Libertarian Girl Hoaxer Fesses Up

Fake Libertarian GirlEnding the long saga of who’s behind the Libertarian Girl Hoax, it turns out a blogger by the name of Michael over at Half Sigma confesses to that hoax and a slew of others (via Catallarchy).

Why did I do it and why reveal the hoaxes now? My reasons for doing these hoaxes are two-fold: (1) I really wanted a blog that people would actually read; and (2) it’s kind of fun tricking people.

Interestingly, he also ran the popular blog Calico Cat (now defunct), which was linked on occasion from Wonkette. Michael sure knows how to self-promote. I have to give him props for realizing boobs equals traffic, but it’s a shame he’s not spending his time more constructively.

Stephen VanDyke

I've published HoT along with about 300+ friends since 2002. We're all Americans who are snarky and love our country. I'm a libertarian that registered Republican because I like to win elections. That's pretty much it.

  1. This is how I could become a real famous blogger. I could get one of my friends to let me post a picture of her and then blog under her name and imagine all the people who would be viewing my posts.

    The only problem is she would probably decide she wanted to start her own blog and then fill the blogosphere with more socialist propaganda.