This hoax is for progressive folks

A sucker is born every minute

The Werkes continues to marvel how my old boss at The Capital Times, editor emeritus Dave Zweifel, could have grown up on the farm (outside New Glarus WI) and gone so wrong.

Dave still follows the progressive line long after the La Follettes left the parade grounds. He now marches in step with A.O.C., over statues toppled by BLM to the blaring beat of bullhorns blown by that guy with a baseball bat. 

“Indeed, the violence and vandalism that night [06-23/24-2020) was outrageous …” Mr. Zweifel allows before quickly moving on. That subordinate clause is the only evidence of his disapproval to date before quickly pivoting to the true malefactors:

 

Althea Bernstine's Insta


No, not Yeshua or Sire Gq but (wait for it!) Republicans in the Wisconsin legislature! (Indeed, his column is disfigured by another Konopacki cartoon, this one depicting various Republicans smashing a store labeled “Obamacare.” The message as subtle as breaking glass: who can blame the rioters when there are … Republicans fighting more free stuff!)

Republicans like Sen. Howard Marklein of Spring Green, one of the most decent people in political life. His sin and theirs: expressing outrage at the wanton destruction in downtown Madison — “but nary a word about the white guys who threw lighter fluid in the face of a Black young woman stopped at a traffic light and set her afire.”

That nary a word, Mr. Zweifel, may be owed to the fact that Sen. Marklein and his colleagues have what once was known as a newsman’s nose for farmyard bovine excreta. We broached the subject, with trepidation, in “Probe into possible hate crime enters second week.”

Bernstein frat boys

‘Classic Wisconsin frat boys!’

We noted that within days of the fire bombing of the City County Building, authorities were up with still photos. No such photos exist of Ms. Althea Bernstein’s immolation, even though she alleged that it occurred at the corner of State and Gorham Streets. Even though all of downtown is on camera 24/7. Four “classic Wisconsin frat boys” walking up State Street from a deserted campus with a bottle of charcoal lighter fluid. At the same hour and only a few blocks away from the fire bombing of the CCB. With charcoal lighter fluid.

After the BLM martyr whose arrest occasioned the protest (that being Devonere Johnson) was accused of extorting businesses for money and beer, the movement was in need of a fresh martyr. Enter, Althea! Frat boys throw a lit lighter into her car; unless it was an old-fashioned Zippo, the butane lighters of today don’t stay lit. Just does not add up.

No, after Jussie Smollett, some of us have learned to hold our fire until the facts are in. Or, for that matter, after Michael Brown (“Hands up, don’t shoot”) was found to be an urban myth. The sad thing is that progressives would rather believe the myth if it alleges the worst about America. Because the classic white frat boys will never be found, Zweifel et al can go on believing the unbelievable.

The daily hoax

Dennis Prager is one of the esssentials. He asks, at Real Clear Politics, “If America is so racist, why are there so many race hoaxes?”

Juice-eee-A Smollett, The Nascar “noose,” the Duke lacrosse team, the slander at Oberlin College of Gibson’s Bakery, the “UW 4 Whites Only” sign nine months ago. (More here.) The 2012 “death list” at UW-Parkside. (More here.) Al Sharpton’s original Tawana Brawley hoax. 

It’s almost a weekly occurance. On 07-08-2020, a candidate for county commissioner in Oregon admitted to police that he wrote a racist letter to himself that he had claimed was left in his mailbox, the East Oregonian reported.

Police officers at Texas A&M University announced this week that an alleged racial hate crime was actually a hoax perpetrated by the crime’s supposed victim. Isaih (sic) Martin, a senior at the university, told police in June that he found racist notes on the hood of his car. (Story here.)

The last word goes to Mr. PragerIf there were a lot of racism, there would be no need for hoaxes. No Jew in Germany in the 1930s made up an anti-Semitic hoax. No Jewish shop owner ever made up a charge that a Nazi hurled a rock through his store window. The reason? None was needed. Nazi hatred against Jews was real. It didn’t have to be faked.

To convince people that America is racist, you have to fake it.

Can you believe it!

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38 Responses to This hoax is for progressive folks

  1. Pasco says:

    Mr. Zweifel newspaper should have died when its Sports page did years ago. Pretty much the only the the CapTimes had going for it!

