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Quick pat on the back…

Ashleyislying is the fastest growing blog on WordPress. It won’t be updated much longer, of course, but I’m happy to have provided a reference for people trying to get a minute-by-minute account of how this story unfolded.

12,000+ views in the critical 24 hours during which people were busy trying to tell fact from fiction.

Now – back to searching for information about the McCain campaign’s involvement.


Ashley now adding sexual assault to her list of false claims.

According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the first paper to break the story.  Ashley now claims the attacker, after chasing her down and beating her, also groped her under her blouse.  Ashley now claims she then lost consciousness, and only discovered the backwards ‘B’ when she got to her friend’s house later.

McCain campaign beginning to back off the story.

After initially jumping at this too-good-to-be-true storyline, and after both McCain and Palin personally called Ashley Todd, and after they issued a statement expressing how terribly shaken up they were

The McCain campaign is now refraining from comment on this story.

Perhaps they smell the lies in the water.

More news coming in about the College Republican National Committee.

It is already clear, from Ashley’s twitter feed leading up to the “attack”, that this whole charade was pre-meditated. 

Given the speed with which this was politicized by the Mccain campaign, it’s now worth noting that the organization Ashley Todd works for, the College Republican National Committee, is a former home to a veritable who’s-who of high-powered right-wing political operatives.

These include Karl Rove, Rick Santorum, Lee Atwater, and several current Mccain campaign advisors.

[thanks to an anonymous tipster]


Ashley Todd was administered a polygraph test late Thursday or early Friday, according to a story by Fox News, of all places.  Ashley is now…

  • No longer sure she was even mugged.  She’s only certain that $60 is missing.
  • Now claiming she was unconscious during much of the attack.
  • Less definitive about the motives behind the attack.
Fox News had the decency to finally take her picture off their home page.  I have to give them credit for printing these new facts as they come in.
Let’s call this the second nail in the coffin.

The Ashley Todd story made it across the Atlantic.

However, The UK Telegraph is a little more prudent, and casts a reasonable amount of doubt on Ashley’s story, unlike foxnews which continues to imply her story is likely true.

Fox News on the bandwagon. On air reporting the “attack” as fact.

Here’s the video.  Shameful.