We (I) have been ‘had’ once again by a hoaxer

We (I) have been ‘had’ once again by a hoaxer

Mea culpa! Mea maxima culpa!

For readers who were following a breaking story about a security guard at the Mandalay Bay Hotel had been arrested in connection with the Las Vegas massacre, I regret to inform you it was a hoax.

The story, which ran in our Web Crawler section, has been pulled.

According to J.E. Dyer, who made me aware that the item (which is still live here) was a phony, noted that the perpetrators changed the name of the security guard from Jose Campos to Jose Compos. That appropriately is a letter short of compost.

I apologize for the misinformation and promise to try to do better.

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy

Howard Portnoy has written for The Blaze, HotAir, NewsBusters, Weasel Zippers, Conservative Firing Line, RedCounty, and New York’s Daily News. He has one published novel, Hot Rain, (G. P. Putnam’s Sons), and has been a guest on Radio Vice Online with Jim Vicevich, The Alana Burke Show, Smart Life with Dr. Gina, and The George Espenlaub Show.


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