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  2. Gary L. Kriewald says:

    One of the many details that scream “HOAX” is the one about “classic Wisconsin frat boys.” (BTW I’d like to know the qualities that differentiate Wisconsin frat boys from other frat boys.) Lke Jussie Smollett, who claimed to be set upon by white guys in MAGA hats yelling racist slogans, she claims her attackers wiere living stereotypes–the kind guaranteed to confirm progressives’ worst biases and hatreds. It betrays either a lack of imagination or a misguided belief that when a POC claims anything, he/she must be believed instantly and by everyone. Every day that goes by with the crickets still chirping on this story, the less credible it becomes.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “Jussie Smollett, who claimed…” (bold added)

      At least one intellectually arrested blogge participant SWALLOWED Juicy’s story whole, proving, yet again, that the difference between genius and breathtaking stupidity is that genius has its limits.

      Why? Probably thought it was a passport to a position of favor on the Alcoa-Reynolds Wrap BUBBLE DWELLING Team. (H/T Jack Marshall)

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH crippling imbecility, so little time.

      The Gotch

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “Jussie Smollett, who claimed…” (bold added)

      At least one intellectually arrested blogge participant SWALLOWED Juicy’s story whole, proving, yet again, that the difference between genius and breathtaking stupidity is that genius has its limits.

      Why? Probably thought it was a passport to a position of favor on the Alcoa-Reynolds Wrap BUBBLE DWELLING Team. (H/T Jack Marshall)

      Ah Lefty; so MUCH crippling imbecility, so little time

      The Gotch

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    • pANTIFArts says:

      While claiming advocacy, what hoaxers really exhibit is self-interest. Often, this is because there is only the self to support their false claims; any revelations merely provide further opportunities for details and forgery. – Kevin Young (American poet)
      We quickly erase hoaxes once exposed, excising the monstrous palimpsest, because as with any witch hunt or obvious fake, afterward we can’t quite explain why we ever believed the outrageous thing in the first place. – Kevin Young (chronicler of hoaxes0

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  3. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Jeepers Blaska, don’t you know we’re onto the Next Big Thing?

    From Ann @neighborsnextdoor:
    Support victim of a hate crime. From Devon Snyder: On Thursday, July 9th at Woodmans, Toshiana Northington and her children were victims of a hate crime. A white supremacist named David Lythjohan attacked and assaulted my sis Toshiana and her children. He rushed to her car, opened her door and punched her twice in the face. He also grabbed her by the neck and called her and her family niggers multiple times. He punched Dayontay, her 11 year old son in the face and in the nose, and grabbed him by his neck. He pushed Camilla, her 4 year old, to the ground. The children were only trying to protect their mother who was getting assaulted.

    “Toshiana sustained bruising on her ribs, a sprained right ankle that’s swollen, and has body aches all over. The pain in her foot makes it unbearable for walking and currently has a brace. Toshiana and her children are traumatized, and it’s going to take some time to heal.

    “I’m asking for you guy’s help. Toshiana is a single mother of 4 children. She is always going out of her way to help others, even if it’s her last 20 dollars. Now it’s our time to help her. Please donate what you can to help cover medical expenses, groceries, child care, rent, and time loss from work.

    “Another way you can help is by sharing and signing this petition. David Lythjohan needs to be charged with a hate crime!!! He only got charged with two misdemeanors: battery and disorderly conduct. He was also released on $650 bail hours later.”

    Yessirre Bob, this has it all! One problem: no bloodthirsty print/broadcast/internet media reports, BLM slobberings, lootings, property crimes, molotov cocktail servings…and no MENTION on Chief Wahl’s Blog of Notable Calls for 07/09-07/10.

    Glass half full?

    FUNDRAISING has begun!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Two misdemeanors and 650 bucks? Either that info is wrong or it proves my previous point that judges need to be monitored. I believe the cartoon referred to in this article was pushing the point that the gop is trying once again to destroy the ACA Kick 21,000,000 people off their heath-care in the middle of the covid outbreak. What could go wrong with that idea?

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      THIS JUST IN: Incident Report; “A 65-year-old McFarland man was arrested for battery and disorderly conduct following a disturbance this past Thursday afternoon in the rainy parking lot of Woodman’s, 3817 Milwaukee St.”

      SOMETHING did happen, but there may have been a few…um…after market add-on exaggerations.

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        After market add-ons! Now that’s funny. I know that our judges and courts are screwed up; but really. You start punching an 11 yr old kid in the face and walk on 650 bucks bail? It raised more than a little doubt in my mind that this story was leaning to the side of “hoax.”

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  4. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    To anyone with enough reading comprehension skills: There was no, as in ZERO, mention of any children getting hit in the incident report

    To anyone with enough reading comprehension skills 2.0: There was, as in WAS, mention of the children making physical contact him AND him getting hit in the head for which he received attention in the incident report.

