Um ... whoops, never mind. Carry on.
(Wag of the tail to "E in MD".)
AFTERSNARK: It's not surprising to see pathological liar David Horowitz involved in this bit of utter fiction, since Horowitz has made an entire career out of ginning up totally bogus examples of anti-conservative persecution.
There was this. Not to mention this. But, really, there's a much simpler way to handle claims like the above: If David Horowitz is saying it, you know it's a lie.
See? I just saved you buckets of time. You're welcome.
BY THE WAY, here's the original, breathless, hyper-ventilating coverage of this hoax at Horowitz's Front Page Magazine site. I know ... let's check in on occasion for the inevitable retraction and apology, shall we?
BY THE WAY(2), you really want to check out the New York Sun's followup on this, particularly this juicy nugget:
A student at Princeton University who said he was beaten unconscious by two black-clad assailants Friday has said that he fabricated the assault, and that he sent e-mail death threats to himself, three other Princeton students, and a prominent conservative professor at Princeton, Robert George, police said today.
That's right -- self-proclaimed moral standard bearer Nava was the one who sent the death threat(s) to conservative professor Robert George. Oh, frabjous day! Does it get any funnier than this?
In other news, we on the "Left" are very, very angry. People like Francisco Nava say so.
OH, THE UNINTENTIONAL HILARITY. If you're bored to tears, you should follow some of the links to read what passes for logic among the residents of the Moron-o-sphere. One of my favourites is this comment:
The enlightened leftists at Princeton probably figure the kid deserved what he got. In the end this group are nothing but "haters". Cheers.
Did you catch that? If I read this person correctly, a sanctimonious, right-wing moralizer perpetrated a hoax, his own supporters got sucked in and began screeching mindlessly about anti-conservative persecution, the hoaxer finally 'fessed up, therefore ... people on the left are "haters."
Does it get any more delightfully divorced from reality than that?