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Boston Globe Photographer’s House Burns Down Days After Making Up Viral Lie About Trump Supporter Punching Him


This is Boston Globe photographer Scott Eisen.

After the Bruins Game 7 loss in the Stanley Cup Finals he posted on Instagram that he was assaulted by a Trump supporter.

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Was asked to post this here too…Wednesday night I was loading my photo equipment into my car following an assignment covering the Stanley cup reactions in #Boston. A man came behind me, put me in a choke hold and yelled “fake news! Trump 2020” and punched me right in the face. I did defend myself and unfortunately he was able to get away. It goes to show it doesn’t matter where you are as a journalist these days…the climate is such that you need to always watch your back. Sad times. I’m fine. the funniest part is calling a wire photog “fake news” is so ridiculous because all we do is make REAL photographs. #photojournalism #freepress #assaultonmedia @committeetoprotectjournalists

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My daughter has a wound like that on her leg from when she fell running away from me for tubby time. Luckily Daddy kissed the boo-boo and it was all better. Scott Eisen doesn’t have that luxury.

Our thoughts and prayers are with him.

It’s remarkable that people still believe stuff like this after Jussie Smollett, but this is what the mainstream media has become. They’re not content with reporting the news, they have to become the news. And making up a story like this, without any documentation, is all the “facts” the media needs to believe it. The moment he mentioned “Trump 2020” nothing else mattered.

The reality is that this likely never happened. Why would someone assault a random photographer after a hockey game? It’s not a Trump rally, where he could convince people that Trump inspired his followers to assault journalists. This guy was taking pictures of Patrice Bergeron 30 minutes earlier.

And in classic Acosta-esque fashion he had to throw in that he fought back. Because the media wants us to believe that they’re soldiers on the front line, fighting for free speech. Kevin Cullen showed people like Eisen how it’s done. It’s not enough to just tell a story, you have to become part of the story. You have to show people that you’re a street tough fighter who isn’t going to back down to anyone.

He also posted about it on Twitter, but he forgot to include the part where the guy yelled “Trump 2020.”

Conveniently he admitted that no one was around to see it.

And he doubled down on the “I fought back” routine, just like Jussie Smollett said he did.

The next day he realized he’d forgotten the Trump 2020 part of the story, which was the reason why his tweet wasn’t getting much attention. So he amended it.

It’s almost as if he’s making this whole thing up.

Luckily most people don’t believe these lies anymore, and a heavy ratio ensued.

What’s really sad is that the common man is smarter and more inquisitive than reporters themselves. That’s why it wasn’t surprising that blue checkmarks like NBC’s Ally Donnelly, who are verified because they are “trusted” sources, blindly believed his tall tale.

And that is why no one trusts the media. How can we trust these people to report the truth when they don’t question anything? How are they not the enemy of the people when we can see them lying to us in real time?

Ally Donnelly isn’t just a regular report either – she’s an “investigative reporter.”

Of course if she really were an investigative report she would’ve investigated Eisen’s story. Instead she blindly believed him without any evidence.

Two days later Scott Eisen sadly posted this:

I’m not going to laugh at someone else’s misfortune, but Karma is Karma. And if my house burnt down I certainly wouldn’t post about it on Twitter while blaming “trolls” for laughing at my misfortune. Because people who don’t believe your lies aren’t trolls, they’re just not the lemmings you want them to be.

Despite the tragedy he still maintained his street cred though.

“Being the newsman I am, had to still document this tragedy.”

Funny he couldn’t get a picture of the guy he fought back against running away though.


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