Busted! Mother Jones Caught Lying – Airport Spitting Incident Was a Hoax …UPDATED
Jennifer Longdon – Anti-Gun Activist and Smear Merchant
Caren Teves (right), whose son was killed in the Aurora, Colo., mass shooting, speaks Friday as she holds up a handwritten letter to her from Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., as Jennifer Longdon (left), a shooting victim who was left paralyzed, holds up a protest sign as they join more than 50 anti-gun activists rallying outside Flake’s office in Phoenix. (The Courier)
Check this story from a website that that I personally consider to be the Internet version of bathroom scrawl in a dive bar unisex bathroom. The difference is that I think bathroom scrawlists vet their graffiti.
As Longdon sat waiting for her flight, a screen in the concourse showed footage of the press conference. A tall, thin man standing nearby stared at Longdon, then back at the screen. Then he walked up to Longdon and spat in her face. No one else blinked.
Longdon was shocked and embarrassed, she told me, but she didn’t falter. “Wow, aren’t you a big man,” she said as he turned and walked away. Instead of calling for security, she wheeled herself to a restroom to clean herself off. She was tired—she lives with constant physical pain—and didn’t want to miss her flight.
We are to believe that people who think kids should be suspended for wearing NRA shirts and eating Pop Tarts into the shape of a gun would just brush this aside? Sure, if it happened, that’s horrible, but you mean to tell me that there are no witnesses, no one to corroborate the story, no security footage? Haven’t we heard this before?
Hmm. So this incident reportedly occurred on April 25 at the Indianapolis airport after the concourse television aired a report on the Every Town for Gun Safety protest outside the NRA convention?
That’s odd – the TV report never made it on the Everytown for Gun Safety website.
And, since the Indianapolis airport airs CNN on their TV screens you’d think you could find their report on the protest on their website, right?
Nope. It’s not there.
CNN has no record of the protest.
TV Eyes also has no record of Jennifer Longdon on cable news on April 25.
It looks like Mother Jones was just caught in a lie.
They really ought to do better research next time.
UPDATE: John Cardillo tweeted this:
— John Cardillo (@johncardillo) May 19, 2014