Now that the obviously false story about federal agents visitng a college student who checked out Mao’s Little Red Book has been confirmed as a fraud, one of the lefty bloggers alarmed by the original lie has issued his “fake but true” explanation. From Anonymous Source:
OK, if the Boston Globe is right, the story about the student at U-Mass Dartmouth is wrong. Understand that it angers me. Many of us who have opposed the Patriot Act since its genesis were waiting for the day that something like this would happen; this is a major setback. But understand that the story that the student lied about is definitely within the realm of possibility; the Patriot Act allows for such a thing to happen. We must still remain vigilant so our freedom to information, however vulgar it may be, does not become a freedom from information.
Others upset by the fraud have yet to comment, such as Sappho.