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At Notre Dame, a fake tragedy gets more tears than a real one
The Washington Post ^ | January 17, 2013 | Melinda Henneberger

Posted on 01/18/2013 4:14:45 AM PST by Bratch

So many tears for a fake dead girl, but none for a real one.

The death of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s beautiful, brave girlfriend Lennay Kekua — widely reported by Sports Illustrated, CBS and many other media outlets — was all either an elaborate hoax or worse.

And in response, my alma mater held the kind of emotional news conference for the fake dead girl they never held for the real one, Lizzy Seeberg.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: mantiteo; notredame
This makes me ask for something like the millionth time when Notre Dame is going to start taking seriously what their mission statement says about the pursuit of truth for its own sake.

I’m sincerely sorry for all my Notre Dame friends who told me they were looking past the way our school treated Lizzy Seeberg and other women — in no small measure because Te’o was “the real deal” and represented “what Notre Dame is really all about.”

Turns out, they were right.

Melinda Henneberger  
Melinda Henneberger is a Post political writer and anchors She the People. Follow her on Twitter at @MelindaDC.

1 posted on 01/18/2013 4:14:53 AM PST by Bratch
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To: Bratch

The real question is how many idiots voted for this guy to get the Heisman Trophy....over the fake girlfriend story? That begs to be answered.


2 posted on 01/18/2013 4:24:18 AM PST by pepsionice
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To: Bratch
I only have one thing to say:

ROLL TIDE! ! ! !

3 posted on 01/18/2013 4:32:33 AM PST by DeaconRed (Japan said after WW2 they never considered invading US. Too many with Guns. 2nd amendant worked.)
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To: Bratch

How does the author know that the fake girlfriend was beautiful?


4 posted on 01/18/2013 4:47:14 AM PST by Cowboy Bob (Soon the "invisible hand" will press the economic "reset" button.)
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To: Cowboy Bob

There were images of a fairly beautiful woman that the media had used for the girlfriend stories (apparently used without her knowledge.)


5 posted on 01/18/2013 4:50:32 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Bratch
Manti Te'o - Snipe hunter extraordinaire.

As well as being a mediocre linebacker propped up by low information adoring reporters. Solely because he played for Notre Dame.

The nation's #1 team that entered a championship game as a double digit underdog.

Guess who had their heads up their butts? Media voters. Certainly not the oddsmakers.

6 posted on 01/18/2013 4:53:20 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Bratch

Wonder if the presstitutes will ever discover we have a fake president?

I know, I know, that’s a racist thing to say


7 posted on 01/18/2013 5:00:00 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: N. Theknow; All

Has Bent Pussberger made any comments, yet?


8 posted on 01/18/2013 5:11:55 AM PST by GOYAKLA (Waiting for the Golden Screw to be removed from Obama's navel and his a$$ falls off!)
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To: Bratch

She wasn’t fake, she was a composite.

http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://www.theblaze.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/obama-notre-dame.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.theblaze.com/stories/2012/05/21/notre-dame-sues-obama-admin-over-contraceptive-mandate/&h=320&w=453&sz=26&tbnid=e-NlGgBIld-KbM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=127&zoom=1&usg=__19fkXygXz4KJz9LiP3clKwM6NDs=&docid=tcTc8PldXtTPvM&sa=X&ei=iUn5UODGFdLKqQGuyYCYDg&ved=0CFAQ9QEwBA&dur=5568

Give the hunchback the pigskin.


9 posted on 01/18/2013 5:17:18 AM PST by PGalt
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To: GOYAKLA
Has Bent Pussberger made any comments, yet?

Only if she was a former Miss Alabama.

10 posted on 01/18/2013 5:18:08 AM PST by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Bratch

The death of Notre Dame football star Manti Te’o’s beautiful, brave girlfriend Lennay Kekua
= = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
HOW in the world can you believe anything this writer has to say?
She is ‘going along’ with the made up girlfriend AFTER THE FACT.

I realize that if you(I) publicly state “I don’t believe the media”, shouldn’t be able to ‘quote the media’ BUT on last nights news (NBC4 WASHDC) it was reported HE continued this ruse ate the Heisman ceremony and award....Granted I didn’t hear his ‘quote’ etc -he may have cited it was fake but still had an affect on him ‘mentally’” but the way I understood it, it was a casual conversation and he made no effort to straighten the situation out, although it had been known by him and ND to be fake at an earlier date.

And the poster that questioned how many votes resulted in this ‘tragedy’ is correct, I cite the fact that a certified liar, egoist etc was awarded a Nobel Peace Prize and Man of the Year for actually accomplishing nothing.


11 posted on 01/18/2013 5:33:12 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: Bratch

A Catholic university that rolls out the red carpet for all the abortion lovers in Obama world.

Why is anyone shocked at the scandals?


12 posted on 01/18/2013 5:38:49 AM PST by CaptainK (...please make it stop. Shake a can of pennies at it.)
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To: xrmusn
She is ‘going along’ with the made up girlfriend AFTER THE FACT.

As your beautiful, brave reply doesn't recognize, she's employing biting sarcasm.

13 posted on 01/18/2013 5:40:01 AM PST by Strategerist
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To: Cowboy Bob
How does the author know that the fake girlfriend was beautiful?

Now, now... if you're going to make up a girlfriend, why on Earth would you make one up that was ugly?

14 posted on 01/18/2013 5:42:49 AM PST by Common Sense 101 (Hey libs... If your theories fly in the face of reality, it's not reality that's wrong.)
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To: Bratch

Alabama running backs as a group have issued a press release saying they question whether Manti Te’o actually existed.


