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Earlier today I published a blog about a woman with a very strange story begging for cash from strangers.
I thought it was strange because usually fathers who nearly kill their 3 week old children ends up making the news. She didn’t list the father’s name, which would make it pretty hard to verify this story. She claimed that he destroyed all the nursery stuff for the baby while injury the girl. Then Mom ranted about some interstate pact that congress is going to pass a year from now and none of it made any sense.
When you panhandle on the Internet like this, especially in public groups, it’s incumbent upon you to make sure your story is verifiable. There’s a lot of scammers out there trying to suck money out of generous people around the holidays. All I wanted to do was make sure it was legit. So to verify this I contacted Martha, who was running this GFM, along with a Facebook fundraiser. She gave me the name of the father, nothing came up on a basic search, and when I simply asked her where this happened she told me Swansea, claimed she wasn’t a liar, and blocked me.
So I published a blog expressing skepticism (“calling shenanigans”) about the whole thing and it got her to unblock me and message. Now we don’t often take blogs down, but I am making the choice to take this one down after consulting with Uncle Turtleboy. That’s because after the blog was published she gave me the courthouse where he’s being charged and I called them up and found the docket number and the baby daddy is indeed charged with a crime. That’s all we wanted – the truth. And when you not only create a GoFundMe, but then share it on a community Facebook page to solicit donations from strangers, it’s incumbent upon you to show that it’s legit. This whole thing could’ve been avoided by just being up front, or not posting it on a community Facebook page if she wasn’t prepared to answer the questions.
I will say this though – the GoFundMe in my opinion is bullshit. Let’s say that the father actually did this. Why would you try to profit off of that? DCF isn’t going to say that you can’t have your kid because you don’t have a fully furnished nursery. That’s not how this works. They should’ve just fought this legally, listened to the advice of their attorney to NOT post publicly about it, and done it the right way. Instead they did this.
Honestly, at first I was prepared to write a blog destroying the Dad if it turned out to be true. How does a story like this not make the news? Would’ve been big news. That piece of shit should be publicly shamed and destroyed. But I got blocked so all I had to work with was a story that didn’t make sense and a woman who blocked me when I asked a question which made me skeptical.
We’re not unreasonable people. All we want is the truth. If we publish something that you feel is misleading and you came at us like a reasonable human being and prove your case, then we’ll take it down.