ABC GOOD MORNING AMERICA by MATT GUTMAN
MY TWO SENSE
Is this really what we’re interested in? The so-called news media flaunting outrage over the possibility that this Notre Dame football player told a lie for personal gain. However, they have no concern or interest in the Administration’s behavior, the President’s lies, as well as his cronies, who couldn’t tell the truth if it was a matter of life and death, and who can’t stop lying for personal gain! We are truly upside down–black is white–wrong is right, and a lie is the truth when it comes from the mouth of a Liberal Progressive.
There was a time when actual truth was validated by actual evidence, and everybody knew the facts from the falsehoods. Now, lies are told as truths, with such finesse and apparent, evidential support, it is almost impossible to tell what is and what isn’t factual. Although it is difficult, it is possible by thoroughly investigating the claims. On the surface, it’s not easy to spot the difference between invented statistics and scientific findings, especially for lay people, without first investigating. Without a background in science and mathematics, individuals are left to depend on their reason and ability to think logically to separate truth from fiction. The probability that any factual information, coming from the White House, is a bet I’m willing to take. Most everything from this Administration is a falsehood, an idiotic interpretation of gathered intelligence, or is information presented to to one of the administrative departments. they are expected to accept as undeniable. which, in turn, are supported by invented evidence such as false statistics and phony findings, provided by phony experts. In fact actual experts, such as scientists and high-end mathematicians, were not so hard to come by, apparently, as witnessed by “expert” science and math spewed about regarding global warming. Today’s political agendas are not so easily forced down our throats because many of us have become savvy and are on the lookout for government, crap science and math. Those of us who do have our heads out of the dank darkness and into the sunshine can smell a con before it leaves the pen of another Executive Order. The apathetic, as well as those who have not the time, nor the inclination, to pursue an investigation into White House, personal-gain, agendas, and wait for the other guy. by hard evidence for a number of political agendasa manufactured consensus necessary to drive home a point to the masses in order to maniputlate others for personal gain. Manufactured Consensus is fantasy supported by falsehoods. It is all made up, and it is designed to manipulate the masses into “going along” with politicians, or others, in order for personal gain.numbers and/or make-believe perceptions of the masses and used to hammer home whatever point, law, or Executive Order is put forth! That’s enough proof, as long as no one looks too closely, to force the Manufactured Consensus down the throats of the people. Manufactured Consensus is the tail is wagging the dog, a major con, and is always, and forever used as the “means to justify the end,” regardless of what end that might be.
People, in general, are easy to fool because their daily lives are filled with distracting life-difficulties like working to pay the bills, feeding the family, and getting through medical illnesses. Snake oil salesmen, like politicians, stay focused on “personal gain,” and creating whatever evidentiary consensus needed to provide that personal gain, such as the Sandy, pork-filled relief bill, which did not pass. The hollering, by Sandy victims, Progressives, and politicians, with their hands out, could be heard around the globe. The innocent people of that storm were as guilty of corruption as any other planning to personally gain from the recovery bill. Just as freedom is not free, neither is honor and integrity. It often hurts to maintain morality and one’s values. If not those characteristics wouldn’t be worth a damn. It matters not what amount or type of personal gain one gets. What matters is the right and wrong of it.
Manti Te’o Tells Katie Couric He Briefly Lied About Girlfriend After Hoax Discovery
By MATT GUTMAN | Good Morning America – 7 hours ago
Manti Te’o briefly lied to the media and the public after discovering his online girlfriend did not exist and was a part of an elaborate hoax, he admitted in an exclusive interview with ABC News’ Katie Couric.
The star Notre Dame linebacker, who has been hounded by the reporters since the story broke Jan. 16, told Couric in a taped interview Tuesday that he was not lying up until December. Te’o said he was duped into believing his online girlfriend, Lennay Kekua, died of cancer.
“You stuck to the script. And you knew that something was amiss, Manti,” Couric said.
Te’o found out that Kekua was a hoax on Dec. 6, but on Dec. 8 he again publicly mentioned his girlfriend. The remark came as Te’o was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy, the award for the best college football player in the country. Te’o was eventually a runner-up for the trophy.
“Katie, put yourself in my situation. I, my whole world told me that she died on Sept. 12. Everybody knew that. This girl, who I committed myself to, died on Sept. 12,” Te’o said.
“Now I get a phone call on Dec. 6, saying that she’s alive and then I’m going be put on national TV two days later. And to ask me about the same question. You know, what would you do?” Te’o said.
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Te’o, 21, was joined by his parents, Brian and Ottilia, in the interview.
“Now many people writing about this are calling your son a liar. They are saying he manipulated the truth, really for personal gain,” Couric said to Te’o’s father.
“People can speculate about what they think he is. I’ve known him 21 years of his life. And he’s not a liar. He’s a kid,” Brian Te’o said with tears in his eyes.
Diane O’Meara told NBC’s “Today” show Tuesday that she was used as the “face” of the Twitter account of Manti Te’o’s online girlfriend without her knowledge or consent.
O’Meara said that Ronaiah Tuiasosopo used pictures of her without her knowledge in creating Kekua.
“I’ve never met Manti Te’o in my entire life. I’ve never spoke with him. I’ve never exchanged words with him,” O’Meara said Tuesday.
The 23-year-old marketing executive went to high school in California with Tuiasosopo, but she says they’re not close. Tuiasosopo called to apologize the day Deadspin.com broke the hoax story, she said.
In an interview with ESPN last week, Te’o said he had received a Twitter message from Tuiasosopo apologizing for the hoax.
The Hawaiian also spoke to Tuiasosopo on the phone the day the Deadspin report came out, according to ESPN.com. He found out that “two guys and a girl are responsible for the whole thing,” he said.
But he did not know the identities of the other individuals involved, other than the man he says was Tuiasosopo.
Tuiasosopo, a 22-year-old resident of California, has not admitted involvement publicly. Tuiasosopo graduated from Paraclete High School in Lancaster, Calif., in 2007 and has posted dozens of videos online signing Christian songs.
Those who knew him say he was a devout Christian and a good athlete. His former football coach Jon Flemming described him as gregarious, and from a “good loving family.” Flemming said Tuiasosopo is the kind of guy who gives you a hug when he sees people he knows.
“He’s doing good. Wishing everyone would go away,” Flemming told ABC News Wednesday after a recent correspondence with Tuiasosopo.
Flemming said Tuiasosopo is “somebody I’d want my kid to grow up like. He’s responsible, respectful, disciplined, dedicated.”
Tessi Toluta’u, a Polynesian beauty queen, told ABC News this weekend that “Lennay Kekua” reached out to her in 2008 about entering pageants.
When visiting Los Angeles in 2009, Toluta’u was supposed to meet Kekua, but she failed to appear. Tuiasosopo met Toluta’u instead.
“[It’s a] sick joke that went way too far,” Toluta’u said.
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