Photo from source, NYTimes.com
In my previous post (Rush Limbaugh Tries to Cover His (Ample) Butt) I commented on the famous Andy Warhol prediction, that in the future everyone would be famous for 15 minutes. In that post, I mentioned a man who posed as an Iraq War veteran. This story is similar, except this woman appears to be posing as a 9/11 survivor.
If the contradictions in this woman's story prove that she in fact was not a 9/11 survivor, but that she snookered many into believing she was, does that reflect badly on the people who believed her? Would it say something bad about Rudy Giuliani, seen shaking her hand above?
I ask, because that is exactly what Rush Limbaugh was implying about the "anti-war left," as he calls them--people who were taken in by the ersatz Iraq War vet. I find it to be a ridiculous argument, but if you follow Rush's "logic," you've got to go there, don't you?
In a 9/11 Survival Tale, the Pieces Just Don’t Fit
Tania Head’s story, as shared over the years with reporters, students, friends and hundreds of visitors to ground zero, was a remarkable account of both life and death.
She had, she said, survived the terror attack on the World Trade Center despite having been badly burned when the plane crashed into the upper floors of the south tower. [snip]
But no part of her story, it turns out, has been verified. The family and friends of the man to whom she claimed to be engaged say they have never heard of Tania Head and view the relationship she describes with the man, who truly died in the north tower, as an impossibility. . .
Read more at: NYTimes.com