Jeffrey LewisPornstar Reporting Fake As Her Orgasms

In 1958, the US Air Force lost a nuclear weapon off the coast of Georgia, near Tybee Island.  The weapon is thought to be irretrievably lost, despite a brief glimmer of hope in 2004.

So, I was pretty surprised to see a story claiming that a Canadian couple found it on a diving holiday.  But it’s not true.

Barbara Johnson of the World News Daily has a completely fictitious story about a Canadian couple finding the Tybee bomb on a diving holiday. Let’s be super clear: This story is complete and total bullshit.  Although, you know, you might have guessed that from the author’s bio: “A former pornstar, she has rapidly reached the summit in her new profession thanks to her good looks and ‘social” skills.'” Her recent body of work includes stories like “California Man Gets 25-Pound Penile Implant to Become Pornstar.”

I’ve archived the story so you don’t have to give Ms. Johnson your clicks or worry about her deleting the post or its tell-tale pictures. It’s easy to establish the story is fake, using a reverse image search.

Here are the three pictures from the story: Two of “Navy” divers with the “bomb” and one of the happy couple who “found” it on a diving vacation.

A simple reverse-image search shows the images are taken from elsewhere on the internet.  The captions are just made up.

So, I think we can basically conclude that the story is a total fabrication.  The Tybee bomb is still missing. The reference images are below.

Update | Local WOTC reporter Don Logana picked up the phone and did what any good reporter would do.  “I spoke with Tybee Police, Ocean Rescue and city officials,” Logana writes, “who all say they would have known if anything like this had happened.”

Comments

  1. Alex W. (History)

    One has to admire the fact that they seem to have enlarged the bomb for the first picture, to make it seem a little more the right size.

  2. Cthippo (History)

    I’m just wondering why Jeffrey was reading World News Daily!

    So, that’s still three known, unaccounted for nuclear weapons, the others being the ones (or ones, not sure) in the B-47 that went down over the Mediterranean and the Alias Betty lost off the Columbia River?

  3. Cheryl Rofer (History)

    Thanks, Jeffrey!

  4. HLC (History)

    Jeffrey,

    A quicker, though admittedly less impressive, method of debunking these claims would have been to simply check the disclaimer of the World News Daily Report website, which states:

    “WNDR assumes however all responsibility for the satirical nature of its articles and for the fictional nature of their content. All characters appearing in the articles in this website – even those based on real people – are entirely fictional and any resemblance between them and any persons, living, dead, or undead is purely a miracle.”

    However, this would have precluded an opportunity to spice up a story (that would have otherwise read ‘fake news website publishes fake news’) with some baseless assumptions/hyperbole about the fidelity of a porn star’s orgasms.

    Perhaps the title should have read ‘pot calls kettle black’?

    🙂

    • Jeffrey (History)

      That’s hilarious! It was obvious it was not a reliable site, but I had no idea they admitted it in the fine print. I thought satire was supposed to be funny! Well, falls short of The Onion or Duffel-blog, that’s for sure.

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