View Full Version : Did WaPo Fabricate The Romney Haircut Story?

05-10-2012, 09:07 PM

According to the Washington Post, one witness who says he does remember it is Stu White. But notice a detail in the (http://pjmedia.com/tatler/2012/05/10/theres-something-fishy-about-the-mitt-haircut-incident/)Post story (http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/mitt-romneys-prep-school-classmates-recall-pranks-but-also-troubling-incidents/2012/05/10/gIQA3WOKFU_story.html?hpid=z2).

“I always enjoyed his pranks,” said Stu White, a popular friend of Romney’s who went on to a career as a public school teacher and has long been bothered by the Lauber incident.

The Post story does not say that White says he has long been bothered by the incident. It gets into White’s head and makes the claim for him.
That’s an important distinction. ABC News (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/romney-friend-stu-white-says-campaign-wants-him-to-counter-prank-accusations/) followed up with Mr. White, and found this:

“White was not present for the prank, in which Romney is said to have forcefully cut a student’s long hair and was not aware of it until this year when he was contacted by the Washington Post.”

How could White have “long been bothered” by a prank for which he was not present, and of which he was not even aware until the Post told him about it? Is this sloppy writing, or fabrication?

05-10-2012, 09:17 PM
Doesn't surprise me one bit. WaPo isn't neccessarily known for their journalistic integrity.

05-10-2012, 09:28 PM
Must of been a mistake. MSM does not fabricate intentionally and I am concerned you would even imply that as a possibility. You have been reported to HS.

See something, say something!

05-10-2012, 09:48 PM
Could you imagine the BS about Ron Paul if he became the Republican's presidential candidate? It'd probably be the same exact story involving high school, but with the gay guy replaced by a black one.

05-10-2012, 10:27 PM
More from ABC: http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/sister-of-alleged-romney-target-has-no-knowledge-of-any-bullying-incident/

H (http://abcnews.go.com/blogs/politics/2012/05/sister-of-alleged-romney-target-has-no-knowledge-of-any-bullying-incident/)is oldest sister had no knowledge of the incident. His other sister released the family statement:

John Lauber’s other sister Betsy Lauber spoke with ABC News Tuesday night regarding the accuracy of the story.“The family of John Lauber is releasing a statement saying the portrayal of John is factually incorrect and we are aggrieved that he would be used to further a political agenda. There will be no more comments from the family,” she said.

05-11-2012, 10:37 AM
Romney should have given a straight answer. I don't remember, makes him out as a fool or a liar, or both. If you hold down a person and shave their head, I am sure you would remember it... right?

05-11-2012, 02:34 PM
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05-11-2012, 06:59 PM
Maybe he did it to so many he was telling the truth?

Natural Citizen
05-11-2012, 11:23 PM
Seems like the fourth estate is looking to reframe the issue once again. Get the false left/right paradigm drones squabbling about the social perception of gays comparing Romney and Obama only while the health insurance minions continue lobbying unnoticed and undiscussed. Figgers. Same entities fund both candidates so problem, reaction, solution 101.

05-11-2012, 11:26 PM
The media is in the pocket of dictator Hussein Obama, and they will do everything they can to carry his water as destroy America. It shouldn't surprise anyone that they would fabricate a non-story to destroy his rival.