CBS News displayed this false photo of Kekua
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Many people are asking how journalists could have been taken in by the Manti Te`o Girlfriend Hoax (1); it isn't as if here are only a few dozen newsman in the country - it is estimated there are more than 90,000 of them (2).
I'm not surprised. Almost all of main stream media is filled with leftist morons who happily repeat whatever they are fed. It shows in their reporting on global warming (a scam and a lie), in their reporting on Obama's economic successes (laughable hoax), in their repetition of the anti-gun lobby assertion that more guns have made the US less safe (actually the exact opposite), and other lies, falsehoods, and hoaxes.
I saved the last journalistic failure for the worst and the greatest scam of the century: the media's inability to realize that Islam is an evil ideology that is a direct threat to western civilization; see my article Why So Many People Mistakenly Believe that Islam is a Religion. How stupid and blind can they be?
Manti Te'o did lose his grandmother this past fall. Annette Santiago died on Sept. 11, 2012, at the age of 72, according to Social Security Administration records in Nexis. But there is no SSA record there of the death of Lennay Marie Kekua, that day or any other. Her passing, recounted so many times in the national media, produces no obituary or funeral announcement in Nexis, and no mention in the Stanford student newspaper.
Nor is there any report of a severe auto accident involving a Lennay Kekua. Background checks turn up nothing. The Stanford registrar's office has no record that a Lennay Kekua ever enrolled. There is no record of her birth in the news. Outside of a few Twitter and Instagram accounts, there's no online evidence that Lennay Kekua ever existed.
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