No sooner do I finish reading a thoroughly-researched recounting, by Ann Coulter in her latest book, Mugged: Racial Demagoguery from the Seventies to Obama, of years of hoax racial atrocities staged by black faux victims to exploit the racial guilt of white Americans than yet one more is being reported just this week.
UPDATE: 6:19 p.m. -- Tuesday afternoon police reported that they now believe Louisiana woman Sharmeka Moffitt's story about being lit on fire in a race-related attack was fabricated. Police now believe that she wrote "KKK" and "n---er" on her car and lit herself on fire.
The Franklin Sun reports that Moffitt's fingerprints were found on the cigarette lighter and lighter fluid recovered in the wooded area near the crime scene. The writings on the car, written in toothpaste, were linked to female DNA. (“Sharmeka Moffitt, Louisiana Woman, May Have Set Herself On Fire In Dubious Race-Related Attack”).
During a press conference Winnsboro Police Chief Lester Thomas said, “‘All of the evidence is pointing back to the victim inflicting this upon herself,” Thomas added. “No evidence has shown any other person was involved.’”
On Tuesday Moffitt was still in critical condition and couldn’t be questioned by police.
HuffPo’s previous reporting on the story sounded like this:
A Louisiana woman was the victim of a horrific attack during which she was reportedly set on fire and had her car defiled with the letters "KKK," police reported Monday.
Sharmeka Moffitt, a 20-year-old African-American woman, made an emergency call to police on Sunday night claiming three men wearing white hoods or hats attacked her, doused her with flammable liquid and set her on fire at a park in Winnsboro, La., CBS News reports. Moffitt, who said she was unable to identify the race of her attackers, was able to extinguish the fire with a water spigot before police arrived.
Was this just one more hoax (that turned out to be more dangerous than Moffitt intended), part of a current surge of “racial mau-mauing” Coulter unleashed by liberals in their desperate goal of winning Obama’s re-election? HuffPo reported that Moffitt’s mother denied initial reports that “her daughter was wearing an Obama T-shirt at the time of the attack.”
This part hasn’t been updated yet to read that Moffitt’s mother denied initial reports that “her daughter was wearing an Obama T-shirt at the time she staged a racial hate crime to get a lot of people really, really angry on false pretenses.”
Who knows, maybe Sharmeka had somehow gotten hold of Ann’s book herself, and then simply misunderstood that it was a critique, not a how-to guide. The response of the cops to what they themselves figured out was a complete racial hoax could have been droppedword-for-word into Ann’s book and fit perfectly:
Police Chief Lester Thomas said that regardless of the outcome, this tragic event is still a heavy burden, according to The Franklin Sun. Franklin Parish Sheriff Kevin Cobb added: "Although I think what she did was wrong and had major consequences not only for her, but throughout our community and our country, there's something wrong here, and we need to help individuals like this. In the same way our community came to support her as a victim, I still hope the community will support her emotional and physical recovery."
This time, unlike the cases of Tawana Brawley, Rodney King, Crown Heights, and others, the hoax was exposed before anybody, white or black, had to get killed due to violent backlashes against an imaginary KKK attack on Sharmeka. But that very well could have happened. And, all due deference to Sharmeka’s current condition (and no more than what’s due) – a condition that is the sole result of her own self-inflicted injuries -- if there had been victims of racial retaliation as a result of this vicious hoax, it would have been insane to ask the community to “support her as a victim.”
[“A would be armed robber of a local convenience store was seriously injured last night when the cheap Saturday Night Special he tried to shoot the unarmed clerk with blew up in his own hand. Police are appealing to the community that, whatever happened here, the injured man needs to be supported as a victim.”]
If her actions show that Sharmeka is a victim of anything, then she’s a victim of the exact same “racial mau-mauing” that Ann Coulter is talking about. Whether she burned herself up while wearing an Obama t-shirt or not, it’s obvious enough to me that Sharmeka on some level viewed herself as a warrior doing her part in a non-existent national race war, a lie spoon-fed to her by liberals and race hustlers in her own community her entire life.