Monday, June 9, 2014

What's Sad Is It's Believeable...

Folks, just chill out. News that Charles Manson has been paroled is a hoax.

Charles Manson Parole Release Hoax: ‘Granted Parole’ from Prison is Fake, but Lawyer Says He Should be in Hospital
Charles Manson, the notorious murderer currently serving life in a California prison, has not been released from prison on parole.

An article from Empire News, a self-described “satire” website, posted an article saying he was freed on parole.
I think the story that one of his associates received parole is probably what's helping keep this hoax afloat. It's from a few months ago, just long enough that it's off the main radar but close enough to trigger that "sounds legit" feeling. The "I remember hearing something about that.

The associate story is pretty damning itself. This guy was convicted of two counts of first degree murder and sentenced to life in prison. Which, as we can see yet again, did not actually mean *life*. It meant "until such time as the horror has faded and the victims' families stop drawing press at the parole hearings.

And note to Charlie's lawyer: Your client should be worm food. 

That is all.


ProudHillbilly said...

I'll agree that he's bat-shit crazy. And some people like that just don't get to come into contact with regular crazy people. Take a pill, Charlie.

Old NFO said...

PH is right, but they keep trying to get him out... sigh

Stretch said...

Not only believable but I'd have also believed "a formal apology was issued by Gov. Brown."

The hardest job in the world HAS to be writing for The Onion. How the HELL do you parody California? MSNBC? Teh 0ne's Administration.