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March 28, 2004

Where are the Facts?

There are people on the left side of the political spectrum who are claiming that 'right-wingers' have viciously assaulted an artist in Atlanta: Orcinus: A political Hate Crime

The crime, if it did happen, is truly repugnant:

The assault -- which included raping the man with a sawed-off broomstick and holding a knife up to his scrotum and threatening to cut it off -- was in apparent retaliation for a LiveJournal post in which the victim, an Atlanta artist, depicted (through the wonders of Photoshop) George W. Bush as a Grand Dragon at a Klan rally. Using information they gathered from the Web, they stalked him and brutalized him into unconsiousness, leaving him for dead in an alley.

What I asked for in a comment there, because I cannot find any link to a news source, is proof that this happened. I do not know ANY conservative who would even think of doing such an awful thing. If this indeed happened, I suspect some lunatic did it.

This story is also told in the Daily KOS - with no links to any newsource whatsoever.

My biggest concern, though, is that this story is being passed around the blogosphere as fact.

I have search everywhere trying to find an objective report of any such attack in Atlanta, and cannot find one.

My suspicion is that this is a Hoax made up to make conservatives look more thuggish than the Liberals who did beat up Matt and friends in Boston.

There is nothing to prove that this story is real. Nothing. Anywhere. If anyone can send me a link that is on a news site, please do, and I'll post it.

Posted by Beth at March 28, 2004 09:49 AM