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August 28, 2017

Oh My: Louise Mensa and Her Co-Author's Breathless Reports of Secret Indictments Are Punked/Parodied By a Hoaxer Who Gets Them to Print Lurid #FakeNews Fantasies About Trump Being Investigated for Sex Trafficking

These two? Punked by a hoaxer spinning lurid tales with no confirmation of them?

Who'd've thunk it.

BTW, Mensa claims she herself wasn't punked-- just her co-blogger Claude Taylor was -- even though she RT'd some of Taylor's reports.

She says she has her "own sources" for her claims -- also about Trump's defunct modeling agency being under investigation.

I don't know what allegations she's making about it specifically. I don't read Ms. Mensa.

Explosive allegations about Donald Trump made by online writers with large followings among Trump critics were based on bogus information from a hoaxer who falsely claimed to work in law enforcement.

Claude Taylor posted tweets reporting fake details of criminal inquiries into Trump that were invented by a source whose claim to work for the New York attorney general was not checked, according to emails seen by the Guardian. The allegations were endorsed as authentic and retweeted by his co-writer Louise Mensch.

The source’s false tips included an allegation, which has been aggressively circulated by Mensch and Taylor, that Trump’s inactive fashion model agency is under investigation by New York authorities for possible sex trafficking.

The hoaxer, who fed the information to Taylor by email, said she acted out of frustration over the “dissemination of fake news” by Taylor and Mensch. Their false stories about Trump have included a claim that the president was already removed from office in a process kept secret from the American public.

"Taylor asked no questions to verify my identity, did no vetting whatsoever, sought no confirmation from a second source -- but instead asked leading questions to support his various theories, asking me to verify them," the source said in an email.

Garbage brains, garbage "work."

Maybe something to keep in mind with regard to the Demented Duo's other breathless scoops and exposees.


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