There are times when it is advisable to wait on a story. Sometimes, something unbelievably freaktastic comes up, and you just want to write about it. But if you’re not careful, you’ll get zapped when the freaktastic story turns out to be false, or even worse, a hoax. The lefty blogosphere stepped in it big time yesterday, when they picked up on a rather nasty message left on a restaurant receipt. For more, here is an excerpt from The Gateway Pundit…
Only dumb leftists would believe that “rich” bankers are this obnoxious and horrible. A Newport Beach restaurant receipt where a “banker” recently dined was a forgery.
It was Photoshopped.
Of course, Huffington Post and CNN ran the hoax as a real story. It fit their far left bias.
The Smoking Gun reported:
The restaurant receipt that a California banker purportedly used to denigrate a waitress–while also leaving her a one percent tip–was wildly “altered and exaggerated,” according to a spokesperson for the Newport Beach restaurant where the businessman supposedly dined earlier this month.
A photo of the receipt (seen at right) has gone viral in the past few days, fueled by a back story claiming that the measly tip was the imperious financier’s way of provoking a member of the lowly “99%” who was not sufficiently solicitous. The claim about the tip–and a photo of the receipt–first appeared last week on a blog that is now offline (along with a related Twitter account).
In fact, a spokesperson for True Food Kitchen in Newport Beach told TSG that the eatery was able to locate the actual “merchant copy” of the February 16 credit card receipt and it reveals that the online version has been Photoshopped.
As usual, when the point can’t be made in reality, they’ll resort to fantasy…or flat out fiction.