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Manti' Teo's Dead Girlfriend a hoax

Discussion in 'Entertainment, Culture, and Sports' started by 1969, Jan 16, 2013.

  1. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    It appears this wasn't the actual media, it was some shitty website named Deadspin which apparently is not part of the legitimate media. I have since discovered it is also a sister site of Gawker. So I'm fairly sure everything they reported was false.

    Legitimate news organizations don't tell people to go fuck him or herself, no matter how hateable Donald Trump is.
     
  2. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    Not talking about Trump, but every other media outlet that jumped on the OMGcollegefootballfakegirlfriendCATFISH! or whatever the hell they been talking about all week. And they have all been talking about it.

    lefty
     
  3. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    Well I was referring to the source of this story, Deadspin. Pretty sure everything they print is a lie so I'd double check any other news source that cites them.
     
  4. lefty

    lefty Senior member

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    I having trouble being understood - I don't give a shit what the source is or who knew what. I'm just ASTOUNDED that every network, cable news org and major newspaper has spent a week talking about some college kid's pretend GF. This has received equal attention to Armstrong's "coming out" - a bigger story that has real legal consequences.

    Maybe I just don't understand the fervor about college football and wish someone could explain to me why this is a story of national interest.

    lefty
     
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  5. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I haven't seen this story anywhere but here, and by extenstion, Deadspin. As the Deadspin article is entirely false I would gather to guess the rest of them are false too.

    Wait, I did see it on RedEye Friday. So it might be true.
     
  6. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    Big part of it is that he goes to Notre Dame, and everyone either loves or hates Notre Dame.
     
  7. Harold falcon

    Harold falcon Senior member

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    I'm indifferent to ND.
     
  8. dcg

    dcg Senior member

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    You don't count, harv
     
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    Got to say, as obnoxious as that Nev guy is, I really enjoyed that movie. The show is cheesy, but a guilty pleasure of mine.
     
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    Anyone who actively reads Deadspin knows that they will be the last people to ever claim to be a legitimate news organization.

    That a punk sports blog can do better journalism than every other "legitimate news organization" out there is more a testament to the shitty quality of journalism as a whole.
     
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  11. JLibourel

    JLibourel Senior member

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    I've been avidly following this business since its inception. From what I have been able to gather, Manti Te'o is now claiming that he was duped by Tuiasosopu (or however you spell it), but he told his family that he had met her three years ago and that they had been together in Hawaii--I guess so they wouldn't think he was such a fool to be carried away by an exclusively on-line romance. If this is the case, he is both a fool and a liar. I would have somewhat more respect for him if he were simply one or the other.

    I still suspect that he was in on the hoax. I believe it is not too uncommon for guys to fall for hoaxes and scams of that sort, but usually they are nerdy, reclusive, loser types, NOT one of the very top college football players in the country. I should think he would have an over-abundance of local talent vying for his favors--certainly too much for him to be pining over a distant, on-line girlfriend.

    Another thing that strikes me as strange (assuming Te'o was gulled) is that the name "Lennay Kekua" is suggestive of her being a fellow Polynesian, yet her image looks totally haole, and indeed, the real name of the girl whose image was used is O'Meara.

    The hypothesis that he is in the closet and this is a cover-up seems very plausible to me.

    Although some have argued the whole business is inconsequential, he did win at least one award in which "character" was supposed to be factor--hard to justify if he is a party to this hoax.
     
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  12. Harold falcon

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    How is this journalism?

    1. It's sports news, which is only slightly above entertainment news of which star is boning some other star.
    2. It's COLLEGE sports news, which is only slightly above which off-broadway actor is boning some other off-broadway actor.

    This is news that is absolutely irrelevant. Absolutely irrelevant. It has zero value. It's the worst kind of fast good garbage news. Gawker and its whole brand can go "fuck itself."
     
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    Then you're not a fan.
     
  14. Harold falcon

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    Correct.
     
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    Would LabelKing say that Teo has a gay face?
     
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    CNN had an at least four minute segment on this while I was in the gym. It was followed by an extended discussion of the Beyonce lip-syncing "scandal."

    Hurray, news!
     
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    MAN AT CENTER OF TE'O HOAX SAYS HE WAS IN LOVE
    http://bigstory.ap.org/article/man-center-teo-hoax-says-he-was-love

    Listen to his leukemia voice

    http://deadspin.com/5980822/heres-r...rm-what-he-claims-is-lennays-voice-on-dr-phil

    I feel very uncomfortable.
     
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  18. edmorel

    edmorel Senior member Dubiously Honored

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    I'm totally lost :confused:

    Is he saying that he is a recovering homosexual :confused: Is he also saying he was hurt when Te'o "dumped" him :confused: I just have no idea what is going on. Was it supposed to be a funny hoax, was he in love with Te'o, what the hell is going on in here :confused:
     
  19. HRoi

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    Lmao. This story is at the point that I would believe any possible plot twist that might come out, regardless of how outlandish or crazy it sounded
     
  20. grundletaint

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    Hopefully
     

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