But why bother to expose rape or hate hoaxes?

From Hot Air:

Even though it’s fallen almost entirely off the front page, what with all the other crises dominating the news, the tale of “Jackie” and the fictional gang rape at the University of Virginia is still grinding along. There was another interesting tidbit which came out in recent weeks when journalists investigating the story (along with the police) began to suspect one key figure in the original tale – “Haven Monahan,” who Jackie supposedly knew from her chemistry class – was most likely an entirely fictional character. How does “Haven” fit into the drama? She was probably part of an elaborate “catfishing” scheme cooked up by Jackie herself. More.

Reality check: We may never know, but it doesn’t really matter. Unlike the rapes perpetrated by advancing gangs of young migrants, the campus rapes don’t really need to have happened in order to play a role in the elaborate “narrative” that many post-moderns construct for their lives. A narrative of victimhood and entitlement.

The woman is a victim, but not of rape. Rather of the irrelevance of her life to anything real. And there is no doing anything about it at present, most likely—except to stay clear of her while she is looking for scapegoats. Especially if one is in a likely category of easy scapegoats.

See also: In an age of manufactured news, why not manufactured hate?

Legacy media are call centres They are in touch with us to sell us manufactured news.

  • Exile1981

    Unless we push back hard against these fake crimes the narrative will be allowed to progress. Everytime we point out the falsehoods it takes away some of their power.

    • FactsWillOut

      They should be charged by the police. The fact that they aren’t is a crime.

      • Exile1981

        Faking a hate crime should be punished the same way a real hate crime would have been.

    • dance…dancetotheradio

      All I can do at work is point out, within the constraints of what I am allowed to talk about there, how they are wrong.
      They never say, yeah, you were right about that.
      But, I am starting to notice a shift in their body language when I jump into a conversation.
      I attribute it to my extensive vocabulary and informed opinion overcoming my natural reticence to speak.
      I don’t have the best batting average going up against their preconceptions but even if it takes a few months for them to realize when I’ve hit one out of the park it’s worth it.