By Sebastian Jones- WPRB News
If you’ve tuned into cable news in the past few days, you’ve no doubt heard about how a young woman named Ashley Todd from Texas, who had been in Pittsburgh, PA working for the McCain campaign, claimed she had been assaulted by a “6’4″ black male”, who upon seeing her McCain/Palin bumper-sticker proceeded to scratch out a “B” (for Barack, we must presume) on her cheek.
Turns out she made the whole thing up. KDKA in Pittsburgh reports on what will probably go down as the most flagrant case of race-baiting this election cycle, if not in recent memory:
“Police say a campaign volunteer confessed to making up a story that a mugger attacked her and cut the letter B in her face after seeing her McCain bumper sticker; now she’s facing charges.
At a news conference this afternoon, officials said they believe that Ashley Todd’s injuries were self-inflicted.
Todd, 20, of Texas, is now facing charges for filing a false report to police.”