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C.L.I.T.T. Goes Viral, Local Residents Confused

By Bobby McGuire | Jul 31
An internet hoax that reports on a Tuscon, Arizona mass transit project with the racy and unfortunate (for some) acronym C.L.I.T.T. caught the eye of social media maven George Takei, and has local area officials up in arms.

Radio Show Hosts Suspended Over Birthday Hoax

By EDGE | Feb 17
Long Island radio show hosts Steve Harper and Leeana Karlson of the Steve & Leeana Show have been suspended by radio station K-98.3 over a radio hoax concerning a homophobic mother’s response to her son’s invitation to a fictitious 7-year-old’s birthday

Homophobic Birthday Party RSVP a Hoax

By EDGE | Feb 16
Long Island radio personalities Steve Harper and Leena Karlson apologized Friday for perpetrating a hoax about a seven-year-old birthday party invitation and a fabricated homophobic response written by a bogus parent.

NJ Restaurant & Lesbian Waitress Make ’Joint Decision’ -- She’s Fired

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 9
Officials from a New Jersey restaurant announced via Facebook that the lesbian waitress who allegedly lied that a family left her an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip, is no longer in their employ.

Report: Lesbian Waitress May Not Have Donated Funds to Vet Group

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 6
A local newspaper reports that Dayna Morales, who alleged she was denied a tip because she is gay and was instead left with a hateful note, may have not donated the money she was given because of the incident to a veterans group, like she promised.

Lesbian NJ Waitress Suspended From Job

By Jason St. Amand | Dec 4
Dayna Morales, the New Jersey waitress who made headlines last month after a customer allegedly left her an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip, has been suspended from her job pending an investigation in to the incident.

Did NJ Waitress Lie About Anti-Gay Tip Story?

By Jason St. Amand | Nov 26
Earlier this month an out New Jersey waitress made national headlines after a family allegedly left her an anti-gay note in lieu of a tip. Now, the family is speaking out about the incident, saying that they left a tip and actually supports LGBT rights.

Man at Center of Te’o Hoax Says He was in Love

By Pat Eaton-Robb | Feb 1
The 22-year-old mastermind of the elaborate hoax that embarrassed Manti Te’o and left him looking gullible, spoke publicly for the first time in an interview with Dr. Phil McGraw for the "Dr. Phil Show," the first part of which aired Thursday.

Blogger: Syrian ’Gay Girl’ Was a Hoax

Jun 13
A new entry Sunday in a blog purportedly by a lesbian Syrian-American living in Damascus asserted that the entire saga was a hoax, supposedly written by a man.

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