    To anyone with enough reading compensation skills 3.0: The 21 million people getting kicked off the HopeyChangeyCare are the ones that would VOLUNTARILY drop their coverage after they’re no longer forced into the Individual Mandate…which is not a tax according to Lie Of The Year Award Winner Hopey Changey!

    Funniest thing, the same person believing all the unsubstantiated allegations (racial epithets, child-beating, RAYcism most foul, here SWALLOWED WHOLE the Juicy Smollett Hate Hoax.

    Wait a minute, that’s not so funny after all.

    It’s pitiably pathetic!!!

    The Gotch

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    • richard lesiak says:

      Your own posting said he punched an 11 year old in the face and nose then grabbed him by the neck. Why don’t you read what you posted before running your yap. As usual goothie needs to muddy the water to cover his own butt. I’m not worried about the RWNJ’s kicking anyone of ACA. They have tried around 80 times and failed each time.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      The above was copied from the victim’s facebook page post, whose embellished RAYcist claims the police AND security film have yet to confirm, as in NO RECORD.

      Bespawling addlepates, completely lacking any and all mental acuity, are unable to discern this. Easily gulled morons should circle back to carrying water for Juicy, who could sure use the support right about now.

      The Gotch

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      • richard lesiak says:

        So you took something that was “unconfirmed”, posted it on blaska’s blog, made a huge deal about and now your crying because you got called out. Your the “moron”. Kicking up a lot of dust, insulting people to cover the mess you started. Change your fake name from gotchberg to liarberg.

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        • Mombassa Jesus says:

          You are 100% missing the point here dude . . . best to stop now.

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        • James Lee says:

          sorry Richard, but Gotch gets the nickel, for using more words in a paragraph, that 98% of Americans don’t know the meaning of, even if they were sitting on a Websters dictionary

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          “that 98% of Americans don’t know the meaning of, even if they were sitting on a Websters dictionary”

          You mean 98 % of Americans with whom you’re acquaint…I mean…that you know?

          The Gotch

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      • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

        “your (sic) crying because you got called out. Your (sic) the ‘moron’ ”(sic).

        Priceless!

        The Gotch

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  5. It might be different this time.

    It will be interesting how the FBI handles this pile of manure. They could just come out and say that despite pervasive video in that area of State Street, they just couldn’t find anything, and let her off the hook, letting the case go cold. Everybody will KNOW that it’s a hoax, but nobody can prove it. So she just digs in and refuses to fess up.

    Or they could actually accuse her of concocting the story, and charge her with filing a false police report and lying to the FBI (a federal felony.)

    If they let her slide, would that be black privilege?

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  6. Alberticus says:

    Every “hoax” is a Premeditated HATE CRIME … It is a Racist Hate Crime against All White people and should be prosecuted as such.
    The fact they are not is proof of ANTI-White Bias and Bigotry on the part of the prosecutors and they should be disbarred and removed from office.

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    • Rosemarie Waring says:

      Re: “Every “hoax” is a Premeditated HATE CRIME”

      I disagree.

      I think every false report of a Hate Crime is an act of Domestic Terrorism. It is designed to destabilize our government by exploiting racial tensions.

      From ACLU:

      “Section 802 of the USA PATRIOT Act (Pub. L. No. 107-52) expanded the definition of terrorism to cover “”domestic,”” as opposed to international, terrorism. A person engages in domestic terrorism if they do an act “dangerous to human life” that is a violation of the criminal laws of a state or the United States, if the act appears to be intended to: (i) intimidate or coerce a civilian population; (ii) influence the policy of a government by intimidation or coercion; or (iii) to affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction, assassination or kidnapping. Additionally, the acts have to occur primarily within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States and if they do not, may be regarded as international terrorism.”

      The intent of any hoax is coercion … An attempt to control the thinking of a person or group of people, and in the case of a “Race HOAX” is also intended to foment discord and likely create chaos in response, with the possible infliction of harm/damage to life, limb and property as a consequence.

      I think they should be prosecuted as an enemy of the United States, charged for the cost of investigation and prosecution, and sent to Guantanamo Bay.

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  7. Jason Oleston says:

    None of our little hoaxer’s story rings true at all, but the best aspect is this: she is EIGHTEEN and *doesn’t* go the University, isn’t that correct?
    Then how in the f*cking hell would she even *know* what a frat boy, classic or otherwise, looks like?
    What a joke.

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    • David Blaska says:

      Cut the poor dear some slack, Jason! She was just falling back on a racial stereotype.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      “how in the f*cking hell would she even *know* what a frat boy, classic or otherwise, looks like?”

      Back To School reruns…?

