquid. In fact, there is no chance that any flame whatsoever caused these injuries.

    There are numerous pictures that show 2nd-3rd degree burns within centimeters of hair. This hair is not singed at all. Heat and flames singe hair, period.

    Sorry, but the mechanism of injury has been fabricated.

  71. Anonymous[270] • Disclaimer says:
    @Old Prude

    Don’t be an idiot. An open space on a busy NYC street as almost as bad as a half-full office room. Taking the mask on and off you one has to take public transportation transfer is a lot more dangerous than just keeping it on all along.

    In general, mask wearing is BY FAR the easiest and most effective way out of this debacle.

    • Agree: Jack D, Dissident
  72. Anonymous[146] • Disclaimer says:
    @Charles Erwin Wilson

    BTW, though most here are (rightly) skeptical of Althea’s tale, given how preposterous and hackneyed the ‘details’ are, the readership in the MSM is running about 98% credulous. I’d guess that the truth isn’t going to come out until after the MSM has shifted their attention elsewhere. Give it a week or so.

  73. sayless says:
    @Clifford Brown

    The accused ADA got a judgment for damages in civil court against Brawley. By that time she had left the state but he was able to find her eventually. Her wages are being garnished for hundreds of dollars a month to pay the judgment; he has said that he will stop garnishing them, if she will publicly admit that she lied, and apologize. So far she hasn’t.

  74. Maybebaby says:

    This picture is not her but I think the woman in the video of the attack on the senator looks a whole heck of a lot like her.
    If this is true, may the hat eating begin!

    The fact that there are cameras at , literally, every intersection where she travelled that night will be the proverbial nail in the coffin.

    It probably took the FBI only a few hours to comb through the tapes and not one BOLO has been issued.🤷🏼‍♀️

  75. Marty S says:

    Sailer, exactly what does pre-plan mean? To plan to plan? “Tomorrow at 9, I’ll start my plan.”

    Once while waiting for a train, we heard an announcement that it was running 15 min. late. One guy whose English is akin to yours said, “What? Now they’re pre-warning us about a late train.” Did he think they were warning us that a warning was coming? Truly bizarre.

    Do you favor “in point of fact” and “at that point in time” as well? Strunk and White are spinning in their graves.

  76. AceDeuce says:

    Never–I mean never, ever, never, never believe a negro.

    You’re welcome.

  77. anonymous[251] • Disclaimer says:

    Wolfe’s “Bonfire of the Vanities” along with Jean Respail’s “Camp of the Saints” are the 2 greatest fiction is more true than non fiction works of the 1970s and 1980s.

    I actually bought a case of Respail’s Camp of the Saints to “WAKE UP WHITE AMERICA” back around 1992.

    The Atlantic Magazine back in the day before the usual suspects (Zionists, Neo Liberals, Neo Con jumping ship, PC BlackLiesMatter soy boys took over) took over the Atlantic had an excellent commentary on Camp of the Saints ~ 1992

    “Must it be the Rest Against the West”
    The Atlantic Magazine 1994

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