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I Took Down The Blog About The Shady GoFundMe From This Morning Because The Woman Running It Unblocked Me, Answered My Questions, And We All Moved On With Our Lives

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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.

18 Comment(s)
  • don
    December 20, 2018 at 9:19 am

    i am seeing women crying on facebook daily begging for things for their children. why did they not think of getting a job months ago to pay for these things. no, they know if they put their children in the story then people will feel bad and throw money at them. some stories are true, but it just seems weird that they post them a week away from christmas. to me it is all a scam. these people are more than capable of getting things from all the sources out there for free, but yet they come on the interweb and embarrass themselves and their children. get a job and pay for your spawn. you had all year to come up with some money to get your children presents. im sure your hair and nails are done tho.

  • Lost cause
    December 20, 2018 at 12:04 am

    Is he by chance wanted out of Hingham? There’s somebody named Jason dray who’s wanted for assault and battery on an infant that I want to say was 3-5 months old. They were looking for him in Plymouth.

  • Lost cause
    December 19, 2018 at 11:44 pm

    What’s the father’s name? I’d like to know who’s beating children considering I have kids. I want to know who these scumbag people are in this society.

  • SMH
    December 19, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    The part I most doubt is calling up a court and having a clerk give you a docket number! Did you claim to be an attorney?

  • Crybaby
    December 19, 2018 at 9:06 pm

    Maybe you shouldn’t just assume . Just because you didn’t get the info you wanted when you wanted it . Took a fucken baby fit. So you stooped so low to embarrass her ! Turtleboy was great 5 ,6 years ago but now you have all this new staff stories suck!

  • Tom
    December 19, 2018 at 8:15 pm

    Damn. What I love most about this site is they crank out a decent amount of fake news, please don’t take that away!

  • Mark Bell
    December 19, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Well well well….responsible journalism…..the way it’s supposed to be done. You listed it all in the blog, and called her on it publicly, as would happen in an interview. Call this a new way of doing interviews. You were transparent, then she was, and it all worked out. How many times have you ever seen a newspaper or news outlet do this? In fact, how many have follow ups at all, especially when the follow up does not have the sizzle of the real story?

    Glad she told you what she purported to be claiming, and, as her life is a mess, maybe the publicity will help her out.

    Go Turtleboy…keep up the diligence.

  • Randall Guy
    December 19, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    “We cover the things mainstream media wont….cuz they’re not true.”

  • Stunt Penis
    December 19, 2018 at 5:35 pm

    “I Took Down The Blog About The Shady GoFundMe From This Morning Because The Woman Running It Unblocked Me, Answered My Questions” = “I Published Fake News”

  • Randall Guy
    December 19, 2018 at 4:53 pm

    Good job WMTG. I love this blog so much : D

  • Randall Guy
    December 19, 2018 at 4:05 pm

    You see TB ….
    What you’re supposed to do is ascertain the facts…(wait for it)…BEFORE you publish. Not spew your knee jerk reaction.

    This is why eventually a law suit against you will be successful.

    • Goobah
      December 19, 2018 at 6:46 pm

      Right on Man. But, at least there was some sort of retraction

  • Y
    December 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    If only CNN, MSNBC, etc. would do the same, act professionally.

    • Goobah
      December 19, 2018 at 6:42 pm

      i agree

    • Goobah
      December 19, 2018 at 6:44 pm

      Right on Man. But, at least there was some sort of retraction

  • R. Lee Ermy's Ghost
    December 19, 2018 at 3:29 pm

    That’s great, but it still doesn’t stop one a them lesbos from looking like Private Pyle.

    • Y
      December 19, 2018 at 3:31 pm

      • Former Pleber
        December 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm

        !!!!! I went through (not PI, but somewhere else) in the late 80s/early 90s, and EVERYONE was doing their most earnest R. Lee. It was friggen glorious. That guy ruled.

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