Chuck C. Johnson Said “PD Sources” Told Him Ebola Confirmed in Newark - but He Was Lying Again
When the news came out last night that a Liberian passenger who landed at Newark Liberty International Airport on Tuesday afternoon had been held for evaluation of possible Ebola symptoms, self-proclaimed “award-winning journalist” Chuck C. Johnson wasted no time springing into action. The Ginger Avenger stated outright that we had a new case of Ebola in New Jersey, claimed he had police sources who told him it was confirmed, and boasted that he was showing up a journalist who accused him of fear-mongering.
I’m hearing from Newark PD sources that they have a confirmed case of #ebola at UMDNJ hospital.
I was accused by a NJ-based “journo” of fear mongering on #ebola. Now there’s ebola in NJ. Fitting.
Newark PD officer told me that suspected #ebola patient was vomiting all over themselves.
So, after all that bragging and paranoia, can you guess what we’re finding out today?
The Wall Street Journal reports: Airline Passenger Taken to Newark Hospital Has Not Tested Positive for Ebola.
New Jersey Governor Chris Christie also announced that the passenger was asymptomatic and would soon be released.
That’s right, folks — this charlatan was lying again, just as he’s been spreading lies and fear ever since the first case of Ebola was confirmed. He doesn’t have any “PD sources.” No New Jersey cop would lie about something like this, for no reason, to a blogger in California.
Inciting fear of infectious disease to get attention for himself and his crummy blog, and just outright lying about it is pretty much the bottom of the barrel. Chuck C. Johnson is breaking new ground in right wing dishonesty and vileness.