15 posted on 01/18/2013 5:54:50 AM PST by fungoking (Tis a pleasure to live in the Ozarks)
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To: Bratch
Melinda is very "down" on her Alma Mater. Her writing is depressing and negative. If Notre Dame is ever going to rise to become a Catholic College Catholics can be proud of again, they are going to need a great deal of prayer.

Another ND grad's take on the Lizzy Seeberg scandal: http://www.fightingirishthomas.com/2011/07/notre-dame-reforms-part-i-lizzy-seeberg.html
16 posted on 01/18/2013 6:05:21 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: Bratch

How about the way ND swept Declan Sullivan under the rug? He was the student assistant sent up in a scissorlift in gale force winds to video football practice. He died when the lift fell over. Heads should have rolled for that one, up to and including the football coach.


17 posted on 01/18/2013 6:10:39 AM PST by GodBlessRonaldReagan (Surf music is the naked truth)
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To: fungoking

Post of the day!


18 posted on 01/18/2013 6:19:55 AM PST by Marathoner 244
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To: fungoking

Ouch !


19 posted on 01/18/2013 6:26:53 AM PST by Eric in the Ozarks (In the game of life, there are no betting limits)
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To: N. Theknow

At least Alabama players have real girlfriends.


20 posted on 01/18/2013 6:27:47 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: All

Let’s Ask Obama About His Made-Up Girlfriends

http://www.americanthinker.com/blog/2013/01/lets_ask_obama_about_his_made-up_girlfriends.html


21 posted on 01/18/2013 6:31:08 AM PST by Hotlanta Mike ("Governing a great nation is like cooking a small fish - too much handling will spoil it." Lao Tzu)
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To: Bratch

The msm is all over fake girlfriends and Moochelle’s new wig but can’t bother reporting real news as our country is swirling down the you know what.


22 posted on 01/18/2013 6:43:43 AM PST by bgill (We've passed the point of no return. Welcome to Al Amerika.)
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To: Bratch
Jimmy Stewart had his Harvey......and Manti Te'o had his Lennay.

Leni

23 posted on 01/18/2013 7:17:49 AM PST by MinuteGal (Send a penny NOW to CNN, 1 Time-Warner Center, NY,NY 10019 for "PENNIES FOR LEAVING!" (Piers Morgan))
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To: dfwgator
Te'o is gay..This was a scam he started to try and make him appear straight..if he won the Heisman..and also to help with his NFL draft status...(this was before Alabama showed him up as a second rounder..) Think any team will waste a high pick on an openly gay player? The media, and the locker room, would be a ZOOOOOOO
24 posted on 01/18/2013 7:31:22 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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To: GodBlessRonaldReagan
How about the way ND swept Declan Sullivan under the rug? He was the student assistant sent up in a scissorlift in gale force winds to video football practice. He died when the lift fell over. Heads should have rolled for that one, up to and including the football coach.
Declan should be honored in some way at the University. Shame on them times three. http://www.fightingirishthomas.com/2010/12/dont-gyp-gipper-christmas-wish-for.html
25 posted on 01/18/2013 7:34:23 AM PST by mlizzy (If people spent an hour a week in Eucharistic adoration, abortion would be ended. --Mother Teresa)
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To: DeaconRed
"I only have one thing to say:

ROLL TIDE! ! ! !

HA, HA!

I have two Notre Dame tshirts ("Notre Dame Fighting Irish") but ever since Obama spoke there and demanded that all crosses and crucifixes be covered while he was there AND "ND" DID IT!

So I guess "Roll Tide" is a possibility. Who else can I can on now?!

UT or UH is a possibility...I guess.

26 posted on 01/18/2013 7:37:14 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Bratch
This makes me ask for something like the millionth time when Notre Dame is going to start taking seriously what their mission statement says about the pursuit of truth for its own sake.

Amen. ND cut themselves loose from their anchor and have drifted with the prevailing winds into the rocky shoals.

27 posted on 01/18/2013 7:39:18 AM PST by GBA (Here in the Matrix, life is but a dream.)
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To: N. Theknow
"Manti Te'o - Snipe hunter extraordinaire."

Liar extraordinaire, too!

28 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:11 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: ken5050

“Te’o is gay..This was a scam he started to try and make him appear straight”

I thought this 5 minutes after I heard the story. My Mom asked me about this story last night. That’s exactly what I told her.


29 posted on 01/18/2013 7:40:45 AM PST by saleman (!!!!)
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To: bgill
"Moochelle’s new wig"

The First Wookie has a new wig.

Expensive, I sure.

Tax paid for...hmmmmmm....

30 posted on 01/18/2013 7:48:40 AM PST by hummingbird
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To: Bratch

Can’t we find something more important to talk about, like Michele O’s new hairstyle?


31 posted on 01/18/2013 8:19:02 AM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (Click my name! See new paintings!)
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To: Strategerist

she’s employing biting sarcasm
== = = = = = = = = = = = =
Maybe so, BUT seeing as how she works for the Washington Post, I might be forgiven for doubting it.


32 posted on 01/18/2013 8:55:04 AM PST by xrmusn (6/98 "It is virtually impossible to clean the pond as long as the pigs are still crapping in it")
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To: hummingbird
"I only have one thing to say: ROLL TIDE! ! ! !

"It's Rolling, Baby, It's Rolling!"

33 posted on 01/18/2013 10:03:24 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: hummingbird
They are selling t-shirts now:

Has a shamrock on it, and the words:

PLAY LIKE YOU HAD A FAKE GIRLFRIEND DIE LAST NIGHT

They've sold more than 3000

34 posted on 01/18/2013 10:58:41 AM PST by ken5050 ("One useless man is a shame, two are a law firm, three or more are a Congress".. John Adams)
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