Hoax muggings by black men: Republican campaign workers enter the crazy zone

Written by Terry Flew on October 25, 2008

This hoax by a Republican campaign worker who alleged that a black man mugged her at an ATM and carved a “B” on her face has won Larvatus Prodeo‘s Agincourt Award for the Longest Bow in Journalism.

An amazing story, started by on The Drudge Report. Comments from Andrew Sullivan here. One surprise is that the mugger wasn’t wearing a suit with a skinny tie, but he is in Hawaii this weekend.

Bail was set at $50,000 Friday night for

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Rise of the Obamacons

Written by Terry Flew on October 24, 2008

This from The Economist. This trend was very much apparent when I was in the U.S., and John McCain’s choice of Sarah Palin as running mate and the nasty (and scatty) nature of the Republica campaign seems to have confirmed the trend of conservatives and libertarians shifting their support to Barack Obama.

IN “W.”, his biopic about his Yale classmate, Oliver Stone details Colin Powell’s agonies during George Bush’s first term. Throughout the film Mr Powell repeatedly raises doubts about the

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Its the economy what done it

Written by Terry Flew on October 10, 2008

US Presidential election trend polling data from Nate Silver’s five-thirty-eight site. The spike in Obama’s support coincides with the collapse of Lehman Brothers. Unless there is something really hidden in the American voter psyche, this is starting to look like a win to Obama on a significant scale.