      The Gotch

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      • Jason Oleston says:

        She was probably hanging out with her antifa buddies who are slightly older, and these people probably go on and on about “frat boys” the same way pencil-dicked punks go on about “jocks” in high school.

        That’s the level of intellect we’re dealing with here–teenagers or stunted adults with nothing but time on their hands who wanna play Che Guevara.

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  8. MichaelC says:

    At that time and place, seems more likely the classic frat boys would be set on fire.

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  9. Robski says:

    Naw, the hate crime allegations are a hoax and totally unbelievable. I take it that investigators still haven’t found Biff, Skip, Chip or Kyle yet? Those are the handles I have designated to the 4 fraternity members. I also found it peculiar that Ms. Bernstein claimed to have seen a lot of her patients in shock in her lengthy career as a grizzled ambulance driver. I seriously doubt that since she is 18 and relatively green as a first responder. I also wonder if her textbooks talk about a “16 hour shock” where you call 911 2/3 of a day after you were immolated by frat boys? And speaking of her career, once this gets debunked she might have a hard time securing employment. I also think that Bernstein knows something or maybe saw something in regards to the arson at the CCB. The stakes are higher once you turn 18 and I think it is quite possible Ms. Bernstein went to extreme lengths to ensure her adult life isn’t dramatically altered.

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  10. Cornelius Gotchberg says:

    Ho Hum!

    Another Idiot Politician Tried to Get Away With An Imbecilic Lefty HATE HOAX In Oregon.

    In related news:
    1) Water’s wet
    2) Heavy objects tend to submit to gravity, and
    3) Jeffy Epstein didn’t kill himself**

    **Stay tuned for the anticipated demise of Ghislaine Maxwell!

    The Gotch

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  11. Jason Oleston says:

    HA, you think she’ll have a tough time getting a job? She’ll probably get awarded an honorary PhD from the UW and instant tenure so she can thunder about white privilege and “frat boys” for the next 40 years up the hill a couple miles.

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    • Robski says:

      That is a distinct possibility. I’d say her career as a fire inspector is over. But you just never know, she might end up making license plates!

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  12. elizdelphi says:

    This is hardly news but a friend told me yesterday they heard via police connections that the Althea Bernstein investigation has concluded that what was claimed to happen was not what happened. I was told that they don’t plan to announce that. it’s worth considering that her need for a cover story (to her family, to the hospital) about however she actually got her burns (which I don’t think the police know) may have been a more key motivation for her than the desire to perpetrate a hoax. She’s just a teen and I wonder what is the just balance between guarding her from media backlash and community backlash since she should not have her future destroyed, vs setting the record straight. Who knows, some day Althea may tell the truth about it on her own terms but right now she’s just 18 and we should all hope for every kid to realize telling a lie is always a mistake, and grow up and thrive. I live 2 blocks from where this was said to have happened so it concerned me greatly. I don’t want any racism in my neighborhood (antiwhite racism is also racism, or that African American History Museum’s insinuations that Blacks exhibiting various virtues would be acting white). I think we can be thankful that the police took it seriously. There was also a Jewish group that offered reward money. Althea didn’t get lit on fire by racist white boys at State and Gorham. That’s a major relief. Hopefully her face is healing up well.

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    • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

      She’s just a teen and I wonder what is the just balance between guarding her from media backlash and community backlash since she should not have her future destroyed, vs setting the record straight.” (bolds mine)

      Recall the experience of then 16 year old Nick Sandmann?

      The Gotch

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      • Batman says:

        Unfortunately for young Mr. Sandmann, he be the wrong color and wrong political affiliation to receive the same compassion as young Ms. Bernstein and in fact I seem to remember young Nick was fairly crucified by the MSM. Black privilege?

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        • Cornelius Gotchberg says:

          ”the wrong color and wrong political affiliation ”

          Fair points, but an absolutely exquisite irony has ensued.

          Due to the false narrative constructed by the brazenly craven media assault and subsequent hefty monetary judgements, the talented Mr. Sandmann will embrace a basic aspect of the career Lefty; he’ll never work another day in his life!

          The Gotch

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  13. AdamC says:

    Sooooo… Madison…. are we all gonna just pretend that alleged lighter fluid hate crime against an 18-year-old girl from 1 month ago never happened or is someone going to fess up that it maybe was a kinda sorta hoax???

    Seems strange that commuuuuuunity leeeeeaders, politicians, activists and normally over-the-top loud agitators have all gone as silent as church mice.

    Do they not care that a band of “typical Wisconsin frat boys” is still out there roaming around with lighter fluid???

    Is the FBI’s compete silence a month later normal???

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