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With Te´o Silent, Questions
About Hoax Mount

Associated Press, by Tom Coyne

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Posted By:earlybird, 1/18/2013 8:58:46 AM

Manti Te´o has already tried to explain how his heartwarming story of playing through adversity was a lie he wasn´t responsible for, how he was the victim of a cruel hoax about a dead girlfriend who never existed. (Snip) An Associated Press review of news coverage found that Te´o talked about his doomed love in a Web interview on Dec. 8 and again in a newspaper interview published Dec. 10. He and the university said he learned on Dec. 6 that it was all a hoax — not only was she not dead, she wasn´t real.

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Article goes on to say that in a one-on-one interview with Sports Illustrated in September, Te´o went into great detail about his relationship with this girl, her illness, etc.

I believe he was in on this from the start.

And there was an October interview with his parents, in which his father talked about the relationship, and how they expected that this girl would end up being their daughter-in-law. It has been republished in the South Bend Tribune here:

http://www.southbendtribune.com/sbt-what-dreams-may-come-20130116,0,4642827,full.story

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Keekng, 1/18/2013 9:02:03 AM     (No. 9123911)

What about Benghazi? What about infringement on the Constitution?

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Poca Dot, 1/18/2013 9:13:45 AM     (No. 9123949)

A good story and an important read. You wonder why he lied and the only conclusion is it helped advance his narrative.

Must be a j-school major...

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Reply 3 - Posted by: FunOne, 1/18/2013 9:15:34 AM     (No. 9123954)

Why doesn´t he just state that she was a "composite girlfriend", like Obama had?

The media just has no interest in pursuing stories about "composite girlfriends".

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Reply 4 - Posted by: Udanja99, 1/18/2013 9:16:12 AM     (No. 9123959)

I admit that I haven´t been following this but I do have a question. How does one just ´find out´ that one´s girlfriend never existed? Sounds like something 0bama would try to pull.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Northcross, 1/18/2013 9:22:57 AM     (No. 9123977)

The mainstream media still has no interest in pursuing all of te fabrications in Obama´s story.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: sabre460, 1/18/2013 9:29:44 AM     (No. 9123998)

Why is any of this tripe newsworthy, anyway?

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Reply 7 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/18/2013 9:30:00 AM     (No. 9124002)

Bread and Circuses!! Bread for the unwashed masses! Bring on the new season of Honey Boo Boo...

I used to wonder how Low Info Voters got that way. Well, I wonder no more....

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Reply 8 - Posted by: earlybird, 1/18/2013 9:39:29 AM     (No. 9124038)

More on the guy who apparently started the hoax and the girl whose photo was used without her knowledge.

http://www.dailynews.com/ci_22397472/manti-teo-football-hoax-has-ties-palmdale-torrance?source=most_viewed

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Reply 9 - Posted by: KingBubo, 1/18/2013 9:58:39 AM     (No. 9124093)

My question is why is this leading the news? It is funny, but not important.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: Emerson, 1/18/2013 9:59:20 AM     (No. 9124096)

A search for main posts on pithy subjects by the complainers on this thread will come up empty.

How easy it is to throw spitwads, yet contribute nothing of value to the site.

As for news, we can think about more than one thing at a time. Walk and chew gum. Nothing to it.

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Reply 11 - Posted by: SoCalGal, 1/18/2013 10:02:57 AM     (No. 9124100)

This is an interesting story. Why would someone who seems to have everything going for him pull a stunt like this and perpetuate it?

As for those who come onto these threads for the sole purpose of complaining, what is that all about? Slow day at your house? Nothing else to do?

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Reply 12 - Posted by: jinx, 1/18/2013 10:13:40 AM     (No. 9124119)

He´s either a "dumb jock" or very smart. He has been playing the Press like a fiddle. They love sob stories and really go after them unless of course, they are about Conservatives. Get over it.

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Reply 13 - Posted by: Redneck In NY, 1/18/2013 10:15:06 AM     (No. 9124123)

For those of you that are chastizing us that have chastized this story, your missing the point.

I´m not complaining about the story being posted here, I am complaining about the MSM going crazy with this story. If this was on ESPN or Yahoo sports, no problem. But when the MSM leads with this instead of (a dozen) other real stories, it raises my ire.

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Reply 14 - Posted by: StormCnter, 1/18/2013 10:23:28 AM     (No. 9124137)

Those of us who post articles say "thank you", #11.

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Reply 15 - Posted by: TexasRed, 1/18/2013 10:53:41 AM     (No. 9124212)

Obama told more massive destructive lies in 2008 and 2012 than Te´o ever dreamed of, but the media was not the least interested. Why?

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Reply 16 - Posted by: Safari Man, 1/18/2013 11:01:48 AM     (No. 9124239)

I look at this story as very important in that is demonstrates how lazy and easily duped are the MSM. It also presents a huge opportunity for the conservative media to bring up the special handling that Obama got when he did the same thing, except even more egregious than this since it was in authored material.


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Reply 17 - Posted by: JAN, 1/18/2013 11:29:59 AM     (No. 9124344)

Talk about Karma.

He and his family thought this would be a great enhancement of his chances to win the Heisman Trophy.

Didn´t win the trophy and played horribly in the Notre Dame bowl game too.

No trophy and no high draft pick either, IMHO.

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Reply 18 - Posted by: fayebeck, 1/18/2013 11:36:52 AM     (No. 9124371)

Leave the kid alone. Maybe he lived in FARMVILLE.

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Reply 19 - Posted by: LamontCranston, 1/18/2013 12:00:13 PM     (No. 9124445)

This story is BIG news. It demonstrates perfectly what is wrong with America´s news media. Whether it be politics, economic, religion, health care, or sports reporters today DO NOT investigate they simply parrot back what they are told and report what feels good. The failure of reporters to report is a major reason why our country is currently so messed up.

Bloggers are doing better reporting than the New York Times, CBS, Sports Illustrated and ESPN. That is BIG news.

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Reply 20 - Posted by: TXknitter, 1/18/2013 12:37:23 PM     (No. 9124566)

#11 - I take this opportunity to thank all who take the time to post articles for the rest of us to read and enjoy. I appreciate all of you. Phooey on complainers.

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